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