Apr 24 2017

AppDetex Raises $5.5 Million to Accelerate Growth

AppDetex receives funding to expand its cutting-edge technologies for global brands to combat online and mobile threats.   Boise, ID (April 18, 2017) – AppDetex, a Boise-based software company providing online and mobile brand protection to global brands, announced today that it has raised $5.5 million to expand its products and accelerate growth. EPIC Ventures led the round with participation from Origin Ventures and existing investors. Founded in 2012 by ...
Apr 12 2017

The Future of the Venture Capital Business

The deep irony about the venture business-- a business that lives and dies by innovating/disrupting other industries-- is that it hasn't experienced much change since General Georges Doriot aimed to get veterans back to work after WWII. That's changing now. Crowdfunding and new software platforms are commoditizing the primary activities of a venture fund (sourcing, fundraising, assisting companies). In the first roughly 70 years of the business, firms have set ...
Apr 12 2017

We’re Hiring: Marketing & Community Manager for Origin

Whether it’s a smart oven that cooks prepared meals by scanning a barcode, a marketplace for kid’s clothes, or software that sells tickets and accepts reservations to the world’s greatest restaurants, our companies are working on big problems. With a fraction of the resources, they are innovating against industry giants. None of this is easy. We know this first hand – our team at Origin is composed of former operators ...
Mar 20 2017

Origin Ventures Leads Series A Funding Round in Kidizen

Origin is excited to announce its participation in the the Series A round for Kidizen! The official press release is below. Kidizen Raises Over $3M in Series A Funding to Fuel Growth Kidizen, the nation’s largest platform to share, shop, and sell kid style, today announces it has closed a $3.2 Series A funding led by Origin Ventures with participation by Royal Street Ventures, Corigin Ventures, Irish Angels, and Mergelane. ...
Oct 5 2016

Tock raises $7.5M to Accelerate the Growth of its Restaurant Booking and Analytics Platform

Chicago, IL (October 4th, 2016) — Tock announced today it has raised $7.5M in its first round of institutional capital. The investment was led by Origin Ventures with participation from leading restaurateurs, chefs and hospitality groups, including Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and Will Guidara and Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park. The new funding will enable the rapidly growing company to expand into new markets and continue building its product ...
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