SEC Funding Watch: Daylife; HighGear; TV Compass; Mog; 5TO1


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Some new venture capital fundings, as gleaned from SEC filings filed over the last week or so:

»  Daylife: The NYC-based online news aggregation and software firm has raised $3.9 million in a new round of funding, its third. The last publicly disclosed funding was the second round of $8.3 million. The company has focused on white labeling its software, after an initial try of destination site. Another news aggregation site Newser also raised a new $2.5 million round, which we reported here first. Daylife refused comment on the new funding. [Filing]

»  HighGear Media: The online automotive news startup, based in Palo Alto, CA, has raised a second round of about $5.4 million, from its previous first round backers Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. The company has a network of 38 car-related sites such as , ,, and The company’s founder and CEO Hesky Kutscher was previously the founder of, which became ShopLocal after a merger and now owned by Gannett (NYSE: GCI). HighGear refused comment on the new funding. [Filing]

»  TV Compass: The Chicago-based online and mobile TV-related software and application company has raised about $6.5 million in a new round of funding, from a total of nine investors, and most of this money may be used to buy out some of the previous investors. The company’s “TV 2.0” platform was used to recently launch a new iPhone app for BBC

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