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  • Mobile Payment Upstart Boku Gets 'Legendary' Backing
    Mobile payments startup Boku has raised a new round of funding from Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Ron Hirson, SVP of product and marketing, tells ...
  • NYC Finances MyCityWay
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced that the city-sponsored NYC Entrepreneurial Fund has made its first investment -- $300,000 of a $500,000 seed round in local search startup MyCityWay, repor ...
  • Report: Online Ad Investments Spike, Targeting, RTB, and Self-Serve Attract Dollars
    Millions of dollars flowing into companies supporting online advertising through mergers and acquisitions, along with venture capital funding signals a recovering industry. The businesses receiving the dough during the pa ...
  • Providence Equity Buys Stake In Autotrader.com From Cox
    Cox Enterprises on Wednesday said it has agreed to sell a 25% stake in AutoTrader.com to Providence Equity Partners. Per the deal, Cox is expected to maintain majority ownership a ...
  • Digital Marketing And Venture Capital
    Having raised millions in venture capital and worked with major brand advertisers to deliver millions in digital media, I have noticed that the two worlds both intersect and parallel ea ...
  • Report: Buggy Blippy Exposes Credit Card #'s
    Social buying site Blippy just got a nice write-up on The New York Time's Bits blog. The startup lets people link their credit cards and e-commerce accounts to i ...
  • Will Consumers Sour On Sharing?
    From Facebook to Foursquare, The New York Times looks at the new culture of information sharing, and the companies betting their success on consumers' willingness to go along for t ...
  • VC Firm Greycroft, The Sequel
    Greycroft Partners just closed its second fund. Dubbed Greycroft II, it has $130.7 million to burn, and is led by Greycroft founder Alan Patricof, Dana Settle and Drew Lipsher, alo ...
  • iFund Broke, Doubling Down
    Two years ago, Apple and venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partnered on a $100 million fund for mobile entrepreneurs. Since then, the suitably named iFund has rais ...
  • AOL Moves City's Best Hyper-Local Service Across Metropolises, Establishes Local-Focused VC Fund
    AOL on Wednesday relaunched its City's Best service with city-specific content, and plans to roll it out to an additional 25 cities later this year. The rollout includes the expansi ...
  • Tech Incubator Betaworks Raises $20 Mill
    New York City-based technology incubator Betaworks Studios has raised $20 million in new venture funding. Intel Capital and previous investor RRE Ventures led the current round, which included Softbank, Founde ...
  • VCs Funding 'Agency Replacement' Software
    Look out, Madison Avenue -- venture capital investors are happily underwriting your extinction. Ian Sigalow, a principal at Greycroft Partners, said "agency replacement software" is one of the key investme ...
  • BrightRoll Lights Up With $10M In Financing
    Branded video ad network BrightRoll on Wednesday is expected to announce another $10 million in Series C financing. Led by Scale Venture Partners, that brings the company's total venture fundi ...
  • Mobile IPO Rings Hollow
    Given the frothy atmosphere surrounding mobile at the start of 2010, perhaps it was inevitable initial public offering filings would begin to surface as companies seek to cash in ...
  • Interpublic Taps Betawave's Freeman To Run MediaBrands Ventures Unit
    Matt Freeman, CEO of online ad network Betawave, has been named CEO of Medaibrands Ventures, a new unit within Interpublic's media services holding unit that will oversee the company's ventur ...
  • VC Says U.S. Ad Industry Could Lose If BT Moves Offshore
    Jeremy Liew is concerned. The managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners says that with the Federal Trade Commission framing the topic of BT around privacy, the climate is ripe f ...
  • Will Startups See a Renaissance Of VC Funding In 2010?
    The advertising industry could see a double lift in 2010 for dollars flowing into rich media ads, video and other forms of online advertising. That uplift comes from companies increasi ...
  • Location-Based Social Service Gowalla Raises $8.4M
    Location-based social network Gowalla has raised $8.4 million in a second round of funding led by Greylock Partners. Founded in 2007, Austin, Texas-based Gowalla is among a growing number ...
  • Can Ace Hotel Handle Silicon Alley?
    Giving Downtown pub Tom & Jerry's a run for its beer money, the recently refurbished Ace Hotel in lower Midtown has quickly been colonized by Silicon Alley's top tech entrepreneu ...
  • Digital Guru, Ventures Chief Hanlon Poised To Leave Publicis
    Tim Hanlon, the long-time digital media guru and head of one of Madison Avenue's largest venture capital units, will leave Publicis Groupe at the end of the month, Online Med ...
  • Journal: VCs Get a Break
    Here's some good news for venture capitalists, who no doubt have had a rough year. According to draft legislation, Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank has rejected a Treasury plan ...
  • Report: VCs Having A Bad Year
    This is shaping up to be a pretty bleak year for venture capitalists, according to new data from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. Just 17 VC fir ...
  • Electronics E-tailer Eyes IPO
    The late '90s are long gone, and tech startups filing for IPOs is big news these days. The latest to take the plunge is NewEgg, a consumer-facing online retailer th ...
  • Google's Big Plan To Fund Change
    Google has launched Project 10^100 (pronounced "Project 10 to the 100th"), a call for ideas that it has hopes for. The Mountain View, Calif. company has compiled a list ...
  • Gut Check
    From what body part are venture capitalists most likely to take direction? Their hearts? Their brains? Their, um, nethers? Turns out, a clear majority say their "guts" decide where the ...
  • Experts: Startups Settling For Second
    What's the common thread among the current field of technology and media startups? No chutzpah (to put it politely), according to a consensus of experts in attendance for the TechCrunch ...
  • Step Right Up! Let's Play Guess Twitter's Valuation
    Guess Twitter's worth! Everybody's doing it, and valuations for the micro-blogging service are all over the board. Just months ago, a figure of $250 million was called "staggering." More recentl ...
  • Facebook Piggybackers Seek VC Backing
    What does it take to score a little venture capital these days? Like adding "dot com" to your name in the '90s, factoring Facebook into your company's equation seems ...
  • Investors Pool Resources For Skype
    Have any interest in a slightly used peer-to-peer Internet telephony service? It's Oprah's favorite! If not, a new group of venture capital and private equity firms have reportedly joined forc ...
  • Tremor Closes New Round: Will Fund Product Development, Solutions
    Online video ad network Tremor Media Tuesday announced a strategic investment of an undisclosed sum from venture capital firm SAP Ventures. The company said the investment would be used ...