Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 11/21/14

Kik, Accompani, LiveAuctioneers, Veradocs, Eyeview, Marley Spoon, Bellhops, CipherCloud, Kiip, Prezi

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
November 21, 2014
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Seed stage

Managed by Q, a smart office cleaning platform, raised $1.65 million in seed funding fromHomebrew Ventures, RRE Ventures and Semil Shah.

WeMail, an e-mail app designed for mobile, raised over $1 million from Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, Tikhon Bernstam, Sean Byrnes and Steve Huffman.

Alfred, a subscription errand service, raised $2 million in a round led by Spark Capital, with participation from SV Angel and CrunchFund.

Obillex, a payments finance tech firm, raised £3 million in a round led  by Dawn Capital, with participation from MMC Ventures.

Oppex, a search engine for sales opportunities, raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Alma Media, Veturi and Tekes.

Deep Identity, which allows companies to manage access to their internal networks and services, raised $470,000 from Get2volume and the Singapore National Research Foundation.

Self Care Catalysts, a patient informatics and self care solution provider, raised $2M CDN in seed funding from Prosoft Development. 

Dispatch, a provider of on-demand service tools, raised a $3.1 million round co-led by Promus Ventures and GrandBanks Capital, and included Salesforce Ventures, Ray Lane, Mark Goldstein, Launch Capital and Kima Ventures.

Two-factor authentication company Clef raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Morado Ventures. Based in Oakland, Calif., Clef replaces passwords with safer logins.

Sliced Investing, a startup looking to simplify hedge fund investing, raised $2 million in seed funding from Khosla VenturesTriple Point CapitalData Collective, Y Combinator and Ash Fontana.


Early stage

Veradocs, a data-security company, raised $14 million in a round led by Battery Ventures with participation from Amplify Partners and angel investors.

Food delivery startup Marley Spoon raised €4 million in a round led by Global Founders Capital, with participation from Point Nine Capital, and various unnamed angel investors.

Bellhops, an on-demand moving service, raised $6 million in a Series A funding round from Binary Capital. 

Cue, a consumer health products company, raised $7.5 million in a Series A round of funding led by SherpaVentures, with participation from Immortalana.

Chinese video platform iQiyi raised a $300 million investment from Xiaomi and Shunwei Capital.

Restaurant search and discovery service Zomato raised $60 million in funding from Vy Capital, Info Edge, and Sequoia Capital.

Boost Media, a provider of creative optimization marketing technology, raised $19 million in a round led Battery Ventures, with participation from Javelin Venture Partners, Pinnacle Ventures and Webb Investment Network.

AllUnite, a provider of free internet and location-based marketing for retailers, raised €3 million from Northzone and Coop led the round.

Business management app Breezeworks raised $5 million in a round led by Obvious Ventures. Marc Benioff, James Murdoch, Jeff Skoll, David Sacks, Max Levchin, and Peter Thiel also partiipated.

Paktor, a Singapore-based mobile dating app, raised $3 million in a funding round led by Vertex Venture.

Real estate technology company RealScout raised $6 million led by DCM, with participation from Formation 8.

Beauty brand Glossier raised $8.4 million in a Series A funding round led by Thrive Capital, with participation from 14W, TOMS Capital, Manzanita Capital, WME, Forerunner Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.

Online retailer Kaufmann Mercantile raised $3.2 million in a round led by 14W, with participation from Dave Morin.

Flywheel, a ride-for-hire app, raised $12 million Series C round from TCW/Craton, Rockport Capital and Shasta Ventures.

Tyba, a recruitment marketplace, raised $3.1 million in a funding round from Sunstone Capital and Impulse.

Video platform Pluto TV raised $13 million in round led by USVP, with participation from United Talent Agency, Sky plc, Chicago Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital and Luminari Capital.

Youbetme, a peer to peer social wagering platform, raised $2.7 million from undisclosed investors. 

Stealth cyber security startup Menlo Security raised a $10.5 million Series A funding round led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Osage University Partners.

Bloc, an online bootcamp for software development and design, raised a $6 million round led by Shasta Venture.

Soci, a social content discovery engine, raised a $1.5 million Series A funding round led by Peter Fisher with participation by Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate.

Assembly, a community platform for creating software apps, raised $2.9 million in funding. Union Square Ventures led the round with participation from Thrive Capital, Box Group and Collaborative Fund.


Late stage

Accompani, a next-generation networking platform, raised $15 million in Series B funding from ICONIQ Capital, Charles River Ventures and Cowboy Ventures.

LiveAuctioneers, an online platform for live auctions, raised a $47.6M round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

Eyeview, a personalized online video advertising platform, raised $15 million from Marker LLC.

Mobile messaging service Kik raised $38.3 million in a round led by Valiant Capital Partners with participation from Millennium Technology Value Partners, SV Angel, Foundation Capital, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.

Mobile ad/reward network Kiip raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Verizon Ventures and Michael Lazerow.

CipherCloud, a cloud visibility and data protection company, raised$50 million round led by Transamerica Ventures, along with Delta Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and T-Venture.

Presentation platform Prezi raised $57 million in funding from Spectrum Equity and Accel Partners.

E-commerce platform Bigcommerce raised $50 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Capital, along with Telstra Ventures, American Express, General Catalyst and Revolution Growth.

OrderWithMea cloud based ordering platform for small business owners, raised $28 million in a round led by the Vegas Tech Fund, SOSVentures, BaseVC and Tony Hsieh. Silicon Valley Bank, Pentland Group, Advantage Capital and several others also participated.

Custom t-shirt design company Teespring raised a $35 million Series B funding round from Khosla Ventures 

Finexkap, a web platform offering working capital to small businesses in France, raised $22.5 million from GLI Finance, Finsight Ventures, a Fintech investment fund and private investors and family offices in the Fintech space.

FastPay, a financial platform solution, raised $15 million in a funding round led by Oak HC/FT.

E-signature company DocuSign raised an undisclosed amount of  funding from the Singapore Economic Development Board, Samsung Ventures and BBVA Ventures.

Getaround, a peer-to-peer carsharing community, raised $24 million in a round led by Cox Automotive, with Menlo Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners, and SOS Ventures participating. 

Online project management platform Redbooth raised $11 million in a round led by Altpoint Ventures and Avalon Ventures.

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