Funding roundup - week ending in 1/2/09

Meliza Solan Surdi · January 4, 2009 · Short URL:

OpenLane, Taptu, and SocialBomb kick off the new year with funding

Given the holidays, it was a quiet week for fundraising announcements. But there were several companies that started the new year with a new round of capital.

The following are the few startups in the consumer Internet, digital media, advertising, and mobile sectors that raised money this past holiday week.



OpenLane raised $10 million from from Meritech Capital Partners, August Capital, RPM Ventures and Zilkha Venture Partners, according to VentureWire. The Menlo Park, Cali-based startup is an online auto auction service.


Taptu raised $7.45 million euros from 3i and Sofinnova, according to Venturebeat Wire. The Cambridge, UK-based company is a mobile search engine that is accessible from all over the world and also available in French, Italian, Spanish and German.


SocialBomb raised $240,000 of a $350,000 round from Kent Goldman and other undisclosed investors, according to PE Hub.The New York-based startup leverages both online and real-life relationships to develop mobile games that can amplify who's on top and who is not. 



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