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Crowdfunding platform Fundable buys VC-backed LaunchRock

Business crowdfunding platform Fundable has acquired LaunchRock. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Walnut, Calif., LaunchRock helps startups launch their businesses. Its backers include 500 Startups, Venture51, Quotidian Ventures and Trinity Ventures.

Trigger Raises Seed Funding

Trigger, which offers a mobile development framework specifically targeted at web developers rather than existing mobile teams, has raised $1 million in seed round of funding. Funds have been raised through AngelList. Investors include Paul Graham, SV Angel, 500 Startups, Russ Siegelman, Steven Walske, RightVentures, Venture51 and John Taysom. PRESS RELEASE New service, Trigger, today […]

Life360 Closes Series A

Life360, a provider of mobile family safety applications has reached its ten millionth user milestone. The company has also closed a $3.5 million Series A financing. Investors included Fontinalis Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, 500 Startups, Kapor Capital, Venture51, Bullpen Capital, Social Leverage and EchoVC Partners, as well as existing investors. This brings the company’s total […]

Meg Whitman Joins Zaarly Board as it Closes on $14M

San Francisco-based mobile commerce startup Zaarly has added Hewlett-Packard chief executive and former eBay chief Meg Whitman to its board. Zaarly has created a mobile, local marketplace that allows users to buy and sell with people in their neighborhoods. Zaarly has also announced a newly closed $14.1 million Series A funding round, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersiFund and Sands Capital Ventures. Additional investors include CMEA, Venture51, Crunchfund, Marc Ecko, and Artists and Instigators. John Suliman of Sands Capital Ventures, and Chi-Hua Chien of KPCB have also joined the board.

DoubleDutch Gets $1.2M

Groupon co-founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky joined VC Lightbank in committing $1.2 million to social business startup DoubleDutch, it was announced today. The company will boost its platform to allow enterprises to launch geosocial applications with the funding. Prior investors include Charles River Ventures, Launch Capital, Accelerator Ventures, Venture51 and Zig Capital.

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