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Daily fantasy sports game operator FanDuel has closed $11 million in Series C financing from new investor Comcast Ventures, existing investors Piton Capital, Pentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital and serial investor Richard Koch. Andrew Cleland, a partner at Comcast Ventures has joined FanDuel’s board.
WhoSay, a personal media management platform for film, television, music, and sports personalities, has secured a Series C round totaling $12 million. Comcast Ventures led the round with existing investors Greylock Partners, Amazon and High Peaks Ventures also participating. PRESS RELEASE WhoSay Inc., the leading personal media management platform for high profile film, television, music, [...]
Iddiction, a new start-up from mobile games entrepreneur Andrej Nabergoj, has unveiled its app deals and discovery tool in the App Store. The company is backed by Rick Thompson, founder of Playdom, Comcast Ventures, IDG Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Felicis Ventures, and select angel investors. PRESS RELEASE Iddiction, Inc. today debuts its app deals and [...]
Online automobile marketplace CarWoo! has closed a $6M funding round, bringing total funding to over $12M. With the funding, CarWoo! is adding industry veterans Rudi Thun, formerly general manager of AOL Autos, and Phil Yeh, previously from Dealix. CarWoo! is based in Burlingame, CA and is now funded by Blumberg Capital, Comcast Ventures and InterWest [...]
Coming on the heels of its $20 million funding, Plum District, the local commerce platform for moms, acquired Chatterfly and DoodleDeals. Chatterfly is a digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards firm and DodoleDeals is a deal site for parents on kids’ products and services. Earlier today, it was announced General Catalyst, Comcast Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers were among investors that joined to provide Plum District with $20 million.
General Catalyst Partners led a $20 million round for Plum Disctrict, a San Francisco-based local commerce platform for moms. New investors Comcast Ventures and Duke University contributed to the round, along with existing investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. As a result of the funding, Raul Vazquez, the former president and chief executive of Walmart.com was named to the board of directors.
Catalog Spree, maker of a catalog shopping app for the iPad, has sealed $6.1 million in Series A funding. Comcast Ventures led the round, with participation from BlackBerry Partners Fund and El Dorado Ventures.
Kiwi Crate, a months-old, Mountain View, Calif.-based company that operates a subscription-based, kid-focused activities service (including home-delivered parent-kid “projects”), has raised $2 million in seed funding. First Round Capital led the round. Other investors include Mayfield Fund, Comcast Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Consigliere Brand Capital, UJ Ventures and 500 Startups. PRESS RELEASE: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., [...]