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Funding Roundup - week ending 9/27/13

Frankly, Gyft, Academia.edu, LeadPages, VitaPortal, Unsilo, LoveLive, BetterCloud, Moxtra, VIPorbit

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
September 27, 2013 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/3234

Seed Stage

Location-based photo and video discovery platform Tapastreet closed a $500,000 seed round of funding comes from Kernel Capital and Enterprise Ireland.

Social DJ app edjing raised $2.5 million from Entrepreneur Venture,  with participation from Deezer founder Daniel Marhely.

Total Eclipse, a mobile and desktop casual-game development studio, raised a $580,000 (€430,000) round led by Openfund, along with angel investors.

FormaFina, a South American e-commerce startup, raised a seed round of $1.4 million from Redpoint eVentures, IG Angels, El Paso Advisors, Start Capital, 500 Startups, and Plug&Play.

Mobile software developer Mobincube raised 700,000 euros ($946,000) in seed funding from Inveready, with participation from Bankinter and The Crowd Angel.

Snaps, a photo network that allows users to add virtual images to their pictures, raised an angel investment of $2.25 million. Investors included Steve Kantor, Ben Barokas, and Jonathan Carson.

On-demand storage provider MakeSpace raised $1.3 million from Upfront Ventures, Lowercase Capital, High Peaks Venture Partners, and Collaborative Fund.

Disposable phone number app Burner raised $2 million from Founder Collective and TenOneTen Ventures.

Semantic search engine Unsilo raised $1 million in seed funding from Oei and Scale Capital.

LoveLive, which helps artists and record labels manage their music licenses, raised a £1.7 million ($2.7 million) round of funding from a group of investors that included Ynon Kreiz, Pierre Andurand, Gigi Levy, Jorg Mohaupt, Oliver Slipper, John Gleasure, and Andy Measham.

VIPorbit, acontact manager for the Apple desktop and device market, raised $1 million investment in angel funding, led by co-founder Max J. Pucher and Dr. Harry R. Jacobson, with participation by several of the company's nine existing angel investors.

Addy, an app that lets users create custom links to show their physical location, raised $300,000 from angels, including First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund.

Business Intelligence provider Minubo raised a €1 million seed round from a host of backers including Seedcamp, Tola Capital, High Tech Gruenderfonds, and a group of prominent angel investors.

Ministry of Supply, creater of a new high tech material for business wear, raised $1.1 million in seed financing from Vegas Tech Fund, with participation from SK Ventures and angels like Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and Kevin Henrikson.


 

Early Stage

Gyft,a mobile app that acts as a digital wallet for your gift cards, raised a $5 million Series A round of funding from A-Grade Investments, Social+Capital Partnership, Karlin Ventures, Haas Portman and David O. Sacks.

Home rentals platform Urban Compass raised $20 million in Series A funding from Advance Publications, Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, .406 Ventures and Marc Benioff.

Hong Kong-based hotel booking app HotelQuickly secured $1.16 million in Series A funding. Investors include Boon Hwee Koh and Temasek Holdings.

BioDigital, creator of an interactive virtual 3D body app, raised a $4 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with participation from the NYU Venture Fund and a number of prominent angel investors.

AngelList, a community for startups and investors, raised $24 million round led by Atlas Ventures and Google Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Marc Andreessen, Max Levchin, Ev Williams, and up to 100 others.

Visualead, a Visual QR Code and mobile page design platform, secured $1.6 million in Series A funding from a consortium of internet and digital media venture capitalists, led by Kaedan Capital and Entrée Capital.

Shopular, a mobile app for saving money in stores, received $6.4 million in Series A financing from Sequoia Capital.

Neurotrack, a company dedicated to developing behavioral biomarkers to assist with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, raised a $2 million Series A led by Founders Fund and joined by The Social+Capital Partnership and several angel investors.

LeadPages, a software company enabling businesses to create landing pages, raised a $5 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group with participation from Arthur Ventures.

Mobile content collaboration platform Moxtra raised $10 million in a round led by Cisco and KDDI. Innovation Works and Barry Sternlicht also participated.

Frankly, a next generation texting app, raised $6 million in Series A funding from SK Planet and angel investors.

Seed-stage mobile venture capital firm Eniac Ventures raised its second fund, totalling $12.9 million.

Local food delivery company Good Eggs raised an $8.5 million Series A round led by Sequoia Capital and other investors.

VictorOps, a collaborative platform designed for DevOps teams, raised $6.5 million in Series A financing, led by Costanoa Venture Capital with participation from Foundry Group.

JumpCam, a free mobile app that makes it easy to create collaborative videos with friends and family, raised $2.7 million in a Series A round led by Trinity Ventures and Google Ventures.

Qstream, a provider of mobile sales enablement and analytics for driving high-performance teams, raised a $2.85 million Series A funding round  led by Frontline Ventures, and including Launchpad Venture Group and several significant individual investors.

 

Late Stage

Simplee, which helps consumers and providers take control of their healthcare expenses, raised $10 million in a Series B funding round led by Heritage Group, and included participation from The Social+Capital Partnership and Greylock IL.

Mobile media magazine app Flipboard raised $50 million in funding in a round led by Rizvi Traverse Management and Goldman Sachs.

Mobile events application platform DoubleDutch raised $10 million in Series C funding in a round led by Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners. Floodgate Fund, Bullpen Capital and others also participated.

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending platform, raised $25 million. The round was led by Sequoia, with participation from BlackRock.

NGDATA, a customer intelligence management solutions company, closed a $3.3 million investment round led by Capricorn Venture Partners with participation from Sniper Investments and angel investors.

Healthcare platform Practice Fusion raised a $70 million Series D financing round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, OrbiMed Advisors, Deerfield Management Company and Industry Ventures, with participation from Artis Ventures.

SimilarGroup, makers of online web measurement tool SimilarWeb, raised $3.5 million in funding from angel investor Lord David Alliance, along with Moshe Lichtman and Docor International.

Zoom, a cloud video conferencing startup, raised $6.5 million in a Series B roundled by Horizons Ventures Hong Kong, and included Patrick Soon-Shiong and former Yahoo! CEO and Jerry Yang.

C9, a revenue performance company, received a $12 million Series D round led by Mayfield Fund, InterWest Partners and Leapfrog Ventures.

Subscription shoe compant JustFab raised $40 million in a Series C round led by Shining Capital Management. Matrix Partners, Rho Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and Intelligent Beauty also participated in the round.

Academia.edu raised $11.1 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from Spark Capital and True Ventures.

Russian health advice portal VitaPortal raised $1.35 million from Runa Capital and Aleksey Kandikova.

BetterCloud, a developer of cloud management and security software for Google apps, raised $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Flybridge Capital Partners, with participation from Greycroft Partners, TriBeCa Ventures Partners,Bear Creek Capital, Hallett Capital and BLH Venture Partners.

UniversityNow, a social venture that operates two accredited universities, raised $19 million in a Series C round led by Bertelsmann and First Analysis, with participation from University Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Kapor Capital, and Bronze Investments.

Liftopia, an online and mobile marketplace for skiing and mountain activity, raised $5 million. Industry Ventures was the lead investor, along with participation from ru-Net, Thayer Ventures, Marc Benioff, Spencer Rascoff, Jeremy Stoppelman, Walter Winshall, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, SK Ventures, Xandex and Erik Blachford. 

3D Robotics, an open Unmanned Aerial Vehicle company, raised a $30 million Series B financing round. The round was co-led by Foundry Group and True Ventures, along with participation from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and SK Ventures.


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