Union Square Ventures, the New York City firm that was an early investor in Twitter, is raising a new $200 million fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Some investors are about to get a deal.
Ifbyphone, a provider of web-based services that interact with phone calls, has raised $8 million in its second round of funding from Apex Venture Partners, Origin Ventures and Spring Mill Ventures.
3VR, a provider of video recording and search technology, announced today that it has raised $17 million in its fifth round of funding led by Menlo Ventures.
EcoMom, a site where moms can shop for healthy and environmentally-friendly goods, just raised $2 million in a first round of funding.
Moblyng, a developer of games using HTML5 for mobile devices, is looking to raise about $10.9 million and has raised about $7.5 million of that so far, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Zumbox, which provides its users with digital copies of their mail based on their home address, has raised an additional $9.7 million, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Today’s funding announcements include technology to run farms efficiently, monetize videos and monitor theft in stores:
The Federal Communications Commission is set to approve the merger of cable TV company Comcast with NBC Universal, clearing the way for the mega-merger to become a reality.
Content farm Demand Media has delayed its IPO because of questions about its accounting practices, according to All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher.
Seemingly out of nowhere, the content guide and copy protection specialist Rovi announced tonight that it intends to acquire digital media company Sonic Solutions, maker of the popular Roxio media creation software, for $720 million.
Motorola Mobility seems to be snapping up startups in advance of its planned spin-off from parent company Motorola early next year. Today, it announced that it’s acquiring Zecter, which develops applications for storing your media online and streaming it to other devices.
The New York Post is reporting the unsurprising news that Google is getting over its unrequited love for Groupon by trying to buy a smaller online-coupon business like LivingSocial or BuyWithMe, the No. 2 and 3 companies int he busienss
SugarCRM, a developer and provider of open-source customer relationship management (CRM) software, is worth somewhere in the range of $350 – $360 million, according to a new report by research firm NeXt Up!
Salesforce, a developer of customer relationship management (CRM) software, announced today that it has acquired email contact manager Etacts for an undisclosed sum.
Cloud Engines, maker of the Pogoplug set-top appliance that turns external hard drives into private cloud servers, announced today that it has raised $15 million from Softbank Capital and Morgan Stanley.
Today’s funding announcements include innovative ways to shop, work and market a brand:
MeLLmo, developer of the mobile enterprise analytics suite Roambi, announced it has raised $10 million in its third round of funding from around 15 angel investors — though the company wouldn’t disclose which.
Venture capitalists say they will invest more in 2011 as hiring in the sector heats up and selling begins to shake off the lingering woes of the financial crisis, according to a study released today by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource.
Online sharing and messaging company Meebo just announced that it has closed its $27.5 million fourth round of funding.
Guest Post [Peter Yared is the vice president of apps at Webtrends, which acquired Transpond, a social-apps developer he founded.]
Adobe, the developer of popular design applications like Flash and Photoshop, brought in a record $1 billion for the first time in its fourth quarter this year, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Well, that was quick. AOL announced today that it is going to buy About.me, a service that helps people create a profile page, just four days after the site went live.
Car-sharing service Zipcar brought in $55 million in its third quarter this year, up 46 percent from the same quarter a year ago when it made about $38 million in revenue, according to the company’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
I’m hearing that Instagram, an iPhone photo application that’s attracting a lot of buzz, is raising a new funding round led by Benchmark Capital.
Nasuni, a provider of software that streamlines data transfer to cloud storage outlets, announced today that it has raised $15 million in its second round of funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners.
eBay announced that it has acquired Berlin-based Brands4friends, a European online retailer that sells significantly discounted merchandise to its members, for $200 million.
This week’s DEMO meetups in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California were a breath of fresh air across a startup landscape that’s crowded with consumer Web startups. Among the diverse ventures we saw this week was a company called Ecospan, which is aiming to disrupt the packaging space with a proprietary biopolymer-based, biodegradable material.
It looks like it’s easy enough to forget about 24 hours of downtime.
Social bookmarking site Delicious, once one of the shining examples of the Web 2.0 renaissance, will not be shutting down. But it will be looking for a new host after Yahoo, its owner since 2005, determined that it was not a strategic fit, according to a blog post by the company.
Research in Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry business smartphone, is in talks to pick up social data aggregator Gist to maintain its stranglehold on the enterprise smartphone market, according to a report by GigaOm.
Today’s funding announcements include new ways to invest in stocks, buy cheap event tickets and build sustainable companies:
Hewlett-Packard? They’re just a minor roadblock, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Is Google getting too big?
Groupon, the daily deal site that has risen to infamy after rejecting a buyout offer from Google worth $6 billion, is on top of the world — for now.
Cloudkick, a developer of web applications that help manage cloud computing environments, announced today that it has agreed to be bought out by cloud computing provider Rackspace for an undisclosed sum.
When I last checked in with Andy Dunn, the CEO of online menswear retailer Bonobos, he was in the middle of raising $2 million from angel investors.
Today’s funding announcements include innovation in car batteries, social planning and nuclear power plants:
Folks who had a hard time believing that Twitter was worth $1 billion a year ago are going to have an even harder time swallowing the company’s new valuation.
Google has launched an installer for companies that automatically loads the Chrome web browser on all of a server’s managed users and includes a suite of security and privacy options for administrators — an area long dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.