ThinkCERCA nabs $3.2 mln Series A

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.


Floral delivery startup UrbanStems scores $1.5 mln

Washington, D.C.-based floral bouquet delivery service UrbanStems has closed $1.5 million in seed funding. The investors included Middleland Capital, Sagamore Ventures, NextGen Angels and Great Oaks Venture Capital.

Choozle nets $4.1 mln Series A

Denver-based Choozle, a digital advertising platform provider, has received $4.1 million in Series A funding. The firm’s investors include Great Oaks Venture Capital.


Pluto TV nabs $13 mln Series A

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.


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

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 […]


Predictive Edge acquired by Dropbox

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.

ImageBrief attracts $750K

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.


Crowdfunding platform SeedInvest nets $2 mln

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.


Spark Capital leads Series A round for Storefront

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.


Wine app Drync racks up $2.1 mln

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.


Food ordering platform EatStreet snaps up $6 mln

EatStreet said Tuesday that it has closed $6 million in Series B funding. The investors included Cornerstone Opportunity Partners, Independence Equity, Great Oaks Venture Capital, CSA Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. Based in Madison, Wisc., EatStreet is an online and mobile food ordering service.

Assured Labor Raises $5.5M From Capital Indigo, Great Oaks, Nexus, Others

Assured Labor said it raised $5.5 million in a round led by Capital Indigo and joined by existing investors Great Oaks Venture Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Kima Ventures, Enzyme Venture Capital, Fabrice Grinda and Jose Marin. The mobile recruitment company said the money will allow it to expand engineering and sales staff to handle emerging markets demand.

Adknowledge Acquires SocialWeekend Labs

Adknowledge has acquired Montipay, doing business as SocialWeekend Labs, which operates a portfolio of Facebook and mobile apps and has built tools to help app developers acquire, engage and retain users. SocialWeekend, which was founded by Shane Walker, Andrew Tso and Fariz Chowdhury, was backed by Great Oaks Venture Capital, Brad Harrison Ventures, and a number of prominent angel investors.

MediaMath Acquires

MediaMath said it bought mobile in-game ad platform Tap.Me. No terms were not disclosed. Tap.Me had raised more than $4M from investors including Hyde Park Venture Partners, I2A Fund, Hyde Park Angels and Great Oaks Venture Capital.

AppAddicitive Raises $1.2M From Great Oaks, Siemer, Tholons

AppAddictive has raised $1.2 million in seed funding, according to a news report on TechCrunch. The funding comes from Great Oaks Venture Capital, Siemer Ventures, and Tholons, according to the report. NEWS STORY AppAddictive Raises $1.2 Million For Drag-And-Drop Facebook Page Builder & Ad Platform AppAddictive, a newly launched DreamIt-backed startup from the 2011 NYC class, […] Seals $2M

Anthemis Group, Firstmark Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital and several undisclosed individuals have put $2 million into personal finance start-up To date, has raised a total of $5.8 million. The company’s platform utilizes research from personal finance, games and behavioral science, and is designed to help people save money and pay off debt. was formed in 2009 and is based in Los Angeles.

Joor Lands $2.25M Series A Led by Battery Ventures

JOOR, a New York-based, members-only online wholesale marketplace for fashion brands and independent boutiques, announced today that it has raised $2.25 million. The Series A financing was led by Battery Ventures with participation from Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Landis Capital, Forerunner Ventures, and individual investors William Smith and Richard Mishaan. PRESS RELEASE: JOOR, […]

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