Authorea nabs $1.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 weeks ago

Authorea, a science collaboration and publishing platform, has secured $1.5 million in funding. Lux Capital led the round with participation from the Knight Foundation, ff Venture Capital and New York Angels.

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The Better Software Company raises another $1.35 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 3 months ago

The Better Software Company said Tuesday that it raised an additional $1.35 million in funding led by ff Venture Capital. Mistral Venture Partners and additional local angel investors also participated. The Better Software Company, of Ottawa, said that its seed round was now closed and that it had raised a total of $2.1 million.

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Cielo24 pulls in $5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Santa Barbara, California-based Cielo24 Inc, a provider of online searchable captioning and media data, has secured $5 million in Series A funding. The investors included ff Venture Capital, North Base Media, Pereg Ventures, Indicator Ventures and Wavemaker Partners.

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Foundersuite raises funding from ffVC, angels

By Alastair Goldfisher — 4 months ago

San Francisco-based Foundersuite.com, a provider of SaaS tools to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and other business tasks, announced it has raised $935,000 in seed-stage funding led by ff Venture Capital. Joining ffVC in the round are Small Ventures, Foley Ventures and a number of individual investors, including Catherine Chang, Brad Bao, Will Bunker, Steve Bennet, Santosh Jayaram, Philip Lo, Darren Wilson and others.

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VC-backed 500px names new VP and head of marketing

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Toronto-based photo community and marketplace 500px has hired Ellen Desmarais as vice president and head of marketing. Previously, Desmarais worked at Getty Images where she served as vice president and general manager of iStock. The company’s backers include Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal, ff Venture Capital and Visual China Group.

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Photo community 500px inks $13 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Toronto-based photo community and marketplace 500px has raised $13 million in Series B funding. Visual China Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal and ff Venture Capital.

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Distil picks up $21 mln in BVP-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Distil Networks, a provider of bot detection and mitigation solutions, has raised $21 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Foundry, TechStars, ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund and Correlation Ventures. In addition to the funding, David Cowan, partner at BVP and co-founder of VeriSign, Good Technology and Defense.net, has been added to Distil’s board of directors.

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Rinse snaps up $3.5 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

San Francisco-based dry cleaning and laundry service Rinse has secured $3.5 million in seed funding. The company’s backers include Arena Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Accelerator Ventures, MESA Ventures, Expansion Venture Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, Base Ventures, Structure Capital and Otter Rock Capital.

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UniKey snags $10 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Winter Park, Florida-based smart lock maker UniKey has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The investors included Asset Management Ventures, AXCIT, Broadway Angels, CBRE, ff Venture Capital, Samsung, Haas Portman and Oriza Ventures.

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ff Venture Capital leads Series A round for Socure

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Socure has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding. ff Venture Capital led the round with participation from Founder Collective and Two Sigma Ventures. Based in New York City, Socure is a provider of online identity verification solutions that protect businesses against identity fraud.

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