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Syncom Venture Partners

SYNCOM is the leading venture capital firm primarily focused on early to mid-stage investments in underserved segments of the media and communications industry. SYNCOM pioneered this investment strategy beginning in 1977 and has been involved in the creation of many of the most successful and visible African American- and Hispanic-owned media and communications companies over the last 30 years. A number of Syncom-led media and communications companies representing in excess of $10 billion in enterprise value have gone public or been acquired by major companies. These include: BET, Radio One, XM Satellite Radio, Z-Spanish Radio Network, Buenavision Cable, District Cablevision, El Dorado Communications, and Puebelo Broadcasting.

Drawing upon our entrepreneurial spirit and venture capital management experience, they serve as partners to the companies we help build and promise to them a pledge of excellence and fairness.

SYNCOM’s expertise and targeted approach within the rapidly developing communications sector has consistently produced competitive market rates of return for our investors, while creating significant wealth for our portfolio companies’ management and other stakeholders. Currently, SYNCOM manages a group of media & telecommunications venture capital funds that have capital in excess of $400 million.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Evergram 7/2012Series A$900k3
AppTap 1/2012Venture Round$4M2
ShowUhow 8/2010Series A$3M1
DubMeNow 2/2010Venture Round$2.8M1
MediaPlatform 2/2010Series B$5.5M4
LikeList 12/2009Series A$5M1
Outspark 7/2009Series C$8.3M2
Verified Identity Pass 8/2008Series C$44.4M4
CLEAR 8/2008Series D$44.4M7
Heatwave Interactive 7/2008Series A$7.5M1
MyToons 7/2008Series B2

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  2. Mobile App Search And Recommendations Startup AppTap Raises $4 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. ShowUhow Secures Series A Financing Round (showuhowinc.com) [edit]
  4. DUBMeNow Raises $2.8M For Mobile Business Card Sharing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. VT Raises $5.5 Million For Webcasting Software (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. likeList Raises $5 Million For Local Business Reviews Site (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  7. Outspark Raises $8.3 Million Third Round For Casual Games (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  8. Verified Identity Pass, Steve Brill's Airport Security Company, Raises $44.4 Million (alleyinsider.com) [edit]
  9. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  10. Heatwave Interactive Raises $7.5M (virtualworldsnews.com) [edit]
  11. MyToons Secures Venture Funding (reuters.com) [edit]
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