TwtMob raises $2.9 mln, changes name to Speakr

By Mark Boslet — 1 year ago

TwtMob said it raised $2.9 million in seed funding in an oversubscribed round and has changed its name to Speakr. The new round was led by Toba Capital and joined by Allegro Venture Partners and several individuals, including Bazaarvoice co-founder Brett Hurt, Comcast Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider, STRZ Enterprises CEO Nick Gross and others. The funding brings the company’s total financing to $3.8 million.

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Piqora closes Series A

By Angela Sormani — 2 years ago

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.

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Split raises seed funds

By Angela Sormani — 2 years ago

Split, a company dedicated to helping people avoid awkward encounters, has raised a $1 million seed investment from high-profile private investors, including entrepreneur, investor, and real estate and fashion mogul, Christopher Burch; Warner Music Group director and PERFORM board member, Jorg Mohaupt; international designer, actress and fashion icon, Dodo Bar Or; CEO and co-founder of acclaimed advertising and branding agency Zarmon Goldman DDB, Hadar Goldman; private venture capitalist and board member of several internet businesses, Alex Zubillaga; and PERFORM joint CEO and board member, Oliver Slipper. The Split apps work by gathering a person’s existing contact and social information (as they permit) as well as public social network data from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare.

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