Digital Media VC


NetShelter Technology Media Raised $11M In Series A — Toronto-based provider of vertical media networks, has raised US$11.1 million in Series A funding. Backers include Rho Canada, GrowthWorks Canadian Fund and JLA Ventures.

BlueKai Raised $11M In Series B — Seattle-based online intent data exchange, has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding. Battery Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backer Redpoint Ventures.

DotBlu Raised $2M In Series A — Online “community dedicated to friendly competitive online gaming,” has raised $2 million in Series A funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Maples Investments and D.E. Shaw. The company is based in San Francisco.

Outside.in Raised Undisclosed Amount Of New Funding — Brooklyn, N.Y.-based developer of local news/blog websites, has an undisclosed amount of new funding. Return backers include Union Square Ventures, the New York City Investment Fund and Betaworks. It had previously raised around $5.4 million.

Chegg.com Raised $25M In Series C — Santa Clara, Calif.-based online marketplace for textbook rentals, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Foundation Capital were joined by return backers Gabriel Venture Partners and Primera Capital.

TimeshareNOW.com Raised $9M In VC Funding — Dover, N.H.-based online secondary marketplace for timeshares, has raised $8.5 million in VC funding from Edison Venture Fund.

Overlay.TV Raised $5M In Second Round — Ottawa, Ontario-based interactive video platform, has raised C$4.6 million in second-round funding. Return backers include Celtic House Venture Partners, Tech Capital Partners and EdgeStone Capital Partners.

Tagged Raised $25M In Debt — San Francisco-based social discovery site, has raised $5 million in venture debt co-led by Horizon Technology Finance and Leader Ventures. The company had previously raised venture capital from Mayfield Fund.

Taptu £6.5 M In Series B — Cambridge, UK-based pure-play mobile search engine, has raised £6.45 million in Series B funding from return backers 3i Group and Sofinnova investments.

SongKick.com Raised $4M In Series A — London-based operator of an online tracking index for concert listings, has secured $3.5 million of a $4 million Series A round led by Index Ventures. The round includes an option to be expanded by $2 million.

Scribd Raised $9M In Series B — San Francisco-based social publishing company, has raised $9 million in Series B funding. Charles River Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Redpoint Ventures and Kinsey Hills Group.

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