VC-backed Schoology expands leadership team with new appointments

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

New York City-based educational tech company Schoology has named Norman Weissberg as chief revenue officer, Melton Littlepage as chief marketing officer and Michael Brinkman as chief technology officer. Prior to joining Schoology, Weissberg worked at Vocus, Littlepage was at Concur and Brinkman worked at Spredfast. Schoology’s backers include Intel Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Great Road Holdings, FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital.

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1DocWay ropes in $1.7 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Telepsychiatry network operator 1DocWay has secured $1.7 million in seed funding. The lead investor was iSeedVC. Among the other backers that participated in the round were Rock Health, Great Oaks Venture Capital and Waterline Ventures.

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Rinse snaps up $3.5 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

San Francisco-based dry cleaning and laundry service Rinse has secured $3.5 million in seed funding. The company’s backers include Arena Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Accelerator Ventures, MESA Ventures, Expansion Venture Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, Base Ventures, Structure Capital and Otter Rock Capital.

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PureWow pulls in $2.5 mln from Pilot Group, Whoopi Goldberg and others

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

PureWow, a digital media company that specializes in women’s lifestyle content, has secured $2.5 million in seed funding. Pilot Group led the round with participation from other investors that included VaynerRSE, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Melo7Tech, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Galvanize, Jean Chatzky and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Maven attracts $2.2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Maven, a digital health clinic for women, has raised $2.2 million in funding. The investors included Great Oaks Venture Capital, The Box Group, F Cubed and Thomas Lehrman, founder of Gerson Lehrman Group.

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VC-backed Kairos buys IMRSV

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Facial biometrics company Kairos has acquired IMRSV, a provider of audience analytics. No financial terms were disclosed. Kairos’ backers include Kapor Capital, New World Angels, VenVelo, Quotidian Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Eniac Ventures, 500 Startups and TechStars.

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PicnicHealth picks up $1.7 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Medical records startup PicnicHealth has raised $1.7 million in funding. PicnicHealth’s backers include Investors include Social+Capital Partnership, Great Oaks Venture Capital and Slow Ventures.

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ThinkCERCA nabs $3.2 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Chicago-based online educational resource ThinkCERCA has closed $3.2 million in Series A funding. Follett Knowledge Fund led the round with participation from other investors that included Math Venture Partners, Amicus Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital and Chuck Templeton.

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Pluto TV nabs $13 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Los Angeles-based video platform Pluto TV has secured $13 million in Series A funding. USVP led the round with participation from United Talent Agency, Sky plc, Chicago Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital and Luminari Capital. Pluto TV has hired Scout executive chairman Ross Levinsohn, Spotify Chief Content Officer Ken Parks and King Digital Entertainment COO Stephane Kurgan as advisors.

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Atlas Ventures, KEC Ventures lead $3 mln funding in Wedding Spot

By Chris Witkowsky — 1 year ago

Atlas Ventures and KEC Ventures have led a $3 million funding round in Wedding Spot, an online marketplace for future brides and grooms to search, price and book wedding venues. Other participants in the funding included Great Oaks Venture Capital, Maiden Lane, Canyon Creek Capital, former chief executive officer of Expedia Erik Blachford, Eric Liaw […]

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Predictive Edge acquired by Dropbox

By Mark Boslet — 2 years ago

Predictive Edge said it has been acquired by Dropbox, according to a posting on the company’s Website. No financial terms were disclosed. The company said it would no longer support its A/B testing product. Predictive Edge raised a seed round from Great Oaks Venture Capital and angels Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg. It participated in the Startx accelerator affiliated with Stanford University.

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ImageBrief attracts $750K

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

ImageBrief has closed $750,000 in funding from Great Oaks Venture Capital. Headquartered in New York City, ImageBrief is a marketplace that allows commercial buyers to license images from professional photographers.

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Crowdfunding platform SeedInvest nets $2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

New York City-based equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has raised $2 million in a targeted $3 million Series A round. The investors include Scout Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Avenue A Ventures, Krillion Ventures and Archer Gray. In conjunction with the funding, Bradley Harrison, a managing partner at Scout Ventures, has been added to SeedInvest’s board of directors.

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Spark Capital leads Series A round for Storefront

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Storefront said Monday that it has closed $7.3 million in Series A funding. Spark Capital led the round with participation from investors that included Mohr Davidow Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, 500 Startups, Box Group, SV Angel and Vikram Pandit. In addition to the funding, Mo Koyfman has been added to Storefront’s board. Storefront is an online marketplace that helps designers and artists find retail space to sell their products.

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Wine app Drync racks up $2.1 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Drync said Wednesday that it has received $2.1 million in funding. Investors included Cross Link Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, KEC Ventures and Foundry Group. Also, the firm has named Brian Carr as its COO. Based in Boston, Drync is a wine app.

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