Laurel & Wolf racks up $1.1 mln

Online interior design marketplace Laurel & Wolf has received $1.1 million in seed funding. Tim Draper led the round with participation from other investors that included Upside Partnership and Siemer Ventures.

Southeast Asian-focused Wavemaker joins DFJ Global Network

Wavemaker Pacific, an early-stage investor that focuses on Southeast Asia, has joined the DFJ Global Network. Wavemaker Pacific, which becomes the 15th member of the DFJ Network, invests in mobile, Internet and software companies in the region from its Singapore headquarters. The firm invests from a S$20 million ($16 million) early-stage fund. Wavemaker Pacific’s parent fund, Santa Monica, California-based Wavemaker Partners (formerly known as Siemer Ventures), will remain independent and will continue to make early-stage investments in U.S. companies.

First read march 11

peHUB First Read

This Tuesday morning read all about cross‐border investments and venture capital exits in Europe, CalSTRS’ investment officer hiring spree, Energy & Minerals Group’ fundraising status for Fund III and why traditional PE fundraising methods are not working for some managers.

Breaker raises $2 Million

Breaker has finalized seed round financing of $2 million to jump start its goal to become a significant force in video content for mobile in Japan. Tokyo-based strategic consulting and business development firm Dream Incubator was the lead investor in the round and was joined by Siemer Ventures and others.

Bouqs Company Raises $1.1M From Quest, Siemer, Angels: CORRECTION

The Bouqs Company said it raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Quest Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures and angel investors Mich Mathews, the former CMO of Microsoft, Dennis Phelps, a partner at Institutional Venture Partners, Andy Dunn, founder of Bonobos, and Brian Spaly, founder of Trunk Club. The company operates a cut-to-order flower delivery service.

TakeLessons Secures Financing

TakeLessons, an online service marketplace for music lessons in the US, has secured a $4 million round of venture capital financing, bringing the total investment into the company to more than $12 million. Triangle Peak Partners led the round with participation from Siemer Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and SoftTech VC.

Optimal Inks $7m in New Funding

Optimal has secured $7 million in funding. New investors include DoubleRock, The Social Internet Fund, Siemer Ventures, Signal Ventures, John Pappajohn, Warren Adelman (former CEO of GoDaddy), Social Starts, James Altucher and Silicon Valley Bank. Paul Suh has joined the company as chief financial officer effective immediately.

On The Run Tech is Formed

Postcard on the Run has formed On The Run Tech, its parent company that specializes in building mobile apps that let users create customized physical products right from their mobile device. On The Run Tech recently closed a seed round of $1.3 million bringing the total amount of funding to date to $2 million. Selena Gomez, an investor and creative advisor to the company, participated in the new round along with Crosslink Capital, Crosscut Ventures, Siemer Ventures, Miramar Venture Partners, Newport Coast Investments and Double M Capital among other investors.

Social Casino Game Co Secures Further Funds

Playsino, a social casino game publisher on social networks and mobile platforms has secured $1.5 million funding. Investors in the round included Singapore-based IDM Venture Capital; Los-Angeles based Pacific Capital Group; Santa Monica venture capital firm Siemer Ventures and several angel investors such as Jordan Simons, managing partner and co-founder of merchant bank GCP and […]

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, […]

YouMail Completes Funding Round

CrunchFund and the Tech Coast Angels ACE Fund have joined as investors in a recently completed funding round for YouMail, a provider of cloud-based, enhanced telecommunications services. This brings total investment raised by YouMail since 2007 to nearly $13 million. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., YouMail is also backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners and Siemer Ventures. […]

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