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Number of deals by local VC’s: 3
Number of investments in local companies: 1
Keeping an eye on SEC filings, we’ve noticed that locally based Loffles.com is looking to raise $500,000. No word on what the company does so let’s just hope its not another Groupon clone. The company’s Facebook page features the tagline “Click. Watch. Win”
Comcast Interactive Capital is among the all-star list of investors in a new fund targeting social tech startups.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
SCVNGR CEO Seth Priebatsch tells the youth of America to drop out of college and join an incubator like DreamIt Ventures.
Speaking of Groupon clones, Susquehanna Growth Equity has invested in Austin-based Offers.com.
GIVE A GLANCE
Tom Smith, the generically named former partner of Edison Ventures has a new fund in Baltimore named BrownSavano. The fund hopes to raise $100 million but no word on the industry focus.
Skillslate, a website to help people find serve providers like tutors has received a $1.1 million investment from First Round Capital and others.
LA-based Unsubscribe.com has received $2.1 million from First Round Capital and others. The site helps users achieve inbox zero by providing tools to streamline the unsubscribe process form newsletters your receive.
Liz Brown: Leaders must ‘make real and visible efforts’ to support Black community members
Kiera Smalls to CEOs of Philly tech: ‘Do better’
Shanel Fields knew emergency medical service teams needed a tech company like hers
A Digital Literacy Alliance grant is creating roles to help residents access and use tech during the pandemic
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