• HARMAN Buys Aha Mobile To Keep You Informed AND Safe While On The Road

    Audio and infotainment group Harman International Industries (aka HARMAN) has picked up Aha Mobile, a Palo Alto-based provider of on-demand mobile and location-based Internet content services, the company announced this morning. The terms are not being disclosed, but the startup is merely 2 years old and just raised $3 million from Venrock in May 2009, so we’re assuming this is a good… Read More

  • PayPal-Backed BillFloat Launches, Secures $4.5 Million Series A Round (Exclusive)

    BillFloat, a San Francisco-based startup incubated by PayPal and Venrock, has raised $4.5 million in a Series A round led by First Round Capital, with renewed participation of PayPal and Venrock and joined by early-stage funds and angel investors such as Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC, Ron Conway’s SV Angel and board member Mark Goines. The company soft-launched last week with… Read More

  • Traducción Necesita? Smartling Raises $4 Million To Do It For You.

    70% of users on the web do not speak English. Considering how many web sites and services are done entirely in English, obviously, this is a problem. Smartling thinks it has the solution. And now they have $4 million in funding to prove it. The realtime website translation tool has raised the Series A round led by Venrock. Also participating are U.S. Venture Partners, First Round Capital… Read More

  • PayPal, Venrock Incubate BillFloat To Develop Innovative Payment Services

    We got a tip recently about a startup called BillFloat, which sports a rather limited website with nothing but a logo and a call for fresh engineers. The intriguing thing about BillFloat, however, was this sentence on the placeholder website: “We are a PayPal and Venrock backed startup re-defining a $100 billion market and are looking for Rails engineers.” Since PayPal… Read More