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Fuisz Media snags $2.1 mln seed funds

Fuisz Media has closed $2.1 million in seed funding. Metamorphic Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Michael Lazerow, founder of Buddy MediaWGI Group and Brian Lee, co-founder of LegalZoom and The Honest Company. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Fuisz Media is a provider of interactive video experiences.

Foundry Group backs Nix Hydra

Nix Hydra said Thursday that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Foundry Group and Mike Lazerow, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Media. Based in Los Angeles, Nix Hydra is a software entertainment firm focused on developing products for young women.

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Is NYC the East Coast’s New VC Capital?

Everybody knows it. Tom Brady knows it (when he was racking up Lombardi Trophies in Boston, he was getting his mail here). Mark Zuckerberg may have said he’d rather start Facebook in Boston, but the reality of it is, he launched offices in New York City. Clemens, The Babe, and Boggs: they all know, too. […]

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VCJ Report: Analytics Add Up for VCs

As the latest funding of Buddy Media demonstrated earlier this month, VCs are placing their bets on social media analytics. After all, they made a ton of money previously in the data analytics space. VCs first cashed in on enterprise analytics, with business intelligence companies like Hyperion Software and Business Objects selling for billions. Next […]

Jules Maltz Speeds to GP Post at IVP

Jules Maltz has completed his rapid ascent at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), having been named a general partner today after joining the firm as a VP three years ago. Maltz is the firm’s sixth GP, joining Todd Chaffee, Norm Fogelsong, Steve Harrick, Sandy Miller and Dennis Phelps. Maltz joined IVP in 2008 as a vice […]

Buddy Media Raises $5 Million Follow-on From WPP

New York-based social media software company Buddy Media has added $5 million in financing from advertising giant WPP. Buddy Media recently raised $23 million in Series C financing from investors including New York-based Greycroft Partners; Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bay Partners; Menlo Park, Calif.-based Institutional Venture Partners; and Softbank Capital.

Buddy Media Closes $23 Million Series C Round

Buddy Media raised $23 million in Series C funding. The New York-based provider of a social media software tools used by users such as advertisers plans to use the capital to fuel its growth. Institutional Venture Partners led the financing round Existing investors, including Softbank Capital, Greycroft Partners and Bay Partners, participated in the financing.

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