Impermium Adds $8M Series A

Impermium, maker of a service to fight social web spam, has closed on $8 million in Series A funding. Highland Capital Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including The Social+Capital Partnership and Freestyle Capital.

Enflick Inks $1M Seed Funding

Enflick, the creator of free text messaging application TextNow and instant messaging application PingChat!, has inked more than $1 million in seed financing, the company announced Wednesday. Freestyle Capital led the round with participation by the Menlo Talent Fund, Menlo Ventures’ Seed Program. Individual investors also joined in, including Troy Carter, the manager for Lady Gaga; and Scooter Braun, manager for pop star Justin Bieber.

LinkedIn Gets IndexTank-ed

Listed online professional networking site LinkedIn will acquire IndexTank, the hosted search engine service. IndexTank CEO Diego Basch confirmed the news on the company’s blog. Specifics of the deal were not publicized. Backers include Freestyle Capital and Patagonia Ventures.

Adobe Buys Typekit

Typekit, the subscription service for font types, has been acquired by listed strategic tech conglomerate Adobe. Specifics of the deal were not publicized. Investors in Typekit include True Ventures, Evan Williams, Freestyle Capital and Chris Sacca.

Twitter Buys BackType

Twitter has acquired the analytics platform company BackType. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. BackType has raised $1.32 million in funding since its 2008 founding, including from Y Combinator, True Ventures, K9 Ventures, and Freestyle Capital. BackType was formed to help brands and ad agencies, including AOL, Edelman, and Microsoft, better understand social […]

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Renowned Entrepreneurs Launch New Venture Fund

Josh Felser and Dave Samuel —  a team of entrepreneurs who’ve founded and sold two startups for hundreds of millions of dollars —  are getting into the early-stage venture capital business, and they’ve established some nontraditional objectives toward that end. “Ideally, we’re looking to invest in startups that raise less than $5 million from investors, […]

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