Round the Clock Acquisitions 09-January-2008

January 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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Today’s roundup is a big bunch.  Thanks to my sources, PE Hub, Mashable, and TechCrunch.  It’s a long list and there’s no point keeping you waiting. 

———- has raised another $26 million, nearly all of it from Fidelity (Fidelity Ventures and Fidelity Asia Ventures put in $25 million, the rest came from existing shareholders including the Samwers’ European Founders Fund).

Earth Class Mail Corp. (f.k.a. Document Command), a Seattle-based virtual post office company, has raised $13.3 million in Series A funding led by Ignition Partners. peHUB had reported last fall that the company had secured $7.4 million of a $19.69 million round total, based on a regulatory filing. The company previously raised $3.25 million in seed funding from Alliance of Angels, Keiretsu Forum and other angel groups.

PubMatic Inc. , a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of an ad optimization platform for online publishers, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Nexus India Capital led the deal, and was joined by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Helion Ventures.

Channel M Inc ., a Los Angeles-based developer of video content for retailers, has raised $6 million in Series C funding. Backers include Ascend Venture Group and Vintage Capital Partners.

DevonWay Inc. , a San Francisco-based provider of on-demand web services for improving work processes, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Crosslink Capital, according to a regulatory filing.

LiveMocha Inc. , a Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of online language education, has raised nearly $6 million in Series A funding led by Maveron Equity Partners, according to a regulatory filing.

RadioFrame Networks Inc. , a Redmond, Wash.-based provider of a platform for converging mobile voice and data, has secured $8.37 million of a $30 million Series F round, according to a regulatory filing. Return backers include Ignition Partners, Nextel Ventures, Ericsson Venture Partners and VantagePoint Venture Partners. The company had previously raised around $78 million since 2001.

PageOnce has announced the closing of a $1.5 million round led by Valley entrepreneurs Liron Petrushka and Bobby Lent. 

Genealogy social network Verwandt has raised an undisclosed series B from Hasso Plattner Ventures (HPV), said to be in the "multi-million-dollars" but otherwise undisclosed. They closed their first round in July 2007 from Hamburg-based Neuhaus Partners.