TakeLessons Secures Financing

TakeLessons, an online service marketplace for music lessons in the US, has secured a $4 million round of venture capital financing, bringing the total investment into the company to more than $12 million. Triangle Peak Partners led the round with participation from Siemer Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and SoftTech VC.

YourMechanic Raises $1.8M From Y Combinator, Milner, Kutcher, SV Angel, Others

YourMechanic said it raised $1.8 million in seed funding from investors including Y Combinator, Yuri Milner, Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel, CrunchFund and SoftTechVC. The Mountain View, Calif., company is developing a mobile car repair service. PRESS RELEASE YourMechanic Launches to Bring the Mechanic To You Company Announces $1.8 Million in Seed Funding (San Francisco, CA) […]

Education Startup Top Hat Monocle Scores $8M in Series A Funding

Top Hat Monocle has raised $8 million in Series A funding in a round led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital, along with SoftTech VC, Version One Ventures (the new fund of Boris Wertz) and Golden Venture Partners. The Toronto-based education company, which has an office in San Francisco, raised $1.5 million in seed stage […]

A Perfect Fit for True&Co?

True&Co, an online intimates retailer has secured $2 million in first round funding from top investors, including First Round Capital, SoftTech VC, Aileen Lee, Softbank Capital and former LinkedIn executive Ellen Levy. The company has also just unveiled a service to fit women into the perfect bra online with no measuring tape. PRESS RELEASE Two […]

Fitbit Attracts Series C Funding

Fitbit, a manufacturer of digital health and fitness devices has raised $12 Million in Series C funding from existing investors: Foundry Group, True Ventures, SoftTech VC and Felicis Ventures. Fitbit was founded in 2007 in San Francisco. PRESS RELEASE Fitbit, the market leader in the digital health and fitness device category and maker of the […]

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Bionic Panda Games Raises Seed Round

San Francisco-based Bionic Panda Games, a mobile games startup focused on casual social games for the Android platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from a wide syndicate of investors. Participants in the financing include SoftTech VC, Norwest Venture Partners, Google Ventures, 500 Startups, and angels Craig Sherman and Kal Vepuri. Charles Hudson, who […]

Fab.com Buys FashionStake

Design-focused flash sales site Fab.com has acquired NYC-based FasionStake. Terms of the deal were not released, though the company said that FashionStake founders Vivian Weng and Daniel Gulati will join Fab.com. FashionStake is an online marketplace for independent designers. Fab.com is backed by more than $50 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures, First Round Capital, Baroda Ventures, SoftTech VC, and A-Grade Investments, an angel fund co-founded by actor Ashton Kutcher and friends Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle.

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