Tag Archives: Venture Capital

ECOtality May Be Considering Public Offering As Share Price, Prospects, Products Melt Down

As the worst VC firm in history (*cough*US Government*cough*) sees its portfolio dwindle again, one of the dwindlers may be preparing to raise some private money. ECOtality, Inc. is a “green” energy company and, as such, is an esteemed recipient of … Continue reading

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Why Company Behind Candy Crush Saga May Be Considering An IPO

Cross-posted at My Gamasutra Blog. Midasplayer International, also known as ‘King,’ may be preparing an IPO, which may be prompted by their long-time investors. The company behind Candy Crush Saga is reportedly considering an IPO.  According to reports, Midasplayer International … Continue reading

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Key Facebook Exec Leaves the Company for the VC World

The awesomely named Bubba Murarka left Facebook* to join VC firm Draper Fisher Jurveston. People come and go all the time, particularly in a large, dynamic company like Facebook.  No big deal.  Right? Maybe not.  Bubba was the head of … Continue reading

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Investment Advisor to Facebook and Zynga Execs Makes SEC Filing Disclosing Holdings

Advisor to Facebook execs’ portfolio heavy on ETFs, light on Facebook. RIA to the tech starts, Iconiq Capital, LLC filed its Form 13F for the March 31, 2013 quarter.  Iconiq’s holdings are heavy on ETFs, reporting its largest holdings as: … Continue reading

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Kik Kicks It Up a Notch, Raising Almost $20 Million For Its Messaging App

I guess it is VC week, as we report on more private company financing. This time it is the mobile messaging space. Mobile is where things are heading, as we have discussed in depth here and in our PRO Reports. … Continue reading

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No IPO No Problem As Later Stage Companies Attract Private Funding

Eventbrite raises $60 million and puts off IPO for a while. Despite hiring a seasoned public company CFO, Eventbrite will probably not go public before the end of 2013.  Getting a $60 million infusion from the likes of T. Rowe … Continue reading

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MobileSpan Raises Funds to Keep Employees Permanently Chained To Their Desktops

Mountain View-based Company Announced Private Funding Round MobileSpan, Inc., a Mountain View-based company that gives “your workers a single, consistent workspace across all devices,” reported that they raised approximately $2.3 million of their $2.4 million private placement.  There was no … Continue reading

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More VC News As Stealth Mode-y Paybook Raises About $2 Million. A Minty Fresh Take on Personal Finance Software?

Paybook, an Austin, Texas start in the personal finance space with business applications, filed a notice with the SEC declaring that it has raised $1.95 million of its planned $2 million dollar offering.  There were no other details about the … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Busy Looking to the Future (Blurry in Once Case) While Rest of Economy Drags Along the Recent Past

Recent Filings Show Some Interesting VC and VC-like Activity RedShift Systems, a private company out of Massachusetts, raised $2.4 million of its $2.85 million Series B round.  This round was led by Technology Venture Partners for the expansion of its team … Continue reading

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Stealth Mode Solar Film Maker Gets Some Private Funding. Cha-ching.

You know who else is in stealth mode? James Bond. Izar Solar, reportedly an Illinois-based maker of solar film in stealth mode, recently raised $1.5 million of a $3.5 million round of debt financing. It raised a $3.5 million equity … Continue reading

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