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HubSpot and Greycroft Partner for ELEVATE, a Virtual Growth Accelerator for Startups

Now in its second year, HubSpot is launching a virtual accelerator course for startups that will provide attendees the tools and insight to grow and scale their businesses HubSpot, a leading growth platform, and Greycroft, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm, are partnering to launch ELEVATE. This virtual accelerator course teaches startups fundamental growth and scaling strategies. In 2019, ELEVATE received more than 2,700 sign-ups for the course and saw 400 applications for a final pitch contest. ELEVATE is a…

CloudJumper Names Amie Ray to Post of Enterprise Channel Sales Manager

Seasoned Channel Professional to Open New Distribution Channels as Global Demand for Virtual Desktop Solutions/VDI Rise CloudJumper announces the appointment of Amie Ray as enterprise channel sales manager. As Enterprise Channel Sales Manager, Ray will open new alliances and distribution channels for the CloudJumper brand of remote desktop and application virtualization solutions. “We are thrilled to have Amie onboard to support delivery of our award-winning platform which significantly reduces time to deployment and the…

BIP Capital Releases 2019 The State of Startups(SM) in the Southeast Report

Third Annual Report Reveals Market Maturation; $28 Billion Invested in Southeastern Startups Since 2014  BIP Capital, one of the most active venture capital firms in the southeastern United States, announced the availability of its 2019 The State of Startups in the Southeast eBook, which delivers a comprehensive overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in the region. This third annual report takes an in-depth look at startup activity throughout nine southeastern U.S. states over the five-and-a-half-year time…

Vendasta Raises $40 Million in Growth Capital

Vendasta, a cloud commerce platform for companies that provide digital solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs), has raised $40 million in growth funding, $25 Million of which was led by the Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) in addition to an earlier round in May of $15 Million led by Comporium, Inc and Saskworks Venture Fund Inc. with participation from existing investors Vanedge Capital LP and BDC Capital IT Venture Fund. With these investments, the technology company plans to expand its Saskatoon-based team from…

Irish Firm VideoElephant Drives Global Supply for Online Video Advertising With a Fresh Capital Raise of €5.5 Million

Fast-growing Irish online video distribution company VideoElephant has closed a €5.5 Milion funding round led by blue chip Irish investor Act Venture Capital. The Dublin-headquartered company, founded in 2012, will use the new equity to expand its global workforce across its offices in Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Sydney. VideoElephant plans to almost double its workforce, as well as investing heavily in their IP and AI technology to support its growing library of over 2 million videos. Working with global…

Embrace Raises $4.5 Million to Diagnose 5X More In-App Issues Than Any Other Mobile Toolset and Fix All of Our Mobile Experiences

The Only Mobile-First Application Performance Management Platform, Gathers and Replays Every Session to Remove the Flawed or Non-Existent Feedback Between Customers and Developers, Secures a Preemptive Round by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Greycroft Embrace, the market leader in application performance management for mobile, announced the close of a preemptive funding round of $4.5 million in additional capital, led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and joined by Greycroft and Vy Capital with follow-on from…

Improvado Raises $8 Million to Automate Full-Stack Marketing Analytics Through 60 Silicon Valley Investor

Improvado Will Use the Financing to Accelerate the Adoption and Expansion of the Company’s Disruptive Data Middleware Solution Improvado, the leading marketing middleware platform, announced that it has raised $8 million total in Super Seed funding. Venture capital participants in the round include Bullpen Capital, Cabra.vc and IAdata. Angel investors include Google and Oracle executives, and founders from many of the most recognizable brands in the marketing world, including: Auren Hoffman (LiveRamp founder), Joe…

Venture Builder Enhance Closes Seed Round of $1.5 Million

MENA Venture Builder Seeks Rapid Expansion of Region's Leading Online Gifts Platform joigifts.com and Growth of Online Marketplace Portfolio Enhance, the holding company for online marketplaces for the Middle East and Africa, has raised a seed round of USD 1.5 million with investment from iNet, 500 Startups, Shorooq Investments and leading angel investors from the Gulf, Europe and the US. Enhance wholly owns Dubai-based joi (joigifts.com), the region's leading online gifting platform, and plans to utilize funding towards…

Snoop Dogg Joins ‘The Party’ along with Matthew McConaughey, Marc Benioff, And Others at Sound Ventures’ SXSW

Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary's Sound Ventures Announces, "The Party" and Reveals Additional Judges for PerfectPitch - the $100K StartUp Competition Sound Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, announced new judges for PerfectPitch, the firm's $100,000 pitch competition to be held at SXSW for early-stage entrepreneurs. New to the judging roster are actor Matthew McConaughey, Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce, Melody McCloskey, CEO of StyleSeat and Gary Vaynerchuk, founder…