Digital Media VC


ImageShack Raised $15 Million In Funding Round — The online image sharing
portal has raised $15 million from Sequoia Capital, according to
VentureBeat.

One True Media Raised $8 Million In Series B — Redwood City, Calif.-based
provider of online editing and sharing tools for videos and photos, has
called down $8 million of a $10 million Series B round (including $2
million in called convertible notes), according to a regulatory filing. DAG
Ventures was joined by return backer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

AdMeld Raised $8 Million In Series A — New York-based provider of online
advertising optimization and integration, has raised around $7 million in
Series A funding from Foundry Group and Spark Capital. It also has hired
Michael Barrett as CEO. Barrett previously was with Fox Interactive Media
as executive VP and chief revenue officer.

Second Rotation Raised $6 Million In Series B — Boston-based operator of
online “recommerce” site Gazelle, has raised $6 million in Series B
funding. RockPort Capital Partners led the round, and was joined by return
backers Venrock Associates, Austin Ligon and Henry Vogel.

HomeAway Raised $250 Million In VC Funding At $1.15 Billion Post Money
Valuation
— Austin, Texas-based operator of an online vacation rentals
website, has raised $250 million in new VC funding. Technology Crossover
Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers investors
Institutional Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. It had previously
raised over $230 million from IVP, Redpoint, Trident Capital, Austin
Ventures and American Capital.

Project Playlist Raised $20 Million In VC Funding — online music site, has
raised just under $20 million in VC funding led by Pilot Group, according
to TechCrunch. The company has also hired former Facebook chief revenue
officer Own Van Natta as CEO. It had previously raised $3 million.

Alice.com Raised $4.3 Million In Series A — Madison, Wis.-based online
platform for connecting manufacturers and consumers in the packaged goods
market, has raised $4.3 million in first-round funding. Kegonsa Capital
Partners and DaneVest Tech Fund co-led the round.

IKobo Inc. Raised $13 Million In VC Funding — Atlanta-based provider of
online electronic payment and remittance services,is discontinuing
operations. It had raised over $13 million in VC funding, from firms like
Total Technology Ventures, Council Ventures, WS Investments LLC, Silicon
Alley Venture Partners, Greenhill Capital Partnersand seed-stage backers
Global Bank of Commerce.

be2 Raised €15 Million In Series B — London-based global matchmaking site,
has raised €15 million in second-round funding from the Index Ventures
Growth Fund. It had previously raised capital from Banexi Ventures and
individual angels.

Transpera Raised $8.25 Million In Series B — Santa Monica, Calif.-based
provider of a platform to monetize Web video on mobile phones, has raised
$8.25 million in Series B funding. first round funding. Flybridge Capital
Partners led the round, and was joined by fellow return backers First Round
Capital and Intel Capital. New investor Labrador Ventures also
participated.

Digitalsmiths Raised $12 Million In Series B — Morrisville, N.C.-based
provider of broadband video indexing, analytics and publishing solutions,
has raised $12 million in Series B funding. 406 Ventures led the round, and
was joined by return backers The Aurora Funds and Chrysalis Ventures.

Cfares Raised $7.6 Million In Series A — Redwood City, Calif.-based online
travel search engine, has $3.1 million in additional Series A funding, to
close the round at $7.6 million. Backers include Claremont Creek Ventures
and Garage Technology Ventures. The company also named former Leapfrog and
Knowledge Universe CEO Tom Kalinske as its CEO.

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