Parking app SpotHero nabs $4.5 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

SpotHero has closed $4.5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V,, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn has been added to SpotHero’s board of directors. Headquartered in Chicago, SpotHero is an on-demand parking app.


Elementum nabs over $60 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Elementum, which emerged from stealth mode in February, has received over $60 million in funding. Investors included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flextronics, Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, Aaron Levine, co-founder and CEO of Box and Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday. Also, Elementum has named Duffield, David Dibble, former EVP of Yahoo, David Henke, former SVP of LinkedIn and Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, chairman and co-CEO of Workday, to its board of advisors. Based in Silicon Valley, Elementum is a provider of supply chain management information solutions for the mobile workforce.


VCs Favor LinkedIn Over Twitter

By Mark Boslet — 2 years ago

Twitter is often the toast of social networking for its broad reach, but LinkedIn plays perhaps a bigger role among venture capitalists, a new study has found. Ninety-five percent of the Forbes Midas List of the top 100 VCs has a presence on LinkedIn, but only 64 are on Twitter – and three of those users have never tweeted.


Keith Rabois Joins Khosla Ventures’ Bench of “Venture Assistants”

By Connie Loizos — 3 years ago

Keith Rabois, a serial operating executive who most recently resigned as the chief operating officer of the payments company Square, has joined the venture firm Khosla Ventures as a partner. Before joining Square, Rabois spent numerous years at LinkedIn, first as a vice president, then as an executive VP of strategy and business development. Earlier in his career, Rabois, who has a law degree, was also an executive VP focused on public policy at PayPal. He also spent a year as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Clarium Capital, the hedge fund run by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel.


A Perfect Fit for True&Co?

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

True&Co, an online intimates retailer has secured $2 million in first round funding from top investors, including First Round Capital, SoftTech VC, Aileen Lee, Softbank Capital and former LinkedIn executive Ellen Levy. The company has also just unveiled a service to fit women into the perfect bra online with no measuring tape. PRESS RELEASE Two […]


LinkedIn Co-founder Joins Earlybird

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

German venture investor Earlybird Venture Capital has appinted LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke as a venture partner. He will help grow the firm’s portfolio companies as they expand from Europe into the US market, in addition to identifying and evaluating attractive areas of opportunity for investment. PRESS RELEASE Earlybird Venture Capital today announced that it has […]