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First Round Capital leads $2 million round for Chicago-based healthcare crowdsourcing site [VC Roundup]

Welcome to the VC Roundup, where we’ll parse through venture capital news related to Philadelphia-based private equity firms and the companies they fund. Subscribe to the roundup as an email newsletter. If you have any VC-related news to pass along to us, please drop us a line. MUST READS First Round Capital led a $2 million round, along […]

Welcome to the VC Roundup, where we’ll parse through venture capital news related to Philadelphia-based private equity firms and the companies they fund. Subscribe to the roundup as an email newsletter. If you have any VC-related news to pass along to us, please drop us a line.

MUST READS

First Round Capital led a $2 million round, along with Founder Collective, for the Chicago-based healthcare crowdsourcing site GiveForward, VentureBeat reports. It also participated in a $2.8 million round for humor site 9Gag, based in Hong Kong and San Francisco, BetaKit reports.

In national VC news, following a long trend, seed stage funding is outpacing series A funding, according to a report by CB Insights.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Comcast Ventures led a $12 million round of Series C funding for WhoSay, a New York City-based social network for celebrities, The Wrap reports.

Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures, Temple University’s Fox School of Business early-stage investment program, is holding an open call for companies on September 21 in Gladwyne, Pa. If you’re interested in presenting, get more details on MADV’s website.

GIVE A GLANCE

Lightning Gaming, a software developer for casino games based in Boothwyn, Pa., raised $1 million, according to an SEC filing.

Relmada Therapeutics, a Blue Bell pharmaceutical company, closed a $3 million round with funding from Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners, according to PEHub.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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