Digital Media VC Fundings


Yaolan.com (a.ka. BabyCare) Raised $17.1 Million 3rd Round — Chinese online community for pregnant and nursing mothers,has raised $17.1 million in third-round funding. Foundation Capital and NSA Investments were joined by return backers Sutter Hill Ventures and Chengwei Ventures.

Mill River Labs Raised $900,000 in Seed Funding — The parent company of online startup company database TradeVibes, has raised $900,000 in seed funding. Backers include Ron Conway, Felicis Ventures and the Kinsey Hills Group.

Nineyou International Ltd. (9you) Raised $100 Million — Shanghai-based online gaming company, has raised $100 million in private equity funding from Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. The company last year had planned to raise $174 million via an IPO in Osaka, but bailed after licensing conflicts with a pair of Korean gaming companies.

Demand Media Raised $35 Million in Additional Series D — Santa Monica, Calif.-based domain name aggregator and registrar, has raised $35 million in additional Series D funding, according to a regulatory filing. The company had held a $100 million first close last year. Shareholders include Goldman Sachs, 3i Group, Generation Partners, Oak Investment Partners and Spectrum Equity Investors.

Become.com Raised $17.5 Million in Series C — Mountain View, Calif.-based online comparison shopping site, has raised $17.5 million in Series C funding from TPG Growth.

WebCollage Inc. Raised $10 Million in New VC — New York-based provider of online merchandising networks to manufacturers, has raised $10 million in new VC funding. Greylock Partners Israel led the round, and was joined by return backers Sierra Ventures, Cedar Ventures and Gilde Investment Management.

WePlay Inc. Raised $1.87 Million in Series A — New York-based online community for youth sports, has raised $1.87 million in Series A-1 funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Pequot Private Equity, Creative Artists Agency and Major League Baseball

Bihu Raised $ 10 Million — Sequoia Capital China has invested USD10m in Bihu, a Chinese firm that develops technology to place ads within online games.

Google confirms USD1m investment in China’s Comsenz — Google revealed that it invested USD1m in a second funding round for Comsenz, a Chinese provider of technology for community sites such as social networks. The Beijing-based startup was created by former Google board member and Sequoia general partner Michael Moritz. The investment took place in Jul last year and follows a first round of funding in 2006, in which Comsenz raised USD2m from Sequoia Capital China and former Yahoo! China president Zhou Hongyi.

LeadPoint Inc. Raised $6 Million in Series E — Los Angeles-based online leads exchange marketplace, has raised $6 million in Series E funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Redpoint Ventures, Estalea LP and Breakwater Ventures. The company has now raised over $15 million.

Blekko Raised $925,000 of Series B — Redwood Shores, Calif.-based online search startup, has called down $925,000 of a $3.07 million Series B round.

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