Knocking a Google-like grand slam out of the park has never been the rule in local investing, despite the potential of luring large consumer audiences deeply interested in neighborhoods and area merchants. This hasn’t kept venture capitalists from continuing to try.
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PeopleMatter, a Charleston, S.C.-based maker of HR software, has raised $19 million in Series B funding, led by Scale Venture Partners, whose partner, Rob Theis, has joined the board. Previous PeopleMatter investors Intersouth Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Harbert Venture Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, C&B Capital and Silicon Valley Bank also contributed to the funding.
PeHUB caught up with Brightroll founder and CEO Tod Sacerdoti to talk about the company’s future, including a possible IPO. The 6-year-old video ad company has raised $46 million from investors and may now be making $100 million in yearly revenue.
DataSift said it raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners and joined by Northgate Capital and Daher Capital. Rory O’Driscoll, managing director at ScaleVP, has joined the board.
European buyout veteran CVC Capital Partners’ 2001 vintage fund investments have proved the best bets of NYC Police Pension Fund for the period ending 31 December 2011.
Box is launching Box OneCloud for Android devices. Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform. The company is headquartered in Los Altos, California and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, [...]
Ben Fu has joined Next World Capital as a partner in its San Francisco office. Ben will work across the firm’s strategy of expansion stage venture capital investing in the enterprise software, mobile and consumer Internet sectors. He was mostly recently a principal with Scale Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE Next World Capital (NWC) is pleased [...]
Like many LPs, the Indiana Public Retirement System pulled back on its venture investments when the global crisis up ended financial markets in 2009 and 2010. But not as much as you might think.