Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 04/05/13

Credit Karma, Grand St., ElectNext, Midokura, Collective Bias and Larky all raised money this week

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
April 5, 2013
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Finland-based indoor mapping service IndoorAtlas raised a €500,000 ($640,000) seed round from Mobility Ventures.

MokiMobility, a cloud-based platform for managing mobile devices, raised $2 million in seed funding led by investment firm Epic Ventures, with participation from Spencer Tall, Partner at Allegis Capital and Tyler Smith at Fusion-IO.

Converser, a Dublin-based start-up that has developed a CRM and cloud communications platform, closed a $1.2 million seed funding round from Lough Shore Investments, Enterprise Equity and Enterprise Ireland. 

Larky, a startup that helps users take better advantage of discounts and benefits from members-only organizations like AAA and AARP, raised a seed round of $650,000 led by North Coast Technology Investors, and included participation from First Step Fund and the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund.


Cloud-based 3D rendering platform Lagoa raised a $1.6 million seed round from 500 Startups, Atlas Venture, Real Ventures, RHO Ventures and several industry-experienced angels.

Online marketplace provider Grand St. raised a $1.3 million seed round that was led by First Round Capital. The funding included participation from individual investors David Tisch, Gary Vaynerchuk, as well as betaworks, Collaborative Fund, MESA+, Quotidian Ventures and Undercurrent.

ElectNext, a platform for open political data, raised $1.3 million seed round led by Brooklyn Bridge Ventures along with Liberty City Ventures, Digital News Ventures, Gabriel Investments, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Comcast Ventures and Investor’s Circle.

Food delivery service Chewse raised $1 million in seed funding from Chris Sacca, Telegraph Hill, InnoSpring, Benjamin Ling, Richard Chen, and 500 Startups.

ToutApp, which helps sales teams streamline their email communications, raised $920,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups, Founder Collective, Scott Banister, Esther Dyson, and other angels.

Digital talent marketplace MBA & Company secured £800,000 in funding, led by MMC Ventures – with co-investment from Piton Capital, and existing investor Cabiedes.

Daily deal aggregator Bownty raised $1.1 million in new funding from Danish SEED Capital, and Accelerace Invest, the startup accelerator and investment programme.



Online auction site Auctionata raised a €15.5 million ($20.2 million) round of funding led by the venture capital firm Earlybird. Existing investors include Bright Capital, Kite Ventures, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, eVenture Capital Partners, and the ­­­­­­Raffay Group.

Presentation software service Haiku Deck raised $3 million in a Series A round led by Trilogy Partnership, with help from Madrona Venture Group, Founders Co-op, tech entrepreneur Sarah Leary, and several angel investors.

Eat Club, the startup that delivers restaurant quality meals to your office, raised $5 million in a Series A round led by August Capital, with help from First Round Capital, Siemer Ventures, GreatOaks Venture Capital, Launch Capital, Tekton Ventures, Mark Vadon (Co-Founder of Blue Nile & Zulily), and angel investors.


Simple.TV, a personal DVR that streams live and recorded TV to mobile devices, raised $5.7 million led by New World Ventures.

Social shopper media company Collective Bias, raised a $10.5 million Series A investment round led by Updata Partners.

Midokura, a network virtualization startup, closed a $17.3 million Series A round, led by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. Other investors include NTT Investment Partners L.P. and Innovative Ventures Fund Investment L.P.

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Whisper raised $3 million in Series A funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, along with Trinity Ventures, Shoedazzle founder Brian Lee, and Flixster’s Joe Greenstein.

EveryMove, which offers consumers a mileage rewards program for their health, received a Series A-1 funding of $3.5 million from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.


Personal finance startup Credit Karma raised a $30 million Series B round led by Ribbit Capital and Susquehanna Growth Equity, with help from existing investor Felicis Ventures.

Online marketplace Snapdeal raised a $50 million round of financing, led by eBay, with participation from existing investor Nexus Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and IndoUS Venture Partners.

Tealium, a maker of enterprise tag management technology, has raised $15.6 million in Series C financing from Tenaya Capital, Battery Ventures and Presidio Ventures.

Big data analytics company SiSense completed a $10 million Series B round of funding led by Battery Ventures with participation from Opus Capital and Genesis Partners.

Integration platform MuleSoft raised $37 million led by NEA, with participation from, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Bay Partners.

Kabbage, provider of online small businesses financing, closed a $75 million credit facility led by Victory Park Capital with participation from Thomvest Ventures.

Zozi, a brand that help consumers live an active lifestyle, raised a $10 million Series B1 round from Pritzker/Vlock Family Office, Launch Capital, 500 Startups, Forerunner Ventures, Par Capital Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Dave Dolby, Thomas Lehrman, Jason Finger, Tom Christopoul, Larry Bock, Doug Joon Lee, and John DeMayo.

Italian mobile POS startup Jusp secured a $6 million equity round led by Principia Sgr together with Vertis Sgr, along with Angel Investors Stefano Calderano, Paolo Guida, Giulio Valiante, Simone Ranucci Brandimarte and Bruno Spadoni.

Disaster recovery startup Zerto closed a $13 million round of Series C financing led by RTP Ventures, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Greylock IL and U.S. Venture Partners.

Business Insider received a $5 million investment from Jeff Bezos, with participation from existing investors.

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