DreamBox Hires VP of Sales

DreamBox Learning, an intelligent adaptive learning company has named Jason Bedford as vice president of sales and client success. DreamBox Learning closed its Series A round of funding in December 2011 led by private investors Reed Hastings, John Doerr and Deborah Quazzo and GSV Capital Corp. PRESS RELEASE DreamBox Learning®, (www.dreambox.com), the leading intelligent adaptive […]

CampusLIVE Re-launches as Dailybreak and Inks $5m

CampusLIVE has re-launched as Dailybreak. Based in Boston, MA, the company has closed $5 million in funding led by GSV Capital Corp and is also backed by Highland Capital and Charles River Ventures. Dailybreak has also appointed John Federman as CEO. PRESS RELEASE With a string of major developments heralding its expansion beyond the college-aged […]

GSV Capital Raises $97.5m in Follow-On Offering

GSV Capital Corp has priced a follow-on offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at $16.25 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of $97.5 million. The fund intends to use the net proceeds to invest in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objective and strategies, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. […]

GSV Closes on Follow-On Offering

Woodside, California-based GSV Capital Corp has closed its follow-on offering of shares of its common stock. The company issued 6,900,000 shares resulting in gross proceeds of $103.5 million. GSV Capital Corp is a publicly traded investment fund that invests in high-growth, venture-backed private companies. PRESS RELEASE GSV Capital Corp. (Nasdaq:GSVC) (the “Company”) today announced that […]

Grockit Inks $7M Series D

San Francisco-based social learning startup Grockit has raised $7 million in Series D financing led by Atlas Venture. Benchmark Capital and Integral Capital Partners, both return investors, also participated in the round, along with new investors NewSchools Venture Fund and GSV Capital Corp. With a total of $24 million in financing, Grockit will use the money for growth.

Hot Secondaries, Now Selling on Nasdaq (Well, Kind of)

Before, investors in private companies had to rely on secondary market exchanges’ accreditation process to accept them in order to start buying into late-stage startups pre-IPO. Before, they were subject to hefty transaction fees if they wanted to jump into shares of startups like Facebook, so that they would have to realize a share value gain just to hit breakeven, if they were short-term buyers. That was before.

Michael Moe, one of the founders of GSV Capital Corp., changed that….

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