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Digital ‘tagging’ firm BrightTag snags a $15M third round of funding

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This is the second Chicago-area company to raise an eight-digit round of funding today. BrightTag, a company that runs the tracking of consumer preference and their data, has picked up $15 million from its previous investors New World Ventures, TomorrowVentures, EPIC Ventures, I2A and Silicon Valley Bank, alongside a new firm, Baird...
Digital ‘tagging’ firm BrightTag snags a $15M third round of funding

5 startups that stood out at Excelerate's demo day

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Chicago’s Excelerate Labs held its annual demo day on Wednesday, trotting out the 10 fledgling companies that underwent its intensive accelerator program this summer. At the end of that program come $50,000 grants from Chicago’s New World Ventures as well as the chance to pitch their companies for 200 angel...
5 startups that stood out at Excelerate's demo day

Eventup Adds Chicago, Closes $1.8 Million Round

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With a cool $1.8 million in hand courtesy of its newly closed seed financing, online event space marketplace Eventup is thinking beyond venue discovery and booking services. It is also announcing Chicago as its newest market. The company’s newly added investors include Chicago-based firms Lightbank and New World Ventures,...
Eventup Adds Chicago, Closes $1.8 Million Round

Funding daily: People search engine and water repellent coatings for electronics

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At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our “Funding daily” column. Ark grabs $4.2 million seed round...
Funding daily: People search engine and water repellent coatings for electronics
Video company Big Frame Raises $3M seed round

With $8M, Retrofit focuses on data, not dieting, to help people lose weight

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More than 90 percent of Americans on a diet fail to lose weight, some experts say. But Chicago-based Retrofit says 94 percent of its clients are successfully slimming down with a program that relies on both data and remote expert advice. Launched last year, the company offers a 12-month program...
With $8M, Retrofit focuses on data, not dieting, to help people lose weight

Pindrop Security Raises $1M From Andreessen Horowitz To Detect And Block Phone Fraud

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Pindrop Security, a startup that aims to prevent and protect against phone-based fraud, has raised $1 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, GRA Venture Fund, New World Ventures, Sigma Partners, and Webb Investment Network led by former eBay COO Maynard Webb. Angel investors Paul Bricault, Kevin Donahue, and Ben Ling...
Pindrop Security Raises $1M From Andreessen Horowitz To Detect And Block Phone Fraud
Groupon founders pump a couple million into a quiet, bank-making LA startup

How BrightNest Learned to Stop Nagging and Crack More Jokes

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Mr. Shulman, left; Mr. Anthony. Allen Shulman, the 47-year-old, snowy-haired architect who had been building homes for 25 years before he decided to do an Internet startup, promised us the sun was shining in Denver when we spoke this morning at 9 a.m. Mountain Time. Betabeat doesn't usually cover startups...
How BrightNest Learned to Stop Nagging and Crack More Jokes

As daily deals decline, DealsGoRound relaunches as MyCabbage

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The decline of the daily deals market has not only chased away many deal providers, it’s also affecting many of the businesses that have sprouted up to serve the daily deals ecosystem. The standalone secondary market for deals, which emerged as a promising way for people to reuse and sell...
As daily deals decline, DealsGoRound relaunches as MyCabbage
Tag! You are it! BrightTag and SiteTagger team up to tag the world

Simple.TV Raises $5.7M From New World Ventures To Take Its DVR-For-Cord Cutters Mainstream

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There’s no shortage of hardware devices looking to change the way people watch TV. But most of those devices serve to stream services like Netflix or Hulu into people’s living rooms. In that respect, Simple.TV is a bit of an outlier, as it performs all the usual functions as a...
Simple.TV Raises $5.7M From New World Ventures To Take Its DVR-For-Cord Cutters Mainstream

Hollywood Tech: Beachmint’s newest vertical launches with Justin Timberlake’s HomeMint

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Earlier this year, we wrote about LA’s tech scene, which includes Science Inc., a new “technology studio” and notable startups like ShoeDazzle, BetterWorks, Gravity and GumGum, most of which are in a 5-10 block radius around the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica. One of LA’s premiere startups is BeachMint, an ecommerce company that lets customers subscribe to...
Hollywood Tech: Beachmint’s newest vertical launches with Justin Timberlake’s HomeMint
Funding Daily: An Indian mafia don, his daughter, and some funding news

SinglePlatform Scores a Valley-Sized Exit for New York With Sale to Constant Contact

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It's not often that numbers are forthcoming after an acquisition, but New York-based SinglePlatform, a one-stop-shop where local businesses can manage their presence on sites across the web from Foursquare to the New York Times, should be happy that the terms of its recent acquisition are being disclosed. This morning it...
SinglePlatform Scores a Valley-Sized Exit for New York With Sale to Constant Contact

Why You Should Start a Company in Chicago | Fast Company

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These days Chicago’s startup culture is aimed at the steady and sure. As Matt McCall, a partner at New World Ventures and managing director at DFJ Portage, notes, Chicago is home to many of the largest companies in the country, including Accenture, Boeing, Integrys Energy, MillerCoors, McDonald’s, ACNielsen, Trans...
Why You Should Start a Company in Chicago | Fast Company

DealsGoRound Becomes Deal Management Platform My Cabbage, Raises $950K From Groupon Founders

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Say goodbye to forgotten and expired daily deals, gift cards, and coupons. Two year old daily deals wallet startup DealsGoRound is relaunching today as MyCabbage to offer what looks like the most complete social savings solution to date. The new MyCabbage is a complete online and mobile platform for storing,...
DealsGoRound Becomes Deal Management Platform My Cabbage, Raises $950K From Groupon Founders

TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

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A new class of entrepreneurs is getting ready to take on the Windy City. On Thursday, TechStars Chicago, which was formed earlier this year when the Boulder-based TechStars program joined forces with the local Excelerate Labs, announced its first cohort of startups. Troy Henikoff, the program’s managing director, said the...
TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

Excelerate Labs becomes TechStars Chicago after partnering with the startup accelerator in the Windy City

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Excelerate Labs, a three-year-old technology startup accelerator based in Chicago, has joined forces with TechStars, dropping its name and re-branding to better reflect the ‘Windy City’ – TechStars Chicago. Until now, Excelerate Labs has been led by two entrepreneurs; Troy Henikoff, CEO and co-founder of Excelerate Labs, and Sam Yagan,...
Excelerate Labs becomes TechStars Chicago after partnering with the startup accelerator in the Windy City

Chicago's Excelerate Labs Graduates Ten Startups

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Chicago’s local incubator, Excelerate Labs, held its demo day yesterday, with the program’s ten startups set to graduate. Excelerate, which offers startups $50,000 in convertible debt from New World Ventures (similar to The Start Fund model), counts Lightbank, New World, DFJ Mercury, OCA Ventures, Tim Draper, Sam Yagan and Troy...
Chicago's Excelerate Labs Graduates Ten Startups

Medical social network Alliance Health buys Seattle’s Medify

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Medify, a Seattle startup that helps people find detailed medical information about diseases, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Alliance Health Networks. Based in Salt Lake City, Alliance Health operates niche-oriented social networks for more than three dozen diseases. Its most popular site is Diabetic Connect, described...
Medical social network Alliance Health buys Seattle’s Medify

With the help of $2.5M, SpotHero aims to fill parking lots

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Chicago’s SpotHero, one of this year’s Excelerate Labs graduates, has raised $2.5 million in funding to help build its parking spot reservation business. The round was led by Battery Ventures with participation from 500 Startups, David Cohen’s Bullet Time, e.Ventures, OCA Ventures, New World Ventures, Lightbank, & Draper VC. There...
With the help of $2.5M, SpotHero aims to fill parking lots

VCs Tune In to YouTube Channels

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Producer and director Brian Robbins started AwesomenessTV six months ago to provide streaming shows ranging from a version of “The View” for teenage girls to a program featuring sports highlights and bloopers hosted by NBA star Blake Griffin. Associated Press Brian Robbins of AwesomenessTV. For now, his content, aimed at...
VCs Tune In to YouTube Channels

Eventup Raises $1.8M for Venue Marketplace

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There might not be a company more deserving of the description “an Airbnb for X” than Eventup, where X in this case is event spaces for rent. The recently launched marketplace for venues now has 3,000 listings and $1.8 million in seed funding from Lightbank, Crosscut Ventures, NEA and New...
Eventup Raises $1.8M for Venue Marketplace

VCs Are Throwing Big Money At These 10 Enterprise Startups

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It's clear that enterprise tech is currently a hot area for investors. But which startups have reeled in the most VC funds in a single round in the past 12 months? We scoured TechCrunch's Crunchbase database to find out.AirWatch raised $200 million right out of the gate Company: AirWatch City:...
VCs Are Throwing Big Money At These 10 Enterprise Startups

Daily Deals Marketplace DealsGoRound Rebrands As MyCabbage, Lets Users Store And Share Savings

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Former secondary daily deals marketplace DealsGoRound announced today that it has relaunched as MyCabbage, an online and mobile platform that allows users to organize, share and redeem gift cards, coupons and daily deals. The company is backed by $950,000 in new investment from Lightbank, I2A, New World Ventures and several...
Daily Deals Marketplace DealsGoRound Rebrands As MyCabbage, Lets Users Store And Share Savings
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa outlines the city's tech-focused future

Here Are Some Companies [TechStars NY Demo Day]

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It’s TechStars New York’s third ever demo day. Earlier I highlighted two of the companies I was pretty excited about (Bondsy and Smallknot) but thus far I’ve been pretty impressed by each of the presentations from the class’ 13 coompanies (five of which have women founders). Here’s the rundown,...
Here Are Some Companies [TechStars NY Demo Day]
Data-Driven Comparison Shopping Platform FindTheBest Raises $11M From New World, Kleiner Perkins And Others

IO Data raises $90 million, eyes IPO

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A big vote of confidence for the modular model. FORTUNE -- IO Data Centers has raised $90 million in new venture capital funding, just one month after landing a major client win with Goldman Sachs. This brings the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company's total equity funding to over $250 million, and helps...
IO Data raises $90 million, eyes IPO
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