Blip.TV Raises $10m from Canaan & Bain

Congrats to Mike Hudak, Dina Kaplan and the team at Blip.TV. Today the company announced a $10 million series C round, lead by Canaan Partners and Bail Capital.

Peter Kafka interviewed Mike yesterday. Here’s the video.

Google Buys into Adressable Ads; Takes on Canoe

Google is moving more aggressively into the addressable advertising market, leading a $23+ million financing round in INVIDI, a technology company aligned with agency GroupM to begin serving ads to DISH Network and DirecTV subscribers in the coming months. More interesting, in a deal announced last month, bitter rivals DirecTV and DISH are working together [...]

Tremor Media Raises $40 Million

Tremor Media, the largest video ad network in the US, today announced that it has raised $40 million in funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund with participation from DFJ and Triangle Peak Partners. Existing investors including Canaan Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, and SAP Ventures also participated significantly in this financing.

Announced on the heals [...]

Freewheel Raises More Cash

Video monetization technology company FreeWheel today announced it has closed $16.8 million in strategic institutional funding. New investor Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, joined existing investors Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Battery Ventures, and Foundation Capital to complete the round.

For those of you unfamiliar with their offering, FreeWheel’s [...]

We Found You, GEOFocus!

For those of you who are busy ‘checking in’ and earning your ‘badges,’ get ready for a more engaging, more impactful experience using location based technology.

Interactive agency, Deep Focus, has launched a practice specifically focusing on location based marketing, dubbed GEOFocus. GEOFocus will be led by Vanessa Montes, Senior Director, Strategy, and will be responsible [...]