Digital Media VC


PlaySpan Raised $16.8 Million In Series B — Santa Clara, Calif.-based operator of an in-game commerce network, has raised $16.8 million in Series B funding. Return backers include Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC International (South Korea) and Novel TMT Ventures (Hong Kong). It had previously raised $6.5 million.

KickApps Raised $13 Million In Series C — New York-based developer of social networking tools for existing websites, has raised over $13 million in Series C funding, according to a regulatory filing. No new investor is listed, although an outside lead is likely. Return backers include Prism VentureWorks, Softbank Capital and Spark Capital. The company had previously raised $17 million.

FanSnap Raised $5.5 Million In Series B — Palo Alto, Calif..-based live event ticket search engine, has raised $5.5 million in second-round funding led by return backer General Catalyst Partners. The company is currently in beta, and is run by Mike Janes, former chief marketing officer of StubHub. Nabbr.com Raised $2.6 Million In Seires B — New York-based online marketing company that distributes promotional content via social networking sites, has raised $2.57 million in Series B-4 funding, according to a regulatory filing. Return backers include Allen & Co. and Avalon Ventures.

HuffingtonPost.com Raising $20 Million — HuffingtonPost.com is in the midst of raising a $20 million funding round at a $90 million pre-money valuation. Oak Investment Partners would be among the new investors, while returning shareholders include Greycroft Partners and Softbank Capital Partners.

Brands4friends Raised Euro10 Million In Third Round — German online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle, has raised more than €10 million in third-round funding. Partech International led the round, and was joined by return backers Mangrove Capital Partners and Holtzbrinck Ventures.

Winkee.com Raised $9.5 Million In VC Funding — Chinese online advertising firm, has raised around $9.5 million in VC funding from DT Capital and Shenzhen Fortune Venture Capital, according to SinoCast.

Boafeng.com Raised $15 Million In VC Funding — Chinese developer of online video software, has raised $15 million in VC funding from Matrix Partners China and IDG.

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