Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 12/6/13

EducationSuperHighway, Glassdoor, Sketchfab, Hoxton Ventures, DreamHost, Shareable Ink

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
December 6, 2013
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Seed stage

MOVE Guides, which provides a software-as-a-service platform to help employees relocate, raised $1.8 million in seed funding from Notion Capital and New Enterprise Associates. A number of individuals also participated in the funding round, including Sherry Coutu, Tom Hulme, Sean Park, Dale Murray CBE and Kevin Eyres.

Eventifier, a startup that aggregates and then creates archives of social media content from conferences, raised roughly $500,000 in a seed round from Accel Partners and KAE Capital.

Swapbox, a startup that is building rental lockers in San Francisco, raised an $800,000 round from Tony Hsieh and Trevor Blackwell, along with Erik Moore and ACE & Company.

Bloc, an apprentice-based learning platform, raised a $2 million seed financing round lead by Harrison Metal with Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital, and Learn Capital.


Early stage

EducationSuperHighway, a non-profit aiming to help K-12 schools get connected to high-capacity Internet access, raised $9 million from Startup:Education and The Gates Foundation, along with several other foundations.

Smart home connector Yetu raised $8 million in Series A capital from Bilfinger Venture Capital and KfW.

Trufa, a developer of predictive analytics applications, raised a $4.5 million Series A round led by Accel Partners.

Business analytics company SumAll raised $4 million from Battery Ventures and Wellington Partners, as well as$1 million in debt from Silicon Valley Bank.

Online furniture store Wedo raised a £3 million funding round led by MMC Ventures, with participation from Passion Capital and unnamed private equity investors.

BeSmart, a Russian platform for posting and viewing paid educational and informative content, will receive $4 million over the next three years from Education Matrix.

Clever, provider of a standardized API for K-12 schools, raised $10 million in a round led by Sequoia Capital.

Hoxton Ventures closed Hoxton VenturesFund I,, an early stage venture capital fund investing in European technology companies. 

DreamHost, a web hosting and cloud service provider, raised $30 million in debt financing from Goldman Sachs.

Russian Event ticketing company Ticketland raised a $10 million round from iTech Capital.


Late stage

Social data platform DataSift raised $42 million in Series C funding led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Scale Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures, IA Ventures, Northgate Capital, Daher Capital and Cendana Capital.

ZALORA Group, a fashion and beauty online store, secured a $112 round of funding from Access Industries, funds managed by Scopia Capital Management and other institutional investors.

Snapsheet, a self-service mobile application suite for helping insurers reduce the cycle time and cost per claim, raised $10 million in Series B funding 

Misfit Wearables, creator of activity tracker called the Shine, raised $15.2 million from Li Ka-shing's Horizons Ventures, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Max Levchin and incTANK.

Antivirus startup PSafe raised a $30 million Series C round from Qihoo 360, along with Redpoint and Pinnacle Ventures.

Navabi, an online retailing startup, raised 10 million in funding from Index Ventures and previous investors.

Web optimization tool Monetate raised $8 million in a round led by OpenView Venture Partners, Common Fund and Lead Edge Capital.

Blaze Bioscience, creator of Tumor Paint, which illuminates cancer cells with fluorescent dye, raised $9 million in Series B financing from individual investors, with the majority of funding provided by the company’s Series A investors.

Stem, a provider of advanced energy storage systems, closed a $15 million Series B financing round from Iberdrola, GE Ventures and Angeleno Group.

Trifacta, a developer of productivity platforms for data analysis, raised a $12 million Series B funding round led by Greylock Partners and Accel Partners.

Industry Ventures, an investment firm focused on providing liquidity for owners of shares in privately-held venture-backed businesses, raised its 7th fund and its largest, $425 million, plus $200 million for its Special Opportunties Fund.

File sharing service Box raised $100 million from Itochu Technology Ventures, Macnica, Mitsui, Telefónica Digital, DST Global and Coatue.

Online home cleaning service Homejoy raised $38 million in two rounds: a Series A led by Google Ventures and a Series B led by Redpoint Ventures, with Google Ventures, Max Levchin, First Round Capital, Oliver Jung, Mike Hirshland, and others also contributing.

ClearDATA Networks, a healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, closed a $14 million Series B funding round from the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Excel Venture Management and Norwest Venture Partners.

 Second screen TV startup wywy secured a $7 million series B round from Cipio Partners and others.

Jobs and recruiting platform Glassdoor closed $50 million in financing led by Tiger Global Management with participation from Dragoneer Investment Group, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Sketchfab, a way to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models online in real-time, raised $2 million from unnamed investors. 

Shareable Ink, an enterprise cloud computing company, closed $10.7 million in Series C financing from Lemhi Ventures.

3D Robotics, an open Unmanned Aerial Vehicle company, raised $6 million from Mayfield.

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