Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 2/14/14

Tapiture, Kaltura, iCitizen, Architizer, DealCircle, Splice Machine, InfiniDB, iDevices, Rocketrip

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
February 14, 2014
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Seed stage

Tapiture, a social curation and e-commerce platform, closed $2.25 million in seed funds. JUMP Investors led the round.

A package manager for node program, npm closed a $2.6M seed round of financing led by True Ventures, with participation from Jevon MacDonald and Gavin Uhma, Matt Mullenweg, and Charles Beeler and the team at Asynch Media.

Levo League, a career website with resources for young women, raised $7 million in angel funding from investors including Lubna Olayan, and Véronique Morali.

UK fashion website SalesGossip raised £600,000 from investors including Sean Phelan and Audrey Mandela, Andrew Grahame, Mapamundi, Colin Rushmer, Robin McIlvenny and Stephen Bullock.

Social promotion network CoPromote raised $1.8 million in seed funding from ff Venture Capital, with participation from Correlation Ventures, AlphaPrime Ventures, The Social Internet Fund, and Greg Raifman.

TrekkSoft, a SaaS for tour and activity providers, raised $800,000 capital from a group of Swiss investors, including Redalpine Capital II, as well as private investors including Armin Meier, Walter Güntensperger and Adrian Locher.

Sellvana, an open source e-commerce platform, raised a $5 million seed round from unnamed investors

iCitizen, an app that follows politicians and political issues, raised $3.3 million from investors that include Harry Jacobson, founder of Contact Software.

Architizer, an online marketplace for architectural construction projects, raised $2 million in a seed round led by investors Alessandro Piol, Joanne Wilson, and Gaspar Global Ventures, along with private investors who wished to remain anonymous. 

DealCircle, a  platform designed to cut down on legal fees, raised $750,000 from Alexander Aghassipour, Klaus Nyengaard, SEED Capital fund, and others.

London-based cycling brand Blaze closed $500,000 in seed funding. The investors were Index Ventures and the Branson family.

Smart card platform Citia raised $600,000 from angel investors including David S. Rose and Geoff Judge.

Clue, a Berlin-based fertility tracking app, raised a €500,000  $680,000) seed funding round led by Christophe Maire, with Joanne Wilson, Luminary Labs, and Thomas Madsen-Mygdal also contributing.

Little Bird raised $1.7 million in seed funding led by the Oregon Angel Fund, along with other new and existing investors. 


Early stage

Georgian Partners completed a first close of $100 million for its second fund. The lead investor for the fund, called "Fund II," was Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund (NVCF). Additional investors included BMO Financial Group, Kensington Capital Partners, Fondaction, family offices and a large strategic software investor.

Cyber security company Cybereason launched with $4.6 million from Charles River Ventures.

Capillary Technologies, a provider of Customer Engagement Management solutions, raised additional funding of around $4 million from American Express Ventures.

Aviasales is a travel search engine for flights and hotel bookings in Russia, raised $10 million from iTech Capital.

Kantox, a foreign currency exchange solution, raised $8.36 million (€6.5 million) in Series A funding. Partech Ventures and Idinvest Partners led the funding round alongside Cabiedes & Partners.

Front Desk, a mobile platform for small businesses, raised $4 million in Series A funding led by FLOODGATE with participation from Second Avenue Partnersm Version One Ventures, Rich Barton and others. 

Search engine marketing platform Campanja raised $5 million in Series A financing from Hoxton Ventures alongside DFJ Esprit., a platform for creating infographics, raised a $1.8 million (€1.34 million) round led by Point Nine Capital with participation from Connect Ventures and HackFwd.

MyHealthTeams, a social network for chronic condition communities, raised $3.36 million round of financing led by the Westly Group. Adams Street Partners also participated, along with 500 Startups, HealthTechCapital, Sand Hill Angels, TEEC, and several notable individual investors.  

Sideband Networks, a provider of application aware performance monitoring solution, raised $6 million in Series A funding from unnamed investors. 

Yevvo, a free platform for live social video broadcasting, raised $3.7 million from Entree Capital and Aleph.

Social login and sharing provider LoginRadius raised $1.3 million in financing from Accelerate Fund, Yaletown Venture Partners, Real Ventures, BDC Venture Capital and a number of angel investors. 

Consumer product development and consulting company iDevices raised $4.25 million in venture capital funding from several investors, including Connecticut Innovations, Stonehenge Capital and angel investors. 

Rocketrip, a platform to save companies money on travel expenses by rewarding employee cost-saving behavior, raised $2.6 million in a round of funding led by Canaan Partners, with participation from Genacast Ventures and others investors.

BlueConic, a company that helps brands optimize cross-channel marketing opportunities, raised a Series A round of $3 million led by Sigma Prime Ventures.

Fuel 3D Technologies, a maker of 3D scanning solutions, closed $2.6 million in financing. Ben Gill of Chimera Partners led the round.

Codeship, which provides  integration and deployment as Software-as-a-Service, raised $2.6 million in new funding led by Sigma Prime Ventures. Boston Seed Capital and Devonshire Investors also participated.


Late stage

PlaceIQ, a company dedicated to building more accurate and targeted mobile audiences, raised $15 million in a Series C round led by Harmony Partners. Iris Capital and existing investors from the company's Series B also participated.

SportPursuit, a UK-based ‘flash sales’ website for sports enthusiasts, raised £5 million led by venture capital firm DFJ Esprit, along with Silicon Valley Bank.

iSocket, provider of programmatic direct and sales automation, raised $5 million in funding led by Time Warner Investments, with participation by Conde Nast, R&R Venture Partners, and Vivi Nevo.

Curious, an online marketplace for life-long learning, raised $15 million in a round led by GSV Asset Management, along with Redpoint and Justin Kitch.

RiseSmart, a provider of enterprise career management solutions, raised $11 million in a round led by Accel-KKR, with participation from Norwest Venture Partners.

Bit9, provider of advanced threat protection for endpoints and servers, raised $38.25 million from Atlas Venture, along with .406 Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Sequoia Capital.

Tintri, a producer of storage for virtualization and cloud environments, closed an oversubscribed $75 million Series E funding round led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Lightspeed Venture, Menlo Ventures and NEA.

Kaltura, an open source video platform, secured $47 million of funding led by SAP Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Commonfund Capital, and Gera Ventures with participation from .406 Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc., and Silicon Valley Bank.

Splice Machine, provider of transactional real-time SQL-on-Hadoop database for Big Data applications, closed a $15 million Series B round of funding led by InterWest Partners, along with Mohr Davidow Ventures.

InfiniDB, formerly Calpont Corporation, a data warehouse storage engine for analytical data, raised $7.5 million in funding from McDonnell Ventures.

ArborMetrix, a  provider of real-time healthcare analytics, increased its Series B financing by $1.3 million to allow Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and Detroit Innovate to participate.

Jawbone, maker of the Jawbone UP health tracker, raised $250 million in a round led by Rizvi Traverse Management. 

UrbanSitter, a service for parents and sitters to connect through people they know, raised $15 million in Series B funding led by DBL Investors with participation from Match Group, Canaan Partners, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners. 

Media studio and seed stage investor Betaworks raised $10 million from Digital Garage and angel investors.

CloudPassage, the Software Defined Security (SDSec) company, closed a $25.5 million Series C financing round led by Shasta Ventures, along with Meritech Capital Partners, Stephen Luczo, Tenaya Capital, Benchmark Capital and Musea Ventures.

Welltok, developer of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, raised $22.1 million in Series C funding led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from IBM and Qualcomm Ventures.

Hoopla, a provider of sales motivation software, raised $8 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Trinity Ventures, with participation from Safeguard Scientifics, Illuminate Ventures and additional private investors.

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