Micro VC Club http://microvcclub.com Micro VC Club Miami Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:07:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Media startup Medium raises $25M http://microvcclub.com/media-startup-medium-raises-25m http://microvcclub.com/media-startup-medium-raises-25m#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:07:22 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/?p=2900 According to Recode, the startup just closed a $25 million round of funding, which is a hefty amount of money considering theaverage deal size is around $9 million.

Medium seems to be a new approach to publishing, blogging, expressing… call it what you will. There’s just the one article up there at the moment and not much in the way of action.

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Cloud service SugarSync raises another $15M to help it fight Dropbox, Apple, and more http://microvcclub.com/cloud-service-sugarsync-raises-another-15m-to-help-it-fight-dropbox-apple-and-more http://microvcclub.com/cloud-service-sugarsync-raises-another-15m-to-help-it-fight-dropbox-apple-and-more#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:30:29 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/cloud-service-sugarsync-raises-another-15m-to-help-it-fight-dropbox-apple-and-more Cloud syncing service SugarSync has raised $15 million in its fourth round of funding, some well-deserved cash that will help it grow and define itself in a hugely competitive cloud storage market.

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Customer service app Tello raises $2.7M http://microvcclub.com/customer-service-app-tello-raises-2-7m http://microvcclub.com/customer-service-app-tello-raises-2-7m#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 06:28:35 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/customer-service-app-tello-raises-2-7m Tello, a mobile application service that connects consumers with businesses in order to improve customer service, received $2.7 million in funding today. Photo via William Hook/Flickr Through Tello’s app, customers can direct feedback straight to a vendor — feedback about the business as a whole, an individual employee, or a specific experience, whether good or bad — to help vendors refine problem areas and ultimately increase sales.  The system promises to be more effective and open to possibilities than surveys

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In its third acquisition this month, Groupon buys Uptake http://microvcclub.com/in-its-third-acquisition-this-month-groupon-buys-uptake http://microvcclub.com/in-its-third-acquisition-this-month-groupon-buys-uptake#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:39:14 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/in-its-third-acquisition-this-month-groupon-buys-uptake Looks like Groupon has purchased travel site Uptake for an undisclosed amount of cash. This deal marks the third acquisition for the daily-deals site in February 2012

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Duo Security raises $5M to keep online account hackers at bay http://microvcclub.com/duo-security-raises-5m-to-keep-online-account-hackers-at-bay http://microvcclub.com/duo-security-raises-5m-to-keep-online-account-hackers-at-bay#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:04:48 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/duo-security-raises-5m-to-keep-online-account-hackers-at-bay Duo Security, an authentication-as-a-service company that uses your phone for two-step logins, announced today it has raised $5 million in its second round of funding.

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Charles River closes $375M to invest in mobile and software startups http://microvcclub.com/charles-river-closes-375m-to-invest-in-mobile-and-software-startups http://microvcclub.com/charles-river-closes-375m-to-invest-in-mobile-and-software-startups#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:41:09 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/charles-river-closes-375m-to-invest-in-mobile-and-software-startups Charles River Ventures (CRV), a venture capital firm that focuses on mobile, Internet, and software startups, just closed its fifteenth fund of $375 million. “We expected this funding raising to be tough given the current environment, and we were surprised by the demand from current investors,” CRV general partner Izhar Armony told VentureBeat in an interview. The fund was originally set for $300 million, but investors offered well beyond that in just over two month’s time. The VC had to turn investors away in order to keep the fund focused and small.

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Troubled wireless startup Lightsquared’s CEO quits http://microvcclub.com/troubled-wireless-startup-lightsquareds-ceo-quits http://microvcclub.com/troubled-wireless-startup-lightsquareds-ceo-quits#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:17:47 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/troubled-wireless-startup-lightsquareds-ceo-quits Not only is wholesale wireless network startup LightSquared dealing with a lack of support from U.S.

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Vaultive keeps your data safe in the cloud, raises $10M http://microvcclub.com/vaultive-keeps-your-data-safe-in-the-cloud-raises-10m http://microvcclub.com/vaultive-keeps-your-data-safe-in-the-cloud-raises-10m#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:17:24 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/vaultive-keeps-your-data-safe-in-the-cloud-raises-10m Vaultive encrypts data before its gets stored in the cloud and just announced a second round of funding for $10 million from  .406 Ventures ,  New Science Ventures  and  Harmony Partners .

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Dropbox acquires collaboration startup Cove and its former Facebook execs http://microvcclub.com/dropbox-acquires-collaboration-startup-cove-and-its-former-facebook-execs http://microvcclub.com/dropbox-acquires-collaboration-startup-cove-and-its-former-facebook-execs#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:15:22 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/dropbox-acquires-collaboration-startup-cove-and-its-former-facebook-execs This story is brought to you by Sourcebits , a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. Sourcebits had no influence on the content of this post.

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A classic startup horror story: the M&A bait and switch http://microvcclub.com/a-classic-startup-horror-story-the-ma-bait-and-switch http://microvcclub.com/a-classic-startup-horror-story-the-ma-bait-and-switch#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:22:46 +0000 http://microvcclub.com/a-classic-startup-horror-story-the-ma-bait-and-switch   The founder was home in his kitchen cooking dinner when the call came. It was one of those moments when the color seems to drain out of the food in front of you.

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