Social Venture Fund, a student-led, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based “impact investing” fund that’s closely affiliated with the University of Michigan, has participated in a seed-stage financing for Mytonomy, a video storytelling platform for college and career advising. Other investors include NewSchools Venture Fund and Kapor Capital. Social Venture Fund makes investments of up to $100,000. Terms of the Mytonomy deal were not disclosed. Two-year-old Mytonomy is based in Washington, D.C.
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Entrepreneur and investor Ross Fubini, who’s been a partner with seed-stage investor Kapor Capital for the past year, has joined Canaan Partners as a venture partner. Fubini, who’s listed as an advisor to Palantir Technologies, led investments in Piazza, CitrusLane, GingerIO, KarmaLoop, ElationEMR, Omada Health and HealthLoop and others while at Kapor Capital.
San Francisco-based startup ClassDojo has launched out of beta an announced it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding. The company, which says it already has 3.5 million teacher and student members on its site, helps teachers manage student behavior using game mechanics. Investors include Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Ron Conway of SV Angel, [...]
955 Dreams, a next generation mobile publishing company has closed a $3.25M seed round. Investors in this round include 500 Startups, m8 Capital, Kapor Capital, Felicis Ventures and CrunchFund. The round is being led by 500 Startups and m8 Capital. 500 Startups is a Mountain View-based seed fund and startup accelerator program. m8 Capital is [...]
Piazza, a social learning network for students and instructors, has secured $6 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners. Seed investors Kapor Capital and Felicis Ventures also participated in the round. PRESS RELEASE Piazza, the social learning network for students and instructors, today announced that it has secured $6 million in Series A [...]
Piazza said it raised $6 million in a Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Seed investors Kapor Capital and Felicis Ventures also participated in the round. The social learning company plans to use the money for research and development and customer outreach. PRESS RELEASE Piazza Secures $6 Million in Funding to Transform Learning [...]
Life360, a provider of mobile family safety applications has reached its ten millionth user milestone. The company has also closed a $3.5 million Series A financing. Investors included Fontinalis Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, 500 Startups, Kapor Capital, Venture51, Bullpen Capital, Social Leverage and EchoVC Partners, as well as existing investors. This brings the company’s total [...]
Fundly, a cloud-based social fundraising platform for non-profits, has raised $5 million in financing led by Morgenthaler Ventures. Seed investors Kapor Capital, Correlation Ventures, Seraph Group, and Accelerator Ventures also participated in the round. As a result of the round, Morgenthaler’s Mark Goines will join the Fundly board. Fundly is based in Palo Alto, Calif.
Piazza, the online Q&A platform shared by students and instructors, will take $1.5 million in seed funding from investors including Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures, Kapor Capital and SV Angel. Partners on the deal include, from Felicis, Aydin Senkut, and from Sequoia, Bryan Schreier.
Inkling, the maker of interactive learning apps, has secured a new round of financing. McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures, Kapor Capital and Sherpalo Ventures participated in the funding round. Specifics were not publicized.