Booster Fuels snags $9 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 2 weeks ago

Fuel delivery startup Booster Fuels has secured $9 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round with participation from other investors that included Madrona Venture Group, Version One Ventures and RRE Ventures. In addition to the funding, David Wu, general partner at Maveron, has been added to Booster Fuels’ board.

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PHHHOTO snaps up $1.5 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Next-generation camera app PHHHOTO has secured $1.5 million in seed funding. Eniac Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included WME and Maveron.

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Earnest rakes in $275 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

San Francisco-based tech-focused financial services company Earnest has secured $275 million in funding. Included in this amount is $75 million in a Series B funding round led by Battery Ventures with participation from other investors that included Maveron and Adams Street Partners. The remaining $200 million was from New York Life and unnamed backers.

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CircleUp takes in $30 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp has secured $30 million in Series C funding. Collaborative Fund led the round with participation from Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris, and former CEOs and presidents of Goldman Sachs, Thomson Reuters and the Stanford Endowment. CircleUp’s other backers include Union Square Ventures, Canaan Partners, Maveron and Rose Park Advisors. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for product development and personnel hiring.

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Foundry Group leads $12.5 mln round for Pioneer Square Labs

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Seattle-based Pioneer Square Labs, a studio that creates and launches tech startups, has secured $12.5 million in funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Bezos Expeditions, Greycroft Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, Menlo Ventures, MHS Capital, True Ventures, Voyager Capital and Vulcan Capital.

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General Assembly rakes in over $70 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

New York City-based computer programming school General Assembly has raised over $70 million in Series D funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. The backers included Advance Publications, Wellington Capital Management LLP, Institutional Venture Partners, Learn Capital, Maveron, Rethink Education and WTI . In addition to the funding, General Assembly has added Steve Newhouse to its board.

 

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Maveron leads Series A round for moving app Dolly

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Seattle-based Dolly, an app that helps people and businesses move just about anything, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round with participation from other investors that included Chris Capps, KGC Capital‘s Dick Kiphart and Jeff Wilke, senior vice president of consumer business at Amazon.

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QVC parent company to buy Zulily for about $2.4 bln

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Liberty Interactive Corp, the parent company of QVC, has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Zulily, an ecommerce site that targets moms and their children, for about $2.4 billion. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. In November 2013, Zulily went public, launching its IPO on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ZU.” Its pre-IPO backers were Maveron, August Capital, Trinity Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners and Andreessen Horowitz.

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Maveron leads Series A round for Common

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

New York-based Common, a community that offers shared housing in major cities, has raised $7.35 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round with participation from other investors that included Lowercase Capital and Slow Ventures. In addition to the funding, Jason Stoffer, general partner at Maveron, has been added to Common’s board.

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HopSkipDrive raises $3.9 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 7 months ago

HopSkipDrive said Tuesday it raised $3.9 million in seed funding led by Upfront Ventures. FirstMark Capital, Maveron, BBG Ventures, angel investor Joanne Wilson and other also participated. Los Angeles-based HopSkipDrive is a ride service for kids.

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Arivale raises $36 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 7 months ago

Arivale said Tuesday it raised $36 million in Series B funding led by ARCH Venture Partners and Polaris Partners. Maveron also participated. Seattle-based Arivale is a scientific wellness company.

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Talent marketplace Koru scores $8 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Seattle-based talent marketplace Koru has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round with participation from other investors that included participation from City Light Capital, Trilogy Equity Partners, Battery Ventures and First Round.

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