BirdEye nets $8 mln Series A in Trinity Ventures-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 2 weeks ago

Sunnyvale, California-based BirdEye, a business reputation and customer experience provider, has secured $8 million in Series A funding. Trinity Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang. In addition to the funding, Ajay Chopra of Trinity Ventures has been added to BirdEye’s board of directors while Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social, has been named to its advisory board.


Interactive video company Fuisz Media snaps up $10 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Santa Monica, California-based interactive video company Fuisz Media has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Evolution Media Partners, a joint venture between Evolution Media Capital, TPG Growth and Participant Media, led the round. Ross Levinsohn, former interim CEO of Yahoo and Ian Doody, a principal at Evolution Media Capital, have been added to Fuisz Media’s board of directors.


VC-backed ClearStory Data hires Yahoo’s Howes as CTO

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Menlo Park, California-based data intelligence solutions provider ClearStory Data has named Dr. Timothy A. Howes as its chief technology officer. Previously, Howes worked at Yahoo where he served as vice president of engineering. ClearStory Data is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.