VC-backed car insurance agency Goji hires new president

Car insurance agency Goji has named Amit Basak as president. Previously, Basak worked at Acclaris where he served as chairman and Staley Capital where he was a general partner. Goji is backed by Spark Capital, Thayer Street Partners, Village Ventures and Five Elms Capital.

VC-backed Metamarkets adds Payne to board

Metamarkets, a provider of programmatic marketing analytics, has named Jim Payne to its board of directors. Payne is the founder and former CEO of MoPub, a mobile ad exchange that was acquired by Twitter. Metamarkets is backed by Data Collective, Khosla Ventures, Village Ventures, IA Ventures and True Ventures.

Data Collective leads $15 mln round for Metamarkets

Metamarkets, a real-time analytics platform for the digital advertising space, has secured $15 million in funding. Data Collective led the round with participation from other investors that included Khosla Ventures, IA Ventures, True Ventures and Village Ventures.


Zipmark to acquire VC-backed WorkingPoint

Zipmark has agreed to buy WorkingPoint. No financial terms were disclosed. WorkingPoint is a provider of accounting and billing solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Zipmark’s backers include Village Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, NYC Seed, High Peaks Venture Capital, Scout Ventures and the New York City Investment Fund.


SimpleReach scores $9 mln Series A

SimpleReach said Tuesday that it has raised $9 million in Series A financing. MK Capital led the round with participation from Atlas Venture, Village Ventures and High Peaks Venture Partners. In addition to the funding, Kirk Wolfe of MK Capital has been added to SimpleReach’s board. Based in New York, SimpleReach is a provider of content measurement and distribution solutions.


VC-backed Extreme Reach buys BrandAds

Video platform Extreme Reach has acquired BrandAds. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Emeryville, Calif., BrandAds is a video ad intelligence firm. Extreme Reach’s backers include Spectrum Equity, Greycroft Partners, Village Ventures and Long River Ventures.

Icon leads funding round for GutCheck

On-demand market research provider GutCheck has raised a $4 million round of financing led by Icon Venture Partners and including existing investors. Details of the financing weren’t disclosed, but the funding was an up round. The Denver-based company has now raised $10 million in total funding, including a $4 million Series B round last year from Grotech Ventures, Crawley Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures and Village Ventures. As part of the recent deal, Jeff Hinck, general partner of Icon, has joined the board.

BlueTarp Closes $15m Funding Round

BlueTarp Financial, a credit provider for the building supply industry, has closed a $15 million equity round led by new investor Long Ridge Equity Partners. BlueTarp’s existing investor group, including Highland Capital Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, Village Ventures and Trinity Ventures also participated in the round.

Reuters – Dwolla Raises $16.5m from Andreessen Horowitz

Online payment network Dwolla has pulled in $16.5 million in a third funding round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, according to VentureBeat. Previous investors Village Ventures, Thrive Capital, and Union Square Ventures also contributed. Dwolla raised its $5 million Series B round in February 2012.

On Deck Founder Named Co-Chair of One in Three

Technology platform On Deck has announced that its founder and former chief executive officer Mitch Jacobs has been named co-chairman of the One in Three Leadership Council, a non-profit initiative of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity. The council’s goal is to create new jobs by reaching 1 million microbusinesses throughout the US. On Deck is […]

Travora Media Adds Nile Project to its Offerings

Travora Media, a travel media information company has acquired The Nile Project, a San Francisco-based company with a portfolio of three websites: NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte and mobile apps focused on providing local expertise to travelers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in New York City, Travora has received funding from Rho Ventures, […]

PerfectServe Adds Cozzens

PerfectServe, the Tennessee-based clinical communication services platform, has added Todd Cozzens to its board of directors. The company is backed by River Cities Capital Funds, PJC Capital, National Healthcare Services, Village Ventures and Spring Mill Village Partners. PRESS RELEASE: PerfectServe, the leading platform for intelligent clinical communication services, today announced that Todd Cozzens has been […]

Simpson to BlueTarp as CEO

BlueTarp Financial, the financial services firm dedicated to building materials professionals, has named Scott Simpson its new CEO. BlueTarp is based in North Carolina with operations in Maine. The startup is backed by Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Trinity Ventures and Village Ventures.

Zipmark Backed By VCs in Seed Round

Village Ventures and Contour Venture Partners lead a $2 million seed round in Zipmark, it was announced early Tuesday. NYC Seed, High Peaks Venture Capital and the New York City Investment fund also joined in on the transaction. Zipmark is a New York-based mobile and online payments company.

TechMediaNetwork Adds $33M in New Capital

TechMediaNetwork Inc., a media company focused on news and reviews about technology and science issues, has raised $33 million in Series B financing. Investors include ABS Capital Partners, Village Ventures and Highway 12 Ventures. The money will go toward potential acquisitions and expansion efforts. As a result of the financing, ABS Capital General Partner Ralph Terkowitz and Principal Paul Mariani will join the company’s board.

On Deck Capital Increases Loan Sizes, Term Lengths

Five-year-old On Deck Capital, which aggregates financial data to gauge the health of a small business — it also offers underwriting and other cash management functions –has added two new features to its offerings: $150,000 loans, and 18-month-long terms. Formerly the maximum loan size it offered was $100,000, and the longest terms it offered were […]

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