LendKey | Digital Lending-as-a-Service Solution Secures $13 Million

LendKey, the leading lending-as-a-service solution for banks and credit unions, today announced $13 million in Series C funding, $8 million in equity and $5 million in debt financing. North Atlantic Capital, based in Portland, ME, led the round with participation from each of LendKey's existing investors including DFJ, Updata Partners, Gotham Ventures, and TTV Capital [...]


Blue Ridge Networks | Announces contribution of its AppGuard® line of business to new Japanese joint venture company Blue Planet-works

An investor group led by ANA Holdings [TYO:9202], Dentsu [TYO:4324] and six other Japanese companies have capitalized Blue Planet-works (formerly KeepTree Japan) to form a new global leader in cyber security.  Blue Ridge Networks contributed its AppGuard line of business for cash and significant equity ownership in the company to commence immediate global distribution of breakthrough AppGuard software and services for endpoint protection.  [...]


NinthDecimal | North Atlantic Capital Invests in NinthDecimal, Inc.

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the North Atlantic Venture Fund V, L.P. portfolio: NinthDecimal, Inc. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, NinthDecimal is the preeminent marketing platform powered by location data.  From the company’s experienced management team and industry-leading technology to its impressive growth and momentum, NinthDecimal is a strong match for North Atlantic’s [...]


VideoBlocks | Planning to Make (Literal) Moves and Expand in 2017

Stock media startup (and Coolest Company hall-of-famer) VideoBlocks is moving house in 2017, leaving its long-time home in Reston for Arlington and a lot more room. "We went from six people in 7,500 square feet originally, to 77 people in the same 7,500 square feet," VideoBlocks CEO TJ Leonard told DC Inno in an interview. "Our [...]


Kiip | Kiip Raises $12mm in Series C, Showing Continued Growth in Moments and Marketing

Kiip has raised an additional $12mm in capital as part of our Series C, lead by North Atlantic Capital. New investors include US Cellular and North Atlantic, and existing investors are Relay Ventures, HWVP, Verizon Ventures, and True Ventures. To read the full article click here.


VideoBlocks | Upstart Stock Video Company Gets Validation From Cable Powerhouse Discovery

VideoBlocks, primarily a company that is a repository and market place for stock video, has a super simple business model – it makes all of its money through annual membership fees that gives customers access to that content. So they went in search of the kind of content that can do this heavy lifting — [...]


VideoBlocks | VideoBlocks Partners With Discovery Access To Make Quality Stock Video From Around The World Affordable For All Digital Creators

RESTON, Va., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Video editing hobbyists, freelancers and professionals alike can rejoice: VideoBlocks, the first subscription-based provider of stock video, today announced the addition of Discovery Access, the content licensing arm of Discovery Communications, to its Marketplace, the industry's most contributor-friendly marketplace that rewards content creators with 100% of the proceeds from [...]


VideoBlocks | How to Go to War with the Competitors: Pay More for Assets While Charging Customers Less

“First and foremost we are a stock video agency, but if you had to peel that away, we are a marketing organization,” explains VideoBlocks founder and CEO Joel Holland in a recent interview. VideoBlocks, which is primarily a subscription based repository of stock video, has been expanding rapidly. Holland says that the company has “substantially [...]


VideoBlocks | Newly Enhanced Subscription Model Brings Success to ‘The Costco of Stock Video

“Years back being a content creator meant something like being an agency or a network like NBC or Paramount studio,” explains VideoBlocks founder and CEO Joel Holland in a recent interview. “But as you know today, you, me, everybody are content creators.”  As video has become a medium completely accessible for non professional consumers to [...]

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