Funding Roundup

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Funding Roundup - week ending 7/11/14

GetYou, Google Ventures, Cover, jobandtalent, mNectar, HotelQuickly, DigitalOcean, Spectrum Equity

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
July 11, 2014 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/3806

Seed stage

Social feedback platform GetYou raised a $1.1 million seed round from venture capital firm RDSeed and angel investors, including Wix founder Avishai Abrahami. 

Amino, a network of mobile apps, each of which is dedicated to a specific pop culture interest, raised $1.65 million in seed funding led by Union Square Ventures.

FishBrain, a social network for sport fishing enthusiasts, raised a $2.4 million funding round led by Northzone and Active Venture Partners, with GP Bullhound and Edastra Venture Capital participating. 

Robin, an automation an intelligence provider for the office, raised $1.4 million from Atlas Venture, Deep Fork Capital, Boldstart Ventures, and Space Pirates. 

ParkTAG, an app that finds free parking spaces, raised €500,000 ($681,000) in seed funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds. 

Dash Hudson, a fashion app for men, raised $400,000 in a seed funding round led by Paul Gauthier, along with Patrick Hankinson.

Tablo, an online publishing community, raised $400,000 in seed funding from Paul Reining, Kevin Hale, and John Buck.

Streaming service hub bop.fm raised $2 million led by Charles River Ventures with participation from SV Angel, Y Combinator, FundersClub, Tom Ryan, Lew Moorman, Drew Patterson, Schwark Satyavolu, and Loic Le Meur, among others.

NewVoiceMedia, a provider of cloud contact center services, raised $50 million in a round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, along with Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners Europe, Eden Ventures, Notion Capital and salesforce.com. 

French Girls, an app that allows users to post and draw selfies of each other, raised $500,000 from Christina Milian, Larry English and Kristopher B. Jones.

Interactive photo sharing platform EyePic raised $400,000 in seed funding from private investors.

Mobile analytics platform Amplitude raised $1.975 million in seed funding from SV Angel, Charlie Cheever, Dave Morin, Quest Venture Partners, Data Collective, Merus Capital, BoxGroup, Adam Draper and several more.

 

Early stage

Enterprise software company RackWare raised $2.3 million led by existing investors Kickstart Seed Fund and Osage Venture Partners.

AdhereTech, a smart pill bottle company, raised $1.75 million from undisclosed investors in the healthcare industry.

Spring, a stealth mobile commerce company, raised a $7.5 million Series A round led by Thrive Capital, Groupe Arnault and Box Group, with participation from 41 other VCs and angel investors.

Financial tech firm Credit Benchmark raised $7 million in Series A funding from Index Ventures.

Xapo, which manages bitcoins for large institutional clients, raised $20 million in a round led by Greylock Partners and Index Ventures, with additional investments by Emergence Capital Partners, Max Levchin, Yuri Milner, and Jerry Yang.

Spark, a development platform for connected devices, raised $4.9 million in Series A funding from Lion Wells Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSventures and Collaborative Fund.

Mint Solutions, the company behind  medication and patient safety solution MedEye, raised €4.425 million ($6 million) in Series A financing from Life Sciences Partners and Seventure Partners.

Opendoor, an online home-selling service, raised $9.95 million from Max Levchin, Gideon Yu, Kevin Hartz, Sam Altman, Adam D’Angelo, David Sacks, Naval Ravikant, Jeremy Stoppelman, Aaron Levie, Harjeet Taggar, Garry TanAlexis Ohanian, Elad Gil, David King, Joe Greenstein, Mike Greenfield, Charlie Cheever, Dave Morin, Dan Rose, Trevor Traina, Mike Hirshland, Ray Tonsing, Aydin Senkut, Om Malik, Josh Kushner, Michael Arrington and SV Angel.

Mobile ad tech company Adtile raised $4.5 million in a Series A round of funding from undisclosed investors.

Anti-malware software company Malwarebytes raised $30 million in Series A funding from Highland Capital Partners. 

Restaurant payment app Cover raised $5.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Spark Capital.

Recruitment platform jobandtalent raised a $14 million Series A funding round led by Qualitas Equity Partners, Kibo Ventures, FJME Ventures,  Pelayo Cortina Koplowitz and Nicolas Luca de Tena.

 

Late stage

Cloud storage company Box raised $150 million round in a funding round from TPG and Coatue Management.

Venture capital firm 137 Ventures raised, of course, a total of $137 million for its second fund.

Zynstra, a provider of hybrid cloud solutions for small and medium sized enterprises, raised an $8.4 million Series B round led by Octopus Investments, with Richard Brennan, Tom Vari, and Jon Craton also participating. 

Intercity bus travel startup Busbud raised a $9 million Series A funding round co-led by OMERS Ventures and Revolution Ventures, with participation from iNovia Capital and Real Ventures.

Duetto, a provider of hotel profit optimization software, raised$21 million round led by Accel Partners.

NewVoiceMedia, a provider of cloud contact center services, raised $50 million in Series E funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures, along with Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners Europe, Eden Ventures, Notion Capital and Salesforce.com.

Online gaming services firm Curse raised $16 million in funding from GGV Capital and Multiplier Capital. 

Latin American e-commerce company Linio raised €58 million ($79 million) led by Northgate Capital and Access Industries. 

RetailNext, a provider of applied Big Data for physical retail, raised a $30 million round led by Nokia Growth Partners, along with Qualcomm Ventures, Tyco, American Express, Activant Capital Group, August Capital, StarVest Partners and Commerce Ventures.

Cloudian, a provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, raised a $24 million round from INCJ and Fidelity Growth Partners, along with existing shareholders, including Intel Capital. 

Matterport, a computer vision and 3D computational photography company, raised $16 million in a Series B financing led by DCM Ventures, with AME Cloud Ventures also joining.

Venture capital firm Google Ventures raised $100 million for a new fund that will be based out of Europe.

Hong Kong-based hotel booking app HotelQuickly raised $4.5 million in a Series A-1 funding round from GREE. 

Mobile app virtualization and cloud delivery company mNectar raised $7 million in its Series A financing round from New Enterprise Associates.

Cloud hosting service DigitalOcean raised $10 million in equipment financing from CapX Partners.

Growth equity firm Spectrum Equity closed a $1 billion fund that is to be known  as Spectrum Equity VII.

Altierre Corp., a provider of wireless technology for the internet of things, raised more than $21 million in a round led by Stratim Capital and D.E. Shaw & Co., with participation from ATA Ventures, DuPont Capital Management, Labrador Ventures and Kinetic Ventures.

Avere Systems, a provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, raised $20 million in a round led by Western Digital Capital, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital.

Syapse, creators of the Precision Medicine Data Platform, raised $10 million in Series B financing, led by Safeguard Scientifics, with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership.

Scytl, which provides secure online voting and election modernization, raised $20 million from SAP Ventures.

Wayin, a social intelligence and display company, raised a $13.1 million round from U.S. Venture Capitalists, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Burt Sugarman, Mary Hart, and Michael Meldman.

WordStream, a provider of search engine marketing software, secured $12 million in new funding led by Baird Capital of Chicago, with participation from Sigma Partners.

mBlox, a provider of application-to-person text messaging, raised $43.5 million led by Comerica and Horizon Technology Finance Corporation with Norwest Venture Partners, Scale Ventures, Avanti, Trident, Stratim Capital, and Saints Capital participating. 

Regent Education, a provider of financial aid management and enrollment optimization software, raised a $9 million round from New Markets Venture Partners, Chrysalis Ventures, with Ares Capital Corporation providing $5 million of debt financing.

Bark & Co., the company best known behind BarkBox, raised $15 million in a funding round led by Resolute.vc, along with RRE,BoxGroup, Lerer Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Slow Ventures,Daher Capital, CAA, and Vast Ventures, with the remaining in debt financing from City National Bank.


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