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Real-time analytics startup Chartbeat garners $3.1 mln

According to a blog post on its site by CEO Tony Haile, Chartbeat has raised $3.1 million in funding. Previous backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Freestyle Capital, LAUNCH Fund, SoftTech VC and Lowercase Capital. Based in New York City, Chartbeat is a provider of real-time analytics. To read more about the funding, visit here.

Piqora closes Series A

Piqora, a marketing and analytics business for visual social networks Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, among others, has closed a Series A investment of $7.7 million led by DFJ. Freestyle Capital, Baseline Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and Altos Ventures also participated, bringing total financing to over $11 million to date.

Chute Opens Up With $7M Series A

San Francisco-based startup Chute announced Tuesday it raised $7 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group, with existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participating. The company, which came out out of Y Combinator, previously raised about $3 million in funding from institutional ind individual investors, including Klout co-founder and CEO Joe Fernandez.

Cendana Has Final Close On Institutional Seed Fund Of Funds

Cendana Capital announced the final close of a pair of seed-based fund of funds on Friday. The institutional seed investor now has raised $88.2 million and taken a position with nine investment partnerships. The final close announced Friday in a document filed with Securities and Exchange Commission was on $28.2 million raised by Cendana Capital L.P.

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Freestyle Capital Raising Fund II

Freestyle Capital, a seed stage Internet investor founded by a pair of serial entrepreneur Burning Man devotees, has raised most of the capital for a planned $40 million second fund, according to a securities filing.

9GAG Secures Seed Funds Led by Freestyle and True Ventures

Online comedy community 9GAG has received $2.8 million in seed funding led by early stage investment firms Freestyle Capital and True Ventures. First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners and returning investor 500 Startups also participated in the round. PRESS RELEASE 9GAG, the world’s largest and fastest growing online comedy community, today announced a new mobile app […]

Ridejoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle, Lerer, SV Angel, Y Combinator, Others

Ridejoy said it raised $1.3 million in a seed round led by Freestyle Capital and followed by Lerer Ventures, Start Fund, SV Angel, Founder Collective and Y Combinator. Also joining the round in the ride sharing company are individual social technology investors Ben Ling, Owen Van Natta and Joshua Schachter. PRESS RELEASE Social Ridesharing Pioneer […]

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 […]

Impermium Adds $8M Series A

Impermium, maker of a service to fight social web spam, has closed on $8 million in Series A funding. Highland Capital Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including The Social+Capital Partnership and Freestyle Capital.

Enflick Inks $1M Seed Funding

Enflick, the creator of free text messaging application TextNow and instant messaging application PingChat!, has inked more than $1 million in seed financing, the company announced Wednesday. Freestyle Capital led the round with participation by the Menlo Talent Fund, Menlo Ventures’ Seed Program. Individual investors also joined in, including Troy Carter, the manager for Lady Gaga; and Scooter Braun, manager for pop star Justin Bieber.

LinkedIn Gets IndexTank-ed

Listed online professional networking site LinkedIn will acquire IndexTank, the hosted search engine service. IndexTank CEO Diego Basch confirmed the news on the company’s blog. Specifics of the deal were not publicized. Backers include Freestyle Capital and Patagonia Ventures.

Adobe Buys Typekit

Typekit, the subscription service for font types, has been acquired by listed strategic tech conglomerate Adobe. Specifics of the deal were not publicized. Investors in Typekit include True Ventures, Evan Williams, Freestyle Capital and Chris Sacca.

Twitter Buys BackType

Twitter has acquired the analytics platform company BackType. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. BackType has raised $1.32 million in funding since its 2008 founding, including from Y Combinator, True Ventures, K9 Ventures, and Freestyle Capital. BackType was formed to help brands and ad agencies, including AOL, Edelman, and Microsoft, better understand social […]

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Renowned Entrepreneurs Launch New Venture Fund

Josh Felser and Dave Samuel –  a team of entrepreneurs who’ve founded and sold two startups for hundreds of millions of dollars –  are getting into the early-stage venture capital business, and they’ve established some nontraditional objectives toward that end. “Ideally, we’re looking to invest in startups that raise less than $5 million from investors, […]

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