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  • Seismic Games Launches Social Gaming Studio, Raises $2M From DFJ Frontier

    Seismic Games Launches Social Gaming Studio, Raises $2M From DFJ Frontier

    Exclusive – Seismic Games, a Los Angeles-based social games studio, is coming out of the woodwork today, announcing that it is set to debut its first game in the first quarter of 2012. The startup has secured $2 million in Series A funding led by DFJ Frontier and former VC and entrepreneur turned writer Tom Matlack. About a dozen other angel investors, with “deep ties” to… Read More

  • MomentFeed Gets $1.2 Million Seed Round To Help Enterprises Manage Specials By Location

    Geo-based marketing is just getting started, and local businesses are feeling their way around how best to use service like Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla, and even Twitter. It’s hard enough if you have only one store. For chains and national retailers, managing Foursquare Specials across 400 stores is a nightmare. MomentFeed is trying to bring some order and analytics to this… Read More

  • Stock Photo Company Fotolia Pumps $750,000 Into Stock Music Site AudioMicro

    Exclusive – Fotolia, a major online marketplace for royalty-free stock photos, has invested in stock music and sound effects site AudioMicro, TechCrunch has learned. Fotolia, itself massively backed by private equity firm TA Associates, has injected $750,000 into AudioMicro along with previous backers DFJ Frontier and an angel investor. Read More

  • DFJ Frontier And City Of Ventura Launch Incubator For SoCal Startups

    Startup incubators such as Founders Institute and TechStars, are popping up outposts in various metropolises in the U.S. and even in internationally. Today, VC firm DFJ Frontier, an affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and the City of Ventura, California, are partnering to launch a new incubator in the region, the Ventura Ventures Technology Center. Designed to help encourage technology… Read More

  • Can OpenID Be Commercialized? Investors Bet $3.25 Million On JanRain

    JanRain has always been on the forefront evangelizing OpenID, the decentralized authentication method for the new Web, as a founding member of the OpenID Foundation. But the company is not a non-profit, and aims to turn the deployment of online identification technology in enterprise environments into a viable business. JanRain just got a vote of confidence from three U.S.-based venture… Read More