CashFlow: Who's getting pumped with cash
I'd like to start a new, occasional feature for BaltTech called CashFlow, where I'll list the technology startups from around the country that have recently raised significant amounts of financing, according to the Form D's they file with the SEC.
It won't be an exhaustive, complete list of companies -- just a selection of those I find interesting every couple days. Here goes:
* Grandparents.com LLC -- A website for grandparents, parents and grandkids, recently raised $868,000. It's based in New York.
* PixSpree -- Founded in 2010 in California, this startup so far only has a one page website, and raised $100,000. The company "works with a network of top online content publishers turning rich media into shopping opportunities by matching clothes and accessories in the images with actual products." (I wish they had a demonstration of what they did on their site.)
* Social Stay LLC -- This California company also has a one-page website, but it also offers a well-made video on what they do. They're a platform for hospitality industry companies who are seeking to offer advertising and marketing messages through mobile phones. They've raised $100,000 and are seeking to raise another $200,000.
* PopTent -- This California company -- with offices in Pennsylvania -- has just raised some serious cash: $6.8 million. They've got a network of over 20,000 creative filmmakers/producers who "are connecting to each other and to companies that want to pay them for their talents." (Interesting biz model, I think.)
* Graphic.ly -- For comic book fans, a Colorado company that provides "an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise," according to its Twitter. It raised $1.3 million.
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