Metawrap 24/10: Venture Funding


There is so much going on these days that is worth pointing to.  I am hoping that by moving to a staccato-like blogging style I’ll be able to bring the overall trends into sharper focus. Metarand is, after all, more about pattern recognition than lasering in on specific topics.

I’ll still dive deep into commentary on topics from time to time, but want to give the full 40,000 foot view in blazing technicolor.

Let’s metawrap, this one’s focused on recent venture funding  –

* Community-based product ratings company  Trusted Opinion gets $1.3m Series A ,

* Enterprise mashup provider Jackbe pulls in $9.5m,

* Optichron raised $12m for communications distortion removal from USVP, Battery,

* Cell phone imaging company Siimpel gets $21.5m 4th round funding led by SunAmerica,

* Angels (85 of them, including Esther Dyson) have descended on Linkstorm in 3rd round of $4.2m,

* Mobile video venture MoGreet lines up $1.2m from DFJ Frontier,

* Behavioral advertiser Collective Media has raised a Series A round led by Greycroft,

* Last up, college-based social network Doostang has closed a first round of $3.8m from Tugboat and Shasta.

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