Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 7/3/14

BlaBlaCar, Bonobos, Simply Hired, Hexadite all raised funding

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
July 3, 2014
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Seed stage

Hexadite, an automated cybersecurity incident response company, raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by YL Ventures with participation from Moshe Lichtman.

Interactive video startup Fuisz Media raised $2.1 million in a seed funding round led by Metamorphic Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Michael Lazerow, Brian Lee, Matthew Anderson, Ben Barokas, WGI Group, the United Talent Agency, and Mesa+ also participated. 

DIY crafts project company MakersKit raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by Tribeca Venture Partners, along with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Mesa+, Greycroft Partners, and Vayner RSE. 

Partnered, which pairs emerging startups with big brands, raised $850,000 from Rothenberg Ventures, Structure Capital, Kima Ventures, Slow Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Early-stage venture capital firm Susa Ventures raised a $25 million seed fund to invests in data-centric founders and businesses.

OOTU, a semantic discovery company, raised a $325,000 seed round from Michael Knapp, Robert Nelsen, Clinton Bybee, McKenna Ventures and other investors.


Early stage

Text analytics company Luminoso raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Acadia Woods with Digital Garage also participating.

Hinge, an app that helps users meet new people through friends, raised $4.5 million in fundingf from Founders Fund, Lowercase Capital, CAA Ventures, Lumia Capital, Middleland Capital and Great Oaks.

Analytics company Keen IO raised $11.3 million led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Pelion, Amplify, Rincon, Cloud Power Capital and Morris Wheeler.

Money management app Moven raised an $8 million Series A funding round, led by SBT Venture Capital, with Anthemis Group, Route 66 Ventures, Standard Bank, New York Angels and other angel investors also participating. 

ArtBinder, an app that enables galleries to present artworks remotely, raised $3.17 million in Series A funding led bu Index Ventures. Leon Black also participated. 

European online children’s clothing consignment shop PERCENTIL raised a Series A round led by Active Venture Partners. Cabiedes & Partners and international business angels also participated.

Linux distribution company CoreOS raised an $8 million Series A funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with Sequoia Capital and Fuel Capital also participating. 

KelDoc, a French startup that books doctor and dentist appointments online, raised $1.4 million (€1 million) from Alven Capital and business angels.

Osper, a UK-based banking app for young people, raised more than $10 million in funding from Index Ventures and Horizons Ventures. Peter Jackson, Darren Shapland and "the entrepreneurs behind businesses including Streetcar,, Jawbone, SoundCloud, Skyscanner, Funding Circle and Mind Candy" also participated. 

Movius Interactive Corporation, a provider of messaging and call completion solutions, raised a $13 million financing round led by PointGuard Ventures. New Enterprise Associates and Anschutz Investments also participated.

Hansoft, a Swedish project management and collaboration software firm, raised $10 million from Hasso Plattner Ventures.

Yik Yak, a social messaging app for hyper-local engagements, raised $10 million in funding led by DCM, along with Azure Capital Partners, Renren and Tim Draper. 

Online reputation startup Traity raised a $4.7 million Series A investment led by ACTIVE Venture Partners with Horizons Ventures, KRW Schindler Private Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Lanta Digital Venture, 500 Startups,Lisa Gansky, Juan Lopez, Matthew Bothner and Dalibor Siroky participating.


Late stage

BlaBlaCara French long-distance ride-sharing network, raised $100 million in a round led by Index Ventures, with the participation from Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge Capital. 

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten launched a new $100 million fund to zero in on early-stage startups in the U.S., Israel, and Asia Pacific.

MapR, provider of the distribution for Apache Hadoop, raised a $110 million round led by Google Capital, with Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA andRedpoint Ventures also participating. MapR also completed a debt facility of $30 million led by Silicon Valley Bank.

Job search engine Simply Hired raised $12 million in a combination of equity and debt financing from Foundation Capital, IDG Ventures and City National Bank.

Databricks, a software company that analyzes and extracts value from data, raised $33 million in series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates, along with Andreessen Horowitz.

Cloud storage solution CTERA Networks raised $25 million Series C round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Benchmark Capital, Cisco, and Venrock and CTERA’s existing investors also participated.

Synchroneuron, a biopharmaceutical company developing new therapies to neuropsychiatric disorders, raised a $20 million Series B funding round fromMorningside Technology Ventures Limited.

Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software, raised a $10 million Series C round of venture financing led by Milestone Venture Partners, along with Harbert Venture Partners, and Paladin Capital Group.

Bonobos, the e-commerce clothing brand for men, raised a $55 million round led by Coppel Capital, along with Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nordstrom, Mousse Partners, Glynn Capital Management, Forerunner Ventures, and Felicis Ventures.

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers raised $1.2 billion for two new funds, one a $450 million for its sixteenth early-stage investment  fund and $750 million for its second digital growth fund.

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