raine ventures

  • Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesn’t have enough funny animal videos

    Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesn’t have enough funny animal videos

    A startup called Waggle raised $2.3 million in seed funding to become the go-to destination for animal lovers and pet parents online, and for sharing all the cute pups and madcap kitteh adventures they have to offer. The New York City-based startup was incubated at Broadway Video Ventures, the venture arm of the production company behind premium comedy shows like 30 Rock, Portlandia… Read More

  • Vettery raises $9M as it expands its hiring marketplace to San Francisco

    Vettery raises $9M as it expands its hiring marketplace to San Francisco

    Vettery, a startup offering an alternative to the traditional recruiting process, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. On the Vettery website, the company pairs potential job-seekers with a “talent executive” who helps them through the process of creating a profile and looking over interview requests from employers. If they accept a job, Vettery will give them a $1,000… Read More

  • Happn Attracts $14 Million For Its Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    Happn Attracts $14 Million For Its Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    French dating app Happn just raised a $14 million Series B round from Idinvest with participation from Alven Capital, DN Capital, Raine Ventures and business angels, such as Fabrice Grinda, David Wolfson and Gil Penchina. Previously, the company had raised an $8 million Series A round. As a reminder, Happn uses your phone’s location to show you potential matches. Every time you cross… Read More

  • Wrap Raises $12.7M Series B, Launches Its Mobile Storytelling Platform Publicly

    Wrap Raises $12.7M Series B, Launches Its Mobile Storytelling Platform Publicly

    Spontaneous mobile experiences should be as effortless as possible, and the process of navigating the app store to download a company’s native app can often miss a user’s attention span. So goes the thinking with Wrap, which focuses on helping companies create highly interactive bite-sized mobile web experiences for its users to engage with. The company announced Thursday that… Read More