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Mic, a NYC-based digital news site focused on millennials, raised $17m in Series B venture capital funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Axel Springer and existing investors Lerer Ventures, Jim Clark, Advancit Capital, Red Swan Ventures, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The company, which has […]

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Soylent, a Los Angeles, CA-based meal replacement startup, raised $20m in Series A funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Lerer Ventures and Index Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, joined Soylent’s board. The company intends to use the funds to expand its manufacturing […]

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Namely, a New York-based provider of a HR and payroll platform, raised $12m in Series B financing. The round was led by Matrix Partners, with follow-on participation from True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, and Bullpen Capital. In connjunction with the funding, David Skok, General Partner at Matrix Partners, is joining Namely’s board. The company, which has […]

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Glamsquad, a NYC-based on-demand beauty services business, raised $7m in Series A funding. The round was led by SoftBank Capital, a venture firm affiliated with SoftBank Corp., with participation from Lerer Ventures, AOL’s BBG Fund and Montage Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to  expand its menu of services, to enhance its technology […]

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Campus Job, a New York-based online marketplace for businesses to find and hire college students for part-­time jobs during the school year, raised $965k in seed funding. The round was led by Box Group with participation from Lerer Ventures, Kal Vepuri, F Cubed and Red Sea. The company intends to use the funds to further […]

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Wildcard, a NYC-based startup that is developing cards to replace the Internet on mobile phones, raised $7m in Series A funding. According to reports, backers included General Catalyst Partners, Softbank, Lerer Ventures, Box Group and Gary Vaynerchuk. Led by CEO Jordan Cooper, Wildcard features a library of cards for users to improve the online experience […]

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According to a blog post, Jobr, a San Francisco, CA-based job-matching platform, raised $2m in seed funding. Backers included Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, The Hive, Tekton Ventures, Structure Capital, Tim Draper, Ellen Levy, Fabrice Grinda, and others. In conjunction with the funding, Levy, joined as an advisor. The company intends to use the […]

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According to PeHub, BarkBox, a New York City-based e-commerce and content company for dog lovers, raised $15m in Series B funding. Backers included Resolute VC, RRE Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Vast Ventures, Box Group, Slow Ventures, Daher Capital and CAA Ventures. Founded in 2011 by Matt Meeker and Henrik Werdelin, the company provides subscribers with a monthly box with […]

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Namely, a New York City-based provider of human resources management platform, closed $4.7m in funding. Backers included True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Bullpen Capital and Gary Vaynerchuck‘s VaynerRSE. The company is using the funds to launch payroll, benefits administration, and time management throughout the United States. Led by Matt Straz, founder and CEO, Namely provides an end-to-end […]

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x.ai, inc., a New York, NY-based artificial intelligence company, secured $2.1m in seed funding. The round was led by IA Ventures, Softbank and Lerer Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to hire new Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Backend Engineers and Ai Trainers (http://x.ai/jobs) and expand its data and science efforts. Founded in 2014 […]

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Niche, a New York and San Francisco-based network for social media creators, raised $2.5m in seed funding. The round was led by SoftTech with participation from Lerer Ventures, Box Group, Advancit Capital, SV Angel, Kevin Colleran, William Morris Endeavor, and Gary Vaynerchuk. Co-founded by Darren Lachtman and Rob Fishman, Niche is the professional network for […]

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According to a post on its blog, Giphy, a NYC-based developer of a platform for GIFs, raised a funding of undisclosed amount. Backers included Betaworks, Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. The company intends to use the capital, which could amount to $2.4m according to reports, to continue to grow and expand the platform. Founded by […]

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Soldsie, a San Francisco, California-based social selling platform, closed a $4m Series A round of financing. The round was led by First Round Capital, with participation from SoftTechVC, Lerer Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Ventures, e.Ventures, 500 Startups, and other angels including Ken Landis, Richard Gernstein, Greg Kidd, Tom Kelly, Prosper Nwampka, Seth Ginns and […]

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FieldLens, a NYC-based provider of a mobile field management app for construction professionals, secured $8m in Series A funding. The round was led by OpenView Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Softbank Capital, High Peaks Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Borealis Ventures and NYC Seed. The company intends to use the funds […]

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PolicyMic, a NYC-based digital media firm, closed a $10m Series A funding. The round was led by Netscape founder Jim Clark and WebMD with participation from previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, Advancit Capital, Red Swan Ventures and the Knight Foundation. The company, which had previously raised $5m, including a $3m seed round in […]

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Tubular, a Mountan View, Calif.-based provider of a marketing platform for the online video market, raised $11m in Series B funding. The round was led by Canaan Partners with participation from existing investors FirstMark Capital and Lerer Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations. Led by Rob Gabel, founder and […]