Grovo raises $5.5M in Series A funding

written by dealmaker on July 19, 2013 in Funding and Under The Radar with no comments

Congratulations to the Grovo team (@grovo) who just raised $5.5M in Series A funding, led by Accel Partners and joined by Costanoa Venture Capital and SoftTech VC. Grovo provides minute-long online videos that train users how to use Internet tools Read the Rest…


YuMe files for $65M IPO

written by dealmaker on July 19, 2013 in Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

Congrats to the YuMe team (@YuMeVideo) – they recently filed for a $65M IPO! As people begin to watch more and more video content online, YuMe is helping advertisers keep up by connecting advertisers with relevant videos and audiences. They also help Read the Rest…


Marketo (UTR ’09) plans to take its Marketing Automation Public

written by bethburgee on April 29, 2013 in Industry Trends and Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

Marketing automation — software platforms dedicated to B2B marketing, lead and pipeline management, reporting and social and email campaign management — is BIG business. But just how big? According to the CMO Council’s 2011 State of Marketing report, global marketing Read the Rest…


Past Under the Radar Presenter Tapjoy Acquired by Offerpal Media

written by Giselle Umland on April 2, 2010 in Acquisitions and Under The Radar with no comments

Tapjoy, a provider of monetization and distribution services for the iPhone and Android, was acquired by Offerpal Media, the leader in virtual currency payment alternatives. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Launched in January 2009, Tapjoy hit our Read the Rest…


CardStar raised $1 million in new funding

written by Giselle Umland on March 30, 2010 in Under The Radar with no comments

CardStar Inc., a startup company that provides a loyalty application that enables users to keep their information on their mobile phone instead of plastic cards, has raised $1 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Amplifier Ventures, Read the Rest…


Under the Radar Alumni ChaCha Raises $7 Million

written by Giselle Umland on January 5, 2010 in Under The Radar with no comments

ChaCha, who presented at one of our past Under the Radar conferences in 2007, just announced that it has raised $7 million in its fifth round of venture capital financing according to an SEC filing. Bringing their funding total to Read the Rest…


2009 Acquisitions, Events and Shout-outs

written by deblanda on December 18, 2009 in Acquisitions with 2 comments

Hey guys, To bring 2009 to a close, we wanted to review highlights of 2009 and give some thanks to a few of our friends… Be sure to check out our: 2010 event calendar Become a member of DMM 2009 Read the Rest…


Two Recent Under the Radar Alumni Success Stories

written by Giselle Umland on October 26, 2009 in Under The Radar with no comments

Sometrics, a company providing social media analytics and measurement for advertisers, has closed $4 million in second round. The funding was led by Steamboat Ventures with participation from existing investors, the Mail Room Fund and Greycroft Partners. Ian Swanson, CEO Read the Rest…


Under the Radar Alumni Xumii has been Acquired by Europe’s Myriad Group

written by Giselle Umland on September 18, 2009 in Acquisitions and Under The Radar with no comments

Exciting news! San Mateo based Xumii, a provider of mobile social networking services, was acquired by Europe’s Myriad Group, one of the largest mobile technology businesses with software in more than 2 billion phones. Their 17 employees will be moving Read the Rest…


Under the Radar Alumni YuMe Raises $5M

written by Giselle Umland on September 16, 2009 in Under The Radar with no comments

YuMe, who presented at one of our past Under the Radar Entertainment and Media conferences in 2007, has raised just under $5 million in third round of venture capital funding. Located in Redwood City, YuME is an online video advertising Read the Rest…