Facebook lost another key overseas executive, as EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Director Christian Hernandez announced in a post on his Facebook page that he was leaving the social network to join early-stage venture-capital firm White Star Capital as a managing partner.
Social marketing software provider Spredfast announced Tuesday that it raised $18 million in venture capital in a round led by OpenView Venture Partners and joined by existing investors Austin Ventures and InterWest Partners.
Facebook marketing outfit GroSocial announced the close of a $1 million series-A funding round, led by Kickstart Seed Fund, with contributions from Monarch Partners, Rock & Hammer Ventures, and other angel investors.
Companies included in Facebook’s Preferred Marketing Developer program have raised a total of $915.17 million in publicly disclosed funding, with nearly one-half of that amount going to advertising application-programming-interface vendors, according to research from “decision support system” AlphaBoost.
Digital marketing platform provider Thismoment is $7.3 million richer at this moment, having secured its first investment, a deal led by Sierra Ventures.
Buddy Media, the page management software provider for eight of the top ten global advertisers, has obtained $54 million in venture capital.
Fresh off an update earlier this month, Facebook-centric Web browser RockMelt updated its finances, as well, receiving $30 million in venture capital.
Kabam, the maker of Kingdoms of Camelot, Dragon of Atlantis and Glory of Rome, receives $85 million in a financing round led by Google’s venture arm, helping the startup expand in Asia, hire developers and make acquisitions.
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Social media developer Syncapse just got $25 million in venture funding from ABS Capital Partners, which has closed all but $5 million of the transaction.