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Art tech startup Cuseum snags $1.2 mln seed

Boston-based art tech startup Cuseum has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The investors included Foundry Group’s FG Angels, Atlas Venture’s Boston Syndicates, Seavest Capital Partners, Drummond Road Capital and New Gen Partners.

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FullContact picks up $7 mln

FullContact has secured $7 million in funding in a round led by Foundry Group with participation from 500 Startups and Blue Note Ventures. Based in Denver and Latvia, FullContact is a provider of unified contact data for consumers and API developers.

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Data company Mattermark raises $6.5 mln, Feld joins board

Mattermark, which provides a data platform used by investors to track private companies, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round that was led by Foundry Group. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2013 and has now raised $11.3 million in total funding. Participating in the Series A was many of the company’s seed-stage investors, including 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Sherpa Ventures, Felicis Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Version One Ventures and many individuals, including Jeff Lawson, Carter Rabasa, Damien Tanner, Daniel Clark, Eileen Burbidge, Elliot Loh, Enrico Pandian, Eric Ries, Ullas Naik and others. As part of the Series A round, Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry, has joined the Mattermark board.

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NEA, Foundry Group, Madrona seed $3.25 mln in Spare5

New Enterprise Associates, the Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group and prominent angel investors provided $3.25 million in seed funding to Spare5, a mobile application that pays people to provide expert insight in their spare time. Spare5 is the first company to spin out of startup studio Madrona Venture Labs. Madrona Venture Group’s Greg Gottesman and Foundry’s Brad Feld will join Spare5’s board of directors.

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SendGrid racks up over $20 mln

Boulder-based email delivery platform SendGrid has received over $20 million in Series C funding. The investors were Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and Foundry Group.

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VigLink picks up Series C funding, also buys LinkSmart

VigLink has received additional Series C financing from Foundry Group and Costanoa Venture Capital. The capital infusion raises the company’s overall funding tally to $20 million. Also, VigLink has bought publisher network LinkSmart. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, VigLink is an outbound-traffic monetization service for publishers, forums and bloggers.

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

Rover.com has received undisclosed funding from Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle’s venture fund A-Grade Investments. Headquartered in Seattle, Rover.com 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.

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Urban Airship pulls in $12.1 mln

Urban Airship has raised $12.1 million in Series D funding. The investors included True Ventures, Foundry Group and August Capital. Urban Airship is a provider of mobile relationship management solutions.

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MobileDay scores over $6 mln Series A

According to an announcement on its site, MobileDay has secured over $6 million in Series A funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from Innoventure Partners, Drummond Road Capital, SoftBank, Google Ventures, Bullet Time Ventures and SoftTech. Based in Boulder, Colorado, MobileDay provides one-tap mobile dialing into any conference bridge. To read the post, visit here.

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More VCs tackling home security: VCJ

When venture capitalists talk about security investments, they’re usually referring to cyberspace. Lately, however, early-stage VCs have also actively invested in the brick-and-mortar world of home security.

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Online identity platform About.me pulls in $11 mln Series B

Online identity platform About.me said Tuesday that it has closed $11 million in Series B funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund and Bullpen Capital. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for expansion and product building. In addition to the funding, Brad Feld, managing director at Foundry Group, has been added to About.me’s board of directors.

Foundry Group backs Nix Hydra

Nix Hydra said Thursday that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Foundry Group and Mike Lazerow, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Media. Based in Los Angeles, Nix Hydra is a software entertainment firm focused on developing products for young women.

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