New VC tracking site comes out of beta mode

11 Sep 2012, the new online venture capital (VC) database for people to track down funding developments in high-tech start-ups and VC deals in real-time, has just come out of beta mode and has already gained more than 5,000 subscribers since it launched in June, according to the company behind it, the Paris-based digital intelligence provider Digimind.

The aim is for the site to have 20,000 subscribers by the end of this year.

“We are building a growing community of people interested in venture capital and innovation,” said Digimind CEO and co-founded Paul Vivant. He said the site is modelled on the lean start-up method pioneered by Eric Ries.

The service itself is free. According to Digimind, among the first users of the site are venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who are monitoring their competitors.

Apparently, has already detected more than 17,000 funding deals, with a collective worth of almost US$200bn.

Some of the site’s new features, said Digimind, include an investor ranking system so users can detect the most active investors, plus a company ranking system that enables one to seek out the firms that are raising the most money, by region and by industry.

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic