Act-On Software Buys Marketbright

On the heels of a $10 million venture round this summer, Act-On Software, which is developing cloud-based integrated marketing platforms, has acquired the assets of marketing automation software maker Marketbright. Terms of the deal were not released. Beaverton, Oregon-based Act-On is backed by venture capital firms Trinity Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and Voyager Capital, as well as by Cisco.

Big Fish Games Adds Geoff Entress to Board

Seattle-based Big Fish Games has added Geoff Entress to its board. Entress is a venture partner with Voyager Capital and a former venture partner with Madrona Venture Group. He serves on a handful of other boards, including publicly traded drugstore.com, as well as Liquid Planner and Dashwire. Founded in 2002, Big Fish Games develops and distributes casual games.

Bruce Chizen Joins Voyager Capital

Two years after stepping down as the CEO of Adobe, Chizen tightened his relationship with Voyager and became a partner.

He had his pick of VC firms, he said, but he thinks Voyager is best positioned for the new, shrinking world of venture capital. It makes small investments — $1 million to $2 million initially, $10 million to $20 million total — that don’t require a $500 million IPO to get a return.

“We’re not going to be seeing many of those in the future,” he said.

Geoff Entress Joins Voyager Capital

Geoff Entress has joined Voyager Capital as a venture partner, with a focus on Internet and digital media opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.He was previously a venture partner with Madrona Venture Group.

Jodi Sherman Jahic Leaves Voyager Capital

Jodi Sherman Jahic has left venture firm Voyager Capital, after a seven-year run that saw her run the firm’s wireless sector practice. She now will serve as a fulltime managing director with Sherman Capital Group, which she says is focused on “bootstrapped and cash-flow opportunities that need less capital than the typical venture capital model […]

Nusym Raises $8 Million

Nusym Technology Inc., a Los Gatos, Calif.–based provider of verification closure solutions for chip design, has raised $8 million in Series B funding. Voyager Capital led the round, and was joined by Simmons Goodspeed Investment Management, undisclosed public company and return backers Woodside Fund and Draper Richards. PRESS RELEASE Nusym Technology, Inc., a provider of […]

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