AdStage is building a “single ad campaign manager to rule them all.” Today the company announced closing $1.53 million, including funding from Jason Calacanis’ Launch Fund which was formed on stage during the Launch festival.
Cozy revealed its platform today that seeks to fix this painful process and promote a more constructive relationship between landlords and their tenants. The company also announced raising $1.5 million from the Social+ Capital Partnership, Google Ventures, and big-name angel investors.
Launch founder Jason Calacanis will be starting a fund aimed at investing in 5-10 startups per year, all of which will come out of the events he produces.
At the Launch festival, a new crowdfunding app serves as a buzz barometer for what the 5,000-plus attendees think of the startups as they launch out of stealth mode.
Employee feedback system 15five has raised $1M in seed money to improve communication flow between employees and managers.
DNS and enterprise email delivery service Dyn has raised its first-ever funding round with $38 million from North Bridge.
Wanderfly, a travel recommendation search engine, re-launched its service Wednesday with a whole new site. The company is doing away with details like hotel prices and is offering picture-heavy travel guides for cities instead.
Jon Ferrara, CEO of Nimble
Guest Post You really have to give credit to community news sharing site Digg for getting its act together. After the hatchet job that was the latest release of the site (version 4.0), Digg CEO Matt Williams and his team have realized that they have to take drastic measures to bring their lost audience back. This is especially true considering Digg’s once lofty $300 million valuation. Currently, the company sits at a $35 million valuation. It has $1.5 million in debt, and about five more months of runway left.