We’re still seeing more than a trickle of online video-related venture deals, and two more came over the wire today. They’re a little peripheral to what we normally cover, but still worth mentioning.
Alongside establishing a presence in the U.S., Swedish server maker Edgeware announced today $8 million in Series B funding led by Micron Technology and including Amadeus Capital Partners and Creandum Advisor.
Edgeware, which will power the soon-to-launch ZillionTV set-top box, uses flash memory and specialized (read: non-generic) hardware to enable its customers for delivery of video services over the web, IPTV, and cable. The Stockholm-based company was founded in 2004, and had previously raised 28 million Swedish Krona in 2006, which at the time was the equivalent of $3.8 million.
Meanwhile, Apture announced $4.1 million in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners and angels Beau Vrolyk, Paul Maritz and Steve Taylor. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company helps publishers add multimedia to their page that appears when users hover over links. Sources of that multimedia include Wikipedia, Flickr, YouTube and Amazon, and are customizable by participating publishers (some of whom will pay for the service; others will contribute ad revenue). Publications like the Washington Post, BBC and Reuters are testing it out.