Julep Beauty, a Seattle-based beauty brand, has raised $10.3 million in Series B funding led by the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz and including Western Technology Investments and Version One Ventures. Previous investors in the company, including Maveron; Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter; and Precedent Investments also participated in the new round.
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Digital media company Red Tricycle has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding led by Maveron. Additional investors include 500 Startups, Richmond Park Partners and zulily, as well as angel investors Paul Buchheit, Bob Pittman, Jon Nordmark and Jason Calcanis.
E-commerce start-up Decide.com is launching a guarantee claiming it will help online shoppers beat online price swings, writes Reuters. Decide.com crunches data to tell shoppers the best products to buy and also when to buy them. Decide.com was co-founded by Internet search expert Oren Etzioni and backed by investors, including Starbucks’ chairman Howard Schultz’s Maveron, a venture capital firm, according to Reuters.
Trupanion, a 12-year-old, Vancouver-based company that sells pet insurance, has raised $9 million, from the Highland Consumer Fund and Maveron, the Seattle-based venture capital firm. To date, Trupanion has raised $37.1 million, including from Maveron, the company’s first institutional investor. It entered the U.S. market in 2008, opening its U.S. office in Seattle. PRESS RELEASE: [...]
peerTransfer was provided a $7.5 million round of financing from investors including Accel Partners, Maveron and Boston Seed Capital, which was led by VC Spark Capital. The investment is peerTransfer’s Series A round. Capital will be used by the global payment solutions for international education payments company for operational expansion.
KidZui, the developer of an Internet browser for kids, has launched its Zui.com search engine for kids aged 3 to 12 years old. The site is backed by $2 million in financing from Mission Ventures, Maveron, Emergence Capital and Scholastic Corp. The company sealed $1 million this spring, and grabbed $1 million last fall. KidZui is based in San Diego, Calif.
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Gigi Hill Inc., a California-based maker of handbags and tote bags, has closed on $3 million in venture capital. Maveron led the Series A round, which included participation from Trinity Ventures and Maveron sector advisor Mark Vadon. Jason Stoffer and Clayton Lewis of Maveron will join the company’s board as a result of the financing. [...]
As if there isn’t already enough attention being paid to online shopping and daily deals sites, such as Groupon and LivingSocial. Stealth startup Decide.com announced Tuesday it raised another $6 million in a series B round led by Maveron and supported by Madrona Ventures Group and several angel investors. It also added to its string [...]