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SimpleReach scores $9 mln Series A

SimpleReach said Tuesday that it has raised $9 million in Series A financing. MK Capital led the round with participation from Atlas Venture, Village Ventures and High Peaks Venture Partners. In addition to the funding, Kirk Wolfe of MK Capital has been added to SimpleReach’s board. Based in New York, SimpleReach is a provider of content measurement and distribution solutions.

ADAR IT secures $2.4m Series A

ADAR IT, a Chicago-based cloud computing company has secured $2.4 million in Series A funding from MK Capital. BOSI Global has been appointed as an operating partner.

eSpark Receives More Than $5 Mln Equity Financing

eSpark said Wednesday that it secured over $5 million in equity financing. New investors MK Capital, Learn Capital and NewSchools Venture joined existing private investors in the financing. Chicago-based eSpark provides iPad-enabled individualized student learning plans.

DataPop Raises Series B led by MK Capital

Digital marketing technology company DataPop has raised $7 million in Series B funding. MK Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors Rincon Venture Partners, IA Ventures, Momentum Ventures and Accelerator Ventures. PRESS RELEASE By delivering on the real promise of internet advertising, DataPop, a fast growing digital marketing technology company, has raised $7MM […]

Chicago-based Eved Closes $9.5M Series B: CORRECTED

Eved, a Chicago-based company developing an online marketplace for the meeting and event industry, has raised $9.5 million in Series B financing. New World Ventures and MK Capital led the round, which will be used to expand its online platform. Existing shareholder Merrick Ventures also participated in the round.

BidPal Network Seals $5.6M

MK Capital and Allos Ventures co-led a $5.6 million Series B round for Indianapolis-based BidPal Network. The company makes a handheld bidding device designed for charitable fundraising. The infusion will help BidPal expand into new markets.

MK Capital Backs Movieclips.com With $7M

Movieclips.com, an online library of licensed film clips, has raised $7 million in Series B financing, led by MK Capital. Mark Terbeek of MK Capital will join the company’s board as a result of the round. Movieclips.com is also backed by Shasta Ventures.

ReachForce Nabs $4.6M In New Funding

ReachForce, which specializes in providing information about business professionals, has raised $4.6 million in growth financing. MK Capital led the round, which included participation from current shareholder GSA Venture Partners. As a result, MK Capital’s Mark Koulogeorge will join the company’s board.

Playcast Media Systems Inks $10M

Video game streaming company Playcast Media Systems has inked a $10 million Series B round of financing led by Chicago and Los Angeles-based venture firm MK Capital and Israeli venture firm JVP. Existing shareholders Xenia Venture Capital and C.Mer Industries also participated in the round. Playcast has offices in California, Israel and the U.K.

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MK Capital Invest $3 Million in Poptent

MK Capital invested $3 million in Poptent through a Series A financing round. Poptent is a social network dedicated to crowdsourcing video. It hired Andy Jedynak as chief executive officer. Jedynak previously led KidZui, the Internet for Kids. MK Capital has offices in Chicago and Los Angeles.

MK Capital Raises $75 Million

MK Capital has held a $75 million first close on its second VC fund, including $25 million from the SBIC program, according to VentureWire. The Chicago-based firm is seeking a total of $150 million. www.mkcapital.com

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