Icon leads funding round for GutCheck

On-demand market research provider GutCheck has raised a $4 million round of financing led by Icon Venture Partners and including existing investors. Details of the financing weren’t disclosed, but the funding was an up round. The Denver-based company has now raised $10 million in total funding, including a $4 million Series B round last year from Grotech Ventures, Crawley Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures and Village Ventures. As part of the recent deal, Jeff Hinck, general partner of Icon, has joined the board.

BlueTarp Closes $15m Funding Round

BlueTarp Financial, a credit provider for the building supply industry, has closed a $15 million equity round led by new investor Long Ridge Equity Partners. BlueTarp’s existing investor group, including Highland Capital Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, Village Ventures and Trinity Ventures also participated in the round.

Reuters – Dwolla Raises $16.5m from Andreessen Horowitz

Online payment network Dwolla has pulled in $16.5 million in a third funding round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, according to VentureBeat. Previous investors Village Ventures, Thrive Capital, and Union Square Ventures also contributed. Dwolla raised its $5 million Series B round in February 2012.

On Deck Founder Named Co-Chair of One in Three

Technology platform On Deck has announced that its founder and former chief executive officer Mitch Jacobs has been named co-chairman of the One in Three Leadership Council, a non-profit initiative of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity. The council’s goal is to create new jobs by reaching 1 million microbusinesses throughout the US. On Deck is […]

Travora Media Adds Nile Project to its Offerings

Travora Media, a travel media information company has acquired The Nile Project, a San Francisco-based company with a portfolio of three websites: NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte and mobile apps focused on providing local expertise to travelers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in New York City, Travora has received funding from Rho Ventures, […]

PerfectServe Adds Cozzens

PerfectServe, the Tennessee-based clinical communication services platform, has added Todd Cozzens to its board of directors. The company is backed by River Cities Capital Funds, PJC Capital, National Healthcare Services, Village Ventures and Spring Mill Village Partners. PRESS RELEASE: PerfectServe, the leading platform for intelligent clinical communication services, today announced that Todd Cozzens has been […]

Simpson to BlueTarp as CEO

BlueTarp Financial, the financial services firm dedicated to building materials professionals, has named Scott Simpson its new CEO. BlueTarp is based in North Carolina with operations in Maine. The startup is backed by Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Trinity Ventures and Village Ventures.

Zipmark Backed By VCs in Seed Round

Village Ventures and Contour Venture Partners lead a $2 million seed round in Zipmark, it was announced early Tuesday. NYC Seed, High Peaks Venture Capital and the New York City Investment fund also joined in on the transaction. Zipmark is a New York-based mobile and online payments company.

TechMediaNetwork Adds $33M in New Capital

TechMediaNetwork Inc., a media company focused on news and reviews about technology and science issues, has raised $33 million in Series B financing. Investors include ABS Capital Partners, Village Ventures and Highway 12 Ventures. The money will go toward potential acquisitions and expansion efforts. As a result of the financing, ABS Capital General Partner Ralph Terkowitz and Principal Paul Mariani will join the company’s board.

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