Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 10/25/13

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Innovation series by Steven Loeb
October 25, 2013
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Seed stage

BetterDoctor, a platform to help you find doctors, raised a $2.6 million seed round, led by SoftTechVC and Burrill & Co. 500 Startups also participated in the round.

Solaborate a tool for tech salesmen to help them build a personalized experience raised $1 million in funding from a number of undisclosed angel investors. 

Analytics company Keen IO raised $2.35 million led by Amplify Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. Pelion Venture Partners, 500 Startups, XG Ventures, Jason Seats, and Loren Siebert also invested.

Online marketing company Qlika raised $1.7 million from from Israeli and American investors, including Hillsven Capital and angel investors like Payam Zamani and Michal Tsur. 

Ruffl, a real-time booking system for restaurants, raised  a $1.6 million seed round from Karen Hanton, David Pritchard, and Mark Ferguson.

Money transfer service TransferGo raised €200,000 in additional seed funding from Practica Seed Capital.

Handybook, a way to book household services online, raised $2 million from General Catalyst Partners, Highland Capital Partners and individual investors.

Unbound, a company that allows readers to pick which books are published, raised a £1.2 million ($1.94 million) round from Forward Investment Partners, DFJ Esprit and Cambridge Angels.

Blue Rooster, an interactive agency and technology company, received $3 million from PFU Limited.

Appsee, a visual in-app analytics platform, raised $1 million from Giza Venture Capital and angel investors including Moshe Lichtman. 

Soylent, maker of a nutritional drink "that has everything the healthy body needs," raised over $1.5 million in seed capital from Andreessen Horowitz, Lerer Ventures, Hydrazine Capital, and Initialized Capital.

Panorama Education, which helps K-12 schools improve through data analysis and feedback surveys, raised $4 million in a seed funding round co-led by SoftTech VC and Startup:Education, with participation from Google Ventures, A-Grade Investments, Yale University, and others.

BloomNation, a marketplace connecting conumsers with local artisan florists, raised $1.65 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital, Chicago Ventures, CrunchFund and MuckerLab.

Tiger Pistol, a social media marketing platform for small and medium businesses, raised $1 million from Rampersand and existing investors.

Whatser, which offers local merchants a self-service online platform to compose & distribute advertising, raised  $475,000 from an unnamed group of angels.

Feedvisor, an Algo-Pricing solution for online retailers, raised $1.7 million in venture funding. Led by JAL Ventures, the round also included participation from Oryzn Capital and Micro Angel Fund.

Ed-tech startup Tiggly, which provides both apps and physical toys, raised a $500,000 seed round from Indian Kae Capital.

Sumpto, a platform that measures the social influence of college students, secured $350,000 in funding from investors that include and Nick Brien.



Early stage

TourPal, a worldwide audio tour guide app, closed a $1 million Series A from a group of private angels.

Teads, a provider of technology for video advertising innovation, raised a $5.2 million round of Series A investment from Partech Venture and Elaia Partners.

Sqrrl, a developer of secure database software to power Big Data applications, raised a $5.2 million Series A round led by Atlas Venture and Matrix Partners.

OneClass, an educational platform that crowdsources university course content, raised $1.6 million in Series A funding led by SAIF Partners, with participation from existing investors, including Real Ventures.

3D printer maker Formlabs closed a $19 million round of financing led by DFJ Growth, along with Pitango Venture Capital, Innovation Endeavors and many returning angel investors.

Highfive, a B2B technology company that focuses on the way people communicate at work, raised $13.5 million from General Catalyst Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Marc Benioff, Drew Houston and Aaron Levie.

iMoney Group, a financial services and referral business, raised a $2 million Series A round led by Jungle Ventures, along with ECONA AG, Rebright Partners, IMJ Fenox, Fenox Venture Capital,500 Startups, Vogel Ventures and Lim Der Shing.

Ticketing startup Applauze raised $7.2 million in a round led by True Ventures, with participation from m8 Capital and Jeff Fluhr.

Nutonian, which has developed technology for uncovering intrinsic relationships hidden within complex data, raised a $4 million Series A round led by Atlas Venture.

Teambox, a file sharing and collaboration tool, closed a $5 million Series A round of financing, which was led by Avalon Ventures, and Data Collective Fund.

Wellbe, which works with health providers to engage patients as partners in their treatments, raised $1.4 million from unnamed investors. 

Superpedestrian, developer of technology which transforms standard bicycles into hybrid e-bikes with integrated online platforms, raised$2.1 million Series A round of funding from Spark Capital with participation from David Karp.


Late stage

Technology security company Bromium raised $40 million in a Series C round led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Highland Capital Partners, Ignition Partners and Intel Capital.

Advertising technology provider Integrate raised $7 million in a follow-on series B round led by the Foundry Group with participation from Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.

Funding Circle, an online marketplace where people can directly lend to small businesses in the United Kingdom, raised  a $37 million round led by Accel Partners, along with participation from Ribbit Capital, Union Square Ventures and Index Ventures.

Social network Pinterest closed a $225 million round of funding, led by Fidelity Investments. Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Valiant Capital Management also participated. 

Prism Skylabs, which transforms in-store video cameras into business intelligence tools, raised $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Intel Capital. Presidio Ventures, Triangle Peak, Data Collective and Expa also participated.

Content discovery platform Outbrain raised $35 million from HarbourVest. Carmel Ventures, Index Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, GlenRock Israel, Rhodium, and Lightspeed Venture Partners and Vintage Partners also invested.

SkySQL, a software vendor specialising in high performance open source databases, secured $20 million in Series B funding from Intel Capital, California Technology Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Open Ocean Capital and Spintop Private Partners.

The Football App, a mobile news and social network for soccer fans, raised $7 million led by Union Square Ventures, along with a number of unnamed angels.

Gravitant, a software company in the enterprise cloud brokerage and management market, raised a $10 million Series B funding round led by Corsa Ventures, with participation from S3 Ventures.

Pivot3, a supplier of video surveillance and virtual desktop converged infrastructure storage appliances, raised more than $14 million, led by InterWest Partners and Mesirow Financial Capital Partners. Focus Ventures, Lightspeed Partners, Silver Creek Ventures, Northleaf Ventures and Wilson Sonsini also participated.

Flint Mobile, provider of swipe-free payments and integrated marketing for mobile businesses, raised $6 million in a Series B round led by Digicel, with additional funding from SVG Ventures, True Ventures and Storm Ventures.

Convercent, a maker of cloud-based culture and compliance software, raised $10 million in a Series B funding round led by SAP Ventures, with participation from Azure Capital, Rho Capital Partners and Mantucket Capital.

Easy Taxi, a e-hailing service based in Brazil, raised a $7 million round of funding from iMENA.  

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