CommonBond Receives Total of $3.5M in New Funding

With its unique plan and vision to improve the student loan system, and now with new funding amounting to $3.5 million, CommonBond is definitely set for a stellar 2013. They have successfully put up a $2.5 million loan pool from alumni investors, and gained additional $1 million worth of equity round from an angel investor.

The company’s CEO, David Klein, shares more about their recent funding achievements  in this e-interview with Lead411:

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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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Practice Fusion Secures $34M Worth of New Funding

Practice Fusion recently shared some great news – they have acquired Series C round of financing amounting to $34 million. This particular round of funding was led by Artis Ventures.  Other enthusiastic participants include Band of Angels, SV Angel, Barton Asset Management, Glynn Capital, and Felicis Ventures among others.

The company’s CEO and Founder Ryan Howard tells us more about the company and their recent funding in this e-interview with Lead411:

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Sangart Adds $50M to Their Total Equity Funding

Sangart Inc. will be looking at further clinical development as they receive their Series G equity funding worth $50 million from Leucadia National Corporation. The latter is already an existing investor.

Sangart Inc. has now raised over $280 million in financing.

The company’s CEO Brian O’Callaghan happily shares more information about this recent funding in this e-interview with Lead411:

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Lessons on Pitching VCs from Shark Tank

If you’re a fan of Shark Tank, you’re probably like me: begging startup founders not to stumble over the valuation question. Telling Mr. Wonderful not to be so harsh on the entrepreneurs. Urging business owners to go with Mark Cuban’s offer, as he’s best suited for helping the company. It’s my equivalent of talking to the TV during sports.

Whether you talk to your TV or not, there’s a lot to be learned from Shark Tank.

1. Know Your Numbers

The single most fact that seems to turn off the sharks from a potential deal is a founder not understanding valuation. You don’t have to have an MBA to know that if you haven’t made any sales, your company is not valued at $1 million. And know that the percent you want to offer the sharks also determines your valuation. That’s why the sharks start calculating on their notepads the minute a founder mentions the amount he’s seeking and the percent he’s willing to give up.

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Lumoback Secures $1.1M Worth of New Funding

Lumoback, an innovative start-up that came up with the unique idea of a mobile app to help improve posture, has recently scored $1.1 million worth of seed funding.

The generous investment was participated in by Russel Siegelman, as well as  Innovation Endeavors and Morado Venture Partners..

Lumoback’s CEO Monisha Perkash shares more about the company’s recent milestone in this recent e-interview with Lead411:

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