Voyager Re-ups with Placecast

Seattle-based Voyager Capital has participated in a $5 million investment in 1020, the San Francisco developer of Placecast, a location-based advertising and marketing platform, according to a report in TechCrunch. Quatrex Capital and Onset Ventures also participated in the Series B funding, which will be used to accelerate Placecast’s technology development. Placecast’s algorithms combine data across the Web, mobile, e-mail, and Wi-Fi to try to maximize relevance for advertisers and publishers. In an interview with Xconomy last year, Voyager co-founder Enrique Godreau mentioned 1020 as an example of an intriguingly mainstream mobile startup.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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