Digital Media VC


Waterfront Media Raised $20 Million — New York-based online health media company, has raised $20 million in fifth-round funding, according to a regulatory filing. No investor information was disclosed. The company had previously raised around $42 million in venture capital and debt funding from Scale Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, Rho Ventures, Time Warner Ventures, BEV Capital, Neocarta Ventures and Hercules Technology Growth Capital.

Rave Wireless Raised $7 Million — New York–based provider of mobile phone programs for colleges and universities, has raised $7 million in Series D funding, according to a regulatory filing. Listed shareholders include Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners and RRE Ventures. The company previously raised around $35 million, including an $18 million Series C round last year led by Trilogy Equity Partners.

Blip.tv Raised $5 Million — New York–based online television network, has raised $5.2 million in Series B funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, according to a regulatory filing. The round was originally announced last month, but without a dollar amount.

The Mechanical Zoo Raised $2 Million — San Francisco-based social search startup, has raised $2 million in convertible promissory note funding led by August Capital, according to a regulatory filing. David Hornick of August has taken a board seat.

DigitalArbor Raised $5 Million — Cohasset, Mass.-based provider of back-end production services to the digital advertising, marketing and content/communications markets, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Flybridge Capital Partners led the round, with partner Jeff Bussgang joining the company’s board of directors.

VibeAgent Raised $3 Million — Charlottesville, Va.-based hotel search engine, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from individual angels.

Blyk Raised $40 Million — Finland-based mobile network for young people, has raised €40 million in new VC funding. No additional details were disclosed for the round, which was announced on the company’s blog. Company shareholders include Sofinnova Partners.

Boxee Inc. Raised $4 Million — New York-based developer of a “social” media center, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. Bijan Sabet of Spark and Fred Wilson of USV will join the company’s board of directors.

Easou Raised $12 Million — Chinese mobile search company, has raised $12 million in third-round funding. iD TechVentures and AXA Private Equity co-led the round.

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