Symform has a traction problem, and interestingly, it’s turning to the National Association of Realtors for help.
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Ifbyphone, a voice-based marketing automation platform, has secured a debt financing commitment of $2 million from industry-focused debt provider BlueCrest Capital Finance. In the past, Ifbyphone has received $18 million in funding from investors such as Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund (I2A), Apex Venture Partners, Origin Ventures, Spring Mill Ventures, and River Cities Capital Funds. Most [...]
Ifbyphone has raised $8 million in Series B financing from Apex Venture Partners, Origin Ventures, Spring Mill Ventures, Second Century Ventures and the i2A Fund. Ifbyphone has raised $16 million in total venture funding to date. Skokie, Illinois-based Ifbyphone provides voice applications for enterprise customers.
DocuSign Inc., a Seattle-based provider of online document delivery and signature solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding from Second Century Ventures, a VC group sponsored by the National Association of Realtors. DocuSign previously raised around $33 million from WestRiver Capital, Frazier Technology Ventures, Ignition Partners and Sigma Partners.
Did you know that the National Association of Realtors has a venture capital arm called Second Century Ventures? Me neither, until I met managing director Constance Freeman (formerly of Cue Ball) at the Chicago Shindig on Monday night.
Apparently the 1.2 million member organization first dabbled in VC by making one-off investments in companies like Move Inc. (online real estate), SentriLock (a realtor lockbox) and ZipLogix (real estate forms software). It then formed Second Century Ventures in 2007, and made an investment in commercial listings platform ePropertyData.