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:
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:
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:
Backupify was recently on the receiving end of great news as they gain $9 million in Series C funding. This particular round was participated in by Symantec Corp. as well as Lowercase Capital, Avalon Ventures and General Catalyst Partners.
The company’s CEO, Rob May, shares more about this recent funding and more in this e-interview with Lead411:
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.
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:
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:
Total Attorneys declares sweet success for 2012′s first quarter with their most recent acquisition of $15 million worth of growth capital investment. This particular round of funding was led by Bain Capital Ventures, and was also participated in by BIA Digital Partners.
The company’s CEO, Paul Ford, shares more about this exciting news, and other information in this e-interview with Lead411:
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.
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: