b5media and Our US$2M Birthday

b5media Inc.Recently, b5media celebrated its 1st birthday. We've been so busy, we didn't even manage to celebrate when our blogging network turned one year old. I guess, part of the reason is that we've been trying hush things a bit (yep, another one of those secret things).

But now, the secret's out: b5media just received US$2,000,000 in VC funding.

Our VCs are both Canada-based --- JLA Ventures and Brightspark. One of our VCs, Rick Segal (now also the Chairman of our Board of Directors), shares the news about the funding in his blog.

You can also read the official Press Release at b5media.

Darren Rowse, one of my business partners, also shares his views about the funding at Problogger and at the b5 blog. Duncan Riley, another business partner, writes about it here and here. I'm sure Jeremy's preparing his own spiel on this.

Needless to say, we're all pretty excited about it. We realise that with the help of this funding, we will be able to tap in to bigger and better resources that will enable us to grow b5media. Not just as a business, but as a community. We're looking forward to what the future will bring.

Other b5media funding coverage:

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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