VC-backed PokitDok beefs up team with new additions

PokitDok, an online health marketplace that connects consumers with providers, has expanded its leadership team with fire new hires. Joining PokitDok are Adam Grant as senior vice president of customer success; David George as senior vice president of business development; Brandon Nosacka as vice president of business development; and Natalie Cann as vice president of marketing. Also, the firm has added Lisa Suennen to its board of directors. Based in San Mateo, Calif. and Charleston, SC, PokitDok is backed by New Atlantic Ventures, Rogers Venture Partners and Subtraction Capital.

VC-backed PulsePoint expands team with new hire

New York-based ad tech platform PulsePoint has hired Mitchell Eisenberg as general counsel and SVP of corporate development. Previously, Eisenberg worked at Mediabistro. PulsePoint’s backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Gotham Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, Updata Partners and VantagePoint Capital Partners.


Truveris nets $12.75 mln Series C

Truveris said Friday that it has closed $12.75 million in Series C funding. Canaan Partners led the round with participation from return backers New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures and First Round. Based in New York City, Truveris is a platform for pharmacy pricing and benefits analysis.


BlockScore attracts $2 mln seed funds

BlockScore said Thursday that it has secured $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Battery Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures, Boost VC and Y Combinator. The capital will be used for product development and sales expansion. BlockScore is a provider of ID verification and anti-fraud solutions for online businesses.

VC-backed Invincea hires new COO

Invincea said Monday that it has named Norm Laudermilch as its chief operating officer. Previously, Laudermilch worked at Verizon’s Terremark Federal Group where he served as COO. Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Invincea is a provider of cyber security solutions. Its backers include Aeris Capital, Dell Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Harbert Ventures and New Atlantic Ventures.


SJF Ventures leads Series B round for Yieldbot

Yieldbot said Friday that it has closed $18 million in Series B funding. SJF Ventures led the round with participation from RRE Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, Common Angels and City National Bank. Based in New York City and Boston, Yieldbot is a provider of real-time consumer intent to digital marketers.

VC-backed PulsePoint names new SVP of product management

PulsePoint has hired Julie Preis as SVP of product management. Previously, Preis worked at Mocean Mobile. Headquartered in New York City, PulsePoint is an advertising tech and content creation firm. Its backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Gotham Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, Updata Partners and VantagePoint Capital Partners.


Quad Learning garners $10 mln

Quad Learning said Tuesday that it has secured $10 million in Series B funding. The investors included MentorTech Ventures, ECMC Group, SWaN & Legend Fund, New Atlantic Ventures, CNF Investments, New Enterprise Associates and Comcast Ventures. In addition to the funding, Joe Del Guercio of CNF Investments has been added to Quad Learning’s board. Based in Washington, D.C., Quad Learning works with community colleges to offer honors programs to students.

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5 Habits of Great Startup CEOs

Guest columnist Scott Johnson of New Atlantic Ventures has compiled the five traits of great startup CEOs — the ones who “get multiple B-round term sheets in down markets and get that marquis exit at an unusually high multiple.”

New Atlantic Ventures Leads $1 Mln Round for Spotflux

Spotflux said Wednesday that it raised $1 million in new funding led by New Atlantic Ventures and group of angel investors, including Paris-based Kima Ventures. Spotflux, of New York, is a free application that lets consumers connect to the Internet with privacy protection. PRESS RELEASE Spotflux officially opens its doors today, introducing a free application […]

Truveris Inks $10M Series B

Truveris Inc. has raised $10 million in Series B financing, the company announced Thursday. New Leaf Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from Tribeca Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures and First Round Capital. Formed in 2009, Truveris makes software designed to provide transparency and cost containment in the prescriptions claims process. PRESS […]

Ember Renews Venture Debt Financing

Boston-based Ember, a provider of low-power wireless mesh networking technology has renewed its 2009 US$5 million venture debt financing. Wellington Financial arranged the financing for the original transaction which provided the company with additional working capital to accommodate its growth strategy. Venture capital backers include Polaris Ventures, GrandBanks Capital, RRE Ventures, Vulcan Capital, DFJ ePlanet […]

Vibrant Media Strikes Image Space Deal–CORRECTED

Vibrant Media, the online advertising service, will buy Image Space Media. The deal was described as part of the company’s “mission” under CEO Cella Irvine to expand contextual solutions. Vibrant Media has raised more than $20 million from investors including Fortis and ABS Ventures, Image Space has raised less than $5 million and is backed by New Atlantic Ventures, among others.

Syncom Venture Partners Leads $4M for AppTap

Reston, Va.-based AppTap, developer of an app recommendations service, has raised $4 million in a round led by Syncom Venture Partners. Return backer New Atlantic Ventures also participated in the round. The money will go toward development and toward expanding its partnerships and its app advertising capabilities for developers.

Invincea Announces Growth Capital and Acquisition

Invincea, a provider of malware threat protection via virtualization, has secured $5.1 million in new funding. The company has also announced the acquisition of high profile talent from HP/ArcSight and RSA/NetWitness. The round of growth capital was led by Harbert Venture Partners, Grotech Ventures, and New Atlantic Ventures to expand Invincea’s corporate sales, engineering, and […]

Truveris Names Bryan Birch Chairman, President and CEO

The New York-based health information technology company Truveris has hired Bryan Birch as its new chairman, president and CEO.  Birch joins the company from Touchstone Health plans, where he was chairman, president and CEO and remains non-executive chairman. Truveris received $3.8 million in Series A funding in February of this year, including from Tribeca Venture Partners, New […]

Stitcher Closes on $10M for Personalized Talk Radio

San Francisco-based Stitcher has raised $10 million for its personalized Internet talk radio service. The company is similar to Pandora in that its users can personalize radio station based on their favorite shows, spanning across news, entertainment, sports and comedy. New Enterprise Associates led the Series C round, which included backing from return investors Benchmark Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, and individuals including Ron Conway. Ravi Viswanathan of NEA will join the Stitcher board.

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