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TicTail receives $8 million in funding

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TicTail is a DIY platform that has received $8 million in Series A funding led by Thrive Capital. TicTail is similar to Etsy as they help make online storefronts easily accessible by do-it-yourselfers.

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Zola Raises $3.25 Million In Series A Funding

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Zola is a wedding registry website that has raised $3.25 million in Series A funding led by Thrive Capital.  Joshua Kushner, the founder and managing partner of Thrive Capital, will be joining Zola’s board of directors.  Zola will allow couples to select gifts from a collection of items and customize their online registries.
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Twitch Raises $20M In Series C

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Twitch is a video game streaming service that has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Thrive Capital with participation from WestSummit Capital and Take-Two Interactive.  Twitch is hitting around 45 million unique visitors per month.  Twitch is used for streaming gameplay, which is a feature that growing in popularity.
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Urban Compass Raises $20 Million With A $150 Million Valuation

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Urban Compass is a New York based startup that focuses on the home rental market.  The company has raised $20 million in Series A funding with a $150 million valuation.  Strategic investors that participated in this round includes Advance Publications (parent company of Conde Nast) and Marc Benioff (founder of 
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Albumatic Raises $4.2 Million

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is a Los Angeles based startup that has developed a photo sharing application.  Albumatic has raised $4.2 million in funding.  This round of funding was provided by RRE Ventures, Thrive Capital, SV Angel, CrunchFund, Highline Venture Partners, Betaworks, and Box Group.  Albumatic was founded by Adam Ludwin and Devon Gundry.

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Giftly Logo, one of the top gift card websites, has acquired a startup called Giftly.  The terms of the acquisition was undisclosed.  Based in San Francisco, California, Giftly lets users send gift credits to recipients based on their location when redeeming a gift rather than issuing plastic cards.

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Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million

Dwolla is a payments startup company that has raised $16.5 million in Series C funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.  Other investors that participated in this round include Village Ventures, Thrive Capital, and Union Square Ventures.  Dwolla plans on using the funding to double their staff of 80 members and will be expanding to San Francisco from Des Moines, Iowa.
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JIBE Raises $10 Million In Series B

JIBE is a mobile job applications startup company that has raised $10 millin in Series B funding led by Longworth Venture Partners.  Existing investors like Polaris Partners, Lerer Ventures, DFJ, DFJ Gotham, and Thrive Capital have joined this round also.  JIBE used to be known as a company called localbacon.  

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