As always we start the show with our newsflash and give you an overview of this week’s funding stories and other news we think are of interest to have a closer look at. You find all the links to the stories at the end of this post.
HourlyNerd, an online marketplace that connects MBA alumni and students with small businesses for consulting work, raised a $4 million Series A from Highland Capital Partners and Greylock Partners. Dan Nova, general partner at Highland Capital Partners, will join HourlyNerd’s board of directors.
The startup had previously raised a $750k Seed Round from Marc Cuban and other angel investors. The funding will be used to further develop the platform and expand the tech team.