Symform gets $2M for peer-to-peer “cloud” storage

Cloud storage vendor Symform netted $2 million in venture funding from new backer Westfield Capital, which joined existing investors OVP Venture Partners and Longworth Venture Partners to bring total funding for this Series A round to $7.5 million.

TaskRabbit gets rocket fuel with $17.8M funding round

TaskRabbit has raised $17.8 million in a Series B funding round. It’s just been 7 months since the company announced its $5 million Series A, but growth has been fast and furious: TaskRabbit has tripled net revenue and seen a seven-fold increase in customers since May.

Zaarly goes big: $14.1M funding, Meg Whitman joins board

Peer-to-peer marketplace Zaarly has secured some major support — from some of the tech industry’s biggest names. Zaarly has closed on $14.1 million in a series A funding round. In addition, Hewlett-Packard CEO and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has joined Zaarly’s board of directors.

TaskRabbit nabs Hotwire co-founder as CEO

TaskRabbit, the website that allows people to outsource errands and other jobs, has appointed Eric Grosse as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Grosse will bring some proverbial grey hair to the San Francisco startup, replacing TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque in the chief executive position.

Yardsellr rebrands as YellowDog, launches fashion site

Yardsellr, the online marketplace that plugs into Facebook, has launched a new clothing and accessories site called, aimed at a younger, fashion-focused demographic. The company is rebranding as YellowDog Media, which will act as an umbrella company to, Yardsellr, and other forthcoming specialized marketplaces.

Tripping keeps on truckin’ with Grateful Dead partnership

Since 1965, hard-core Grateful Dead fans have been camping out in America’s open fields and fairgrounds. Now, San Francisco startup Tripping is helping the band add community-service projects to the jam sessions as a way of expanding its peer-to-peer travel service.