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    Funding Announcement
    GlobalTranz Closes $10 Million Investment from Volition Capital
    GlobalTranz, a leader in transportation management and logistics industry, announced today that it has closed its first institutional round of financing since their inception in 2003.  The $10 million investment was led by Volition Capital, a growth equity firm that invests in high-potential, founder-owned technology companies.  The proceeds will be applied towards working capital and … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Movers and Shakers: MMA elects board members; WCA honors Shakouri
    The Mobile Marketing Association announced its 2011 North American board of directors. The newly board members include, John Styers, vice president of corporate strategy and industry relations at 3C Interactive; Louis Gump, vice president of mobile at CNN; Kristy Young, director of product management at ESPN; Joy Liuzzo, senior director of mobile research at InsightExpress; Paul Palmieri, president and CEO … Continued
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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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