• Y Combinator Alum MemSQL Raises $2.1 Million From Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel And More

    Y Combinator Alum MemSQL Raises $2.1 Million From Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel And More

    MemSQL may not have the sexiest name or, as a database management software startup, live in the sexiest industry, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t appealing to investors. The Y Combinator Winter 2011 grad is announcing today that it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding, led by an impressive list of angels and VCs. The stalwart list includes venture backing from First Rounds… Read More

  • Kickanotch Raises $500,000 For Its Mobile Marketing And App Monetization Platform

    Kickanotch Mobile, a mobile marketing services startup based in the outskirts of Kansas City, announced today that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. The round was led by six angel investors and “incentivized by” Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, a private/public partnership created by the state of Kansas to promote technology-based economic development and support… Read More

  • Nestio Raises $750,000 To Make Apartment Searches Suck Less

    Nestio, a startup that aims to calm and organize the frantic process of searching for an apartment, announced today that it has closed a $750,000 seed funding round. The round was led by Quotidian Ventures, with contributions from a number of angel investors, including Joanne Wilson, Rick Webb, Josh Auerbach, and David Tisch. Read More

  • On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine

    On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by (@msuster) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable Bubble. There, I said it. We’re definitely in some stage of it – whether early in the cycle or the end of it nobody can say. And it will all be fine. People get too worked up over the word. I’m no great scholar on… Read More

  • AppRedeem Rewarded With $700K From SV Angel And Blue Run Ventures

    AppRedeem, a Mountain View-based startup that aims to offer mobile app developers innovative, effective solutions to driving app installs and engagement, announced today that it has raised $700K in seed funding from SV Angel and Blue Run Ventures. The startup plans to use its infusion of capital to expand its engineering resources and to accelerate its development onto other mobile… Read More

  • Tribesports Raises $400K To Create An All-In-One Digital Resource For Sports Nuts

    It’s tough to embark on ambitious fitness plans or to learn a new sport without the help of friends or likeminded people to help coach you through the process. Trying to go from lite jogger to marathon runner or from casual golfer to shooting par: The challenges are invigorating, sure, but vim and vigor won’t necessarily carry you all the way to Olympic glory. This is one of the… Read More

  • Raises $200 Million At A Whopping $1 Billion Valuation

    It looks like may have just become the Airbnb of mega-million dollar raises at billion dollar valuations. Today,, the largest provider of digital coupons, announced that it has received a $200 million investment from a group of institutional investors, including several mutual funds. (The company has thus far declined to disclose the names of the investors.) The… Read More

  • Runtastic crosses 2 million downloads and hits profitability

    Sports tracking platform Runtastic has announced that it’s crossed the 2 million download mark for its mobile apps, while claiming 400,000 monthly active users in Europe. The Austrian company says that it is now also cashflow positive. Based in Linz, Austria (near the offices of stealth payment startup Jumio), Runtastic is originally funded through a €150k public grant but has just… Read More

  • Juice In The City Reels In $6 Million To Help Moms Take On Groupon

    Juice In The City, a site that pairs moms with local businesses and daily deals, announced tonight that it has raked in $6 million in seed funding from Tandem Entrepreneurs and HU Investments. The startup will use the infusion of funding to continue pushing into new markets and to create jobs for moms across the country. Founded in 2010, Juice In The City aims to bring moms big deals on… Read More

  • OpenChime Nabs $700K From Groupon Founders

    OpenChime, a startup that allows users to get online quotes and information from an array of local service providers, today announced that it has raised $700K in seed funding from Lightbank, the Chicago investment firm started by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. OpenChime was apparently discovered by Lightbank Partner Paul Lee and represents his first investment since… Read More

  • Minno Rebrands As BuySimple, Partners With SoundCloud, Raises $700K For Micropayments

    Online payment methods are old and in the way. Sure, whether or not the world will have a generally-agreed-upon payment system is up for debate, but it seems that a new era of micropayments is here — hopefully to stay. With the political and regulatory inertia around bank and credit card-related payment tools, there is room for a third party without these hangups to bring a new… Read More