Science-Backed Ecommerce Recommendation Startup Uncovet Raises $1.3M
Uncovet, a startup that wants to be the recommendation engine for indie designer clothing and accessories, has raised $1.3 million from Javelin Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, and L.A. angel investor Paige Craig.
Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy
What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.5 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Programmable Web acquired Mulesoft. And then Facebook jumped in and bought Parse. The acquisitions and funding point to a maturing market that is reflected in the ubiquity of APIs across the application landscape. It’s not a new market by any means. The space is filled with companies that have leveraged the API build out that has happened over the past several years. Instead this is an inflection point. There are more than 30,000 APIs, according to Programmable Web, the leading API directory and blog. Javelin Ventures Managing Director Noah Doyle said to me in an interview that analysts see the API market growing five to ten times over the next five years. With that scaling in number of APIs comes a virtuous circle for the developers ...
Crowdsourced Shopping Site The Hunt Raises Additional $700K From Ashton Kutcher, Other High-Profile Investors
The Hunt, a site that helps you find items to buy from photos posted on Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and elsewhere, is today announcing $700,000 in additional funding, on top of the $2 million it had previously raised from Javelin Venture Partners and others. The new round involves several high-profile investors including Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary's (Madonna's manager) A-Grade Investments, marketing and branding expert Rohan Oza, Desi Hits CEO Anjula Acharia Bath, and media investor Michael Banks.
Ask A VC: Javelin Venture Partners' Noah Doyle On The Next Innovations In Mapping And More
In this week's Ask A VC show, Javelin Venture Partners' Managing Director Noah Doyle sat down to talk with us about why he started a venture firm, where the next innovations in mapping are coming from and more. Doyle has extensive experience in the online mapping world—he directed the enterprise product line for Google's geospatial products, including Google Earth and Google Maps. Prior to Google, Noah managed the Marketing Strategy and Corporate Development functions at Keyhole, a company that created the first Web-hosted digital earth model and was acquired by Google in 2004. Doyle explains to us that some of the new technologies he's excited about include layering social data across maps.
Report: Mobile will be the king of all payment methods by 2018
On Tuesday, Javelin Strategy and Research sent a buzz through the world of mobile payments upon the publication of their annual retail point-of-sale update and forecast, a report which evaluates the actual and forecast changes in the retail POS market.