College Ave Student Loans scores $20 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 weeks ago

Student loan marketplace lender College Ave Student Loans has raised $20 million in funding. The investors included Comcast Ventures, Fenway Summer Ventures and DW Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Dave Zilberman, a managing director at Comcast Ventures, has been added to College Ave’s board.

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KeyMe snags $20 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

KeyMe, a self-service digital key copying startup, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Battery Ventures, White Star Capital, 7-Ventures and The Michael Polsky family office.

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Unmute app scores $2.2 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

Los Angeles-based Unmute, an interactive conversation app, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. Greycroft Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern and Robert Kirkman, creator of the TV series “The Walking Dead.”

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Tastemade garners $40 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Digital media company Tastemade Inc has raised $40 million in Series D funding. Goldman Sachs‘ merchant banking division led the round with participation from return backers Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Media, Scripps Networks Interactive and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.

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NBCUniversal to invest $200 mln in Vox Media

By Luisa Beltran — 6 months ago

NBCUniversal said Wednesday it has agreed to invest $200 million in Vox Media. New York-based Vox, a digital media company, is backed by Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and General Atlantic. NBCUniversal is a unit of Comcast Corp.

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Virtual reality startup AltspaceVR raises $10 mln

By Alastair Goldfisher — 7 months ago

AltspaceVR, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of a social platform for virtual reality, announced it has raised $10.3 million in funding from returning investors Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures, Raine Ventures, Lux Capital, Western Technology Investments, Maven Ventures, Promus Ventures, Streamlined Ventures and Rothenberg Ventures, along with new investor Comcast Ventures. The company last raised a $5.2 million seed round and said it has now raised $15.7 million in total funding.

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VC-backed FanDuel buys Kotikan

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Fantasy sports company FanDuel has acquired Scottish mobile app development agency Kotikan. No financial terms were disclosed. The acquisition comes on the heels of FanDuel raising $275 million in Series E funding. KKR led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Capital, Time Warner Investments, Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures and Piton Capital.

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StellaService nabs $15 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

New York City-based StellaService, a provider of customer service ratings for online retailers, has secured $15 million in Series C funding. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from Novel TMT, Toba Capital, Battery Ventures, Gotham Ventures, RRE Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners. 

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Fantasy sports company FanDuel rakes in $275 mln Series E

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Fantasy sports company FanDuel has raised $275 million in Series E funding. KKR led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Capital, Time Warner Investments, Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures and Piton Capital.

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Canvas leads seed funding of on-demand tech services provider Eden

By Alastair Goldfisher — 7 months ago

Eden, a San Francisco-based provider of on-demand workers to solve tech solutions in the home, has raised $1.3 million in seed-stage funding led by Canvas Venture Fund. Also participating in the round are Eniac Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Maven Ventures, Y Combinator and individuals Dylan Smith (co-founder and CFO of Box) and James Beshara (co-founder and CEO of Tilt), among others.

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BitSight Technologies raises $23 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 8 months ago

BitSight Technologies said Thursday it closed a $23 million round of financing. Comcast Ventures joins as a new investor. Current investors including Globespan Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Shaun McConnon and Flybridge Capital Partners also participated. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based BitSight provides security ratings platform that helps organizations manage third party risk.

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Enigma attracts $28.2 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Data discovery and analytics provider Engima has received $28.2 million in Series B funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, New York City Investment Fund, American Express Ventures, Comcast Ventures and The New York Times Company.

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Dollar Shave Club nabs $75 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

The Dollar Shave Club has raised $75 million in Series D funding, according to the company. The investors in this round include Technology Crossover Ventures, Dragoneer, Comcast Ventures and Forerunner Ventures. The capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion. Based in Venice, California, the Dollar Shave Club is a provider of razors and other personal grooming products.

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August picks up $38 mln in BVP-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

San Francisco-based August, a builder of home security products, has received $38 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.

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Shuddle nets $9.6 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Family-focused rideshare service Shuddle has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding. RRE Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures, Forerunner Ventures and Accel Partners.

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