Digital Media VC


Conviva Raises $20 Million In Series B — San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of a live media platform for online video delivery, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. UV Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Foundation Capital and New Enterprise Associates. It had previously raised $9 million.

Demandbase Raises $8 Million In Series B — San Francisco-based pay-as-you-go service for buying marketing lists and sales leads, has raised $8 million in second-round funding. Sigma Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Altos Ventures and Adobe Systems.

Picateers Inc Raises $6.6 Million In Series A-2 — San Mateo, Calif.-based online photo sharing and fundraising service for schools, has raised $6.6 million in Series A-2 funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Norwest Venture Partners.

Microsoft Invests in Heavily-Backed HD Online Video Service Move Networks — So Microsoft is also jumping into the online video investment space, and has done an undisclosed amount of strategic investment in already-heavily backed online HD video tech provider Move Networks. This is technically part of its third round, when it earlier closed $46 million from investors such as Benchmark Capital, as well as Cisco, ComcastInteractive Media, and Televisa. Prior to Microsoft coming in, the American Fork, UT-based company had raised $67.3 million in funding.

JumpTap Raises $26 Million In Series D — Cambridge, Mass.-based mobile search and advertising company, has raised $26 million in Series D funding. AllianceBernstein led the round, and was joined by return backers General Catalyst Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Summerhill Venture Partners, Valhalla Partners and WPP. The company has now raised around $73 million in total VC funding.

Brand.net Raises $10 Million In Series B — San Mateo, Calif.-based online advertising network, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer InterWest Partners.

Chinese Deals Trade Site Zero2IPO Raises $60 Million — Zero2IPO, an online financial info services provider on the China VC and PE markets, has raised a big $60 million round from a total of 46 different investors, according to SEC filing, picked up by PEHub. The company started as an online database of VC and M&A deals in the Chinese market in 1999, and since expanded into financial advisory service, events and other allied services.

The Active Network Raises 80 Million In Series F — San Diego-based online community and application technology provider for the active lifestyle/sports market, has raised $80 million in Series F funding. Return backers include ESPN, Canaan Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners and Performance Equity Partners.

SpeedDate.com Raises $6 Million In Series B — San Mateo, Calif.-based online speed dating service, has raised $6 million in Series B funding from return backer Menlo Ventures. It had raised a $2.6 million Series A round last year.

Ngmoco Raises $5.6 Million In Series A — San Francisco-based publisher of games for the iPhone, has raisedapproximately $5.6million in Series A funding, according to a regulatory filing. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, with Maples Investments also participating.

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