Mobcrush nets $4.9 mln seed

Santa Monica, California-based Mobcrush, a mobile games’ live streaming platform, has secured $4.9 million in seed funding. The investors included Raine Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, CrunchFund, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Lionsgate, Advancit Capital, CAA Ventures, BAM Ventures and MTGx Ventures.


Upfront Ventures leads $2.9 mln round for Silversheet

Los Angeles-based Silversheet, an intelligent credentialing platform provider, has received $2.9 million in seed funding. Upfront Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Rincon Venture Partners, SV Angel, Slow Ventures and BAM Ventures.


Campus Steps nets $3 mln

Santa Monica, California-based Campus Steps, a college selection and career guidance platform for students, has raised an overall $3 million in Series A funding. The investors were Campus Explorer, OCA Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners and Vicente Capital.


VC-backed call intelligence firm Invoca appoints new CFO

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Invoca, a provider of enterprise inbound call marketing solutions, has hired Cynthia Stephens as chief financial officer. Previously, Stephens worked at Harvest Power where she served as senior vice president and CFO. Invoca is backed by Salesforce Ventures, Accel Partners, Upfront Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners.


The Resumator bags $15 mln

The Resumator has closed $15 million in financing. Volition Capital led the round with participation from Rincon Venture Partners, Birchmere Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures and Riverfront Ventures. Based in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, The Resumator is a recruiting platform for small businesses and growing enterprises.


Fashion marketplace Tradesy nets $13 mln Series B

Tradesy has secured $13 million in Series B funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from Sir Richard Branson, Rincon Venture Partners, Bee Partners, Northgate Capital and other unnamed investors. In conjunction with the funding, KPCB’s John Doerr and Stephanie Tilenius have been added to Tradesy’s board of directors. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Tradesy is a peer-to-peer marketplace for fashion.

Connectivity nabs $6.35 mln Series A funds

Connectivity said Thursday that it has closed $6.35 million in Series A funding. Greycroft Partners led the round with participation from Rincon Venture Partners, Daher Capital, Double M Partners, TenOneTen Ventures, Eytan Elbaz and SLP Ventures. Based in Burbank, Calif., Connectivity is a provider of customer intelligence and engagement solutions for businesses.

VC-backed SHIFT hires MD for UK and Europe

SHIFT has named Kate Burns as managing director of its UK and European operations. Burns is the former CEO of AOL Europe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SHIFT is a provider of marketing solutions for social advertisers. It is backed by Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital, Founder Collective, Rincon Venture Partners, Baroda Ventures, Crosscut Venture Partners and DN Capital.

RingRevenue Secures Growth Capital

RingRevenue has raised an additional $3.25 million in growth capital led by existing investors GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. RingRevenue is a developer of call marketing automation solutions.

DataPop Raises Series B led by MK Capital

Digital marketing technology company DataPop has raised $7 million in Series B funding. MK Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors Rincon Venture Partners, IA Ventures, Momentum Ventures and Accelerator Ventures. PRESS RELEASE By delivering on the real promise of internet advertising, DataPop, a fast growing digital marketing technology company, has raised $7MM […]

TestFlight Live is Born Via Start-Up Merger

Burstly has acquired TestFlight and the start-ups are joining forces to launch TestFlight Live. TestFlight Live is a real-time dashboard that highlights actions and revenue for iOS apps. Burstly’s backers include SoftBank Capital, Founder Collective, Rincon Venture Partners and GRP Partners. PRESS RELEASE We are excited to announce that Burstly has acquired TestFlight, and we […]

SteelHouse Inks $6.3M Series B

Los Angeles-based SteelHouse has raised $6.3 million from venture investors Greycroft Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Lighthouse Venture Group, Baroda Ventures and SV Angel. The company makes a behavioral ecommerce platform, which provides shoppers different offers based on their buying behavior.

Startup Field Rife with Watson Wanna-be’s

The widely watched battle between Jeopardy-playing supercomputer Watson and two of the game show’s human champions this week directed national attention to the otherwise relatively obscure corner of the programming world known as natural language processing. But while the limelight was fixed mostly on Watson’s creator, IBM, it’s clear Big Blue isn’t the only one […]


RingRevenue Calls Up $4 Million Financing

Marketing company RingRevenue has rased $4 million in venture capital financing, bringing its total financing to $7.5 million. Los Angeles-based GRP Partners and Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Rincon Venture Partners led the latest round, which will be used to bolster its customer development and support teams. Santa Barbara, Calif.-based RingRevenue develops call performance marketing technology, as well as tracking and analytics technology for advertising campaigns.

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