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Daily funding roundup - August 20, 2015

ZocDoc nabbed $130M; Carbon3D closed $100M; Grand Rounds bagged $55M

Innovation series by Mitos Suson
August 20, 2015
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/3fa7

  • Chicago-based Kitchfix, which has a healthy food-delivery business in Chicago already by delivering 500 meals a week, just raised a seed round of $450,000 to open up a 1,450-square-foot facility in Chicago. The store will feature items that aren't a day-old, but delivered fresh each morning from Kitchfix's main kitchen.

  • Orios Venture Partners and other angel investors has invested over half a million dollars in first round of funding in ePoise, a Bangalore based startup which provides an extremely convenient enterprise solution for video interviewing and talent analytics.Founded in 2012 by Sachin Agarwal and Bishan Singh, ePoise offers a unique cloud-based automated video interviewing solution for enterprise and corporate customers.

  • SmackHigh, a Boston, MA-based social consumer startup for teens, raised $1.65 million in its seed round. The round was led by Flybridge Capital Partners, with participation from an AngelList syndicate led by Wayne Chang, Head of Product Marketing, Mobile Platform at Twitter, and Boston Seed Capital, Mike Baker of DataXu, and angel investors from the Boston area, including David Chang, formerly of PayPal. The company intends to use the funds to broaden its nationwide community presence and continue to invest in its technology platform.

  • Chicago-based startup Synap, the creator of a relationship management tool, announced today that it raised a $2 million seed round. The investment was led by Baird Capital and KGC Capital, both firms based in Illinois. The funds will be used on product development and sales and marketing team building.

  • ChurchDesk, a cloud-based platform and mobile apps for iOS and Android that helps church staff and volunteers run their church more efficiently and better engage with the local church local community, landed a new $2 million round of funding led by early-stage venture firm Mangrove Capital Partners. It plans to use the investment to expand the product and marketing team, accelerate the roll-out of new product features and ultimately drive uptake across Europe.

  • Mode, a startup that has built a cloud service data analysts can use to query and run reports on data, announced today a $7.5 million funding round. The startup is also introducing new features, including the ability to include multiple charts and explanatory text in each report. Foundation Capital led the new round in Mode. Existing investors Goldcrest Capital and Arnold Capital also participated.

  • Medtech firm 11health raised a total of £775,000 from six angel investors, on top of the initial funding round of £500,000. This brings the total funding to over £1.25m. This round of funding enables the business to extend the management team and more effectively pursue an aggressive sales and marketing strategy in the UK and the US.

  • Agricultural biotechnology company AgBiome has raised $34.5 million from investors that it plans to plow into research and development and the anticipated launch of its first product. The new funding is one of the largest venture capital hauls by a Triangle company this year. The Research Triangle Park company, which has only existed since the end of 2012 and which previously raised $17.5 million from investors, intends to announce the new funding Thursday.

  • Advertising technology firm sovrn Holdings Inc. closed an $18 million round of funding led by Boulder-based Foundry Group. In addition to Foundry Group, Oak Investment Partners, Archer Venture Acquisitions and John Battelle participated in the round.

  • RedMart, a leading online grocer and marketplace in Singapore, closed $26.7 million in bridge funding, led by current investors GarenaSoftBank Ventures KoreaVisionnaire Ventures and Facebook Co-founder Eduardo Saverin. New investors, including Far East Ventures, also participated in the round, which brings the total amount raised since inception to US$54 million.

  • Grand Rounds a care coordination business that counts employers and hospitals among its customers, bagged a $55 million Series C round to add new staff and virtual care tools to improve hospitals’ contact with patients between visits.A global mutual fund investor made its first investment in the company. Returning investors included Greylock, Venrock, Harrison Metal and David Ebersman. To date the company has raised $106 million, according to a company statement.

  • 3D printing company Carbon3D has closed a $100 million Series C investment round led by Google Ventures. The company intends to use this capital to further develop its technology with the goal of making 3D printing a core part of the manufacturing process. Other investors in this round include Yuri Milner, Reinet Investments S.C.A., F.I.S., and previous investors Sequoia Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, and Northgate Capital. Between its series rounds and the $10 million provided by the Autodesk Spark Investment Fund, Carbon3D has raised over $140 million.

  • ZocDoc, the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience, announced $130 million of funding and a current valuation of $1.8 billion, making it one of New York City’s most valuable private tech companies. The round was led by Baillie Gifford and Atomico, and included participation from existing investor Founders Fund. This new round of funding will support ZocDoc’s continued growth and innovation. 

If you are interested in being included in our funding roundup, submit your press release or blog post about your financing round to mitos@vator.tv. 

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