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  • Flurry Gets Series A, B and C Venture Funding

    December 8th, 2010 No comments

    Flurry, a Francisco based company that is on the market since late 2007, is a leading company that sells a smartphone applications analytics and monetization platform. This is used by more than 30 000 applications within iOS, Blackberry, J2ME and Android. It has more than 3 billion sessions of end user application each month. The Flurry Analytics platform helps in making better applications, grow revenues and enhance retention. At the present, the company’s reaches exceed one hundred million unique devices every month and became the leader in the mobile computing new era. The company started raising money with a Series A funding of $3.5 million. Also, early this year, it merged […] 

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  • Draper Triangle Ventures Lead $2.3 Million for OnShift

    December 8th, 2010 No comments

    Based in Cleveland, Ohio, OnShift has announced on December 7, 2010, that it has just secured $2.3 million in venture capital from a group of investors which was led by Draper Triangle Ventures. Other investors who took part in this funding round include all the company’s existing investors who are Early Stage Partners, Jump Start Inc., North Coast Angel Fund LLC, and Glengary LLC. OnShift is quickly becoming one of the leaders in organizing the scheduling of staff and management as well as organizing the shifts of staff in the healthcare industry. OnShift works by providing its clientele with a web-based […]
     

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  • VC Firm .406 Ventures Invests in RatePoint $7 million

    December 6th, 2010 No comments

    .406 Ventures is a Massachusetts VC that invests in early stage innovative IT, financial, web infrastructure, digital media and next generation software companies. The company goes back to 2005, when its three founders, who had been working together with another company for years, decided to address a new segment on the market and which had a different approach. The company, along with Prism VentureWorks and Castile Ventures, has recently offered a Series C round of investment to RatePoint Inc. The company made a total of $23.5 million out of 3 rounds of funding since its launching in 2007. All these rounds include an early seed investment, where many people started to […] 

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  • Venture Capital Fund for Innography

    December 3rd, 2010 No comments

    Innography, a privately held company, based in Austin, Texas, is operating on the market since 2006. The company is developing a software of management for intellectual property. It allows its customers to use its web based intellectual property application to manage, exploit and protect their patent portfolio, being a correlation, collaboration and visualization analytics software. The company, founded by Tyron Stading, began its activity with a seed funding from Covera Ventures. In 2008, Covera Ventures, along with Austin Ventures made an additional investment in Series A of $6.5 million. In 2010, Covera Ventures and Austin Ventures offered an additional venture capital fund of $3 million in Series B. According to Innography’s CEO, […] 

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  • Private Equity Firm Adams Street Partners Invests in You Send It, Inc.

    December 2nd, 2010 1 comment

    Adams Street Partners, based in Chicago, Illinois, is among the most prosperous and biggest private equity firm in United States. The company has managed its investments since 1972 and it is the leader on the investment industry. With over $20 billion of funds under management, it makes investments in various industries all over the world, having offices in America, Europe, Australia and Asia. You Send It, Inc. is one of the thriving companies that has recently received $15 million from the notorious Adams Street Partners. It is only natural, due to the fact that the company has proven its success, having more than 5 million individuals using its technologies and […] 

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  • Russian Mobile Software Startup to Receive $2 Million from Runa Capital

    December 1st, 2010 No comments

    Based in Moscow, Russia, Runa Capital has announced on November 24, 2010, that it has planned to invest its first seed funding to OnAir3G, which is a Russian based mobile software startup. The investment is for $2 million for the company which is developing a voice enabled mobile social network. Runa Capital was launched in August of this year and has had the goal of offering over $30 million in seed capital to promising Russian startups in the tech and software industries. Some of the sub-sectors in these industries include cloud computing, mobile technology, and software. According to the managing partner of […]
     

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  • Diamond Ventures and SBA Find Common Ground and Settle Lawsuit

    November 29th, 2010 No comments

    On November 24, 2010, Diamond Ventures LLC and the US SBA have announced that they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit that the SBA has filed against the vc firm in 2003. The lawsuit itself has been filed by Diamond Ventures LLC against the SBA on the grounds of discrimination when the SBA called for Diamond Ventures to be dismissed from the SBIC. Under the terms of the settlement that was drafted on November 22, 2010, the SBA must allow Diamond Ventures to apply and join the SBIC without condition. The SBIC is a program that was established by the […]
     

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  • #10 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    How to identify the right partner and make your own list When searching for a venture capital fund that is a good fit for your venture you must concentrate on identifying the right partner in the venture capital firm. These funds are composed of individual partners and associates. The partners will make the decision of who is funded and they will usually take a seat in the Board of each firm they fund. These partners like to invest in a field they are familiar with or even experts in so they can understand the marketing potential and the opportunity, if there is one. They want to be able to add value and […] 

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  • #9 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    How to identify the right VC firm or angel investor There are thousands or even more venture capital firms all over the globe and maybe even more angel investors. They do not look for the same thing and each one of them has a different behavior and preference when it comes to investing. A lot of entrepreneurs waste valuable time and eventually fail to identify the right investor. There are certain factors you must know about before searching for a venture capitalist. Investors in most of the cases do not invest further than 200 miles from the place they work. They invest close to their location to be able to get […] 

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  • #8 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    What are the stages of funding? In order to have a full understanding of how funding can be obtained and where you are in this equation you need to know a few things about the five key stages of investments. Most ventures will get many rounds of investments and you should consider this when your are negotiating terms for an early stage funding. The first stage is the pre-seed funding and this is the initial capital a venture gathers either from private funds or from family and friends. This is the starting round and it amounts a maximum of $100000. Some companies may skip this round. The next round is the […] 

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  • #7 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    Due diligence All you efforts of finding certified investors will eventually come to a positive end. You have a verbal agreement and you probably have submitted the business plan or the private placement memorandum to the angel investor. This is a good moment to know a few things about due diligence. If you are not familiar with the term, due diligence is the process in which a venture capital firm or an angel investor will analyze the potential of a venture and all the aspects of a future deal. They will analyze the market data, licensing agreement and a complete series of other important documents. For the due diligence, you have to […] 

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  • #6 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    How do you know if your venture is attractive for investors? Just a small percentage of all the companies out there are interesting for venture capitalists. The main reason for many of these is that they do not need so much capital and all the needs can be solved with a simple loan. Most of the businesses do not aim for a national or international spread. Only the venture, which aims high and has an ambitious entrepreneur and only these need venture capital or angel capital. From some levels up a debt will only bring problems along. When in need of venture capital the tricky part is to get the first one […] 

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  • #5 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 1 comment

    How to contact the venture capitalist or angel investors You have your whole presentation tools ready and all the documents in the right order. You came up with a clear high concept pitch and the elevator pitch is the first thing you think about in the morning. You are ready to meet your investor. But how are you going to do that? The way you contact an investor depends on the type of investor you are going to get in touch with. There are three main ways you can meet and investor with many variations. Someone you know can introduce you to a partner of a venture capital fund. You can […] 

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  • #4 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    The presentation The investors will make a decision based on the presentation you will give in a special meeting. This presentation will be the basis of your speech and you can create it in one of the numerous software available from which you may be familiar with Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint. The slide should be a little more detailed than the executive summary but not too long or written in small fonts. It needs to be short and to the point. Include information about the market analysis about your differentiation from the competition and state your milestones and your plan to execute them. This is a good time to […] 

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  • #3 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    The executive summary and the business plan We talked about the way you can get a venture capitalist or an angel investor to become more interested in your company. The only thing I might add is that in the case of an angel investor your relationship with him and getting him to like you as a manager and as a person is important. Angel investors do not invest only in businesses but also in the people that run ventures. Let’s say you got that right and they are interested in knowing more about your venture. How can you do that? By showing them a rock-solid business plan and a clear executive […] 

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  • #2 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    How to get investors interested in your venture Even if you have a strong database of investors to choose from or you know which specific venture capitalist is interested in your type of business you have to get them interested in your venture. Sure, this would be a piece of cake if you could have a half of hour with the VC to explain him how your business works and what are the benefits. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. VCs are bombarded with business plans and they do not have time to listen to long presentations every day. You have to keep it short, simple and convincing. Imagine yourself in […] 

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  • #1 from 10 – The FREE course for raising capital from VC firms and angel investors

    November 24th, 2010 No comments

    The difference between venture capitalists and angel investors Getting funded is a complex, long-term process and in order to be successful you need to learn the exact steps you should follow to make it happen fast and easy. In the following ten newsletters, I will teach you how to raise capital from venture capital firms or angel investors. There is one thing you know for sure and that is that you need funding. The rest- how to find VCs, how to approach them, present your business and negotiate the funding terms- you need to learn in order to be successful. First things first. Let’s see what the difference between venture capitalists and angel […] 

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  • 5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make when Seeking Venture Capital

    November 23rd, 2010 No comments

    It is no secret among entrepreneurs that Venture Capital makes their ideas possible. However, the secrets to getting that venture capital are often left unknown to them. Mistakes when contacting Venture Capital Firms can be very costly. Click here & Raise Capital Fast, Access our Venture Capital, Angel investors & Private investors Directory! Avoiding these 5 common mistakes will help to increase your chances of receiving the venture capital funding that you need to get your ideas off the ground and running. 1. Relying Too Much on The Idea – When a venture capital firm looks at your idea, they will make the decision on whether or not it will succeed. What […] 

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  • Investment Firms, DFJ Growth Fund and Tenaya Capital Invest $5.5 Million for Women’s Apparel Retailer, MyShape

    November 17th, 2010 No comments

    Based in Los Angeles, California, MyShape, which has been an online leader in the personalized women’s apparel retail industry has announced on November 10, 2010 that it has closed $5.5 million in funding from DFJ and the DFJ Growth Fund as well as Tenaya Capital. MyShape is quickly becoming one of the leading online retailers of women’s apparel. What makes MyShape stand out from the crowd is that it offers women a uniquely personal online shopping experience with its patented ShapeMatch technology, which allows women to personalize their apparel by matching the clothes to their curves and shape of their body. […]
     

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  • Amadeus Capital Partners, Intel Capital and Oak Investment Partners lead $6 million in series B funding for Veebeam

    November 17th, 2010 No comments

    High definition video is the future; we know it and so does VeeBeam a wireless video streaming startup that just seized $6 million in series B funding. The company makes a wireless USB device that allows you to stream high definition video content from your personal PC to the TV. The product includes a set-top box that connects the TV and a wireless USB dongle. This solution is superior to what is already available on the market because is not limited by copyright issues so it allows you to connect to anything on the Internet. The content can be streamed over distances between […]
     

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  • Koshla Ventures leads $16 million in venture capital for PayNearMe

    November 17th, 2010 No comments

    PayNearMe is a cash payment service, which used to be known as Kwedit. It recently grabbed $16 million in a new funding round, which brings the company to a total funding of $23.3 million. The funding round was led by Khosla Ventures and backed by August Capital, True Ventures and Maveron. With this occasion, Mark Britto known as the CEO of Boku will become a member of the board of directors. The services of the company are primarily aimed at consumers who at a certain time do not have access to credit cards and allows them to pay cash for online goods or services. As a user, you can pay […] 

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  • Advent Ventures participates in $30 million funding stage for Pathwork Diagnostic

    November 10th, 2010 1 comment

    Pathwork Diagnostics is a molecular diagnostics company based in California and Alta Partners led the round. This round of venture capital will support the commercial activities and help expand the product offerings. The company offers a test, which can identify the source of cancers that are difficult to classify. The test has received FDA clearance and should be of great help to oncologist from all around the world. Advent Venture Partners , which was founded in 1981, is a venture capital firm with a long history in investing. The headquarters are in London and at a closer look you can find as partners big […]
     

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  • ePlanet II Invests $4.8 Million in Auro Mira Energy

    October 12th, 2010 4 comments

    Based in Redwood City, California, ePlanet II announced on October 5, 2010, that it was investing in one of the fastest growing Indian companies in the clean energy industry, Auro Mira Energy. The company was founded in 2005 and currently has several plants in India and the company is currently focused in three clean energy sectors, wind, hydro, and biomass. The company plans to expand in light of its success. Founded in 2005, the Auro Mira Energy plans to transform the environment in India to the better with providing an alternative clean energy by establishing wind farms, hydroelectric […]
     

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  • Clean Energy Angel Fund Receives Close to $11 Million in Funds

    October 4th, 2010 2 comments

    Based in San Francisco, California, the Clean Energy Angel Fund , or CEF, is a venture capital firm that is very unique in its kind. The fund is run by two angel investors who are both CEOs in the clean-tech industry. The fund is dedicated to provide seed and early stage capital to startup companies in the clean-tech industry. CEF has announced on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 that it has closed the final leg of a funding round that sums up to near $11 million. The new capital that CEF has received comes from both strategic corporate and individual private […]
     

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  • Major Investment Institutions Invest $13 Million in Series B Funding for Laser Light Engines

    September 28th, 2010 1 comment

    Based in Salem, New Hampshire, a leading developer and manufacture of laser light display technologies, Laser Light Engines has announced that on September 21, 2010 it has secured $13 million in series B funding from major venture capital and strategic corporate investment institutions. Some of the key investors involved in this funding round include the company’s returning investors, Braemer Energy Ventures and Harris & Harris Group along with the strategic corporate investment arm of IMAX Corporation, one of the worlds leaders in entertainment technology. Laser Light Engines is a company that develops and manufactures laser light projectors which have controllable lighting and color […]
     

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  • Investment Firm, Catalyst Health Ventures Leads $1.6 Million in Series A Funding Round for Lantos Technologies

    September 26th, 2010 3 comments

    Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lantos Technologies is a company that is currently developing technologies to help ENT physicians to examine the ear canal and the ear with some of the finest real-time imaging scanners. The company currently has a product prototype of a fine-tune audiological scanner that can be used by physicians to examine the ear. What makes Lantos’s technology so unique and attractive to investors is that the device that Lantos is developing is the first ever intra-aural examining device that can produce real-time 3D imaging. When commercialized, this technology can revolutionize audiology by giving audiologists and […]
     

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  • Trident Capital Leads $5 Million Investment in Series A Funding for Extole

    September 16th, 2010 2 comments

    Based in San Francisco, California, Extole is the first company in the social marketing industry that has actually developed a social marketing platform that can also be used to provide services. The way this unique platform works by allowing brands to market their products by leveraging powerful social marketing solutions on the major social networks, such as Facebook, and promote their brand-named products with high-value customer referrals and recommendations, increased social engagement with customers, resulting in high profits by gaining new customers, hence more sales. Extole announced on September 15, 2010, that it has closed $5 million in series A funding, which was […]
     

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  • Investment Firms, HDFC Holdings, Polaris Software Lab, and Ojas Venture Partners Invest $5 Million in Series B Funding for Tyfone

    September 7th, 2010 2 comments

    Based in Portland, Oregon, Tyfone is an emerging leader in digital mobile banking, which allows customers to bank on the go, by monitoring their accounts and making payments over their mobile phone. The company announced on September 7, 2010, that it has just closed $5 million in series B funding with HDFC Holdings, Polaris Software Lab, and Ojas Venture Partners leading the funding round. Proceeds from this funding round will go to the new project that Tyfone is currently working on. The company plans to launch an SD card based program to allow users to […] 

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  • Hub Angels and RRE Ventures Lead $1.9 Million in Series A Funding for Copiun

    September 2nd, 2010 3 comments

    Based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Copiun, which is a company that provides corporate endpoint management solutions for large companies, announced on September 1, 2010, that it has just secured 1.9 million in series A funding led by Hub Angels and RRE Ventures. Other investors who participated in this funding round include the company’s existing investors, Launchpad Venture Group, Beacon Angels, and Launch Capital. Copiun has become very attractive to both venture capitalists and angel investors alike with its amazing growth. With its latest version of its corporate endpoint solution, Copiun Data Manager 2.0 shipping to buyers, the company is poised to grow […]
     

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  • VC Firm, Draper Triangle Ventures Invest $5 Million in Series B Funding for ClearCount Medical Solutions

    August 31st, 2010 1 comment

    Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ClearCount Medical Solutions is a medical device company that develops RFID medical tracking devices that allow physicians to monitor the health of their patients. On Tuesday, August 31, 2010, the company announced that it has just $5 million in a series B funding round with Draper Triangle Ventures leading the funding round. Other investors who participated in this funding wound include the company’s existing investors, who are not disclosed to the public. The technology that the team at ClearCount has developed is very attractive to investors because with its use of an RIFD platform, it can stop […]
     

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