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Parking app SpotHero nabs $4.5 mln Series A

SpotHero has closed $4.5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V, e.ventures, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn has been added to SpotHero’s board of directors. Headquartered in Chicago, SpotHero is an on-demand parking app.

FundersClub Raises Significant Seed Round

FundersClub, a marketplace for private investing, has closed a significant round of seed funding. Investors in the round included First Round Capital, Y Combinator, Draper Associates, Felicis Ventures, Spark Capital, Digital Garage, Intel Capital, Y Combinator-affiliated funds (Andreessen Horowitz, Start Fund, SV Angel, and General Catalyst Partners), Investmon Sarl, NetPrice, Global Venture Alliance and Plug and Play Tech Center.

TrackVia Raises $7.1M From Longworth, Fairhaven, Access, Flywheel, Others

TrackVia said it raised $7.1 million in a fundraising round led by Longworth Venture Partners and Fairhaven Capital, and joined by Access Venture Partners, Flywheel Ventures, Draper Associates and Allen & Company. The funds will go to expand sales, marketing and engineering operations at the applications development services company.

Aerospike Raises Series B From NEA, Draper Assoc., Alsop Louie

Aerospike said it raised a Series B round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates and joined by existing investors Draper Associates and Alsop Louie Partners. Don Haderle, the father of IBM DB2, has joined the database company as an adviser. Aerospike also said it acquired Alchemy Database. PRESS RELEASE Rapid Customer Success with Aerospike […]

Mogreet Inks $4.1M Venture Round

Mobile video marketing company Mogreet has raised $4.1 million in capital, bringing its total funding to $14.1 million. Black Diamond Ventures led the round, which included participation from investors including DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures and Draper Associates. PRESS RELEASE Mogreet, the world’s premier mobile video marketing company, today announced the company has […]

Lightbank Backs Cloudbot

Chicago-based Lightbank, the venture firm started by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, is among those backing Cloudbot in a recent venture round. The startup develops a mobile and web app designed to aggregate a person’s online presence into a single interface. Draper Associates and Hyde Park Angels also contributed to the financing. The amount of funding was not disclosed.

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