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  • Company Updates
    G5 Ranked No.51 on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500
    News G5, the largest and fastest growing provider of vertical-specific Local Marketing Solutions for mid-market companies, was ranked No.51 on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.  G5 posted revenue growth of 2,566% over a five-year period (2005-2009).  Co-founded by … Continued
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  • Funding Announcement
    G5 Closes $15 Million Investment from Volition Capital
    BEND, OR and BOSTON, MA    G5, the leader in vertical-specific Local Marketing Solutions, announced today that it has closed its first institutional round of financing.  The $15 million investment was led by Volition Capital, a growth equity firm that invests in high-potential, founder-owned technology companies.  The proceeds will be used to accelerate development of G5’s … Continued
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  • In the News
    VC’s Seek Crowdsourcing Opportunities in Business
    Area venture capitalists are betting that crowdsourcing – the idea behind Wikipedia and open-source software – can penetrate some of the most staid industries: patent research and business-to-business credit checks.  Cortera Inc. of Quincy has raised more than $20 million from Volition Capital, whose managers believe the company can beat Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by sourcing … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Vibes Media Buys Zeep Mobile
    Mobile Marketing Leader to Integrate Messaging Platform Into Core Technology Vibes Media announced today that it has acquired self-service mobile advertising company, Zeep Mobile.  Under the terms of the agreement, Zeep’s mobile messaging technology will be integrated into the Vibes platform and all Zeep employees will become part of Vibes Media.  Zeep’s network of over … Continued
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  • Funding Announcement
    Xoom Raises $33.2 Million
    Xoom Corp., an international online money transfer service, has closed $33.2 million round of funding from two large, unidentified public equities firms, two smaller firms and insiders… (click here for the rest of the article) San Francisco Business Times
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  • Funding Announcement
    Stylesight Raises $10 Million in Funding from Volition Capital and Cue Ball Capital
    B2B Trend Content and Software as a Service (SaaS) Provider Finalizes Additional Equity Funding and Names Richard J. Harrington to Board of Directors Stylesight, the leading global provider of trend content, tools and technology for the fashion and style industries, announced today that it has closed a $10 milllion equity investment to fuel its ongoing … Continued
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  • Funding Announcement
    Volition Capital, Founder Collective Focus on Stage- Specific Funding (Mass High Tech)
    As the dollar size of the venture-capital industry shrinks, VC investors appear to be narrowing their focus. Massachusetts’ venture economy saw two new firms launch in the past six months, both promising to focus exclusively on a specific stage in a startup’s life.  Firms have often staked out industry territory – investing only in life … Continued
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  • Volition News
    Larry Cheng on the Birth of Volition Capital (Xconomy)
    While many pundits predicted that the financial crisis of 2007-2008 would lead to a big shakeout on the venture-capital stage, there’s been remarkably little change in the cast of characters so far, at least in Boston.  But Monday saw the demise of one established Boston venture fund and the birth of another, as the entire … Continued
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  • Volition News
    Fidelity Ventures; US Team Sets Out to Form Volition Capital (Wall Street Journal)
    Looking to create an independent firm and to raise outside capital, most of the Boston-based investment team of Fidelity Investments’  venture unit, Fidelity Ventures, has decided to form growth-equity firm Volition Capital…  (click here for the rest of the article) Wall Street Journal, By Russell Garland of Dow Jones Venture Wire
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  • Perspectives
    The U.S. Team Of Fidelity Ventures Forms Volition Capital
    Boston, MA – Volition Capital today announced its establishment as an independent growth equity firm that principally invests in high-potential, founder-owned technology companies. The founding team of Volition Capital previously led the U.S. operations of Fidelity Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with Fidelity Investments. Managing Partners in the new firm are Larry Cheng, Andy Flaster, … Continued
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