Airtable pulls in $7.6 mln

Database provider Airtable has secured $7.6 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. CRV led the round with participation from Caffeinated Capital, Crunchfund, Data Collective, Founder Collective and Freestyle Capital. Other investors included Brennan O’Donnell, vice president of sales and customer success at SurveyMonkey; Ilya Sukhar, founder of Parse and director of product management at Facebook; Othman Laraki, co-founder of Color Genommics; and Joshua Reeves, CEO and co-founder of ZenPayroll. In addition to the funding, Francis Larkin has been named vice president of growth.


Fantasy sports platform AlphaDraft picks up $5 mln

Los Angeles-based daily fantasy sports platform AlphaDraft has raised $5 million in funding. Metamorphic Ventures led the round with participation from WME, Upfront Ventures, IDG Ventures, Amplify.LA, KEC Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Gokul Rajaram, SK Ventures, Basset Investment Group, Greycroft Partners, Melo7 Tech Partners and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.


Dog walking app Wag! grabs $2.45 mln seed

Los Angeles-based dog walking app Wag! has raised $2.45 million in seed funding. Freestyle Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Greylock, Slow Ventures and RRE. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for market expansion and product development.


ApplePie Capital fetches $6 mln Series A

San Francisco-based ApplePie Capital, a marketplace lender for franchise entrepreneurs, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Signia Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Freestyle Capital and QED Investors. Also, the company has secured more than $28 million in debt capital commitments from unnamed investors.


Spreadsheet startup Airtable fetches $3 mln

San Francisco-based spreadsheet startup Airtable, which publicly launched on Wednesday, has secured $3 million in funding, said a source at the company. The backers included Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, Data Collective, Crunchfund, Box Group, Ashton Kutcher, Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator and Othman Laraki, former vice president of product at Twitter.


San Francisco savings start-up Digit nabs $2.5 mln

Digit has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, the firm announced in a blog post on its site. Baseline Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Freestyle Capital, Upside Partnership, Google Ventures, Operative Capital, Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian. Also, Digit has named Dan Manges, Randy Reddig, Sharda Caro-del-Castillo and Tom Brown as advisors. Based in San Francisco, Digit is a service that automates people’s savings. To read more about the funding, visit here.



VC-backed ApplePie launches with nearly $4 mln in funding

San Francisco-based ApplePie Capital, a provider of a marketplace lending platform for franchise entrepreneurs, announced its launch today and disclosed that it has raised $3.77 million in funding. Investors include Freestyle Capital, QED Investors, Signia Venture Partners and angel investors. The company, which was founded in 2013, said it raised the funding in July 2014.


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.


Real-time analytics startup Chartbeat garners $3.1 mln

According to a blog post on its site by CEO Tony Haile, Chartbeat has raised $3.1 million in funding. Previous backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Freestyle Capital, LAUNCH Fund, SoftTech VC and Lowercase Capital. Based in New York City, Chartbeat is a provider of real-time analytics. To read more about the funding, visit here.

Piqora closes Series A

Piqora, a marketing and analytics business for visual social networks Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, among others, has closed a Series A investment of $7.7 million led by DFJ. Freestyle Capital, Baseline Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and Altos Ventures also participated, bringing total financing to over $11 million to date.

Chute Opens Up With $7M Series A

San Francisco-based startup Chute announced Tuesday it raised $7 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group, with existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participating. The company, which came out out of Y Combinator, previously raised about $3 million in funding from institutional ind individual investors, including Klout co-founder and CEO Joe Fernandez.

Cendana Has Final Close On Institutional Seed Fund Of Funds

Cendana Capital announced the final close of a pair of seed-based fund of funds on Friday. The institutional seed investor now has raised $88.2 million and taken a position with nine investment partnerships. The final close announced Friday in a document filed with Securities and Exchange Commission was on $28.2 million raised by Cendana Capital L.P.


Freestyle Capital Raising Fund II

Freestyle Capital, a seed stage Internet investor founded by a pair of serial entrepreneur Burning Man devotees, has raised most of the capital for a planned $40 million second fund, according to a securities filing.

9GAG Secures Seed Funds Led by Freestyle and True Ventures

Online comedy community 9GAG has received $2.8 million in seed funding led by early stage investment firms Freestyle Capital and True Ventures. First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners and returning investor 500 Startups also participated in the round. PRESS RELEASE 9GAG, the world’s largest and fastest growing online comedy community, today announced a new mobile app […]

Ridejoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle, Lerer, SV Angel, Y Combinator, Others

Ridejoy said it raised $1.3 million in a seed round led by Freestyle Capital and followed by Lerer Ventures, Start Fund, SV Angel, Founder Collective and Y Combinator. Also joining the round in the ride sharing company are individual social technology investors Ben Ling, Owen Van Natta and Joshua Schachter. PRESS RELEASE Social Ridesharing Pioneer […]

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