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  • Security Software Startup, SocialShield, Raises $10 Million To Keep Kids Safe Online

    Security Software Startup, SocialShield, Raises $10 Million To Keep Kids Safe Online


    SocialShield, a startup that helps parents monitor their kids’ online behavior without violating kids’ privacy, raised a $10 million series A investment, the company announced today. Venrock and U.S. Venture Partners led the investement. SocialShield gives parents high level visibility into what kids are doing, and who they’re interacting with online and via mobile phone. Read More

  • Stealth Search Engine Blekko Raises $11.5 Million

    Stealth Search Engine Blekko Raises $11.5 Million

    One search engine dies, another takes a step forward. This is a hard space to find a niche in, but the money at stake if you succeed is staggering. Blekko, the stealth search engine we’ve been covering since early 2008, has raised a third round of financing – $11.5 million from USVP and CMEA. That brings the total amount of capital raised to $17.5 million, including a $1 million… Read More