Every day I troll SEC Form D Filings to discover new startups, fundings and investments. I put everything I find into CrunchBase.
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For everyone else I give you the daily digest, a quick hit of the latest and greatest SEC Form D filings in the TechCrunch sphere:
Center’d was founded in 2006 as fatdoor and reincarnated under its current moniker in April, 2008. The company is a local search and discovery engine that “helps you plan life’s activities.” It aggregates information about local things to do and allows users to search it online and via its iPhone app. Our records indicate that in its previous incarnation Center’d raised $7M. As far as we can tell today’s $1.88M of a nearly $4M offering is the first financing since the company’s re-emergence. No new directors have joined the board, which points to contributions from existing investors. That faith is a strong statement about the company’s direction. The local opportunity is a big one, but has proven to be elusive.
Lexy is an audio content distribution platform. Users can subscribe to audio streams, create their own, comment and share. It’s effectively a robust blogging platform except everything is audio. Lexy can do all of that from a computer or from any mobile phone that can call in. The company was founded in 2006 and has raised money on a few occasions, including a $1.3M round led by KPG Ventures. Today’s financing is in the form of debt, and comes alongside the disclosure of a new, Director Robin Abrams.
Accelerate Mobile Apps is related to Accelerate, a corporate learning and development company. Accelerate Mobile Apps was founded in 2009 with the launch of The Interviewer, an iPhone application. The application assists an interviewer with interview preparation, assessment and more. For all its success the iPhone has not made much of a splash with business applications. That is bound to change over time, but perhaps not with The Interviewer. The company raised $150K of a $250K offering, with no new directors. The round was potentially funded entirely by executives of sister company Accelerate.
Brickfish (aka Highedge) was founded in 2005 as a social media promotion site. The company takes advantage of the interactive and sharing elements of the web to promote content on its site. Users can submit content, vote on it, review it, share it and ultimately earn rewards and recognition for their efforts. The area is a particularly hot one right now as companies as big as Dell and Pepsi are taking advantage. Brickfish previously raised over $11M led by DCM, though it would appear DCM’s Doll DIxon has left the Board. Today’s $3M round might have come from the Mayfield Fund and Rincon Ventures as a partner at each of those firms has taken a board seat.