Bluecore attracts $6 mln Series A

Bluecore, formerly known as TriggerMail, has raised $6 million in Series A funding, the company confirmed in a blog post on its site. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Felicis Ventures, Founders Co-op and Bullet Time Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Amish Jani has been added to Bluecore’s board of directors. Based in New York City, Bluecore provides email marketing services for ecommerce firms. To read the announcement, visit here.


Shippable snags $8 mln in round led by Madrona Venture

Shippable has closed $8 million in Series A funding. Madrona Venture Group led the round, with participation from return backers that included Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Divergent Ventures and Founders Co-Op. In conjunction with the funding, Tim Porter, managing director at Madrona Venture Group, has been added to Shippable’s board. Based in Seattle, Shippable helps developers speed up software deployment.


Trilogy Equity Partners leads $7 mln round for Jobaline

Jobaline.com has closed $7 million in Series B funding. Trilogy Equity Partners led the round with participation from Madrona Venture Group, Rudy Gadre and Founders Co-op. In addition to the funding, Mikal Thomsen, co-founder and partner at Trilogy Equity Partners, has been added to Jobaline’s board of directors. Jobaline is a mobile and bilingual hourly-jobs marketplace.

IPad App Developer Haiku Deck Snags $3M

Haiku Deck, which makes an iPad app to make it simple to create and share presentations,announced it has raised $3 million in a Series A round. Trilogy Partnership led the round, which included participation from Madrona Venture Group, Founders Co-op and individual investors, including Sarah Leary (co-founder of Nextdoor). Haiku Deck had previously raised less than $1 million in seed funding.

Thinkfuse to be Acquired by Salesforce

Seattle startup Thinkfuse is being acquired by Salesforce.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Thinkfuse investors include Ali and Hadi Partovi, SV Angel, and Founder’s Co-op. The company was founded by former Google and Microsoft engineers Brandon Bloom and Steve Krenzel. ANNOUNCEMENT Today, we are excited to share that the Thinkfuse team will be […]

Seattle’s Founder’s Co-op Raises Second Fund

Founder’s Co-op, an early stage investor focused on mobile and Web startups, has raised $8 million for a second fund targeting entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle-based firm, managed by partners Chris DeVore and Andy Sack, closed its initial fund, a $2.5 million vehicle, in 2009. To date, it has backed more than 25 […]

Ignition Leads $8M Round for AppFog

AppFog, provider of a cloud-based PHP PaaS hosting service, has added $8 million in new funding. Ignition Partners led the Series B round, with participation from return backers Madrona Venture Group, First Round Capital and Founders Co-Op. The company has raised a total of $9.8 million, and will use the new money to expand its development team. AppFog is based in Portland. As a result of the round, Frank Artale, managing director at Ignition, will join the board.

AppFog Raises $8M From Ignition, Madrona, First Round, Others

AppFog said it raised an $8 million Series B round led by Ignition Partners. The cloud-based hosting service from Portland that was formerly called PHP Fog said the round saw participation from new investors Simon Crosby and Matt Ocko, and from previous investors Madrona Venture Group, First Round Capital and Founders Co-Op. PRESS RELEASE AppFog […]

Urban Airship Lands $5.4M Series B Led by Foundry Group

Urban Airship, a Portland, Ore.-based startup whose technology powers mobile applications, is announcing it has raised a $5.4 million Series B round, which brings its total funding to $6.5 million. Boulder, Colo.-based Foundry Group led the financing, joined by True Ventures of San Francisco and Seattle-based Founders Co-op, led by serial entrepreneurs Andy Sack and Chris […]

Geoff Entress Joins Founders Co-Op

Geoff Entress has joined Founders Co-Op, a Seattle-based seed-stage venture firm, as a general partner. He will remain a venture partner with Voyager Capital, and before that spent eight years with Madrona Venture Group.

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