Series A

  • Social Media Dashboard Bottlenose Raises $3.6M

    Social Media Dashboard Bottlenose Raises $3.6M

    Bottlenose, a web platform to organize social media streams, has raised $3.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by ff Venture Capital and joined by Lerer Ventures, Transmedia, Advancit, Stage One Capital, Social Starts, The Social Internet Fund and several angel investors. Including a seed round in 2012, this brings Bottlenose’s total to $4.6 million. The last time we talked… Read More

  • Data Analysis Startup Context Relevant Raises $7M Series A Round

    Data Analysis Startup Context Relevant Raises $7M Series A Round

    Context Relevant has raised $7 million to add to its existing $2.8 million in seed funding. In the Series A round, existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Geoff Entress were joined by Vulcan Capital, Bloomberg Beta and several other undisclosed private investors. The Seattle-based startup was founded in March 2012 and offers predictive data analysis to businesses without extensive… Read More

  • Luxola Raises Series A, Pulls Former PopSugar Director Christine Ng To Singapore

    Luxola Raises Series A, Pulls Former PopSugar Director Christine Ng To Singapore

    Singapore beauty e-tailer, Luxola, just raised its Series A round from GREE Ventures. The amount was undisclosed, but has been rumored to be in the region of $2 million. The company carries about 60 brands of cosmetics and beauty products on its website, and ships to countries in Southeast Asia like Singapore and Malaysia. Its site was launched in September 2012, and it had previously raised… Read More

  • From Silicon Valley To Europe: Is The U.S. Series A Crunch Affecting European Startups?

    From Silicon Valley To Europe: Is The U.S. Series A Crunch Affecting European Startups?

    Q: Is Silicon Valley’s Series A crunch causing a chill in Europe? A: Yes and no. A lot has been written about the Series A crunch/palpable chill in Silicon Valley that’s making founders pull their cardigans a little closer. Most recently a report by a venture capital analysis firm CB Insights suggests there hasn’t actually been a reduction in the amount of money available… Read More

  • Mobile Security Provider Appthority Raises $6.25 Million From Venrock and US Venture Partners

    Mobile Security Provider Appthority Raises $6.25 Million From Venrock and US Venture Partners

    Earlier this morning, San Francisco-based mobile app security provider Appthority announced  that it has raised $6.25 million in a Series A financing round led by Venrock and US Venture Partners. Gunderson Dettmer also participated in this round. Venrock’s Ray Rothrock and US Venture Partners’ Steve Krausz will join the Appthority board. The company’s product helps… Read More

  • Calling Bullshit On The Series A Crunch

    Calling Bullshit On The Series A Crunch

    A lot has been written about the Series A Crunch.  The gist of the argument is that the number of seed financings have gone up (with the advent of incubators such as Y-Combinator, TechStars, and Excelerate, as well as a new generation of Super Angels, who may or may not be hanging out at Bin 38), but the number of Series A financings have remained relatively steady.  Ergo, the percentage… Read More

  • Don’t Launch A Company, Launch A Fund (Or The Series A Will Die)

    Don’t Launch A Company, Launch A Fund (Or The Series A Will Die)

    Editor’s note: This guest post is authored by Adeo Ressi, who is the founder of The Founder Institute and TheFunded.com. You can follow him on Twitter here. Every investor and entrepreneur knows there is something scary about the current startup economy. There is an enormous amount of angel capital available, while at the same time there is a small amount of Series A and a large and… Read More

  • DIY Music Management Platform Nimbit Raises $1.25 million

    Nimbit, a direct-to-fan marketing, sales and distribution platform for musicians, announced today that it has closed a $1.25 million series A investment round. The round was led by Common Angels and Hub Angels and, according to VP of Marketing Carl Jacobson, will be used to ramp up the company’s hiring efforts. Nimbit adds to the cumulative $3.5 million of seed funding it raised during… Read More

  • Abe's Market, Natural Products Retailer, Closes $3.4 Million Series A Investment

    A Chicago-area startup that sells natural consumer goods online, Abe’s Market, closed a $3.4 million series A investment the company announced today. Accel Partners led the round, joined by the company’s earlier investors, Index Ventures and several angels. Abe’s Market calls itself the equivalent of an online farmer’s market, and focuses on selling non-food… Read More

  • M9 Defense Raises $1.4 Million For Advanced Hydroforming Technology

    A Seattle-area materials science company, M9 Defense, raised $1.4 million in a series A round, a new SEC filing revealed. According to the company’s website: its core product, Boroclave presses, use hydroforming technology to mass-produce ballistic and non-ballistic composites. The company claims the composites it uses have the highest strength to weight ratios available in… Read More

  • A123 Systems Spinoff 24M Technologies Raises $16 Million

    Energy storage system producer 24M Technologies spun out of lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems today to become a separate venture. The company raised a $10 million Series A funding round from Charles River Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. Read More