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Dispatch, a provider of on-demand service tools, raised a $3.1 million round co-led by Promus Ventures and GrandBanks Capital, and included Salesforce Ventures, Ray Lane, Mark Goldstein, Launch Capital and Kima Ventures.
Boost Media, a provider of creative optimization marketing technology, raised $19 million in a round led Battery Ventures, with participation from Javelin Venture Partners, Pinnacle Ventures and Webb Investment Network.
Beauty brand Glossier raised $8.4 million in a Series A funding round led by Thrive Capital, with participation from 14W, TOMS Capital, Manzanita Capital, WME, Forerunner Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.
Assembly, a community platform for creating software apps, raised $2.9 million in funding. Union Square Ventures led the round with participation from Thrive Capital, Box Group and Collaborative Fund.
Mobile messaging service Kik raised $38.3 million in a round led by Valiant Capital Partners with participation from Millennium Technology Value Partners, SV Angel, Foundation Capital, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.
OrderWithMe, a cloud based ordering platform for small business owners, raised $28 million in a round led by the Vegas Tech Fund, SOSVentures, BaseVC and Tony Hsieh. Silicon Valley Bank, Pentland Group, Advantage Capital and several others also participated.
Finexkap, a web platform offering working capital to small businesses in France, raised $22.5 million from GLI Finance, Finsight Ventures, a Fintech investment fund and private investors and family offices in the Fintech space.
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Kiip lets premium brands provide rewards to casual mobile gamers for in-game achievements. Their platform is designed for in-game engagement via a universal game moment: the achievement moment. Catch the user while they are the most engaged, happy, and attentive. They're the first solution to help premium brands reach the exploding casual mobile gaming market using real estate in meaningful moments. Currently the network reaches just over 20 million smartphone players worldwide.
A bit more here: http://bit.ly/kiipwelcome
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Clef replaces usernames and passwords online. We recognize you by your smartphone instead of anything you have to remember or type to make logging in faster, safer, and much easier.
The New York Times describes logging in with Clef as "magical" and with dozens of sites adding Clef login every day, the experience is spreading to more users every day.
Passwords pit human memory against the brute force of computers — passwords can get longer and more complicated, but eventually we're going to lose. Clef wraps the security of public key cryptography in a mobile app that makes logging in fast and simple. Walk up to any computer and point your phone to be logged in instantly.
After launching in June of 2013, it took 16 weeks to add the first 100 sites using Clef. By February, more than 1,000 sites were protecting their login with Clef, and by the end of March there were more than 2,400.
The only security that matters is the security we use, and, traditionally, additional security slowed down user signups and return logins so marketing and growth teams fought to keep them out of products. Clef escapes the tradeoff in usability by letting a mobile device do all of the work — protecting sites from security breaches while actually increasing signups and retention.
Public key cryptography is used by engineers and security experts every day because it's the strongest way to identify yourself. Clef uses that same standard process, but makes it approachable and simple enough for anyone.
For more information, check out getclef.com.
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Tyba is the project of five young entrepreneurs (Eiso Kant, Leonardo Sumulong, Parminder Chhabra, Philip von Have and Jorge Schnura) which provides universities with personal online branding packages for students, which consist of their own domain names (www.eisokant.com) and websites.
87% google the applicants and 56% of the denials are based on what they find on Google.
Is this a threat? No, we turn it into an opportunity
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Youbetme is a mobile optimized, legal, peer to peer, social wagering platform that allows you bet on anything, anywhere at anytime ultimately becoming the modern day handshake. Youbetme creates the ultimate online social betting platform experience that is focused on the socialization of the bet and not the transaction. It takes betting back to what it is supposed to be...fun
YBM launched a closed HTML5 beta version at the Venture Beat/IDG sponsored DEMO Oct 2/3, 2012, in Santa Clara. YBM was voted “One of the most likely to succeed” YBM will execute an in-depth viral and referral marketing campaign to 18-35 year old males, college fraternities and sports enthusiasts. It's public iOS launch is coming this Summer.
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FastPay helps digital publishers, ad-tech businesses and creative developers manage payment cycles and boost revenues. We are truly a next generation commercial finance company - offering streamlined working capital solutions to growing digital media businesses.
We’ve developed a proprietary technology platform which analyzes a company’s business in real time, reducing our risk and therefore our clients’ cost of capital. Our main focus is to give companies working directly with major brands access to capital immediately after an invoice is sent. Our clients have the flexibility to run their business without raising additional equity or venture debt.
We can advance 70% to 80% of verified invoices within 24 hours of receiving a request on approved lines. Our typical customer has a revolving credit facility between $100k and $3mm and most importantly, our pricing is designed to be extremely simple and 100% transparent – we’re not a bank so we do not charge any of the typical fees and unlike venture debt, there are no warrants or loss of control.
FastPay has been featured in Inc., Mashable, The Wall Street Journal's Venture Wire and the LA Business Journal - with more to come in 2012!