Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • Social network monetiztion startup Feeligo, whose goal is to become the “Google AdSense of the social web”, has closed €250k seed funding
  • FreedomPop, a freemium internet service provider based in the US, lands $4.3M funding from DCM and Mangrove Capital
  • Batterii, a startup that helps clients maximize collaboration within their organization and with customers, has closed $2.5M seed funding
  • NanoSatisfi just raised $1.2 million in seed funding to disrupt the aerospace industry with small, affordable satellites
  • Bee Cave Games, a social game developer, has closed an initial seed investment round of over $1.4 million
  • Timbre, the concert discovery app, has raised $360,000 in seed funding
  • Nomi, a platform that allows brick & mortar retailers to gain greater insights by tracking consumer behavior, lands $3M seed funding
  • Livrada, an e-book marketing and gifting startup, has raised seed funding from ICG Ventures Inc and angel investors
  • TravelerVIP.com, a curated collection of the world’s best luxury hotels, secures $1 million seed funding led by VC firm BECO Capital
  • CloudSway, a cloud based financial project management application, raised $1.4 million from local angel investors
  • Kolkata-based startup iKure Techsoft, which is into tech solutions for delivery of healthcare services in rural areas, lands angel funding
  • CoverHound, an insurance startup that is redefining how people shop for and manage their insurance, has raised $4.5M Series A funding
  • Ping4, a mobile app that “pings” smartphone users with deals when they’re close to their favorite stores, gets $4M from angel investors
  • Pune-based Signature Technologies, which runs the ticketing and event management platform Ayojak.com, has raised angel funding
  • Nextdoor, which lets people create private social networks with others who live in their local neighborhoods, has raised $21.6M funding
  • Ribbon, a payments company that allows you to buy/sell items within any platform, has closed a $1.6 million seed round
  • MetGen, a green enzyme developer, has raised €2.2M financing led by Sofinnova Partner’s Green Seed Fund
  • KnexxLocal, whose free app helps local businesses get more word-of-mouth referrals online, lands $1.1M seed funding
  • Mobile app and game optimization company Leanplum has closed $825K funding from VC’s and angel investors

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:

  • Here’s why the Series A crunch excites Patrick Chung, co-head of seed-stage investing practice NEA: http://ow.ly/hiiI1 

Business Plans & Pitching:

  • How to write a business plan for VC’s and business angels: an introduction for first time entrepreneurs: http://ow.ly/hk4X0 

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • CodeSealer, developer of a unique software solution to protect web banks against hackers, gets 3M Series A funding from two Danish VC funds
  • iPourIt, the self-serve beer provider, has closed a Series A round of funding with participation from METRIX Capital Group
  • Singapore-based mobile rewards platform Gimmie has closed a SG$639,000 investment led by local firm Wave Maker Labs
  • YieldMetrics, which provides breakthrough analytics products to the online display advertising industry, closes $1.7M seed funding
  • Desti, a smart travel guide for the iPad, has raised an additional $1m in seed funding
  • TabSquare, a Singapore-based eMenu provider for restaurants, has raised SGD 589K funding from Get2Volume
  • Mumbai-based BookAdSpace, a technology platform for physical advertisement media owners and media buyers, has raised angel funding
  • BetterCloud, a provider of cloud management tools for Google Apps, has raised $5M Series A financing
  • The Art Commission, a platform connecting artists with design professionals and art lovers, raises $510,000 angel funding
  • Cloud software company Skynet Labs, which focuses on the global oil and gas exploration sector, has secured €750,000 seed funding
  • ArthroCAD, a developer of medical devices to improve surgical outcomes for joint replacement procedures, closes Series A funding
  • Cause.it, a mobile app allowing nonprofits to reward volunteers with offers from brands & local businesses, lands $500K seed funding
  • Zirtual, a marketplace that matches professionals with virtual executive assistants, has raised $2M Series A funding
  • Convertro, a platform that enables marketers to know all of the advertising and marketing that led to a sale, has closed $5M funding
  • Thatspersonal.com, an India-based website that offers adult lifestyle products, has raised angel funding
  • Jebbit, a platform that connects college students with companies, websites and mobile apps they’re interested in, raises $229,000 funding
  • TrueAbility, a cloud-based assessment service to help companies evaluate technical job candidates, has raised $750,000 seed funding
  • Moontoast, a social marketing startup with clients including Nike and Lexus, has raised $5M Series B funding
  • AppCard, a mobile app that basically connects users with their favorite stores to get personalized offers, gets $6.5M funding
  • vArmour Networks, a pioneer in software-defined security for virtualized data centers, has raised $6M Series A financing
  • 15Five, which makes software used by a company’s employees to send reports to their managers, has raised $1 million seed funding
  • Mobile software development pioneer, Phonitive, raises €400,000 angel funding from Capitole Angels & DP Invest
  • Tred, which allows you test drive cars from your doorstep, lands $1.7 million seed funding
  • Fanplayr, a startup focused on driving conversions on any website that offers an ecommerce component, lands a $2M seed investment
  • LiquidSpace, the online marketplace that helps everyone find a better space to work or meet, raises $6M Series B funding

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Infographic – Halo Report Q3 2012 showing angel investment activity and trends in the US

The Halo Report is put together to show angel group investment activity so entrepreneurs and investors have better access to information that will help them better understand angel investing and jump start their emerging businesses.

Based on the Q3 data, a few notable items have been identified:

  1. Median Angel Round Size Hit Five Quarter High: In Q3 2012, the median size of angel & angel group syndicate rounds reaches $640K, the highest in the five quarters the data has been tracked.
  2. Early Stage Valuations Remain Stable: The median pre-money valuation for early stage angel group deals is $2.6M, slightly down from $2.7M in Q2, for a rolling 12 month period.
  3. Syndications Declined in Q3.We don’t know the significance of this finding yet, but thought it was an interesting data point that we will continue to monitor.
  4. Investments in Mobile Companies Jumped Up: Mobile companies saw increases in both deals and dollars; the share of deals for mobile companies reaches five quarter high.
  5. 10% of Angel Group Deals are structured as convertible debt, 2012 YTD. We just started tracking this, so we don’t know how it’s trending yet, but we do know that is significantly higher than with venture capital.

I couldn’t agree more with this quote from venture capitalist Joanne Wilson

“I am a big believer in building the product first, getting some traction and proving to the investor community that there is a business model there that will make the investors their money back and more.”

Personally I think traction, progress, proof (whatever you want to call it) is one of the most important factors for angels looking at a deal.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News: 

Business Plans & Pitching:

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

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Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

 

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • Printio.ru, a Moscow-based startup offering personalized printing services, has raised $700,000 from a total of 18 business angels
  • Wello, an online marketplace that uses two-way video chat to bring personal trainers to you, has closed $1 million seed round 
  • Pingup, a startup that lets consumers text businesses, has raised $4M funding from venture capital firm Avalon Ventures
  • TranscribeMe, an innovator in the voice-to‐text transcription space, has closed NZD 1.2 million from angel investors
  • Footfall123, specialists in loyalty marketing technology, has received £1.7 million in Series A funding
  • Red Tricycle, an online city guide for parents with things to see, eat, do and buy with your kids, lands $1.5M Series A funding
  • Perch, a hands-free video communication app, which uses ambient video technology to help families stay connected, lands angel funding
  • Prediki, an Austrian startup that specializes in developing predictions and forward-looking analysis, has landed $650,000 seed funding
  • Cinemagram, an app that creates animated “cines” and lets users apply effects to clips before animating, lands $8.5M Series A funding
  • Voice and messaging applications provider Plivo has closed $1.75M seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery, Qualcomm & SV Angel
  • TrueLens, providers of customer intelligence product Socialgraphics, has raised a $1.2M funding round led by Google Ventures
  • WhistleTalk, a social recruiting platform that makes referral hiring easy for employees & hiring managers, wins $400,000 angel funding
  • Cloud-based video screening tool Kira Talent has raised seed funding from Relay Ventures with participation from over 10 angel investors
  • Fitness Interactive Experience, a health and fitness game developer, has raised seed funding from BVM Capital
  • SmartThings, which offers a system that connects everyday physical objects to a cloud-based control center, closes $3M seed funding
  • Guitar Hero co-creator Green Throttle Gaming has raised $6M Series A funding for the development and launch of its Android controller
  • Clarity, the startup that connects experts with advice seekers for one-on-one calls, lands a $1.6M seed investment
  • Promoboxx, a brand-to-retailer marketing platform that allows brands to launch co-branded online campaigns, lands $1.375M seed funding
  • OneSpot, which transforms your content into powerful and profitable content ads, has raised a $1.5M round of funding
  • ABPathfinder, which helps therapists of children with autism to create therapy plans via specialized software, closes $400,000 funding

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Infographic – Everything you need to know about Dragons’ Den in one excellent stat attack

From Oriental dipping sauces to a car parking space lettings agency, from a sausage manufacturing company to ice cream for dogs – the most recent series (can you believe it was the tenth?) of Dragons’ Den has continued to show that where there’s tat, there’s brass.

Or so the Dragons – Hilary Devey, Duncan Bannatyne. Deborah Meaden, Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones – hope, anyway.

Freshly updated to reflect all of the investments made right up to the wire of last night’s final episode, our lovely infographic has all the DD stats you could ever hope for.

Wonder how much each Dragon is worth? We got that in pic and word from, scroll down for a look.

Need, need, need to know exactly how much dosh the rich ones have ploughed into their top combined investments? Well, we wouldn’t tease you like that without following up, that’s below too.

Have a passing interest in the most successful companies that have gone on to thrive after missing out on the Dragons’ dollars? You should know by now which direction we’re going to point you in…

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dragons-den-2012-infographic-everything-1470843