Round the Clock Acquisitions 14-January-2008

January 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am


Not much in the headlines but Web 2.0 is all about the niche. Smaller startups are getting funding and thisis a good sign of a healthy industry environment.


The Jellyvision Lab Inc ., a Chicago-based provider of interactive conversation applications, has raised $5 million in Series B funding, according to a regulatory filing. Sigma Partners led the deal, with Greg Gretsch of Sigma taking a board seat.

Big Tent Design Inc ., a San Francisco-based social networking company for family-friend groups, has raised around $5 million in Series A funding, according to a regulatory filing. Menlo Ventures was joined by return backer Mohr, Davidow Ventures.

SpendView Inc ., a Web 2.0 startup that helps users track personal spending, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from Meakem Becker Venture Capital, according to a regulatory filing.

Zmags , a Copenhagen-based provider of online publication solutions, has raised $2.3 million from NorthCap Partners.

ProQuo Inc. , a La Jolla, Calif.-based company that helps users stop junk mail and prevent identity theft, has raised $8 million in Series B funding, peHUB has learned. Mission Ventures was joined by return backer Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The company had previously raised a $5 million Series A round in September 2006.

Online discussion aggregator and management service Grouply has taken $1.3 million in funding from Reid Hoffman, SoftTech VC, Harvard Angels, and Western Technology Investment.

Calif.-based virtualization startup NComputing, which just raised $28 million in a second round of funding.

Canaan Partners and Masthead Venture Partners led an $11 million B round in Tremor Media, an ad network that runs video ads streaming in other videos and in banner ads as well. This brings the total raised by the New York City startup to $19.4 million, including a series A in September 2006. Canaaan and Masthead led that round as well.


Thanks to the usual suspects for ‘Round the Clock Acquisitions: TechCrunch, Mashable, GigaOm and PE Hub.