The fast growing Q&A network Stack Overflow has decided to take a new name along with its just announced $12 million B round.
From now on its Stack Exchange, a nod to the diverse portfolio of sites that have grown out of the original community of computer programers.
“We were pretty sure that Read More
SeatGeek, which helps users find the best deals on tickets being sold on the secondary market, is on a roll. Today the company announced a new investment from courtside celebs, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A Grade Investments.
SeatGeek is based out of General Assembly, the new startup space in Flatiron Read More
Tinychat, which provides simple, socially connected video chat rooms, has just raised $1.5 million.
The round gives Tinychat the support of celebrity investors like Ashton Kutcher, P. Diddy, plus investor celebrity Ron Burkle.
There seems to be a symbiotic relationship here. Celebrities are interested in dabbling in the tech space, since the fame Read More
Qwiki, a startup that generates video profiles of any subject in real time, has raised an $8 million A round.
Eduardo Saverin, made famous by The Social Network‘s depiction of him as the victim of a scheming Mark Zuckerberg, led the round.
Saverin’s investment in Qwiki was very founder friendly, according to Erick Schonfeld Read More
In the wake of Goldman Sachs monster investment in Facebook, shares of New York startup Snap Interactive rose an astonishing 1000%.
The company is capitalizing by raising funds, selling $8.5 million in securities to institutional investors through a private placement.
Snap Interactive is tied to Facebook through AreYouInterested, one of the top dating Read More
Red-hot NYC startup GroupMe has raised $10.6 million in its second round of funding. The investment was led by Khosla Ventures whose partner David Wieden joined GroupMe’s board.
New York VCs also got in on the deal: Lerer Ventures, Betaworks and First Round Capital all participated.
The service, which lets users create text Read More
10gen, the open-source software company with offices in New York and Redwood Shores, California, today announced it has raised $6.5 million for the continued development of its database management system, MongoDB (from humongous database).
The round of financing was led by California-based Sequoia Capital with participation from prior investors Boston-based Flybridge Capital Partners and Read More
Funding, Tech VC
Josh Kopelman’s First Round Capital, a VC firm focused on early-stage startups, has seen a number of impressive exits in its first two years of existence, including the sale of Brooklyn-based portfolio company Hot Potato to Facebook in August.
Now First Round Capital has raised a $126 million sophmore fund, Read More
Funding, Planes Trains & Automobiles
It has been a terrible week for mass transit, and somehow that just doesn’t feel right. The Real Estate Desk thought this was supposed to be some golden age of shared streets and enlightened public officials. Apparently not.
The most obvious example is the new $104 MetroCards. But in case you Read More
Restaurants love to have their information spread across as many different parts of the web as possible so that hungry folks can stumble onto their business. But keeping all that information up to date can become a real chore.
In January Wiley Cerilli launched SinglePlatform to address this problem. Restaurants just update their Read More