LongTail Video Takes $5 Million in New Round

LongTail video, the New York-based provider of online video services, has raised a $5 million venture round, reports Peter Kafka on AllThingsD.

 

“Big Frame” Raises $3 Million In Seed Funding to Help YouTube Creators

ANAHEIM, CA — Earlier this week Big Frame, a Los Angeles-based media company specializing in providing marketing and production resources for some of the biggest YouTube influencers, announced a $3 million seed funding round.  Beet.TV caught up with Sarah Penna, Big Frame’s Head of Talent Management, at VidCon to find out more about the investment.

 

Wibbitz Raises First Venture Round from Hong Kong Billionaire Li Ka-shing

Wibbitz, a Tel Aviv-based startup, which has developed a text-to-video solution, has raised $2.3 million, its first venture round, from Hong Kong-based Horizon Ventures, the investment fund of billionaire Li Ka-shing.

 

Interactive Video Platform Viewbix Raises $2 Million In Series A Funding

TEL AVIV — Viewbix, developer of an interactive video platform based in Israel, announced today that it has raised $2 million in a series A funding round.

 

Elemental Technologies Raises $13 Million in New Round

Elemental Technologies, the fast-growing provider of GPU-based, video transcoding products to a number of digital video publishers and networks including HBO Go, ESPN and Comcast, has raised a new venture round of $13 million lead by Norwest Venture Partners, the company announced today.

 

Draper Fisher’s Joy Marcus Targets Video Discovery for Investment

VIEQUES, PR — With the avalanche of digital video across multiple devices, the discovery of relevant content is essential – and it is a sector ripe for venture capital investment says Joy Marcus, partner at global VC powerhouse Draper FIsher Jurvetson in this interview with Beet.TV

 

SB Nation Launches Sports Video Channel on YouTube, Raises $14 Million Round

With new video studio in New York, the big sports blog network SB Nation has launched an ambitious channel of sports videos on YouTube. 

 

Conviva Raises $15 Million Investment Round from Time Warner

Conviva, the San Mateo-based provider content delivery infrastrure solutions, has raised a $15 million round from Time Warner, the company announced today.

 

Thought Equity, Big Video Licensing and Distribution Company, Raises $28 Million in New Funding from Investcorp

Thought Equity, the big, Denver-based syndicator of premium video content has raised $28 million in capital from Investcorp.

 

YuMe Raises $12 Million in New Venture Round

YuMe, the online video advertising management company, has raised $12 million in a new venture round, according to a SEC filing document first reported by Venture Beat.

 

Vinod Khosla Closes $1.1 Billion Venture Fund for Mobile and “Clean Tech”

Vinod Khosla has closed a new venture fund of $1.1 billion, one of biggest funds created this year. 

 

Video Analytics Shop “Visible Measures” Raises New $13 Million Round

Visible Measures, the Boston-based video analytics and ad platform, has raised $13 million, according a report just published in TechCrunch.

 

Brightcove Files for IPO

Brightcove, the big Boston-based provider of online video services, has filed for an initial public offering, the company announced today.

 

Thought Equity, Big Video Licensing and Distribution Company, Raises $25 Million in New Funding

Though Equity, the big online syndicator of premium video content, has raised $25 million in new funding, the company has announced.

 

Buddy Media Raises $54 Million, Valuation Now $500 Million

Buddy Media, the New York-based company that enables brands to publish effectively on Facebook, has raised $54 million in new funding. 

 

Kara Swisher: IPO Market Showing “Froth” as Zynga Readies Offering

Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of All Things Digital, says that while there is "froth" around IPO activity, including the anticipated IPO filing of social game maker Zynga, the fundamentals around these companies are more substantial than during the tech boom of the late nineties.

 

Dailymotion’s U.S. Chief Joy Marcus Joins VC Powerhouse DFJ Gotham

Joy Marcus, who left Dailymotion as U.S. GM in late March, has landed as a parnter at DFJ Gotham, which is part of the powerhouse venture fund Draper Fisher Jurvetson. 

 

France Telecom Buys Big Piece of Video Sharing Portal Dailymotion

PARIS — France Telecom's Orange has bought 49 percent of Dailymotion for about $80 million, the world's second biggest video sharing site after YouTube, The Wall Street Journal reports.

 

Demand for Private Shares of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Soar on “SecondMarket”

SecondMarket, a New York-based company which provides an exchange, for some 35,000 qualified investors, to buy and sell shares in private companies, has seen demand double in the fourth quarter of 2010, Erick Schonfeld reports this morning at TechCrunch.

 

Demand Media Clears SEC and Prices IPO, Report

Los Angeles-based Demand Media has cleared the SEC for an IPO and has set its pricing according to  report by Kara Swisher. 

 
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