Dec 2010

AP to transition its hosted online video service to News Distribution Network

NEW YORK – The Associated Press is broadening its range of video services as part of a long-term global digital transformation strategy, announcing today the transition of its hosted online video operation in the United States to a digital platform …


Dec 2010

BrightTag tackles online consumer privacy and data management

  Amid increasing controversy about Web surfers’ privacy, a Chicago company has designed a solution to help companies manage their site visitors’ data and control how third-party advertisers track those users’ behavior.   Now that advertisers can buy access to …


Nov 2010

Jumo: A Facebook Founder Begins a Social Network Focused on Charities

  Chris Hughes, one of the founders of Facebook and the chief digital organizer for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, knows a thing or two about building online communities. Now he is applying his expertise to a new venture called Jumo, which …


Nov 2010

Genworth Foundation and EverFi Announce Multi-Year Commitment to Financial Literacy to Benefit Virginia High Schools

  The Genworth Foundation announced today a three-year commitment to strengthen financial education in more than 300 high schools across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The announcement, made at Henrico County’s Hermitage High School, included Lieutenant Governor William “Bill” Bolling and …


Nov 2010

MiniTycoon Casino Hits the Number 1 Slot in Social Games on the iPhone

Less than a week after its global launch, MiniTycoon Casino by Social Gaming Network ("SGN"), is now the number one mobile social game on the iPhone ahead of the real social games including Empire City, TapZoo, Restaurant Story and Farmville. …


Oct 2010

Citizen Effect: Social Entrepreneur Creates Wellspring of Support

When Dan Morrison saw women in rural India hauling water for miles, he committed to personally raising $5,000 to build a well. That philanthropic effort turned into Citizen Effect, a website Morrison launched last year to help others complete similar …


Sep 2010

PocketGear Announces Three Key Additions to Management Team

PocketGear, Inc., the world's largest open app store and mobile content marketplace, today announced the addition of three new experienced leaders to the company's executive team. The new hires are Ken Hayes, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, …


Sep 2010

EverFi Raises $11MM For Online Financial Literacy Education Application

Washington D.C.-based startup EverFi has just raised $11 million in Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation fromTomorrowVentures and independent investors including Michael Chasen, the CEO of Blackboard.     For more Information on EverFi, please see …


Aug 2010

BrightTag Raises Series A led by TomorrowVentures and New World Ventures

BrightTag™ digital media’s first Data Rights Management Platform for marketers and publishers, today announced it has closed its Series “A” financing round. TomorrowVentures and New World Ventures led the round, which also included participation from Epic Ventures and the I2A …


Aug 2010

PocketGear Raises $15MM for Mobile App Store

PocketGear, operator of a mobile application store, today announced it has raised a second round of funding for $15 million. The funds will be used to continue product development, increase its sales and marketing team and expand globally, according to …


Jul 2010

Patrick McQuown Joins DOTGO as CEO

New York-based mobile technology start-up company DOTGO today announced that mobile industry pioneer Patrick McQuown has joined the company as CEO. In his new position, McQuown will be responsible for leading the growth of DOTGO's revolutionary mobile business.   For …


May 2010

TomorrowVentures Joins Silicon Valley Partnership: The Innovators Fund

New Silicon Valley venture capital fund to launch in three regions     U.S. Department of State April 27, 2010 Fact Sheet Silicon Valley Partnership: The Innovators Fund The Department of State has entered in a non-exclusive partnership with The …


Apr 2010

Open Angel Forum Silicon Valley Recap

OAF Silicon Valley Recap TomorrowVentures attends the inaugural OAF Silicon Valley.  As usual, six hand selected startups presented to a room full of angels.  Rather than give a detailed description of the evening, here are some blog posts and tweets from the …


Apr 2010

Prosper Marketplace Closes $14.7 Million Series D Round

Fund raise includes new investors TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit along with all existing Prosper investors Prosper.com, the world’s largest peer-to-peer lending marketplace with nearly one million members and over 32,000 funded loans totaling over $194 million, today announced that it has …


Mar 2010

New Video Solution Offers Competitive Alternative for US Newspapers

Reuters and News Distribution Network team-up to provide revenue sharing opportunity for online news industry New York, February 2, 2010 – Reuters and News Distribution Network (NDN) today announced a video solution for newspaper, magazine, and radio outlets, which is …