Science acquires VC-backed PlayHaven

Science Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired PlayHaven, a mobile game ad network. No financial terms were disclosed. PlayHaven’s backers included GGV Capital, Granite Global Venture Capital and e.ventures.


Video platform JW Player nets $20 mln Series C

Online video platform JW Player has received $20 million in Series C funding. Greycroft Growth and Greenspring Associates led the round with participation from Cue Ball Capital and e.ventures. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth, expansion and product development.


Lastline picks up $10 mln

Lastline has secured $10 million in funding. The investors were Dell Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Lastline is a malware defense platform provider.


Greycroft leads $5 mln funding in Russell Simmons venture

Greycroft Partners led a $5 million Series A funding round in ALL DEF DIGITAL, a digital consumer entertainment brand co-founded by Russell Simmons. Other participants in the funding round included Advancit Capital, Nu Horizons Investments and e.ventures.


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.


Soldsie fetches $4 mln Series A

Soldsie, a San Francisco-based social selling service, said Thursday that it has secured $4 million in Series A funding. First Round Capital led the round with participation from SoftTechVC, Lerer Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Ventures, e.Ventures, 500 Startups and various angels.


The RealReal nets $20.3 mln

According to a Form D SEC filing, The RealReal has raised $20.3 million in a targeted $31 million round. Based in San Francisco, The RealReal is a luxury resale site whose previous backers include InterWest Partners, Canaan Partners, e.ventures, Greycroft Partners, Novel TMT Ventures, Suzy Welch and Panarea Capital.

TVSMILES secures $7 Million Series A Funding

TVSMILES, a loyalty program for TV advertising, has secured seven million dollars in a series-A round of financing. The start-up is receiving the fresh money from French fund Ventech S.A., which had already invested in TVSMILES. Also investing is the international venture fund e.ventures. German Startups Group, Brandenburg Ventures, Magix AG as well as other angel investors are also reinvesting.

ThisCLICKS secures first Series A round

ThisCLICKS, a mobile technology company that specializes in modern cloud labor management software, has received $4 million in a first round of Series A funding. Investors include E.ventures, Greycroft and Arthur Ventures.

Nginx raises $10m in Series B Round

Nginx has secured $10 million in a fully subscribed Series B round of funding. The round was led by venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates and included full participation of existing Series A investors e.ventures, Runa Capital, MSD Capital, as well as participation from Aaron Levie, CEO and founder of Box. With this funding, Nginx has raised $13 million to date.

Merchantry Raises $7M From Kite, Greycroft, e.ventures

Merchantry said it raised $7 million of Series B growth capital in a deal led by Kite Ventures and joined by Greycroft Partners and e.ventures. The new investment comes on top of the $10 million the company raised in Series A funding in 2011 and 2012 from GIFTLAB.com founder Carmen Busquets, Marvin Traub Associates and others.

Nativo Receives $3.5 Million in Series A Funding Led by Greycroft Partners

Nativo, a Los Angeles, Calif.-based startup whose software strives to make it easier for online publishers to run sponsored content, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners. Other investors in the round include e.ventures and existing investor Signia Venture Partners. The company previously raised $1.8 million in seed capital from Signia and other angel investors.

Luxury Resale Site The RealReal Raises $14M

The RealReal, a San Francisco-based luxury resale site, has raised a $14 million Series B round led by InterWest Partners. The round also included existing investors Canaan Partners, e.ventures, Greycroft Partners, Novel TMT Ventures, Panarea Capital and individual investors Suzy Welch and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy.

PlayHaven Raises $8 Million

PlayHaven, a provider of relationship management and monetization solutions for mobile game developers, has closed an $8 million round of financing. The round was led by GGV Capital, Granite Global Venture Capital with participation from existing investors including e.ventures, Tandem Entrepreneurs and individual investors. Hany Nada, a founding partner at GGV Capital, will join PlayHaven’s board of directors.

Redpoint, e.ventures Raise $130M Brazilian Fund–CORRECTED

Redpoint Ventures, in partnership with e.ventures, have raised a $130 million fund from LPs to invest in early stage tech companies in Brazil. The fund is the first new fund raised by e.ventures, formerly known as BV Capital, since it announced its rebranding just over a week ago. Redpoint e.ventures will be led by Yann de […]

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