YuMe Acquires Crowd Science

YuMe, a provider of digital brand advertising software and services, has acquired Crowd Science, an audience targeting technology company. YuMe is backed by Accel Partners, BV Capital, DAG Ventures, Intel Capital, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Translink Capital and WestSummit Capital.

Global VC Firm BV Capital Rebrands as e.ventures

BV Capital announced it is combining its international early stage funds and relaunching itself as e.ventures. The firm will remain focused on investing in the United States, Europe, Russia, Asia and Brazil. The firm invests in Brazil in partnership with Redpoint Ventures. The firm, which was founded in 1997 with a $75 million commitment from […]

IVP Leads Oversubscribed Eucalyptus Systems Series C

Eucalyptus Systems, a cloud computing platform designer, has completed an oversubscribed $30 million Series C round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners. Existing investors, including Benchmark Capital, BV Capital and New Enterprise Associates also joined the round. Eucalyptus has raised a total of $55.5 million to date. PRESS RELEASE Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the […]

Redpoint, BV Capital Team Up to Invest in Brazil

Investors are going nuts for Brazil, and the latest firms to focus on the Latin American country are Redpoint Ventures and BV Capital‘s eVentures. The firms have partnered to form Sao Paulo-based Redpoint eVentures to invest in the Brazilian market. The firm will be led by Yann de Vries and Anderson Thees. Jeff Brody, Redpoint’s […]

Recurly Raises $6M Series A Led by BV Capital

Recurly, a San Francisco-based provider of billing solutions for subscription-based businesses, has raised $6 million in a Series A financing round led by BV Capital, and including Polaris Venture Partners, Harrison Metal Capital and FreeStyle Capital. The company previously raised a $1.6 million seed round in 2010 led by Polaris Venture Partners. Other investors in […]

Angie’s List Sets Price Range, IPO Could Raise $105.6 Mln

Angie’s List said Wednesday that it planned to sell roughly 8.8 million shares at $11 to $13 each.

The company, at the mid-point of the range, could raise$105.6 million. The company itself is offering 6.25 million shares, while selling stockholders, which includes senior management, are providing 2.5 million shares, according to an SEC filing. Angie’s List is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker “ANGI.”

BofA Merill Lynch is acting as bookrunner for the deal, while other underwriters include Allen & Co., Stifel Nicolaus Weisel and RBC Capital Markets. The underwriters have the option to buy an additional 1.3 million shares.

NGINX Secures $3m

Open source web server developer NGINX has attracted $3 million in a fully subscribed Series A round. The investment includes funding from BV Capital and Runa Capital and an entity affiliated with MSD Capital, the private investment firm for Dell Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell. The funding will be used to support the company’s plans for its new commercial arm, Nginx, Inc., and its expansion into the US.

Battery Ventures-Backed Angie’s List Plans August IPO — Source

(Reuters) – Angie’s List Inc., a website that compiles consumer reviews on everything from plumbers to pediatricians, has picked Bank of America Corp. to steer its initial public offering planned for August, a person briefed on the matter said on Saturday. The IPO for the Indianapolis-based company is expected to take in from $100 million […]

VC-backed YuMe Buys Appealing Media

YuMe, a venture capital-funded video advertising technology company, has moved into Europe with the acquisition of Appealing Media, a London-based mobile video advertising company, YuMe announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not released. YuMe is backed by Accel Partners, BV Capital, DAG Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and Intel Capital.

VC-backed Fanhattan Buys The Open Movie Datatbase

San Mateo, Calif.-based start-up Fanhattan has acquired Calgary-based company The Open Movie Database, the company said. Financial terms were not released. Fanhattan plans to launch its digital media service in early 2011, and aims to help consumers navigate and discover Internet-based entertainment content like movies and television shows. The company is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, GreyCroft Partners, BV Capital and unnamed independent investors.

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