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Websiteaolventures.com
Employees5
Founded1/2010
DescriptionVC arm of AOL

Funds

AOL Ventures I, 1/2010 $30M

Offices

New York, USA
670 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY, 10012
USA
Palo Alto, USA
395 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
USA

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AOL Ventures

AOL Ventures is the venture capital arm of AOL, focused on early stage investing in technology-centric internet companies. The fund operates as a traditional vehicle not dissimilar from an independent VC fund and at its core attempts to differentiate by providing a unique product to entrepreneurs looking to partner with a corporate venture investor.

They are primarily interested in giving talented founders the unfair advantage they need to scale quickly and grow great companies and tend to focus on opportunities where the fund can bring a blend of their partnership’s value mixed with some flavor of AOL (parent company) value. AOL Ventures generally looks to invest in Seed and Series A opportunities and is broadly interested in a variety of themes around AOL’s core - content, advertising, local, mobile and SaaS.

The fund often co-invests with San Francisco-based True Ventures and SV Angel.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Scoutmob 4/2014Series B$3M5
Spree Commerce 2/2014Series A$5M5
Vungle 2/2014Series B$17M6
Sailthru 12/2013Series C$20M6
Vungle 8/2013Series A$6.5M9
Solve Media 6/2013Series B$6M6
SocialFlow 4/2013Series B$10M7
TastemakerX 3/2013Series B$1.25M4
Sailthru 2/2013Series B$19M4
Vungle 5/2012Seed$2M17
Metamarkets 4/2012Series B$15M6
TastemakerX 2/2012Series A$1.8M5
appssavvy 12/2011Series A$7.1M1
NewsCred 11/2011Series A$4M3
Impermium 11/2011Series A$8M5
Spree Commerce 10/2011Seed$1.5M3
Sailthru 9/2011Series A$8M6
Crittercism 7/2011Seed$1.2M6
Impermium 6/2011Seed$1M10
DailyCred 6/2011Seed$420k6
OpenX 5/2011Series D$20M4
Metamarkets 5/2011Series A$6M5
SocialFlow 4/2011Series A$7M7
MoviePass 2/2011Seed$1.5M9
Crunched 1/2011Seed$1.4M6
Bitly 10/2010Series B$10M10
20x200 8/2010Series A$2M8
Schematic Labs 8/2010Seed8
Sailthru 7/2010Seed$1M7
Open Places 6/2010Seed$1.1M7
Metamarkets 6/2010Seed$2.5M13
gdgt 4/2010Series A$3.17M6
Brightcove 4/2010Series D$12M7
betaworks 3/2010Series B$20M13
Solve Media 1/2010Series A7
Brightcove 1/2007Series C$59.5M11

Videos

Sources

  1. globalcorporateventuring.com [edit]
  2. Scoutmob raises $3M as the Atlanta startup pivots to e-commerce (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  3. spree commerce raises $5m in series A funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. In-App Video Ad Startup Vungle Raises $17M More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Sailthru Raises $20M Round To Personalize Email Marketing And More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Vungle Raises $6.5M For A Growing In-App Mobile Video Advertising Business (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Solve Media Lands $6M From New Atlantic, First Round, AOL And Others For Its Fast-Growing CAPTCHA Advertising Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. SocialFlow Secures $10 Million Series B to Grow Market Share As Advertising Spend Goes Social (finance.yahoo.com) [edit]
  9. TastemakerX Raises Another $1.25M To Position Itself As “Fantasy League” For Bands (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Sailthru Raises $19M in Series B Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  11. Vungle Hustles Its Way Into $2M All-Star Seed Round For Mobile App Video Trailers Network (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. Metamarkets Closes $15M Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  13. TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.8M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Appssavvy Just Raised $7.1 Million To Build Ads That Interrupt Your Online Game Experiences (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  15. NewsCred gets $4 million to reinvent the newswire (gigaom.com) [edit]
  16. Impermium Secures $8 Million in Series-A Financing to Lead Fight Against Social Web Spam (freshnews.com) [edit]
  17. Spree Raises $1.5 Million From True Ventures, Aol For Open Source eCommerce Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. Smart Email Provider Sailthru Raises $8 Million Round Led By RRE Ventures (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  19. AngelPad's Crittercism Raises $1.2M (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  20. techcrunch.com [edit]
  21. Price Tracking Service Shopobot Raises Funding From Google Ventures, AOL And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  22. OpenX Secures $20 Million In Series D Funding To Fuel Growth, Acquisitions (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  23. Metamarkets Raises $6 Million To Help Big Web Publishers Corral Big Data (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  24. techcrunch.com [edit]
  25. businesswire.com [edit]
  26. SalesCrunch Gathers $1.4M From First Round, Accel And Angels (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  27. Bit.ly Raises $10 Million Series B, Still Growing Like Crazy (technews-vn.blogspot.com) []
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  29. techcrunch.com [edit]
  30. Behavioral Email Startup Sailthru Raises $1 Million Led By DFJ Gotham (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  31. Trazzler Gets $1 Million From Star Investors, Takes a Page From Twitter’s Playbook [Video] (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  32. TechCrunch: Metamarkets Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  33. Gdgt Raises New Financing with New Concept (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  34. Brightcove Raises Another $12 Million; Says An IPO May Come Next Year (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  35. Investors listed on company site (betaworks.com) [edit]
  36. articles.businessinsider.com [edit]
  37. Brightcove Raises Another $59.5 Million In Third Round; NYTCO Among New Investors (paidcontent.org) [edit]
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