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12th #FounderShowcase Winner, Spikes, Secures $1M Seed Round From Javelin Venture Partners

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-01-24

Today we are excited to announce that Spikes, the winner of the 12th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition and Silicon Valley Founder Institute graduate, has secured $1 million in Seed Funding! Leading the round is Jed Katz of Javelin Venture Partners, a San Francisco based VC firm and regular attendee of the Founder Showcase.

In response to the round, the Spikes team posted this on the company blog: “[We] would like to thank our new friends at Javelin and the other angel investors for believing in us and our mission to secure the web. ‘It has been a lot of work to prove our technology and prowess, and get to work securing the web’ said Spikes CEO/CTO Branden Spikes upon receiving news that funding had been completed.”

At the 12th Founder Showcase, Branden Spikes wowed judges and won the competition with a near perfect score. With such an overwhelmingly positive response to Spikes at the Showcase, it’s no wonder Javelin backed the project. Click here to watch Spike’s winning pitch.

Congratulations to Branden and the Spikes team!

Don’t miss out on catching a first glimpse at some of the world’s hottest early-stage startups - reserve your tickets to the 13th Founder Showcase today. At the March 27th event, 8 promising seed-stage startups will pitch to a panel of investor judges in hopes of making a lasting impression, just like Spikes. A limited number of super-reduced price tickets are still available. Click here to reserve your seats today.

If you are the founder of an early-stage startup that is less than two years old with less than $250,000 in funding, you are eligible to enter the Founder Showcase Pitch Competition. Applications must be received by Sunday, February 17th. Click here to learn more.

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