In a major week for advertising technology firms in Ventura, The Trade Desk has raised $20 million in a second venture capital round and Connexity has been acquired by Los Angeles-based Shopzilla.
Ventura-based digital advertising firm Connexity has been purchased by Shopzilla, an online comparison shopping website out of Los Angeles, for an undisclosed sum.
The deal marks the first exit for a business that had operated out of the Ventura Ventures Technology Center, the city of Ventura’s startup incubator.
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Ventura-based digital advertising firm Connexity has raised $1.1 million in a financing round led by Santa Barbara-based Rincon Venture Partners with participation from Santa Monica-based Siemer Ventures and has quit seeking seed funding. Connexity was founded by a group of digital ad veterans who previously founded Fastclick, which was sold to Westlake Village-based ValueClick for Read More →
The Tri-County technology sector is poised to remain a bright spot in 2012, adding jobs and attracting investment to the region.
Amid a resurgence of tri-county startups in online advertising technology, Dave Gross, one of the industry’s most successful veterans, is back in the game with a new venture. Gross co-founded Fastclick in Santa Barbara. After a successful initial public offering in 2005, it was bought by Westlake Village-based ValueClick for $220 million. Since then, Read More →
[Editor’s Note: See correction below.] One of the Tri-Counties’ most successful digital display advertising veterans is back in the game with a new startup. Dave Gross co-founded Fastclick, which went public and was bought Westlake Village-based ValueClick in 2005 for $220 million. Since then, Gross has quietly invested with several regional startups. But with Connexity, Read More →