Round the Clock Acquisitions 11-19-2007

November 19th, 2007 at 12:00 am

Everybody’s probably too excited about the Amazon Kindle and Amazon’s stocks to be purchasing or funding start-ups today.  However, there are still some to report. 


Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) has agreed to acquire Everdream, a Fremont, Calif.-based provider of software-as-a-service solutions for remote-service management. No financial terms were disclosed. Everdream has raised over $110 million in VC funding since 1999, from firms like Canaan Partners, DFJ, Rho Ventures, Portage Venture Partners and New World Ventures.

Right Sized Media Inc. (a.k.a. Entertonement), a Sausalito, Calif.-based provider of an online media service for finding, playing and sharing pop culture quotes, has secured nearly $5 million in Series A funding, according to a regulatory filing. No investor information was disclosed. The company is run by David Mandelbrot, former VP and general manager of media and entertainment at Yahoo.

Synthasite, who offers web-based homepage creation tools, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Columbus Venture Capital. Like many startups before it, Synthasite’s mission is to let users with no HTML or design skills create web pages.

Backchannelmedia, a digital television ad service based in Boston, has raised $3 million in additional first-round funding, bringing the total to $9.5 million.


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