Funding Roundup


Funding Roundup - week ending 7/12/13

FreedomPop, Silvercar, The Iconic, Instacart, Fancy, Comprehend, Collective, Umano, NanoSatisfi

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
July 12, 2013
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ImpressPages, a web CMS with drag and drop interface, raised a €200,000 seed round from VC firm Practica Capital. 

Online engagement platform BlikBook raised $1.3 million from Leaf Investments, along with Delta Partners, Enterprise Ireland and Forward Investment Partners.

VideoElephant, an online marketplace for video content, raised $1 million from ACT Venture Capital and Enterprise Ireland.

Umano, the app that allows users to listen to articles on the go, raised $1 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Birchmere Ventures and Digital Garage, with participation from Karl Jacob and angels including several Google employees.

NanoSatisfi, a company that seeks to make make access to space available and affordable, raised $300,000 in funding from Grishin Robotics.



Rallyhood, the event coordination platform for neighborhoods and communities, extended its Series A round with an additional $1.7 million, for a total of $3.2 million. The round was led by Tom Meredith, along with Brian Cooper and Lisa Harris.

Zoomdata, provider of a next-generation data analytics and visualization platform for real-time and historical big data, raised$4.1 million Series A round  led by Columbus Nova Technology Partners, with Razor's Edge, CIT, and B7 participating.

Japanese e-ticketing startup Peatix raised a Series A round of $3 million, led by Fidelity Japan.

Turkish payment service provider iyzi Payments raised a Series A investment of $1.4 million from Pachicle Invest, led by Stefan Klestil and Beenos Asia, led by Teruhide Sato.

Real-time real estate platform Nestio raised $1.5 million in a round led by Joanne Wilson, with participation from David Tisch, Jerry Colona, David Cohen, Rick Webb, Greg Barton, Stuart Litwin, Lazerow Ventures, Quotidian Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, Scout Ventures, Meridian Development Partners, and Narbona Hill Corporation.

GeoMetWatch, a company that develops censors to improve the accuracy of weather prediction, raised a $6 million Series A from unnamed investors. 

Modria, a platform that allows businesses and government agencies to resolve their issues quickly and effectively, closed a $5 million dollar Series A investment round led by Foundry Group.

Zimory, the Berlin-based experts for cloud management software, raised $20 million in funding led by Deutsche Boerse, with participation from Creathor Venture, High-Tech Gruenderfonds, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, KFW and T-Venture.

Web counseling service Breakthrough raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Social+Capital Partnership, with help from First Round Capital and Great Oaks Venture Capital. 

Flash sale platform TouchOfModern raised $3 million in a Series A round led by Floodgate, with participation from existing investor Hillsven Capital.

BackOps, which provides a back office as a service solution, raised a $7 million Series A round co-led by Sherpa Ventures and Seed investors CrunchFund and Mark Pincus also participated, along with Google Ventures.

Wireless internet provider FreedomPop closed an additional $5 million in funding from existing investors DCM Capital and Mangrove Capital.

Airport rental car service Silvercar raised $5 million in new funding from unnamed investors. 

The Iconic, a fashion portal serving Australia and New Zealand, raised $26 million in a round led by Verlinvest, along with Kinnevik and Summit Partners.

Grocery delivery service Instacart raised $8.5 million in Series A funding from Sequoia with additional participation from Khosla Ventures, Canaan Partners, SVAngel and Paul Buchheit.

Comprehend, which offers cloud-based clinical data insights tools, raised $8.4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Sequoia Capital with additional support from Aaron Levie, Nils Johnson, Zod Nazem, Zorba Lieberman and the Life Science Angel Network, among others.


Coursera, which offers university classes to Web users around the world, raised $43 million in Series B funding from GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc, Learn Capital, and  Yuri Milner.

Organized family communication system Life360 raised $10 million in a Series B round led by DCM, with participation from existing investors.

Social shopping website The Fancy has raised a new round worth $53 million, from investors that included American Express, billionaire Len Blavatnik and Will Smith.

Next-generation security system Seculert raised a $10 million investment, led by Sequoia Capital, with Norwest Venture Partners also participating.

Indian e-commerce company Flipkart raised $200 million from existing investors MIH, Tiger Gobal, Accel Partners and Iconiq Capital.

Lingerie e-tailer Adore Me raised $8.5 million in Series B funding from Upfront Ventures, Mousse Partners, and Redhills Ventures.

Media engagement company Shazam received a $40 million investment from telecommunications carrier America Movil.

Movidius, a computational image-processor chip and software company, raised a $16 million Series D funding round led by Atlantic Bridge, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital, with participation from existing investors Capital E, AIB Seed Capital Fund and private investors.

Satellite company Kymeta raised a $50 million Series C financing from Bill Gates, Lux Capital and Liberty Global, along with Osage University Partners and The Kresge Foundation.

Petabyte-scale storage company Scality closed a series C funding round for $22 million, led by Menlo Ventures and Iris Capital, with participation from FSN PME and existing investors, including Idinvest Partners, OMNES Capital and Galileo Partners.

Predixion Software, a developer of collaborative predictive analytics solutions, raised $20 million in Series C financing from Accenture and GE Ventures. DFJ Frontier, EMC, Miramar Venture Partners, Palomar Ventures and Frost Venture Partners also participated.

Cloudary, a global online literature platform, raised approximately $110 million from Goldman Sachs and Singapore investment company, Temasek. 

Yottaa, a mobile and web experience acceleration company, closed a $16 million financing round led by new investor Intel Capital.

Multi-format advertising firm Collective raised $50 million in funding. The round was led by Cox Media Group, with participation by Samsung Ventures and Accel Partners.

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