9GAG Secures Seed Funds Led by Freestyle and True Ventures

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

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 […]

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

By Mark Boslet — 4 years ago

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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Recurly Raises $6M Series A Led by BV Capital

By Connie Loizos — 4 years ago

Recurly, a San Francisco-based provider of billing solutions for subscription-based businesses, has raised $6 million in a Series A financing round led by BV Capital, and including Polaris Venture Partners, Harrison Metal Capital and FreeStyle Capital. The company previously raised a $1.6 million seed round in 2010 led by Polaris Venture Partners. Other investors in […]

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Impermium Adds $8M Series A

4 years ago

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.

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Enflick Inks $1M Seed Funding

4 years ago

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.

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LinkedIn Gets IndexTank-ed

By Jonathan Marino — 4 years ago

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.

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Adobe Buys Typekit

By Jonathan Marino — 4 years ago

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.

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Twitter Buys BackType

By PEHub Administrator — 5 years ago

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

By Connie Loizos — 7 years ago

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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