Funding roundup - week ending 06/28/13

Steven Loeb · June 28, 2013 · Short URL:

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Seed Stage

Storefront, an online marketplace that helps retailers find short-term spaces, raised $1.6 million from Mohr Davidow Ventures, Great Oaks VC, 500 Startups, David Tisch’s Box Group, Sand Hill Angels, and other industry-relevant angels. 

Payments startup Clinkle raised a $25 million seed round from Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, and Intuit. Andrew Viterbi, Bob Joss, Diane Greene & Mendel Rosenblum, Dick Fredericks, Gordon Eubanks, Jim Breyer, Marc Benioff, Mehran Sahami, Owen Van Natta,  Peter Crisp, Peter Thiel, Regis McKenna and Ross Perot Jr. also participated. 

Online baby registry BabyList raised $620,000 in seed funding from investors including 500 Startups, Okapi Venture Capital, Altair Capital, Chris MessinaMike Greenfield and Mike Seiman.

Mobile messaging app Invi raised $3 million in seed funding from Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments, Alpha Investment, UpWest Labs, and Silicon Valley angels from Google, Nokia, Yahoo, Groupon, Spotify, SRI, Cisco, Chegg and others.

Contractor directory BuildZoom raised $1.4 million in seed funding, in a round led by Formation 8. Hydrazine Capital, DV Playground, Digital Garage, Goldcrest Investments, Netprice Partners, Michael Liou, Ted Geary, Ullas Naik, Pankaj Shah, Jason Young, and Dakin Sloss also participated.

Appington, a platform for mobile app revenue through voice-overs, raised $1.2 million in seed funding from angels including Matthew Welty, Unity Ventures and an existing investment from mobile accelerator Tandem Capital.

Online book publishing platform 7write raised $250,000 in seed funding from a group of investors that includes Peter Davison, and Janneke Niessen.

Cloud-based password manager 1mylogin raised by my1login $500,000 in seed funding from previous backers Scottish Investment Bank, TRI Capital and Equity Gap, in addition to a number of unnamed angel investors.

Online flower delivery service The Bouqs Company raised $1.1 in seed funding from Quest Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, and angel investors, including Mich Mathews, Dennis Phelps, Andy Dunn, and and Brian Spaly.

Propeller, an app that allows users to create their own native apps, raised $1.25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, ffAngel, Menlo Ventures, Foundation Capital, Max Levchin, Ashton Kutcher, Keith Rabois, Scott Banister, Jason Portnoy, Lee Linden, Rothenberg Ventures and Alfred Mandel.


Early Stage

DIY  e-commerce platform Brit + Co raised $6.3 million in a Series A round led by Oak Investment Partners, with help from Index Ventures, Lerer Ventures, and Cowboy Ventures, as well as previous investors Marissa Mayer and Aileen Lee.

Health marketplace PokitDok has raised $4 million a Series A round funding led by New Atlantic Ventures and syndicated with Rogers Venture Partners. Subtraction Capital, Zac Zeitlin and FFP Holdings, also participated in the round.

Mobile content discovery provider my6sense raised $2 million from an original private angel investor.

Photo-based social network We Heart It raised $8 million from a group of investors including White Oak and IDG Ventures.

NumberFour, which makes apps for small businesses, raised a Series A of $38 million from Index Ventures, T-Venture, Allen&Co, Andy Bechtolsheim, Jerry Yang, Klaus Hommels, and  Lars Hinrichs, among others.

DataTorrent, a platform for real-time distributed applications, raised $8 million in a Series A round of funding. The round was led by August Capital with participation from Morado Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and Farzad Nazem.

HTML5 platform Ludei received $1.5 million in funding from Spanish venture capitalists Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K, as well as several angel investors.

Space and analytics company Planet Labs raised $13.1 million in Series A funding. The round was led by DFJ, with participation from Capricorn Investment Management, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Founders Fund Angel, Innovation Endeavors, Data Collective and First Round Capital.

Lastline, which protects businesses from malware, raised a $10 million funding round led by Redpoint Ventures and

Honest Buildings, a web platform to connect professionals in the real estate construction and design space, raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by the Westly Group and RockPort Capital Partners.

Marketing platform Insightera raised $6.5 million led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Opus Capital.

Metacloud, which delivers on-premise, private cloud as a service, raised $10 million in a Series A funding round. Canaan Partners led the round and was joined by existing investors Storm Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures.

Mobile experience management platform Artisan Mobile raised $5.5 million in a first round of funding led by FirstMark Capital. 

Watchwith, a sync-to-broadcast content management platform and syndication network, raised $5 Million from Rogers Venture Partners, with participation from early stage investors ARRIS and Gracenote.

Replicon, provider of cloud-based time tracking solutions, raised a $20 million Series A, led by Emergence Capital Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership.


Late Stage

KEAS, a startup that promotes wellness in the workplace through games among co-workers, raised $8 million in a Series C round of financing from previous investors Ignition Partners and Atlas Venture.

Biba, a mobile-first conference app, raised a Series B round of $15 million, led by InterWest, with participation from Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures. Angel investors also participating included Enrique Salem. Aaron Levie and Gary Griffiths.

Photo-sharing app Snapchat raised $60 million Series B funding led by IVP, along with General Catalyst, Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and SV Angel.

E La Carte. the company behind consumer-facing tablet-ordering service Presto, raised $13.5 million in a Series B round of funding led by Intel Capital, with help from Romulus Capital and other investors.

Crowdsourced platform Ranker raised $2 million in funding from Lowercase Capital, BullPen Ventures, and Data Collective. Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, TenOneTen, Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels also participated.

Revel Systems, provider of iPad point-of-sale systems for retail businesses, raised $10.1 million in expansion capital. Funding came from Tim Tighe and Sean Tomlinson.

Cloud software company Socrata raised $18 million Series B round of financing led by OpenView Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Partners.

Advertising startup Inadco is announcing that it has raised $11 million in Series B funding led by US Venture Partners, with participation from existing investor Redpoint Ventures.

GainSpan, which deals with utra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things, raised $19 million in Series D funding from Zebra Technologies Corporation and Oplink Communications. Opus Capital, Intel Capital, New Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, Camp Ventures and Hatteras Funds also participated.

 Apache Hadoo distributor Hortonworks raised $50 million in a round led by new investors Tenaya Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group, with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Yahoo.

Easy Taxi, a Brazilian e-hailing service, raised a $15 million round of investment from Latin America Internet Holding.

Travel search engine Wego raised $17 million in growth capital through the completion of a Series C Preferred Share Offering. The investment round was led by Crescent Point with contributions from Victoria Capital and Tiger Global.

UltraSoC, a system-level debug and optimisation capability, raised $2.3 million from Octopus Investments.

Introhive, which helps companies find new customers by unlocking connections of their employees to sales, raised a $1.5 million investment from Build Ventures.

Kony, which powers apps for enterprise organizations, raised $18.3 million in its fourth round of funding led by Telstra Ventures.

Education platform Civitas Learning raised $8.75 million in funding led by Emergence Capital Partners, along with Austin Ventures, First Round Capital, Floodgate, Felicis Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners.

peerTransfer, a provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, raised $6.4 led by QED Investors. FIDES, KIBO Ventures Spark Capital and Maveron also participated.

Home solar company Sunrun raised $630 million  from investors including JPMorgan Chase.

Upfront Ventures, previously GRP Partners, raised a $200 million fund, its fourth overall.

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