Series A

  • 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