Digital Media VC


Challenge Online Games Raised $10 Million In Series B — of Austin, Texas has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Globespan Capital Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer Sequoia Capital. Challenge Games previously raised a $4.5 million Series A round, and makes the fantasy game Duels and the fantasy baseball game Baseball Boss.

Hollywood Interactive Group Raised $5 Million In Series A — Producer of interactive content, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by BlueRun Ventures. The company’s first project is MyHollywood.com, a “women’s web destination for celebrity and entertainment news, casual games, fashion and community.”

WEbook.com $5 Million In Series A — Bethesda, Md.-based online platform for “crowd-sourcing” books, has raised more than $5 million in second-round funding. Vertex Venture Capital led the round, and was joined by return backer Greylock Partners Israel and individual angels.

UpTake $5 Million In Series B — Palo Alto, Calif.-based travel search and discovery engine, has raised $10 million in Series B funding co-led by Trinity Ventures and Shasta Ventures. The company had raised $4 million in Series A funding from Shasta late last year.

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