Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 1/9/15

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Innovation series by Steven Loeb
January 9, 2015
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Seed stage

Data intelligence start up Tookitaki raised $1 million in a seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures, along with Rebright Partners and Blume Ventures.

 Frankly, a  video question and answer platform, raised a $600,000 seed round from Matrix Partners.

Samba Networks, a video ad network, raised a £250,000 ($377,000) angel round from Digicel, Mark Charkin and other existing angels.

AlayaCare, a cloud-based Home Healthcare platform, raised a $2.4 million round led by Klass Capital, along with angels with deep software and healthcare expertise.

Yozio, which help companies grow their mobile apps without advertising, raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Illuminate Ventures, Webb Investment Network, AME Cloud Ventures, Eric Reis and Sean Ellis. 

iSIGHT Partners, a provider of cyber threat intelligence for global enterprises, raised a $30 million Series C round from Bessemer Venture Partners.


Early stage

NetDragon, a mobile Internet platform developer and operator in China, raised  a $52.5 million Series A round from IDG Capital Partners, Vertex Venture and Alpha Animation.

X.aia personal assistant that schedules meetings, raised $9.2 million in a round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from IA Ventures, Softbank Capital and Pritzker Group Venture Capital. 

Lalamove, a mobile logistics booking platform, raised $10 million in a round led by Crystal Stream Capital, with participation from Geek Founders, Mindworks Ventures, Sirius Venture Capital and Aria Group.

WeLab, a Hong Kong based Internet finance tech firm, raised $6 million  from Yuri Milner, ICONIQ Capital, and Ule.

Mobile payments platform MatchMove Pay raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by Credit Saison, along with GMO Venture Partners.

Apervita, a health analytics marketplace, raised an $18 million Series A round led by GE Ventures and Baird Capital, with participation from Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Math Ventures and existing investors. 

Westwing, an online interior design platform, raised a €25 million round from existing investors. 

SiteSpect, a digital optimization platform provider, raised $13 million in funding from NewSpring Growth Capital.

CallRail, a call tracking and analytics platform, raised $1.9 million in a Series A funding round led by Wain Kellum, with participation from Reggie Bradford, Tycho Howle, Jim Armstrong, and Todd Belfer.


Late stage

Jobs and career community Glassdoor raised a $70 million round led by Google Capital and Tiger Global, with participation from Battery Ventures and Sutter Hill Venture.

Wanda E-Commerce, a joint venture between Wanda Group, Tencent and Baidu, raised $161 million in funding from Centec Networks and Xude Rendao.

Fitness startup Fitmob raised $5 million from Mayfield Fund, Kapoor, Sean Moriarty, John Troiano, Arjun Rao, Jonah Goodhart, Powder & Fitness to the People, Phil Kaplan, Narendra Rocherolle, Vast Ventures, Craig, Expansion VC, BAM Ventures, Queensbridge Capital,, Mark Britto, Structure Capital, Venture51, Pi Capital, and Rachel Aram. 

MUBI, a global curated film streaming service, raised a $15 million funding round, from Eric Fellner, Jon Winkelried, Martín Varsavsky, Pascal Cagni, Osama Al Ayoub, Simon Patterson, Jörg Mohaupt, Peter Dubens, Bertrand Demole, MMC Ventures, White Star Capital and Floreat Group.

Japanese venture capital firm Incubate Fund raised a 11 billion yen (or $91 million) seed stage fund.

Big data analytics company Dato, formely GraphLab, raised $18.5 million in a Series B round led by Vulcan Capital, with Opus Capital Ventures and NEA and Madrona Ventures participating.

Mister Spex, a European online optician, raised $40 million round led by Goldman Sachs. Scottish Equity Partners, XAnge and DN Capital also participated.

Seismic, a sales enablement solution, raised $20M in a Series B round was led by JMI Equity with Sigma West also participating. 

Robot-making startup Rethink Robotics raised $26.6 million in Series D financing, led by GE Ventures, with participation from Goldman Sachs, and all of Rethink Robotics’ earlier investors., an Indian online real estate platform, raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Google Capital.

Red Ventures, a marketing technology and services company, raised $250 million from Silver Lake Partners.

Stem, an energy storage and data analytics company, raised $27 million from Constellation Technology Ventures and Total Energy Ventures.

Blue Box, a provider of on-demand private cloud as a service solutions, raised $4 million led by an unnamed telecommunications provider.

Ruby Receptionists, a provider of virtual receptionist services, raised $38.8 million from Updata Partners and StepStone Group.

Solexel, a manufacturer of thin-crystalline-silicon solar modules for photovoltaic electricity generation, received $25 million in debt financing from Opus Bank.

Chinese food delivery app Line0 raised a $30 million Series B round led by Tencent, along with Sequoia Capital and Gobi Partners.

GlySens, the developer of a glucose monitoring system, raised$12 million Series C round, from new and returning investors.

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