Augme Technologies Names Michael Brochu to Board

Augme Technologies and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hipcricket, a mobile marketing and advertising technology business, have appointed Michael Brochu to the company’s board of directors as an independent director. Brochu is currently a member of the board of directors for Centro Digital Media, Vines of Mendoza, Zotec Partners and GraphOn Inc. He is also a member of the operating committee of BelHealth Investment Partners, a private equity firm specializing in healthcare, and is on the advisory board of Seattle-based venture capital firm Voyager Capital.

Blue Box Brings Series A Total To MoreThan $4.3M

Blue Box said it added to its Series A funding, bringing the round to a total of more than $4.3 million. The company in October announced a first closing on $3.5 million in a deal led by Voyager Capital. Founder Collective led the secondary closing.

Norwest Leads Series D Round of Social Media Tracker

Act-On Software, which monitors online media campaigns and monitors an organization’s presence in social media, has raised $16 million in a Series D round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Joining the round are Voyager Capital and prior investors Trinity Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. The company previously raised $20 million in financing, according to Thomson […]

Alliance Health Networks Acquires Voyager’s Medify

Alliance Health Networks, a social networking company serving consumers and the healthcare industry, has acquired Medify, a provider of data-driven treatment information. Since its founding in 2010, Medify has secured funds from Voyager Capital and angel investors. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Alliance Health Networks Acquires Medify to Strengthen Social […]

Chirpify Snares $1.3M A Round

Voyager Capital, angel investor Geoff Entress, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, former Facebook executive Rudy Gadre, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, and TiE Oregon Angels all contributed to a $1.3 million round in Chirpify, the Twitter commerce platform based in Portland, Oregon. PRESS RELEASE: PORTLAND, OR, Apr 24, 2012 — Chirpify, the Twitter Commerce Platform, today announced […]

Seattle’s nFluence Media Seals $3M Series A

nFluence Media, a maker of applications that help consumers create anonymous online profiles, has sealed $3 million in Series A financing. The Series A round was led by the Alliance of Angels, with investments from other investors including Voyager Capital. nFluence Media’s first application, dealBoard, will launch on the iTunes App Store later this month, […]

Social Media Agency Gets Funding Boost

Seattle-based Banyan Branch, a media agency that provides end-to-end marketing services for the leading brands, has secured $1.7 million in growth funding from a group of private investors. The company plans to use the capital to accelerate growth and continue investment in scalable social media processes, media buying and technology for its clients. A group of elite investors and entrepreneurs participated in the Series A growth round, including, among others, Bob Gay, CEO and co-founder of Huntsman Gay Global Capital; Bill Bryant, venture partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Geoff Entress, venture partner at Voyager Capital.

Oracle Buys GoAhead

Oracle is buying GoAhead, a maker of packaged service availability software for the communications industry. GoAhead has reportedly raised more than $40 million in venture capital from investors including Columbia Capital, Cedar Grove Investments, Intel Capital and Voyager Capital. Terms of the acquisition were not released. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year.

Medify Raises $1.8M In Series A Money From Voyager, Angels

Medify said it raised $1.8 million in Series A funding from angel investors and Voyager Capital. The Seattle consumer health services company also announced its launch from stealth. PRESS RELEASE THE PROGNOSIS IS GOOD: MEDIFY LAUNCHES CONSUMER HEALTH SERVICE THAT EMPOWERS PATIENTS TO TRANSFORM MEDICAL INSIGHT INTO ACTION Company Backed by Series A Funding from […]

Act-On Software Buys Marketbright

On the heels of a $10 million venture round this summer, Act-On Software, which is developing cloud-based integrated marketing platforms, has acquired the assets of marketing automation software maker Marketbright. Terms of the deal were not released. Beaverton, Oregon-based Act-On is backed by venture capital firms Trinity Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and Voyager Capital, as well as by Cisco.

Big Fish Games Adds Geoff Entress to Board

Seattle-based Big Fish Games has added Geoff Entress to its board. Entress is a venture partner with Voyager Capital and a former venture partner with Madrona Venture Group. He serves on a handful of other boards, including publicly traded, as well as Liquid Planner and Dashwire. Founded in 2002, Big Fish Games develops and distributes casual games.

Bruce Chizen Joins Voyager Capital

Two years after stepping down as the CEO of Adobe, Chizen tightened his relationship with Voyager and became a partner.

He had his pick of VC firms, he said, but he thinks Voyager is best positioned for the new, shrinking world of venture capital. It makes small investments — $1 million to $2 million initially, $10 million to $20 million total — that don’t require a $500 million IPO to get a return.

“We’re not going to be seeing many of those in the future,” he said.

Geoff Entress Joins Voyager Capital

Geoff Entress has joined Voyager Capital as a venture partner, with a focus on Internet and digital media opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.He was previously a venture partner with Madrona Venture Group.

Jodi Sherman Jahic Leaves Voyager Capital

Jodi Sherman Jahic has left venture firm Voyager Capital, after a seven-year run that saw her run the firm’s wireless sector practice. She now will serve as a fulltime managing director with Sherman Capital Group, which she says is focused on “bootstrapped and cash-flow opportunities that need less capital than the typical venture capital model […]

Nusym Raises $8 Million

Nusym Technology Inc., a Los Gatos, Calif.–based provider of verification closure solutions for chip design, has raised $8 million in Series B funding. Voyager Capital led the round, and was joined by Simmons Goodspeed Investment Management, undisclosed public company and return backers Woodside Fund and Draper Richards. PRESS RELEASE Nusym Technology, Inc., a provider of […]

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