Haiku Deck, which makes an iPad app to make it simple to create and share presentations,announced it has raised $3 million in a Series A round. Trilogy Partnership led the round, which included participation from Madrona Venture Group, Founders Co-op and individual investors, including Sarah Leary (co-founder of Nextdoor). Haiku Deck had previously raised less than $1 million in seed funding.
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Angel activity rose modestly in the first half of the year with per-deal funding levels largely unchanged and investors shifting their focus toward expansion stage deal making.
This morning, Vancouver-based Boris Wertz announced on his blog the launch of Version One Ventures and that he’s raised $15 million for the microVC fund. The fund–which last week took part in the Series A funding of Top Hat Monocle–will invest $250,000 to $500,000 in seed and Series A deals for consumer Internet, ecommerce, SaaS [...]
Deal lawyer Chris Manderson examines the risks of venture firms creating “scout” programs. If not carefully documented with advice of counsel, such programs could be ripe for litigation.
Active angel investors came to 318,480 individuals last year, up 20% from 2010, the center’s study found. Total investment dollars climbed 12.1% to $22.5 billion, with 66,230 startups receiving money, an increase of 7.3%.
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The current wave of angel investing shows few signs of peaking. “There is more seed money now than I have seen in my life,” said Matt Miller, Walden Venture Capital managing director, at Thursday afternoon’s Plug and Play Expo. And there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. “I don’t think this is suddenly [...]
Angel investments rose 4.7% during the first half of the year to $8.9 billion as angels shifted their attention back to seed and startup deals. A total of 26,300 companies and entrepreneurial initiatives received money, which was up 4.4% from the same period in 2010, according to a study by the Center for Venture Research [...]
Australian startup 99designs said Thursday it raised a Series A investment of $35 million led by Accel Partners and joined by angel investors Michael Dearing of Harrison Metal, Dave Goldberg of Survey Monkey, Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield and Squarespace founder Anthony Casalena. The company runs an online marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design services. The investment [...]
Angels were particularly active last year – perhaps more than previously thought – with a strong rise in dollars placed and an expansion in overall deal size. The rising deal size is among the most interesting observations from a report the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research released Tuesday. The study found angels [...]