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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

Bad returns be damned: Venture capital fundraising jumps 31 percent in U.S.

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We’ve seen a flurry of activity in recent weeks among Seattle area venture capital firms, led by Madrona Venture Group which raised $300 million last month and Divergent Ventures which pulled in $6.9 million of what partners hope will be a much larger fund. Meanwhile, SEC filings indicate that Frazier Healthcare and Voyager...
Bad returns be damned: Venture capital fundraising jumps 31 percent in U.S.

Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

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Frazier Healthcare, a  21-year-old venture capital firm with offices in Seattle and Silicon Valley, has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $400 million for its seventh venture fund. The firm was founded by former Immunex Chief Financial Officer Alan Frazier, and now includes general...
Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

nFluence scores $1.6M to help brands figure out what consumers really want

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nFluence Media, a Seattle and London startup that allows big consumer brands to collect data on users, has raised an additional $1.6 million in venture funding from existing investors such as Voyager Capital and others. Total funding in the startup now stands at about $4.6 million, with venture capitalist Tom...
nFluence scores $1.6M to help brands figure out what consumers really want

Enrique Godreau lands at GSharp: A new VC firm that looks to go ‘retro’ in its approach

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At the GeekWire Meetup earlier this week, I bumped into Seattle venture capitalist Enrique Godreau. I didn’t get a chance to ask in any great detail what he’s been up to following his departure from Voyager Capital, the Seattle venture firm that he co-founded 15 years ago. But perhaps I...
Enrique Godreau lands at GSharp: A new VC firm that looks to go ‘retro’ in its approach

With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

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When you think Twitter, you may think realtime news, or CRM, or brand marketing, or maybe even Justin Bieber, but “eCommerce”? Probably not. In the social network landscape, Facebook is generally seen as being the most eCommerce-inclined, what with its “F-Commerce,” but up to this point, consumers really haven’t fallen...
With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

Chirpify gets $2M to further growth in social commerce, adds Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg as customers

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Social commerce and payments platform Chirpify has raised a $2 million Series A round of funding from Voyager Capital. The company says that it will be using the newfound capital to further its growth in the payments space and help customers purchase items from within Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Alongside...
Chirpify gets $2M to further growth in social commerce, adds Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg as customers

In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

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We don’t have much to go on, and even well placed ears are coming up short in finding more information, but a few things are clear: a company in stealth, called Top Level Spectrum, has landed $415,030 in funding. That, in and of itself, is meaningless. However, the company has two...
In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

‘Do-or-die’ time for VCs as funding levels drop by 35%

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A number of venture capital firms — including Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group and Voyager Capital — are looking to take advantage of the positive momentum in the economy to raise new funds. Even so, the first quarter numbers out today from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association indicate...
‘Do-or-die’ time for VCs as funding levels drop by 35%

With $5.4M, Ayla Networks builds an internet of things platform with close ties to the chip world

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I’ve covered at least seven internet of things platforms in the last few months and talked to even more, but I’ve been excited about Ayla Networks for a while, mostly because it has an interesting team that comes from hardware, wireless and consumer-product backgrounds. The company, which launches today with...
With $5.4M, Ayla Networks builds an internet of things platform with close ties to the chip world

Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology

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Placecast, a startup that creates a location-based mobile marketing technology, has raised $3 million in Series B funding from Quatrex Capital, ONSET Ventures and Voyager Capital. This brings Placecast’s total funding to $8 million. Placecast recently debuted its technology, called ShopAlerts, that allows retailers bring people into their stores by...
Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology

Act-On takes on a $16 million Series D to fuel its marketing automation platform

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Putting points on the board for the Portland startup community, Beaverton-based Act-On software today announced a $16 million Series D round of funding. The new investment was led by Norwest Venture Partners. Previous investors, including Voyager Capital, Trinity Ventures, and the US Venture Partners, participated. According to the funding database Crunchbase,...
Act-On takes on a $16 million Series D to fuel its marketing automation platform
Aiming For Global Expansion, Elemental Technologies Raises $13M In Round Led By Norwest

Portland's Act-On Software lands $16 million

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Act-On Software, a Portland-area startup that helps companies automate marketing campaigns, just scored $16 million in venture capital financing. This latest round, led by Silicon Valley’s Norwest Venture Partners, doubles Act-On’s VC total to $32 million, The Oregonian reports. Trinity Ventures, US Venture Partners and Voyager Capital — all existing Act-On investors...
Portland's Act-On Software lands $16 million

Ground Truth grabs $7M for mobile internet measurement

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Ground Truth, a provider of mobile measurement data, today announced a second round of funding for $7 million. Ground Truth leverages millions of mobile internet subscribers from sources like telecommunication companies to provide insights into mobile internet usage. Ground Truth calls its methodology True View and focuses on providing marketer,...
Ground Truth grabs $7M for mobile internet measurement

Yapta takes flight with cash as it ponders next venture round

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Seattle travel startup Yapta has received a $1.1 million bridge loan, money that the company will use to continue operations as it looks to raise its next round of capital. Yapta continues to expand in the corporate travel arena having launched its FareIQ product last year. A spokesman for the...
Yapta takes flight with cash as it ponders next venture round
Elemental Technologies raises $13M to expand web video delivery

Social ad startup Meteor Solutions acquired by Covario

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Meteor Solutions, a social advertising and marketing startup led by Ben Straley, has been acquired by Covario in a deal of undisclosed size. All 10 of Meteor Solutions’ employees will receive job offers to join Covario’s new Rio SEO unit as part of the deal. And Meteor, which was founded in...
Social ad startup Meteor Solutions acquired by Covario

Yapta unveils airfare price tracking service to save companies cash on travel

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Paying too much for corporate travel? Yapta today is unveiling a new product called FareIQ that’s designed to notify corporations when airfares drop, saving money and time. That’s a similar concept to the consumer offering that Yapta started working on six years ago, but the Seattle company says that its...
Yapta unveils airfare price tracking service to save companies cash on travel

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

EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

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EveryMove, an alum of TechStars’ Seattle accelerator program building what they’ve dubbed a “mileage plan for health benefits, today announced that it has closed a $2.6 million round of series A financing. Participating investors include Penera Blue Cross, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Founders Co-op,...
EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs
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Filing: Stealthy startup Top Level Spectrum lands cash

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Seattle angel investor Andy Liu has made a number of new startup bets this month On the GeekWire podcast a few weeks ago, Seattle angel investor and BuddyTV co-founder Andy Liu noted that he’s been making a number of investments in recent months. We’ve reported on a few of those...
Filing: Stealthy startup Top Level Spectrum lands cash

No Name, No Email, No Problem: nFluence Media Raises $3M For Anonymous Deal-Targeting Tech

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Seattle and London-based nFluence Media emerged from two years of stealth mode to announce it has raised $3 million for a deal-targeting technology whose first application will be a daily deal aggregating iPhone app, due out later this month. However, the company is not necessarily just another player in the...
No Name, No Email, No Problem: nFluence Media Raises $3M For Anonymous Deal-Targeting Tech

EnergySavvy scoops up $3M, plans to expand Seattle team

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EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup that helps home owners track energy use, has landed $3 million in new funding in a deal led by Portland-based Pivotal Investments. Total funding now stands at $5 million. “EnergySavvy has been on a solid trajectory,” said CEO Aaron Goldfeder in a press release. “This growth capital...
EnergySavvy scoops up $3M, plans to expand Seattle team

Chirpify lands $1.3M to sell music and concert tickets through Twitter

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The Chirpify dashboard turns Twitter into a transactional platform Twitter is great for sharing content. But when it comes to actually conducting commerce, the fast-growing social networking service leaves something to be desired. Portland’s Chirpify wants to solve that problem, and it just landed $1.3 million in a first round...
Chirpify lands $1.3M to sell music and concert tickets through Twitter

Act-On's $16M D Round Is Evidence That Online Marketing Will Be Automated

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It’s funny. I was only the other day standing on the rooftop of a London startup’s office as we cracked jokes over beers about the ridiculous amount of money SEO and marketing agencies used to charge clients. “Yeah, I used to fly into Dell’s Dublin office one a week to...
Act-On's $16M D Round Is Evidence That Online Marketing Will Be Automated

With 'wind at their backs,' VC fundraising totals surge

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There’s been a lot of chatter about the venture capital model being broken. But that’s not stopping the money spigots from flowing. According to a report out today, venture capital firms in the U.S. raised $17.5 billion during the first three quarters of the year, a 38 percent increase over...
With 'wind at their backs,' VC fundraising totals surge

B2B startup accelerator 9Mile Labs taps Microsoft VP and veteran VC to help lead the charge

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Enrique Godreau Sanjay Puri thinks more needs to be done to help entrepreneurs in the Seattle region — one of the reasons why he recently formed the startup accelerator 9Mile Labs. He calls the early-stage funding environment in Seattle at the moment “inadequate” — something I’ve also discussed in recent columns...
B2B startup accelerator 9Mile Labs taps Microsoft VP and veteran VC to help lead the charge

Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform

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Following a successful $1.3 million funding round from investors including HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre, Twitter commerce company Chirpify has snagged former American Express director Rayburn Chan to push its social payment platform. Chan joins as Chirpify’s Vice President of Corporate Development, helping to...
Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform
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