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First Round Capital was all over the news this week. The firm participated in a $2 million round for San Francisco-based marketing platform SocialWire, VentureBeat reported, as well as a $9 million series A round for New York City-based content curation startup Percolate, BetaBeat reported.
BetaBeat named First Round Capital partner Phineas Barnes one of 2012’s “Tech Insurgents.” Barnes was one of the first employees at sports clothing brand And1, which was originally based in Paoli, Pa.
First Round managing partner Josh Kopelman was quoted in a Bloomberg BusinessWeek story about a possible ecommerce bubble.
GIVE A GLANCE
Hackensack, N.J.’s LiveU, which CityBizList calls “a leader in portable video-over-cellular solutions,” just closed a $27 million round of funding, CityBizList reported. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
The Philadelphia Business Journal has a feature on the growing business accelerator sector and gets DreamIt Ventures‘ managing partner Kerry Rupp input about the issue [behind a paywall].-30-