Content start-up Shareaholic has closed an oversubscribed $3 million Series A led by Kepha Partners. Existing investors including General Catalyst Partners, NextView Ventures, 500Startups and angels also participated. ANNOUNCEMENT Today I am thrilled to announce that we have closed a very oversubscribed $3 Million Series A led by Kepha Partners with all our existing investors [...]
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OwnerIQ said it raised $7.5 million in a Series E round led by Longworth Venture Partners and Kepha Partners and joined by its six existing investors. The company said it doubled its valuation. No additional details were available. PRESS RELEASE OwnerIQ Secures New Round of Funding, Doubles Valuation Transforming brands’ online audiences into ownership-targeted media [...]
On The Spot Systems(R), a real-time mobile survey provider, has closed a round of seed investment funding for $750,000 shared by Kepha Partners, a Waltham venture capital firm, Angel Street Capital of Providence, and Mike Sheehan, a strategic investor. The funding will enable the company to expand its market presence in food service and address [...]
Bluefin Labs, a Somerville, Mass.-based developer of technology for analyzing and indexing sports video, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Kepha Partners, according to Scott Kirsner. It also has secured around $500,000 in SBIR grants. Read more…
But won’t say how much. “It’s in the mid-single-digit millions,” according to Goby CEO Mark Watkins — split equally between Flybridge Capital Partners and Kepha Partners — but “we don’t want to help our competitors.”
It’s not clear which competitors Watkins is worried about. Goby has a travel search engine that lets you find places you might want to go based on filling in any two out of three boxes — what, where and when. Its pretty interface is backed by some hefty database technology developed by Mike Stonebraker, now an adjunct professor at MIT. Stonebraker developed the Ingres and Postgres relational database systems while he was a professor at Berkeley and has been involved in eight other database companies.
“Goby is a search engine for the structure of data rather than the text,” Watkins said. “Instead of crawling the Web looking at random Web pages, we look for databases of information — is there a form, how is the browse tree configured? It tells us what the pages are about.”