Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 2/27/15

Iotera, Knowmail, Getable, Xero, Twenty20, Metamarkets, Leankor, Branch Metrics, Silent Circle,

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
February 27, 2015
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Seed stage

Iotera, a real-time GPS tracking device that can be used to track a whole host of things, raised a $1 million round of seed funding round led by ZenShin Capital Partners and joined by Crunchfund, Startup Capital Ventures, String Ventures, EarlyMarket and Rubicon Venture Capital.

E-mail management service Knowmail raised  a $1.2 million seed funding round led by Plus Ventures, 2B Angels, AfterDox and INE Ventures. 

Leankor, a workplace collaboration tool, raised $600,000 from AVAC Ltd. and the Accelerate Fund, along with a syndicate of angel investors.

Productivity tool Airtable raised $3 million from investors that include Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, Data Collective, CrunchFund, Box Group, Michael Birch, Villi Iltchev, Ben Ling, Shan Mehta, Amitt Mahajan, Ashton Kutcher, Eric Wu, YC partner Aaron Harris and Othman Laraki.

InMoji, .which connects consumers with  brands through emjoji icons, raised $1 million in seed funding led by David Chang and included participation from StartTank, Atlas Venture and other undisclosed investors.

Online game publisher Narvalous raised $2.3 million in angel funding, from investors that included Ping Wu, Larry Li, and Huican Zhu.

Game developer Shark Punch raised $1.2 million in seed funding led by London Venture Partners, with participation from other investors that included DN Capital and Reaktor Polte.

OrbitHCI, a developer of Bloom, a smart device to connect families, raised a $1 million seed round led by FKA, with participation from Google Ventures.

YesGraph, which helps companies hire individuals who are recommended by people they trust, raised a $1 million seed round led by Bloomberg Beta.

Online travel guide Atlas Obscura raised $2 million from investors that included The New York Times, New Atlantic Ventures, and Alexis Ohanian.



Early stage

Construction equipment network Getable raised a $5 million round led by The Social+Capital Partnership, along with participation from individuals at Ghilotti Brothers, Inc., Pacific Structures, Zachary Construction, DPR Construction, JJ Albanese, Stomper Company, and an investment from Darren Bechtel.

Crowdsourced image catalog Twenty20 raised an $8 million Series A round led by Canaan Partners. 

Mobile software firm Branch Metrics raised $15 million in Series A financing co-led by New Enterprise Associates and Ben Narasin, with participation from Pejman Mar Ventures, Zach Coelius, Cowboy Ventures and TriplePoint Capital.

LocoMotive Labs, a developer of educational apps, raised$4 million Series A round led by Softbank Ventures Korea and TAL Education Group, with participation from K9 Ventures, Kapor Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund, Joe Gleberman, D3Jubilee and Jerry Colonna.

Retail intelligence company Webdata Solutions raised a €4 million ($4.5 million) round led by Seventure Partners, with Senovo, b-to-v Partners and TGFS participating. 

Mack Weldon, an e-commerce-based menswear brand, raised $4 million in Series A funding from existing investors, along with RiverPark Ventures, Bridge Investments and Lyrical Partners.

HomeLane,  an Indian home solutions startup, raised a $4.5 million Series A led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Aarin Capital.

NoBroker, a peer-to-peer property listings startup, raised a $3 million Series A round from SAIF Partners and Fulcrum Ventures.

Mapping platform Citymaps raised $6 million in funding from Nokia Growth Partners, Coatue Management and Acadia Woods LLC. 

Dtex Systems, an insider threat protection company, raised $15 million in Series A funding co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and Wing Ventures.

Grofers, an Indian on-demand delivery service, raised a $10 million series A round led by Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global.

PR analytics startup TrendKite raised a $5 million funding round from Silverton Partners and Mercury Fund.

SKULLY, maker of intelligent vehicle systems, raised an $11 million round led by Walden Riverwood Ventures and Intel Capital, with Formation 8, Techstars, Eastlink Capital and Western Technology Investments participating. 

LeadDesk, a provider of outbound call center software, raised €5.5 million in a round led by Dawn Capital, with participation from Finnish Industry Investment.

PlayFab, a provider of tools and services for managing online games, raised $7.4 million in a Series A funding round led by Benchmark, along with Madrona Venture Group, Startup Capital Ventures, Barney Harford and Jason Kapalka.


Late stage

Cloud-based accounting software provider Xero raised $110.8 million from Accel Partners and Matrix Capital Management.

Real-time analytics pioneer Metamarkets raised $15 million in a round led by Data Collective, along with John Battelle, City National Bank, Khosla Ventures, IA Ventures, True Ventures and Village Ventures.

Silent Circle, an enterprise privacy company, raised approximately $50 million in a private, common equity round.

India-based food ordering service TinyOwl raised a $16 million Series B round from Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital and Nexus Venture Partners.

Opendoor, an online home-selling service, raised $30 million in a round led by GGV Capital, with Khosla Ventures also participating.

 Venture capital firm 500 Startups launched a $15 million micro-fund focused on Korean startups called 500 Kimchi.

GuideSpark, an employee communications and engagement platform, raised a $22.2 million round of Series C funding led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation from New Enterprise Associates, Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures.

Main Street Hub, a marketing platform for small businesses, received $20M in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank.

Photography startup Lytro raised $50 million in a round led by GSV Capital and includes participation from all of Lytro’s existing investors along with Allen & Co. and Danhua Capital.

Digital delivery company ironSource raised $20 million from a group of investors, led by Access Industries. 

Mavenlink, a global provider of integrated business management software, raised$19 million round of funding led by Carrick Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank.

Kobalt, a platform to help music rights holders collect royalties more efficiently, raised a $60 million Series C round led by Google Ventures.

3D Robotics, an open Unmanned Aerial Vehicle company, raised $50 million from Qualcomm Ventures..

Workable, a provider of recruiting solutions for fast-growing businesses, raised $5 million from existing investors.

Nasty Gal, an online fashion destinationraised $16 million in a funding round from Ron Johnson.

SOLS, which makes 3D-printed shoe insoles, raised an $11.1 million Series B funding round from Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Tenaya Capital and Melo7 Tech Partners.

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