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Younity, which allows users to access their content from one device to another, received $3.5 million in seed funding from Crosslink Capital, Draper Associates, PROfounders Capital, Lowercase Capital, Michael Birch, Tekton Ventures and Knight & Bishop.
Marketing startup 4th Aspect closed a new investment of £400,000 in seed funding from Angel CoFund, Rivers Capital Partners & Tweed Renaissance Investors Capital.
Indian Big Data Biology company InterpretOmics raised $1.7 million from unnamed investors.
Drync, a wine app developer, raised $900,000 from angel investors, including Mark Hastings, Jack Remondi and Andrew Moss.
Tapastic, a portal for comic books and visual stories, raised an additional $650,000 in seed funding from Adam D’Angelo, 500 Startups, and Strong Ventures.
ThirdLove, a vertically integrated fashion brand, raised a $5.6 million funding round from investors including NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, Novel TMT, Yuri Milner, Keith Rabois, Nasir Jones (NAS) & Emagen Entertainment, and others.
eShares, which electronically issues and manages equity shares and options for private companies, raised $1.8 million from a group of investors that include Draper VC, Expansion VC, k9 Ventures, Elefund, Subtraction Capital, Scott Banister, XG Ventures, Kima Ventures, Andy Palmer and Structure Capital.
E-commerce recommendations service StyleSeek has raised $750,000 from investors that included Cedar St Capital, Jumpstart Ventures, Padova Investments, Trebuchet Fund, and angels Jeff Cantalupo, Dave Hoover, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Sam Guren, Owen Shapiro and others.
Roombeats, which turns every image into an interactive display window, raised a €500,000 ($666,000) seed round from Creathor Venture and High Tech Gruenderfonds.
Speek, a conference call solution, secured $1.1 million in financing in advance of its Series A. The round was oversubscribed and led by existing investors.
Fashioholic, which develops and deploys Fashion Serious Games, raised $1 million in seed funding. The funding came from private investors and micro funds.
Mobile social gaming and entertainment network Gramble World closed $2 million in seed funding from undisclosed investors.
Punchh, a provider of mobile solutions for the restaurant industry, raised $3 million in venture capital funding from Cervin Ventures, Green Span Ventures, VKRM, Sandhill Group, Garnett Ventures, and multiple other leading Silicon Valley angel investors.
Sportsmanias, a real-time team news aggregator, raised $1 million from Mas Equity Partners.
Syntellia, the maker of the virtual keyboard app Fleksy, raised a $3 million Series A round from Highland Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Middleland Capital and other institutional and angel investors.
Online diet and fitness community MyFitnessPal raised $18 million in Series A funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with help from Accel Partners.
App.net, a subscription-based social feed and API, raised $2.5 million from Andreessen Horowitz.
InstaEDU, an online service for on-demand tutoring, closed a $4 million Series A financing led by Battery Ventures, along with The Social+Capital Partnership.
Fashion startup StyleSaint raised $4.3 million in Series A financing from General Catalyst Partners and e.Ventures.
Woofound, developer of an image-based personality platform, raised $2 million from the Propel Baltimore Fund, Heritage Capital, Vince Talbert and Charles Morris.
Looker, a Business Intelligence software company, raised $16 million Series A round led by Redpoint Ventures, with contributions from First Round Capital and previous seed-round investors.
AnsibleWorks, the company behind Open Source IT automation solution Ansible, raised a $6 million Series A round of funding led by Menlo Ventures.
Wearable tech company InteraXon raised $6 million in a Series A round of funding from OMERS and FFEC.
Arkami, creator of myIDkey, raised a $1.8 Million Series A round of financing from Gordon Clemons, McNeel Capital and Mark Swanson as well as a number of other veteran angel investors.
Travel startup Wanderu raised a $2.45 million Series A round from Alta Ventures Mexico, along with Jeff Clarke, Bill Kaplan and Semyon Dukach, amongst others.
In-app video ad platform Vungle raised a $6.5 million Series A round of funding led by Crosslink Capital with participation from Google Ventures, AOL Ventures, 500 Startups, SV Angel, Maynard Webb, Scott McNealy, Tim Draper, and others.
Tastemade, whose mission is to connect the world through food, raised $10 million in a Series B round led Raine Ventures, with help from Redpoint Ventures.
CRM software provider InsideView raised $19 million in a round led by Split Rock Partners, with participation from Emergence Capital, Foundation Capital, and Rembrandt Venture Partners.
Fresh meal kit provider Blue Apron raised $5 Million in a round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. First Round Capital, along with other previous investors, also participated.
AvantCredit, an analytics-based online personal lender, raised a $20 million equity round led by August Capital and Victory Park Capital.
CloudPhysics, provider o intelligent operations management for virtualized workloads, closed $10 million in Series B funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The Mayfield Fund, Mark Leslie, Peter Wagner, Carl Waldspurger, Nigel Stokes, Matt Ocko and VMware co-founders also participated.
Activity concierge Sosh raised $10.1 million in Series B financing. Khosla Ventures led the round, along with Battery Ventures.
Apsalar, a mobile advertising and analytics company, closed a $9 million Series B round of financing. The round was led by DCM, with participation from Correlation Ventures, Thomvest Ventures and DN Capital.
Cyvera, which provides cyber defense solutions to stop zero-day attacks, raised $11 million in venture capital funding led by Battery Ventures. Serial entrepreneurs Prof. Ehud Weinstein and Dr. Ofir Shalvi joined the round as well.
Change Healthcare, which provides consumer engagement and cost transparency in healthcare, closed a $15 million funding round, led by HLM Venture Partners, along with Noro-Moseley Partners, and includes all existing investors.
Tegile Systems, a provider of hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, raised a $35 million Round C funding led by Meritech Capital Partners with additional investment by August Capital and Western Digital.
SilkRoad, a global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, raised $16 million. Investors include Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Azure Capital Partners, Keating Capital and Crosslink Ventures.
VeliQ, the creator of the mobility Platform as a Service, closed a $9 million Series B round of financing. The round was led by Northcap, with T-venture participating.
Restorando, provider of online restaurant reservations in Latin America, closed $13.3 million in Series B funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners. Emergence Capital Partners, Kaszek Ventures, Atomico, Storm Ventures and The Endeavor Catalyst Fund also participated.
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younity creates a personal cloud for all your files, built from your devices and your online services, so that all your devices work as if they were a single device. With younity, you can grab whichever device is most convenient without ever thinking about where a file is.
younity is a ubiquitous data protocol that integrates into device OSes, making them inherently multi-device aware. With younity, users can use any device they own and have access to any file as if it was stored locally on that device, regardless of available storage. With younity, devices simply become screens. Customer Problem: Consumers today are overwhelmingly multi-device users, yet OSes are still designed around single device usage. Consumers have lots of data stuck on their devices. They are unable to put it all in the cloud and/or it costs too much; existing solutions are also management intensive, requiring constant user interaction.
Solution / Product: younity makes all a consumer’s devices work as if they were a single device. By extracting the file system from an OS and putting it into the cloud, younity establishes a singular file system from multiple devices that is pushed back into the native OS. Thus, the OS does not know where files are stored – on the local hard drive, on another device or some online service or all of those places. This eliminates a file’s stored address from a device to an identity. Any device registered to a user has all that person’s files and all devices look the exact same. The only difference between devices is whether there is enough storage to store local or virtual copies.
Competitors: younity is most similar to iCloud. However, unlike iCloud, younity is OS agnostic, application agnostic, file-type agnostic, vastly easier to use and cheap or free for any amount of data.
Target Market: Consumers with 3 or more Internet-enabled devices (over 220M people in the US alone). Research shows: the average household will have 2.2TB of data by 2013; consumers will have an average of 5.8 devices/person by 2015; and 51% of households have both MS and Apple products (as of late 2011). Data synchronization products that accommodate partial data start at about $450/year for 250GB of online storage, with utility online storage costing vastly more. There are currently no cross-platform solutions for users that can accommodate all their data, let alone deliver it into their native device functionality.
Q. You've been around since 2010, What's the traction been like?
A. The idea for younity was born in 2010, but the company was angel funded and started hiring in summer of 2011. Our product is not a strong fit for "lean methodology"- it is enormously complicated and simply requires a lot of hands working the keyboard to make it work (typical for heavy duty, client-server software).
The additional challenge was making it simple for consumers. After hiring our team late in 2011, we were able to take our prototype and get a private beta done by July, then launch into public beta in December 2012. Traction has been good since launching in December 2012, we've been adding thousands of users/month and engagement is high.
Q. How are you marketing this? Is there a viral component?
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