Wochit has closed a $4.75 million series A venture capital round from Redpoint Ventures, Cedar Fund and Greycroft Partners. Wochit provides web publishers with a supply of ever-fresh news video.
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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.
(Reuters) – DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Wednesday bought teen-oriented YouTube network AwesomenessTV, providing a big exit for Greycroft Partners, MK Capital, New World Ventures and angels, which invested $3.5 million in the company just nine months ago.
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.
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.
PeopleLinx said it raised $3.2 million in Series A funding in a deal led by Osage Venture Partners, Greycroft Partners and MissionOG. Angel investors also participated in the oversubscribed round.
Mark Terbeek has joined Greycroft Partners as a partner. He will be based in the LA office and focus on investment opportunities in the digital media sector with an emphasis on online video. Terbeek was previously a partner with MK Capital.
Fortumo, a mobile payments company with offices in Estonia, San Francisco and Beijing, has secured Intel Capital and Greycroft Partners as new investors in a growth round of financing. Prior to the funding, Fortumo has been majority-owned by Mobi Solutions, an Estonian mobile solutions company, which will remain a shareholder.
Livefyre said it raised a $15M Series C investment in a deal led by U.S. Venture Partners and joined by existing investors Greycroft Partners, Cue Ball, HillsVen Group, and ff Venture Capital. The money will support new growth and expansion into new markets.
LongTail Video, a provider of self-serve video solutions for web publishers, has completed a $5 million Series B funding round. The financing, LongTail’s first institutional round, was led by Greycroft Partners and included participation from Cue Ball Capital.