VC-backed virtual scrapbook site Pinterest buys Icebergs

Virtual scrapbook site Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a visual organization startup, the latter announced on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Icebergs, which is headquartered in Barcelona, will be joining the Pinterest team in San Francisco and discontinuing its service on September 1. Pinterest’s backers include SV Angel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity, Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital and Valiant Capital Partners. To read the post, visit here.

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Schoology pulls in $15 mln

Schoology said Tuesday that it has secured $15 million in funding. Intel Capital led the round with participation from Great Oaks Venture Capital, Great Road Holdings, FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Sumeet Jain of Intel Capital has been added to Schoology’s board of directors. Based in New York City, Schoology is a provider of learning management solutions.

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ROLI bags $12.8 mln Series A

ROLI, a London-based music tech startup, has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Balderton Capital led the round with participation from FirstMark Capital, Index Ventures and Universal Music. As a result of the funding, Balderton’s Daniel Waterhouse and FirstMarks Amish Jani have been added to ROLI’s board of directors.

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Digital wallet Dashlane snags $22 mln Series B

Dashlane has closed $22 million Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital and Dashlane’s original founder Bernard Liautaud. In addition to the funding, Alex Ferrara, a partner at BVP, has been added to Dashlane’s board. Based in New York City and Paris, Dashlane is a password manager and digital wallet.

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Pinterest racks up $200 mln at $5 bln valuation

Virtual scrapbook site Pinterest has raised $200 million in Series F financing at a valuation of $5 billion, a spokesperson from the company confirmed. Previous backers SV Angel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity, Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital and Valiant Capital Partners participated in the round.  Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann said in a statement: “Pinterest has a vision of solving discovery and helping everyone find things they’ll love. This new investment gives us additional resources to realize our vision.”

Gravie nabs $10.5 mln Series A funds

Gravie said Monday that it has secured $10.5 million in Series A financing. Aberdare Ventures led the round with participation from previous backer FirstMark Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Dr. Mohit Kaushal of Aberdare Ventures has been added to Gravie’s board of directors. Based in Minneapolis, Gravie is an insurance marketplace.

BioDigital raises $4M – VentureBeat

BioDigitial has raised a $4 million round led by FirstMark Capital and joined by the NYU Venture Fund, according to VentureBeat. The company wants to completely change the way we understand and explore the human body, reports VentureBeat.

Artisan Mobile Raises $5.5M In FirstMark Led Deal

Artisan Mobile said it raised $5.5 million in Series A funding in a deal led by FirstMark Capital. The company had previously raised $1.5 million in a seed round also led by FirstMark Capital and joined by Artisan management and several angels. The money will be used to expand sales and marketing and accelerate product development.

Aereo Closes Series B Led by IAC and Highland Capital Partners

Aereo has closed on a $38 million Series B round of financing, led by existing investors IAC and Highland Capital Partners. Previous investors from Aereo’s Series A funding round, including FirstMark Capital, First Round Capital, High Line Venture Partners, and select individuals, also participated.

Conductor Secures $20m Series C

Conductor, a search engine optimization technology business, has secured $20 million in Series C financing led by Investor Growth Capital. Existing investors FirstMark Capital and Matrix Partners also participated in the round.

Zipments Raises Funding from New York City Entrepreneurial Fund

New York-based Zipments, an online service platform for same-day delivery, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from the New York-based  venture capital firm FirstMark Capital, the New York City Economic Development Council, and the Windquest Group of Grand Rapids, Mich. PRESS RELEASE: New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and FirstMark Capital announced today […]

OpenGamma Raises $15M From ICAP, Accel, FirstMark

OpenGamma said it raised a $15 million Series C round led by ICAP and joined by Euclid Opportunities, Accel Partners and FirstMark Capital. PRESS RELEASE OpenGamma Secures $15 Million in Series C Funding led by ICAP Funding to Accelerate Global Expansion of Unified Financial Analytics Platform LONDON and NEW YORK – August 8, 2012— OpenGamma, […]

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