Today’s funding announcements include companies that provide advertising text, online ticketing and scientific hair products:
BoostCTR lands $1.6M for copywriter community: The ad service has raised a round of seed funding from investors including 500 Startups, Javelin Venture Partners and Founder Collective. The startup helps enterprise advertisers optimize ad performance by allowing a group of copywriters to produce the text for ads. The San Francisco-based company claims that its clients on average see a 30 percent lift in click-through rates and sales volume by using the service.
ShowClix brings in $1.7M for ticketing service: The Pittsburgh, Penn.-based startup has raised a second round of funding led by Swallow Point Ventures to increase sales and brand awareness of its online event ticketing business. The company, which says it had a 650 percent increase in ticket sales last year, works with more than 1,800 clients to offer online and telephone ticket sales, box office management and promotion of events.
Living proof gets $16M for frizz-free hair: The developer of innovative beauty products has raised a second round of funding from Piper Jaffray and Polaris Venture Partners. Founded by Polaris and an MIT biomedical scientist, the company uses new scientific materials and technologies to develop its hair care products.
BridgePoint Medical grabs $9.1M for interventional cardiology tech: The Minneapolis, Minn.-based biotech startup has raised a third round of funding from investors including New Enterprise Associates, Polaris Venture Partners and Foundation Medical Partners, peHUB reports. The company is developing a treatment for chronic total occlusion, which occurs in coronary arteries and other blood vessels when they become obstructed by plaques.