Funding Roundup - week ending 7/26/13

Steven Loeb · July 26, 2013 · Short URL:

Bigcommerce, Wool and the Gang, VidSys, SolidFire, Flashnotes, Power2SME, CoContest, EquaMetrics

Seed Stage

Tile, a startup that helps find lost property with a Bluetooth tag, has raised $2.6 million via its Selfstarter crowdfunding campaign. 

LiveMinutes, a real-time team collaboration service, raised a $1.4 million seed round led by Great Oaks VC with participation from New World Ventures, Ali Rosenthal, and Sam Yagan.

Coub, a Russian startup that lets you create Gif-like short looped music videos, raised $1 million from Brothers Ventures and Phenomen Ventures.

Cloud-based security platform Riskive secured $2.2 million in seed funding from Genacast Ventures, Core Capital and a group of individual investors including Frank Bonsal and Greg Cangliosi, Bill Boyle and Andrew Eye.

Big Data Intelligence startup Minetta Brook raised $2 million in seed financing led by Naya Ventures and TiE Angel Group Seattle.

Panjo, a marketplace for auto, sport and hobby enthusiasts, secured $1.6 million in seed funding led by Spark Capital, with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Lerer Ventures and Mesa.

Crowdly, an advocate management platform, closed more than $1.2 million in seed funding from Launchpad Venture Group. Additional investors include New York Angels and Laconia Ventures, along with support from a number of individual strategic investors.

Healthcare crowdfunding platform Watsi raised $1.2M angels that included from Tencent, Paul Graham, Vinod Khosla, Geoff Ralston, Ron Conway, The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and Joe Greenstein.

U.K.-based knitwear brand Wool and the Gang raised a seed round of $2.8 million from Index Ventures, Wellington Partners, and MMC Ventures.

Flashnotes, an online marketplace where students can buy and sell class study material, raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Nicole Stata of Boston Seed Capital, Ryan Moore of Atlas Ventureand Jordan Levy of Softbank Capital.

CoContest, a crowdsourcing platform for design ideas, raised $200,000 in funding from Italian VC firm LVenture.

EquaMetrics, the company behind algorithmic trading tool RIZM, raised $4.5 million in seed funding from private angel investors.

Software developer Beyond Verbal closed a $1 million round of funding led by Winnovation.


Early Stage

Employee management service Addvocate closed a $2 million Series A round of funding led by Rogers Venture Partners and included angel investor Karen Riley.

Hall, an all-in-one communications app for enterprise, raised a $5.5 million Series A round led by Felicis Ventures, Signia Venture Partners and Eric Hahn. Tim Connors, 500 Startups, Sand Hill Angels, Founder Collective and AngelPad also joined.

NatureBox, online service f anor healthy snack food, secured $8.5 million in Series A funding round led by General Catalyst Partners and Softbank Capital.

Recruitment platform jobandtalent closed a 2.5 million euros ($3.3 million) funding round. Investors included Kibo Ventures; Félix Ruiz and Alfonso Villanueva.

Software platform Invenias secured $1.5 million in funding from MMC Ventures and a number of private investors, including Mark Farmer.

Social data-gathering ad-targeting startup Affectv raised £2 million, or $3.8 million, from Octopus Investments.

Catbird, a virtualization and cloud security company, secured a $10 million investment from Medina Capital.

Japanese online accounting software company freee received $2.7 million in Series A funding from DCM and Infinity Capital Partners.

VidSys, a provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, raised $15.65 million in a round led by NewSpring Capital, Atlanta Equity, Flybridge Capital Partners, JVax Investment Group and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital also participated.

Trover, a mobile app and website for travel, culture and photography enthusiasts, received $2.5 million in a round led by Concur. General Catalyst Partners, Benchmark Capital, Trover co-founder Rich Barton and several other original angel investors participated as well.

Timehop, which aggregates social media old posts, raised $3 million in funding led by Spark Capital. O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures also participated as well. 


Late Stage

Easy Taxi, a Brazilian e-hailing service, raised a $10 million round of investment from Rocket Internet and Latin America Internet Holding.

Mediaspectrum, a provider of SaaS technology for advertising, content management and publishing, raised a $35.8 million investment from Insight Venture Partners.

Enterprise mobile security startup MobileSpaces closed an $8.6 million Series B investment from Marker LLC and Accel Partners. 

Bidgely, which enables consumers to monitor and manage their household energy use, raised $5 million in new funding from Khosla Ventures. 

DataStax, a high-performance database platform, raised a $45 million series D funding round led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, DFJ Growth and Next World Capital.

Viableware, creators of the RAIL payment platform for full-service restaurants, closed $6.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by a syndicate of prominent angel investors and included participation from Swiftsure Capital.

SynapDx, which develops laboratory diagnostic services for autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, secured a $15.4 million funding round, led by Google Ventures. Foundation Medical Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners also participated.

DNS service provider OpenDNS received $9.26 million from Michael Goguen of Sequoia Capital, David Strohm of Greylock Partners, and Stefan Dyckerhoff of Sutter Hill Ventures as participating in this round. 

Balluun, a  technology platform for business to business e-commerce, raised $8.7 million in funding. The Series B financing was led by Finoris AG, a group of private Swiss investors.

Yapta, developer of independent airfare price tracking solution FareIQ, closed a $4.2 million Series D funding round, led by Concur.

JOOR, an online wholesale fashion marketplace, raised $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Canaan Partners and joined by Advance Publications, Battery Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Landis Capital and Forerunner Ventures.

Bigcommerce, a company that provides e-commerce software to online retailers and merchants, raised $40 million from Revolution Growth.

SolidFire, provider of all-SSD storage systems designed for large scale cloud infrastructure, raised $31 million in series C financing from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and insiders.

Power2SME, a ‘Buying Club’ for SMEs in India, raised $6 million in Series B funding led by Accel Partners, with participation from Kalaari Capital and Inventus Capital.

Personalized financial planning program LearnVest raised $16.5 million from Accel Partners, American Express Ventures, Claritas Capital, Ed Mathias and Todd Ruppert.

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