Progress Partners

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Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.

Sam Thompson Judges TechCrunch Pitch-Off

Progress Ventures is pleased to announce that General Partner Sam Thompson will be judging the pitch-off competition at the TechCrunch Boston Meetup at The Estate on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 6-10PM.

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Progress Partners Advises RealMatch on Growth Equity Financing

Progress Partners is pleased to announce that RealMatch (www.realmatch.com), an online recruitment advertising network, has closed a $7M growth equity financing round, lead by Edison Ventures (www.edisonventure.com). Progress Partners acted as advisor to RealMatch in the transaction with Nick MacShane and Davis Rosborough leading the engagement.

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Progress Partners Advises Pixability on Series B Raise

Progress Partners is pleased to announce that Pixability(www.pixability.com), a YouTube marketing software company delivering optimization and ad targeting for marketing content on YouTube, has closed a $4.1M Series B investment led by Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) (www.qg.com). Progress Partners acted as advisor to Pixability in the transaction with Nick MacShane and John Shumway leading the engagement.

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Progress Partners Advises Wiggio on Desire2Learn Acquisition

Progress Partners is pleased to announce that Wiggio (www.wiggio.com), a group collaboration platform, has been acquired by Desire2Learn (www.desire2learn.com), one of the world's leading online learning platforms, based out of Ontario, Canada. Progress Partners acted as sell-side advisor to Wiggio in the transaction.

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FurtherEd and Progress Partners Join to Nurture Ed-Tech Startups

According to a report from CB Insights, over $1.1 billion was invested in EdTech start-up companies in 2012, one-third of which went to just ten companies illustrating an extreme lack of diversity and opportunity amid one of the fastest-growing industries in the US economy. Today, FurtherEd and Progress Partners have announced a partnership that will combine the resources needed to diversify and equal the playing field of the EdTech industry.

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Sam Thompson Moderator at Venture Summit West

Progress Ventures is pleased to announce that General Partner Sam Thompson will be moderating the panel Terms of Engagement: New Rules for Negotiating Term Sheets at Venture Summit West 2013 on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

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