# Meet The Fundinistas

[qi:078] DowJones Venture One is all set to release their half-year report on total amount of money raised by Web 2.0 companies, which would make for rather amusing reading. Just to get a little jump start on this week of start-ups, we decided to have some fun & come up with a short list of start-ups we call fundinistas the ones who raise venture capital relentlessly.

fundinista | fund.in.ista |
noun informal
– a start-up with a venture capital habit.
ORIGIN: from funding + Spanish suffix –ista, as in fashionista, turista.

Here is our initial short list — * Telisma, Bellevue, 8 rounds since 2000; $93 million * Informative, South San Francisco; 7 rounds since 1999;$63 million
* Zillow, Seattle; 3 rounds since 2005; $57 million * KnowHow, Sunnyvale; 5 rounds since 2001;$46 million
* Brightcove, Cambridge; 3 rounds since 2005; $80 million + * VideoEgg, San Francisco, 3.5 rounds since 2005;$27 million +

You got a candidate for this list? Let us know!