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ViralGains raises $2.8 mln from investor group, rapper Nas

Hub Angels has led $2.8 million of funding in ViralGains, which provides an online video ad platform. The funding round included participation of 45 investors, including 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, Chicago-based Pallasite Ventures, Boston’s Launch Capital and Boston-based angels Ty Danco, Joe Caruso, Jay Batson and Semyon Dukach. Also, rapper Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones joined the investment group. ViralGains is seeking a total of $3.3 million in funding.

CustomMade Gets $2.1M From Google Ventures, First Round, Others

CustomMade.com said it raised $2.1 million in a Series A round of financing led by First Round Capital and Google Ventures. Also participating were Founder Collective, Launch Capital, NextView Ventures, Andrew McCollum, David Tisch of TechStars and other investors. The company runs a market place connecting shoppers and artisans. PRESS RELEASE CUSTOMMADE RECEIVES FUNDING FROM […]

Bloom Studio Adds Funding from O’Reilly, Launch Capital

San Francisco-based Bloom Studio Inc. has raised an undisclosed amount of see financing from O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures and Launch Capital. The money will help Bloom bolster its team of game graphics and mobile application specialists, and continue to build new apps for platforms like the iPad. The company is also backed by Betaworks, SV Angel and Stewart Butterfield.

DoubleDutch Gets $1.2M

Groupon co-founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky joined VC Lightbank in committing $1.2 million to social business startup DoubleDutch, it was announced today. The company will boost its platform to allow enterprises to launch geosocial applications with the funding. Prior investors include Charles River Ventures, Launch Capital, Accelerator Ventures, Venture51 and Zig Capital.

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