Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 10/24/14

Moov, Tipalti, Magic Leap, Cazena, Telcare, Xplenty, Flint Mobile, STAQ, Bitnet, Boostable, KnowRe

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
October 24, 2014
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Seed stage

La Belle Assiette, a French marketplace for private chefs, raised $1.7 million (€1.3 million) from Nicolas Brusson, Thibaud Elzière, Nicolas Bourdin, the founders of l’Atelier des Chefs, Kima Ventures, Xavier Niel and Jeremie Berrebi.

Boostable, a platform for advertising sellers on marketplaces, raised $3.2 million in seed funding from Morado Ventures, Omidyar Network, and SV Angel.

CloudCannon, a CMS company for designers, raised $500,000 in funding from New Zealand investors including Sam Morgan, Phil McCaw,Stephen Tindall and Simon Holdsworth

Mobile movie ticketing company CinePapaya raised a $2 million funding round from Movile. 

DormChat, a communications platform aimed at college students, raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from ff Venture Capital.

Social network (formerly Formspring) raised $5 million in debt and equity seed funding from investors including Right Click Capital, Tank Stream Ventures, Nextec Strategic Capital, and Craig Roah.

Oneflare, an Australian local services marketplace, raised $876,000 from Les Szekely, Garry Visontay and Dr. Jeffrey Tobias.

Jostle, a provider of intranet software that helps enterprises better engage their workforce, raised $2 million from unidentified private investors.

Sellegit, creator of a high-end designer good bidding app, raised $500,000 from IDG Capital Partners.

On-demand valet app Luxe Valet raised $5.5 million in seed funding from Google Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures, Foundation Capital, BoxGroup, Slow Ventures, Data Collective, Eniac Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, and others.

Charlie, a tool that briefs users on the person they're about to meet, raised $1.7 million from round lead Lightbank, as well as Hyde Park Venture Partners, Confluence Capital Partners, Patrick Spain, Lon Chow, and Armando Pauker.

HomeZada, a digital home information platform, raised a $2.1 million seed round from venture firm, individual angels and the company founders., a social marketing automation solution, raised $750,000 from New Media Ventures and Atlanta Tech Angels.

Zumur, a product comparison search engine, raised $700,000 in a round led by Lewis Smoak.


Early stage

Smart fitness tracker Moov raised $3 million in a Series A funding round led by Banyan Capital.

 Cazena, a stealth big data company, raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners.

Xplenty, a big data processing platform powered by Hadoop, raised $3 million in Series A funding from Waarde Capital and Magma Venture Partners of Israel.

Ad tech company STAQ raised a $2.5 million Series A round led by lead by Genacast Ventures and Core Capital. Kinetic Ventures, Revel Partners and The Hive also participated. 

Bitnet Technologies, a provider of a digital commerce platform, raised a $14.5 million Series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners, with Rakuten participating. 

GLAMSQUAD, an on-demand beauty services business, raised $7 million in a round led by SoftBank Capital, with participation from Lerer Ventures, AOL's BBG Fund and Montage Ventures.

Ads-free social network Ello raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures, with participation from FreshTracks Capital.

On-demand answers app Fountain raised $4 million from Shasta Ventures and First Round Capital.

Venture capital firm Version One Ventures closed its second fund, Version One Fund II, at $35 million.

On-demand home services company TaskEasy raised$7 million Series A funding round from Grotech Ventures, Access Venture Partners and KickStart Seed Fund.

Lytics, an adaptive digital marketing company, raised a $7 million Series A funding round led by Comcast Ventures, with participation from Rembrandt Venture Partners, Voyager Capital, angel investors, board members and digital marketing executives Nick Brien,Tim Kopp and Brett Queener.

YouAppi, a data-driven mobile customer acquisition company, raised$3 million Series A funding round led by Glilot Capital Partners, 2B Angels and Flint Capital.

Tsu, a social network that allows people to be paid for their content, raised $7 million from Sancus Capital Privé and other unnamed investors.

NuCurrent, a provider of wireless power antenna technology, raised $3.48 million in a Series A round of funding from Independence Equity, Hyde Park Angels, Harvard Business School Angels, a strategic corporate investor who cannot yet be named and existing investors.


Late stage

Pay-outs management automation platform Tipalti raised $13 million in a Series B round of funding led by Wicklow Capital.

Stealth wearable company Magic Leap raised $542 million in a Series B round of funding. Google led the round, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Legendary Entertainment, including a personal investment from CEO Thomas Tull, KKR, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Andreessen Horowitz, Obvious Ventures, and other investors.

Telcare, a connected devices platform for diabetes management, raised $32.5 million in a Series C round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Mosaic Health Solutions, Sequoia and Qualcomm.

Mobile payment service Flint Mobile raised $9.4 million in Series C funding led by Verizon Ventures, with participation from Digicel, Storm Ventures, True Ventures and Peninsula Ventures. 

Israeli venture firm Carmel Ventures raised $194 million for its fourth fund from LPs that included Baidu, Ping-An and Qihoo360.

Education technology company KnowRe raised $6.8 million in a round led by SoftBank Ventures Korea, with participation from KTB Network, Partners Investment, SparkLabs Global Ventures and other new investors.

Tokopedia, an Indonesian online marketplace, raised $100 million in a round led by SoftBank Internet and Media, with participation from Sequoia Capital and SB Pan Asia Fund.

B2X Care Solutions , a provider of customer care solutions for smartphones, raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Earlybird Venture Capital.

Fiksu, a data-driven mobile ad tech company, secured $10 million in debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank.

Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehousing firm, raised $26 million from Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures.

On demand taxi service GrabTaxi raised a $65 million round led by Tiger Global, with participation from  Vertex Ventures, GGV, Qunar and Hillhouse Capital.

Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack company, raised $100 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners, along with August Capital, Intel Capital, WestSummit Capital, Ericsson, and Sapphire Ventures.

Chinese mobile shopping app Koudai Gouwu raised $350 million in a Series C funding round led by Tencent, along with Tiger Fund, H Capital, Vy Capital, Falcon Edge, and DST Group.

Big data analytics company Zignal Labs raised$10.7 million Series B round of funding led by Andy BallardMitchell Cohen and Jim Hornthal.

Bracket Computing, creator of software for running applications on multiple clouds, raised more than $85 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Norwest Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, ARTIS Ventures, Allegis Capital, GE and Qualcomm.

PLAYSTUDIOS, a developer of games for mobile and social platforms, raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Jafco Ventures.

SnapLogic, an enterprise cloud integration company, raised a $20 million Series C funding round led by Ignition Partners, and joined by Triangle Peak Partners and Andreessen Horowitz.

Recurly, a pay-as-you-go subscription billing platform, raised a $12 million Series B round led by Devonshire Investors, with participation from Greycroft Partners, Polaris Partners and

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