CB Insights took at look at which seed deals received follow-on funding and listed investors by the ability of their portfolios to raise new money. Here are the top 10.
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Cendana Capital announced the final close of a pair of seed-based fund of funds on Friday. The institutional seed investor now has raised $88.2 million and taken a position with nine investment partnerships. The final close announced Friday in a document filed with Securities and Exchange Commission was on $28.2 million raised by Cendana Capital L.P.
Social TV analytics business Bluefin Labs has joined Twitter. Last year, Bluefin Labs raised $12 million in a Series B round led by Time Warner Investments with participation from SoftBank Capital, Redpoint Ventures and Lerer Ventures.
Spindle Labs Inc., a developer of search technology, has raised $2.3 million in venture funding, and recently released the company’s app in iTunes. The company is backed by Polaris Ventures, Greylock Partners, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, Atlas Ventures, Broad Beach Ventures, Project 11, Ray Ozzie and Raman Narayanan. Spindle Labs is based in Boston.
OrderGroove, a subscription and membership commerce business,has secured more than $6.7 million in venture capital financing. Fung Capital USA led the oversubscribed Series B round, with additional investment from Lerer Ventures, Legend and SWaN Ventures, Allegro Venture Partners, Bee Partners, as well as former Walmart.com CEO Raul Vazquez and NEW Corporation‘s chairman Fred Schaufeld.
Lerer Ventures said it has raised a $36 million third fund to continue making seed investments in New York and Silicon Valley. The new fund is a noticeable step up from the firm’s $25 million second fund from 2011 and will enable Lerer to take larger positions in portfolio companies.
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, [...]
Global online music video channel BalconyTV-Music With A View has secured its first institutional funding from Polaris Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures and Greycroft Partners. Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath will also join the company in an advisory role. BalconyTV was founded by three Dublin friends who began filming daily performances of new and up-and-coming [...]
Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company, has appointed ex-Razorfish CEO JP Maheu as its CEO. Maheu will work alongside Bluefin Labs co-founder Deb Roy, who will remain as chairman. In January, Bluefin Labs raised $12 million in a Series B round led by Time Warner Investments with participation from SoftBank Capital, Redpoint Ventures and [...]