Fundings & Exits

AngelList Unveils Maiden Lane, A $25 Million Fund For AngelList Deals

Angel AngelList AngelList is working on a new project called Maiden Lane. Behind this name is a new experiment in startup investment. Structured as a traditional small VC firm, Maiden Lane will only invest in AngelList syndicates or hand some money to active angels on the platform. While technically not part of AngelList, Maiden Lane currently has two general partners, AngelList’s chief operating officer… Read More

Turnkey Mobile Apps Startup AppsBuilder Raises New Cash From United Ventures

shutterstock_118053202 AppsBuilder, which has developed a platform to “easily” (they say) develop mobile apps has taken in a $1.5 million round of funding from United Ventures. The investment brings the company’s funding total to $3.5 million. Previous investors included Annapurna Ventures, Zernike Meta Ventures and Angels. The cash will be used to consolidate growth and build business in the UK and… Read More

Talkwheel Raises $1.2M To Visualize Customer Conversations Across The Web

talkwheel screenshot Talkwheel, a startup that aggregates the social media conversation around a company or topic in, yes, a wheel format, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in funding. The idea sounds a little odd at first, but founder and CEO Jeff Harris said it solves a major problem for brands. He argued that the traditional linear format for presenting comments and social media posts doesn’t really… Read More

Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Raises $2.3 Million From Floodgate, Google Ventures, And Others

Boxbee image for TC_small About a year ago, Boxbee launched to create a new paradigm for how people use storage in urban settings. Today, it’s announcing that it’s raised $2.3 million from investors that include Floodgate Capital, Google Ventures, 500 Startups, Techstars, Jason Calacanis, and Ludlow Ventures, to make its storage service available to more users. Read More

RealtyShares Raises $1.9 Million From General Catalyst To Crowdfund Real Estate Projects

realty-shares-fb RealtyShares is kind of like a “LendingClub for Real Estate,” providing a platform for crowdfunding real-estate development. And the company just raised $1.9 million led by General Catalyst to make its offering available both to more developers and more investors. Read More

SuperAwesome Acqui-Hires Sales And Ad Teams From Kids Virtual World Bin Weevils

IMG_20140415_193115 SuperAwesome, the European ad network and marketing platform for kids and teens, continues to roll up talent in the space. Read More

Finnish Startup HeiaHeia Raises €1.5M To Expand Its Corporate Wellness Platform

screen568x568-10 HeiaHeia, a Finnish startup offering a social and corporate wellness platform that helps employees live a healthier lifestyle — and, presumably, perform better at work — has raised €1.5 million in funding led by Finland’s Wallstreet Financial Services. Read More

India’s Snapdeal Acquires Fashion Discovery Site Doozton, As Battle For Online Fashion Heats Up

photo-17 Online fashion retail is fast becoming the next battlefront for India’s growing e-commerce startups. With two of the biggest Indian e-commerce companies — Flipkart and Myntra — preparing to merge as part of $330 million deal, rival Snapdeal is now pushing aggressively to get its piece of action in the online fashion retailing space. Less than two months after eBay invested… Read More

Online Invitations Startup Paperless Post Raises $25M From August Capital

Screenshot 2014-04-15 19.31.08 Online (and offline) invitations startup Paperless Post has become a modern-day greeting card company, enabling users to create custom cards to their events and send them to friends. Our sources tell us that it’s raised another big round of funding to get more of its invitations out to more users. Read More

The Currency Cloud, An API-Based Money Mover, Raises Another $10M

326974467_fb7ddc6829_b With the news that Facebook has been talking to financial services startups in the UK about launching e-money services, one of the companies that powers payments for those startups has raised a round of funding. The Currency Cloud, which provides an API that end user-facing companies use for cross-currency transfers, has raised a $10 million Series B round of funding from existing… Read More