Pocket picks up $7 mln in NEA-led round

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.


San Francisco start-up Helium bags about $16 mln Series A

San Francisco-based Helium, an internet of things platform for smart machines, has raised about $16 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included FirstMark Capital, Digital Garage, Marc Benioff and SV Angel. Also, Helium has hired Rob Chandhok as president and chief operating officer. Previously, Chandhok worked at Qualcomm. To read the post, visit here.



Fleksy bags $2 mln

Mobile keyboard provider Fleksy has secured $2 million in funding. The investors included Digital Garage, Eniac Ventures, Middleland Capital, Highland Capital Partners and Militello Capital. According to the company, the capital will be used for product development.


Advertising platform Boostable grabs $3.2 mln

Boostable has received $3.2 million in seed funding. The investors included Morado Ventures, Omidyar Network, SVAngel, Digital Garage, Vast Ventures and Fuel Capital. Based in San Francisco, Boostable is an advertising platform for marketplace sellers.


Digital Garage leads $15 mln Series D funding in Wikia

Digital Garage has led a $15 million Series D funding round in Wikia, the online platform for fans of popular culture. Other participants in the funding round include existing investors Amazon, Bessemer Venture Partners and Institutional Venture Partners.


AdStage nabs $6.25 mln Series A

Ad tech startup AdStage has closed $6.25 million in Series A funding. The investors were Verizon Ventures, Digital Garage, Newbury Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Chris Noble and Neal Dempsey of Bay Partners.


Two Tap checks out $2.7 mln

Two Tap said Thursday that it has closed $2.7 million in seed funding. The investors included Khosla Ventures, Transmedia Capital, Digital Garage and Alexis Ohanian. Based in San Francisco, Two Tap is an automated checkout solution provider for consumers.


OLSET bags $1.1 mln seed funds

OLSET said Friday that it has received $1.1 million in seed funding. The investors included Montage Ventures, Digital Garage and 500 Startups. Based in San Francisco, OLSET is a big data travel tech firm.

AdStage raises $1 mln in seed

Ad tech startup AdStage has raised $1 million in seed funding from returning investor Digital Garage, giving the San Francisco-based startup $2.5 million in total financing. Previous investors include Freestyle Capital, Digital Garage, Quest Venture Partners, 500Startups, LAUNCH Fund, XG Ventures and individual investors Mark Mullen, Stewart Alsop and others.

New Context Changes Name to Neo

New Context, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Digital Garage has changed its name to Neo. Neo helps startups, enterprises and governments bring products to market faster through agile software development and lean design. Digital Garage is a global incubation and investment company founded by Joichi Ito and Kaoru Hayashi.

FundersClub Raises Significant Seed Round

FundersClub, a marketplace for private investing, has closed a significant round of seed funding. Investors in the round included First Round Capital, Y Combinator, Draper Associates, Felicis Ventures, Spark Capital, Digital Garage, Intel Capital, Y Combinator-affiliated funds (Andreessen Horowitz, Start Fund, SV Angel, and General Catalyst Partners), Investmon Sarl, NetPrice, Global Venture Alliance and Plug and Play Tech Center.

Kiip Gets Backing from Japanese Internet Giant Digital Garage

Mobile rewards network Kiip has secured financing from Japanese Internet business Digital Garage. The strategic investor joins the company’s most recent $11 million round of Series B funding. The company is backed by Relay Ventures, Hummer Winblad, True Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Crosslink Capital and others.

Open Garden to Grow With $2M in Seed Funding

Open Garden, which provides a crowdsourcing platform to connect mobile devices, announced it has raised $2 million in seed funding. Investors include individuals Allan Green, David Ulevitch and Derek Parham, as well as Digital Garage, a Tokyo-based early investor in Twitter and Path. Open Garden was founded in 2011 by former employees of Skype and BitTorrent. […]

DoubleRecall Nabs $1.6M in VC Funding

DoubleRecall, the YCombinator-backed startup that looks to replace paywalls, bagged $1.6 million in funding from Silicon Valley investors. It launched fundraising at the YCombinator Demo Day in August 2011, and since then, has added other investors Start Fund, SV Angel, Digital Garage, Itochu Ventures, Mentor Equity and TEEC Angel. PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY (February […]

Boticca.com Seals $2.5M

Online accessories marketplace Boticca.com has closed on $2.5 million in funding. French investor ISAI led the round, with participation from Annoushka Ducas and John Ayton, the founders and former owners of Links of London; Bobby Yazdani, founder and CEO of Saba; and Japanese Internet incubator Digital Garage. The money will help the London-based company expand its team and its platform, which aims to connect customers to independent designers around the world.

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