All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Funding’

Soon, Bing Is Going To Have Something Fun

Bing is working on something called Bing Fund, but not any details are available yet. Apparently it will be fun though. If you visit BingFund.com, all you’ll get is the image/message above. ITProPortal reports that Bing Fund will launch in July, and is being led by VoodooPC founder Rahul Sood, as an investment program for startups and entrepreneurs. BingFund has …

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Local Search Platform Yext Secures $27 Million In Funding

Yext has secured a new $27 million Series E round of funding. The company says it will use the capital to expand its platform. Yext is in the business of “Amazing Local Search Results,” with its PowerListings product promising to sync and enhance your business listings on over 30 sites. The company says it enables small and large businesses to …

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Fundable: Helping Startups Become Reality with Crowdfunding

There’s a new startup on the scene that hopes to help other startups take off. The company is called Fundable, and although it looks similar to Kickstarter, it operates on very different approach that takes advantage of the JOBS Act. The bill, which was signed into law in April, has also been called the “Crowdfunding Bill” for its promise to …

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Spotify Might Raise $220 Million

According to a source knowledgable on the matter, music streaming service Spotify is on the process of raising hundreds of millions of dollars, with a potential valuation of $4 billion. According to the New York Times, Spotify may ultimately garner roughly $220 million, with possibly $100 million coming from Goldman Sachs. Spotify, based in Sweden, was launched in the U.S. …

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Brit: Meet the New Brand That Marries Tech & Domestic Living

If you enjoy being creative, are all about Pinterest, and have a techie streak in you, chances are, you’ll be interested in a new lifestyle brand founded by Brit Morin. The brand, simply called Brit, puts a new spin on domestic living. It is geared toward the younger, tech savvy generation and offers innovative ideas for categories such as food, …

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Evernote Raises $70M Ahead of $1B IPO

The digital note taking company Evernote has raised $70 million in its fourth round of funding ahead of its $1 billion IPO valuation, venturebeat is reporting. The private financing was led by Meritech Capital and CBC Capital. According to the Evernote company blog, the money is not needed for operational cost, but to build a financial infrastructure that will help …

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Ark People-Search Engine Raises $4.2 Million

Liz Gannes over at All Things D is reporting that “people-search” engine Ark has just raised $4.2 million during its recent seed round. Ark is a website that promises to help searchers find old acquaintances and new friends based on search parameters. The site can currently only be joined by requesting an invitation from Ark. A Gmail-type invitation system is …

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Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million

A greater emphasis has been put on customer service as a growing number of consumers provide reviews and feedback to businesses on their mobile devices. In addition, companies such as Zappos have set the bar really high in terms of customer expectations.

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Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced that it has raised $1.5 billion for its Fund III. Co-founder and general partner Ben Horowitz explains, “Fund III is all about extending our capabilities to more disruptors and pioneers. We’re remaking the modern venture capital firm, and entrepreneurs are responding to our unique approach.” The firm has raised $2.7 billion since its founding in …

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Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher

Gidsy just raised $1.2M Seed Investment from Sunstone Capital together with W. Vogels (CTO of Amazon), Index Capital and Ashton Kutcher. “Gidsy is exploring, booking and offering unique things to do,” CEO Edial Dekker tells WebProNews. “We launched in Amsterdam, NYC and Berlin eight weeks ago and are aimed to replace the Lonely Planet by answering the question ‘what to …

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GetGlue Hits 2 Million Users, Raises $12 Million [Exclusive Interview]

GetGlue announced that it has closed a $12 million round of financing, led by Rho Ventures. Other investors include: TimeWarner Investments, RRE Ventures, and Union Square Ventures. WebProNews interviewed CEO Alex Iskold about the funding and the growth of GetGlue (it has surpassed 2 million users): GetGlue created the following infographic to recap its year that has led up to …

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Unruly (Of Google’s Chrome Marketing Debacle Fame) Raises $25 Million

Unruly is the marketing firm behind Google’s Chrome paid link fiasco – the campaign by which Googlers are saying they are embarrassed. Still, Unruly announced today that it is has just raised $25 million in funding in a Series A investment from Amadeus Capital Partners, Van den Ende & Deitmers and The British Growth Fund. Unruly says it’s the largest …

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