Anthem Ventures North, Funds Avatar Firm

Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Anthem Ventures is the lead investor in an avatar-focused, social networking site called Meez. Meez, which is based in San Francisco, said today that it has raised a financing round from Anthem. Anthem's Brian Mesic has been added to the firm's board as part of the funding. Amount and details of the funding were not disclosed. The deal also included the merger of Meez with another avatar firm called Pulse Entertainment.