(Reuters) – DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Wednesday bought teen-oriented YouTube network AwesomenessTV, providing a big exit for Greycroft Partners, MK Capital, New World Ventures and angels, which invested $3.5 million in the company just nine months ago.
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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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.