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  • HopSkipDrive, The Ridesharing Startup For Kids, Grabs $10.2M In Series A Funding

    HopSkipDrive, The Ridesharing Startup For Kids, Grabs $10.2M In Series A Funding

    HopSkipDrive, The LA-based “Uber for Kids”, has closed a $10.2M Series A round co-led by FirstMark Capital and UpFront Ventures, with participation from existing investors BBG Ventures and 1776, and new investors Greycroft Partners and Pritzker Group Venture Capital. The company also announced that it has hired Eyal Gutentag as COO, who previously was general manager of… Read More

  • JW Player Raises $20M To Expand Its Video Platform

    JW Player Raises $20M To Expand Its Video Platform

    There’s been “a very big shift” in the thinking of many online publishers, according to JW Player President Chris Mahl. Yes, many of them are looking at Facebook and YouTube as platforms where they can build awareness, but he argued that they’re “really concentrating on driving traffic on their own sites.” “That’s where you as the publisher… Read More

  • EventBoard, A Smart Conference Room Booking Startup, Raises $6.5M

    EventBoard, A Smart Conference Room Booking Startup, Raises $6.5M

    Eventboard, a company that provides software to make conference rooms more efficient, may be based in Salt Lake City, Utah, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t found its way into the guts of Silicon Valley. “We’re right downtown, we have a lot of presence in Silicon Valley and San Francisco specifically, but we’re building a company that is on par with a lot of the… Read More

  • Curacity Offers A Booking Portal So Travel Media Sites Don’t Have To Build Their Own

    Curacity Offers A Booking Portal So Travel Media Sites Don’t Have To Build Their Own

    There is no shortage of sites that help you book your travel, whether it be Expedia or Orbitz or Priceline. But the inspiration for that travel often comes from content created by travel experts in the media business. Curacity, a new startup formed by EveryDay Health cofounder Michael Keriakos, aims to change that with a fresh $2.2 million seed round, led by Greycroft. SBNY, Pinnacle… Read More

  • Do You Have To Be In San Francisco To Be A Tech Entrepreneur? The VCs Say No.*

    Do You Have To Be In San Francisco To Be A Tech Entrepreneur? The VCs Say No.*

    With sky-high rents on both housing and commercial office space, do you really have to be in the Bay Area to hit a home run? A number of VCs today at TechCrunch Disrupt said not necessarily. Dana Settle, who co-founded Greycroft Partners said that 82 percent of the firm’s investments have been outside Silicon Valley, including bets like Maker Studios, a Culver City-based company that… Read More

  • Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by Greycroft Ventures and e.Ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners. This brings Acorns’ total amount raised to $32 million. The company, which rounds up to the… Read More

  • Cotopaxi Raises $6.5M To Sell Socially Conscious Outdoor Gear

    Cotopaxi Raises $6.5M To Sell Socially Conscious Outdoor Gear

    Cotopaxi, an e-commerce startup that also emphasizes making the world a better place, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. While many startup founders want you to believe that they’re idealists in pursuit of a big mission, co-founder and CEO Davis Smith told me (via email) that Cotopaxi is helping humanitarian causes in concrete ways — not just because the products… Read More

  • Online Targeting Company Resonate Networks Raises $5 Million

    Resonate Networks, a US-based online ad targeting company, has secured $5 million in Series A funding, led by Greycroft Partners and iNovia Capital. Greycroft partner Ian Sigalow has joined Resonate’s Board of Directors. The company had previously raised a $2 million round of funding from some big-name political figures, including Harold Ickes (deputy chief of staff under President… Read More

  • Online Event Management Software Company Etouches Raises Funding

    Etouches, a web‐based SaaS provider that caters to event organizers, has raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital funding from a group of investors led by Greycroft Partners II (the firm started by iconic VC Alan Patricof). Etouches started out 12 years ago as a self-funded, independent meeting planning company, but has since transitioned into a full-fledged software company offering… Read More

  • Sometrics Raises $4 Million For Social Analytics And Advertising Platform

    LA-based Sometrics has secured a Series B round of venture capital, led by Walt Disney Company-affiliated Steamboat Ventures and joined by previous investors The Mail Room Fund and Greycroft Partners. In total, $4 million was injected into the fledgling company, we’ve learned. That brings the total invested in the startup to $5.55 million. The first round was raised back in May 2008. It… Read More