Founders: Ed Lewis and Dave Shemenski
Funding: $1.25 million
Outlook: We are launching a Family Gift service that allows parents to invite extended family to participate in a gift purchase via Facebook. Later this year, we will launch a mobile family platform, allowing parents to set permissions for mobile apps and purchasing by their kids.
Founders: Mike Evans and Matt Maloney
Description: GrubHub's website and mobile applications connect consumers with restaurants in their area that deliver food.
Founders: Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell
Current fund: $200 million (closed 2011)
Invested so far: Less than $100 million
Typical investment: $500,000-$1 million for a seed round; $1 million-$3 million for Series A
Strategy: Early-stage companies in large, high-growth industries such as social media, the consumer Web and business-to-business technology.
Founder: Brad Weisberg
Funding: $1.25 million Employees: 9
Description: Car owners can use BodyShopBids' website or mobile app to upload a photo of their damaged vehicle. Local body shops bid on the repair work and customers can book appointments online. Outlook: I've been overwhelmed with how grateful people have been for taking a frustrating process and making incredibly simple. Our goal is to create a turn-key solution for car repair that benefits customers, body shops and insurance carriers.
Founders: Ashish Rangnekar and Ujjwal Gupta
Description: BenchPrep makes test preparation courses that can be accessed on the Web, iPhone, Android or iPad.
Founder: Justyn Howard
Description: Sprout Social's technology helps companies manage their social media presence through publishing updates across platforms, managing teams and measuring results.
Founders: Bret Maxwell, Mark Koulogeorge, Karen Buckner and Mark Terbeek
Current (2nd) fund: $250 million (closed 2011)
Invested so far: $125 million
Typical investment: $2 million -- $5 milliStrategy: Interested in digital media, marketing automation, software and education technology.
Eved Founder: Talia Mashiach
Funding: $12.3 million
Description: Eved's technology platform automates the buying and selling for meetings and events.
Outlook: We are focused on continuing to increase online transactions and have shown a 150% increase over the last year in transactions.
Founders: Andrew Kaboff and Steven Wegner
Description: CellTrak specializes in mobile technology for home and hospice care providers, allowing aides and nurses to accurately collect, organize and access patient information.
Founders: Nick Rosa and Bob Shapiro
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