InboundWriter Secures $2.5M Worth of New Funding

InboundWriter®, innovative software provider for online content optimization, recently announced some exciting news – they had received $2.5 million worth of new funding. This round was participated in by new investor Crosslink Capital, and still included previous ones like  Castile Ventures, The Entrepreneurs’ Fund III, and Rho Canada Ventures. Formative Ventures also became part of this new funding.

The company’s CEO Skip Besthoff shares more about their latest success in this e-interview with Lead411:

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Consensus Point Gains New Funding with Series B Investments

Consensus Point recently announced some good news – they have been on the receiving end of their Series B funding from a group of enthusiastic investors. This round of investment was led by NEST-TN, LLC, and was also participated in by the new investor, Golden Seeds.

Other companies that took part in their most recent financing include DLA Piper Venture Funds as well as the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) INCITE Co-Investment Fund.

The company’s CEO, Linda Rebrovick, shares more about Consensus Point and this recent funding round, in this e-interview with Lead411:

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Lead411 Names Hottest Colorado Tech Companies

Temperature in the state of Colorado just went up a few notches higher, as Lead411 rolls out the names for the Hottest Companies in Colorado award.  The resulting list started out with more than 400 companies, and was later on trimmed down to the top 25.

The Lead411 team industriously goes through more than 600 business launches, press releases, new office openings, venture capital fundings, and other business articles on a daily basis to spot the best tech companies in the state.

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Can Crowdfunding Help You Grow Your Company?

If you’re not having luck with getting a small business loan from a bank and investors aren’t banging down your door to provide you with a smaller amount of cash to grow your business, crowdfunding might be the answer. Crowdfunding provides a way for startups to get financing (usually smaller amounts, like $10,000 or so) from multiple investors who pool their resources to reach the loan amount. We’ve heard about the great success Kiva has had in crowdfunding for impoverished areas around the world; now other organizations are working to provide the same concept to businesses.


How It Works

Business owners set up a profile on a crowdfunding site, with information about how much money they’re seeking, and what they plan to do with the funds. Whether or not the company is required to pay back the loan depends on the site. offers loans that are paid back with interest, but Peerbackers, IndieGoGo and Kickstarter treat those that fund projects as investors, and borrowers offer different perks, such as product samples or invitations to special events.

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Triptrotting Adds On to Its Funding, Now Has $1.5M Total

Triptrotting will be looking at further growth and development for the next half of 2012, as they have recently boosted their funding to $1.5 million worth.

This round of financing was participated in by individual angel investors as well as Google Ventures, Golden Seeds,  Idealab, LaunchpadLA, 500 Startups, and WI Harper Group.  The company’s co-founder and co-CEO Shana Zheng shares more about this recent success and the company in this e-interview with Lead411:

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