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Amsterdam

GitHub Competitor Gitlab Raises $1.5M from Khosla Ventures, 500 Startups

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

GitLab, the open-source code collaboration platform that competes with popular platform GitHub, announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by Khosla Ventures, 500 Startups, Crunchfund, Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, and Liquid 2 Ventures. The funding will enable the company…

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Los Angeles

On-Demand Dog Walking App Wag! Raises $2.45M in Seed Round

By | May 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Wag!, an app that provides dog owners with instant access to quality dog walkers, announced today that they’ve raised a $2.45 million seed round. This funding also coincides with their official launch in San Francisco, CA.  The round was led by Freestyle Capital (freestyle.vc), and…

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San Francisco

Onfleet: Delivery Logistics Made Easy

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The logistics of delivery is oftentimes overlooked or underestimated by entrepreneurs as they focus on securing funding, mentors, and users for their new business. However, it’s absolutely crucial if you’re distributing anything non-electronically – aka you’re moving vehicles around a city. Onfleet officially launched…

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NYC

VC Firms Commit $9.2M to AI Company x.ai

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

The New York based x.ai, a leading artificial intelligence company that schedules meetings over email, recently announced that they have completed a successful Series A funding round. Led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, along with FirstMark Capital, IA Ventures, Softbank Capital, and CrunchFund, x.ai…

Reports & Rankings

35 Top Series A Startup Investors of 2014

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Mattermark Blog recently published a list of 2014 most active investors in the tech industry. A total of 701 Internet technology startups received a cumulative $5.1 Billion in Series A funding.  Khosla Ventures has moved into the #1 spot for most active Series A investor,…

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Announcements

DC

Post 500 Startups CareLuLu Raises $1.7 Million

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Last week I wrote an article about CareLuLu and how they recently graduated from the 500 Startups accelerator in Batch 10. We’ve long known 500 Startups is a great jumping off point for startups with big ideas, and this week it’s been proven once…

Business

San Francisco

About.me CEO Tony Conrad Raises $11 Million, Will Fireside Chat With Tech Cocktail in July

By | Jun 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm

About.me is quickly growing to internet notoriety, and, personally, it’s my favorite way to promote myself via social media. Why, you might ask? It’s simple: About.me is simple. The platform combines the flair of Facebook with the professionalism of LinkedIn, and every day more…

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San Francisco

Nitrous.IO Raises $6.65M Series A to Build Better Dev Environments

By | Mar 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Nitrous.IO, a platform that provides pre-configured development environments in the cloud, today announced that they have successfully raised $6.65 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The money will fund the expansion of their cloud-based platform. Outside of Bessemer…

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San Francisco

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington Leaves Aol To Start Venture Fund

By | Sep 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Today news has come that TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington is leaving TechCrunch and Aol, the company that it was acquired by just under a year ago, to start his own venture fund which is being dubbed the CrunchFund. The fund has Aol…