Stockpile rakes in $15 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Palo Alto, California-based Stockpile, a provider of gift cards for company stock, has raised $15 million in Series A funding. Investors include Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and actor/entrepreneur/tech investor Ashton Kutcher.


Path sells to Daum Kakao

By Alastair Goldfisher — 6 months ago

San Francisco-based Path Inc, which was rumored to be an acquisition target of Apple last fall, has been scooped up by the South Korean Internet corporation Daum Kakao. Path founder CEO Dave Morin, a former Apple employee, blogged about the sale late Thursday.


Pocket picks up $7 mln in NEA-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

San Francisco-based Pocket, a platform that helps users save online content, has closed $7 million in funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from other investors that included Axel Springer, Digital Garage and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s new fund Sound Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Dayna Grayson, a general partner at NEA, has been added to Pocket’s board of directors.


Spreadsheet startup Airtable fetches $3 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

San Francisco-based spreadsheet startup Airtable, which publicly launched on Wednesday, has secured $3 million in funding, said a source at the company. The backers included Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, Data Collective, Crunchfund, Box Group, Ashton Kutcher, Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator and Othman Laraki, former vice president of product at Twitter.


Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments back Rover

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago has received undisclosed funding from Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle’s venture fund A-Grade Investments. Headquartered in Seattle, is an online community that connects dog owners with dog sitters. It is also backed by Menlo Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group and Petco.


Bitcoin security platform BitGo snags $12 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Silicon Valley-based bitcoin security platform BitGo said Monday that it has secured $12 million in Series A financing. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from investors that included Bridgescale Partners, Radar Partners, Founders Fund, Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Liberty City Ventures, Crypto Currency Partners and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s venture fund A-Grade Investments. In addition to the funding, Jeff Brody, founding partner of Redpoint, and Stratton Sclavos of Radar Partners, have been added to BitGo’s board of directors.


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

By Mark Boslet — 3 years ago

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) […]


Investors Dish Out $5M to Social Dining Startup Grubwithus

By Alastair Goldfisher — 4 years ago

Grubwithus has raised $5 million in Series A funding from GRP Partners and Lebanese entrepreneur Michel Daher, known for Daher Foods. The Y Combinator funded company previously raised about $1.6 million in seed stage funding from actor Ashton Kutcher, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Start Fund, SV Angel and individual entrepreneurs Yuri Milner, Matt […]


VCJ Cover Story: The Rise of the Celeb Investors

By Venture Capital Journal — 4 years ago

Life is imitating art on the TV show “Two and a Half Men,” in which actor Ashton Kutcher plays an Internet billionaire. In real life, Kutcher is an Internet investor, with plenty of actual startups to his credit, including room rental service Airbnb, social magazine app Flipboard, travel search site Hipmunk and mobile marketplace provider […]


‘Headless’ Rounds Ride Into Town, Helped by Kevin Rose

By Connie Loizos — 5 years ago

On Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that celebrity entrepreneur Kevin Rose has raised $1.5 million for his startup, Milk, from a “wide syndicate of Valley elites.” “Wide” may be understating things. Fully 24 angels participated in the round at what I’m told was a pre-money valuation of $15 million. Among those on the star-studded list: Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, […]