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Knozen, which says it will "bring greater human understanding into the world through technology," raised a $2.25 million seed round from FirstMark, Lerer Ventures, David Tisch, Greycroft Partners‘, John Elton, and Brad Brooks.
Knotch, a discovery platform for opinions and ideas, raised $1.5 million in seed funding round led by Michael and Xochi Birch with participation from Avadis Tevanian, Lars Rasmussen, Greylock and Lightspeed.
Recommendation engine Qloo closed a $3 million round of seed funding from angel investors Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury, and Tommy Thompson. Kindler Capital, Danny Masterson and Cedric the Entertainer also participated.
Marketplace app Carousell raised $800,000 in a round led by Rakuten. Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, Danny Oei Wirianto and Darius Cheung also participated.
Moneytree, a mobile financial technology startup headquartered in Japan, raised a $1.6 million (¥150 million) seed round led by DG Incubation. Other investors include former senior executives from PayPal, MasterCard, and Morgan Stanley.
Memory optimising tool Plumbr closed a $1 million seed round, led by a Matt Arnold, along with Sten Tamkivi and the founders of Fortumo, among others.
Written.com, an audience development platform for content marketing, raised a $1 million seed round led by LiveOak Venture Partners and FLOODGATE, and including a number of angel investors.
FoundationDB, a next generation database software company, closed $17 million in a Series A funding round led by Sutter Hill Ventures with additional investment from CrunchFund and existing angel investors.
Prescriptive analytics platform Futurelytics raised $800,000 in seed financing. Index Venturesand Credo Ventures led the round with participation from Kima Ventures and Rob Keve.
Photo sharing app Shuttersong raised $1.675 million in seed funding from angel investors.
Student accommodation website Uniplaces has secured over £700,000 in seed funding from Octopus Investments.
Cloudfind, which develops software to help companies find, share and organize their information, raised £460,000 from unnamed investors.
Ezoic, provider of a way for publishes to improve their site layout, closed $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by venture firm Balderton Capital, with participation from New Amsterdam Capital, Silicon Valley Bank and private investors.
Payday loan provider LendUp raised $14 million in a Series A round from Google, QED and Data Collective.
Recruiting company Greenhouse raised $2.7 milllion in a funding round led by The Social+Capital Partnership and Resolute.vc, with participation from Nick Ganju, Seth Goldstein, Thatcher Bell, Thomas Lehrman and Bill Lohse.
OneSpot, a content advertising company, raised a $5.3 million Series A round of financing. Mohr Davidow Ventures led the round with participation from Mack Capital, RSL Ventures, Capital Factory and Brett Hurt.
Open app marketplace Appia raised $4.5 million in debt funding led by North Atlantic Capital.
Jongla, a free instant messaging app aimed at the youth market, closed a €1.4 million round from Oy Ingman Finance Ab and a group of private angel investors.
Organization app Mustbin launched with $4.5 million in Series A venture capital funding led by DAG Ventures, with participation from General Catalyst Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Northgate Capital, Hubspot co-founder Dharmesh Shah, Jonathan Kraft and other angel investors.
Photography service Scoopshot secured $3.9 million in Series A funding from Conor Venture Partners and Finnish Industry Investment, with participation from existing investors.
Password manager PasswordBox closed $6 million in a Series A funding round led by OMERS Ventures, with participation from Silicon Valley angel investors, including Mark Britto and Lee Linden.
MAG Interactive, an app developer and creator of word game Ruzzle, raised $6 million in funding from Nokia Growth Partners and a private investor.
Scanadu, a personalized health electronics company, received $10.5 million in Series A funding. Relay Ventures led the round of funding with participation from VegasTechFund, Ame Cloud Ventures and others.
SmartThings, an open platform for the Internet of Things, raised $12.5 million in a Series A round of funding from Greylock Partners and Highland Capital Partners.
Digital currency exchange itBit raised a $3.25 million round co-led by Canaan Partners and RRE Ventures. Additional investors include Liberty City Ventures and angel investors including Jay W. Jordan IIand Ben Davenport.
Cloud storahge service Bitcasa raised $11 million as supplemental to series A funding. Horizons Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners led the round.
DesignCrowd, an online marketplace that helps businesses crowdsource creative projects, received a $3 million venture capital investment from Starfish Ventures.
Advanced visual search startup Slyce raised a $2.2 million round from undisclosed investors.
Walkbase, a marketing optimisation platform for brick & mortar retailers, raised €3 million in Series A funding from SBT Venture Capital and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.
HDmessaging, an enhanced mobile messaging company, closed $3 million in a funding round led by GrandBanks Capital with participation from IDG Ventures, Nexit Ventures and Lighthouse Capital Partners.
Selligy, a mobile CRM company, secured $2.8 million in Series A funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with participation from Alchemist Accelerator, salesforce.com, and several prominent angel investors.
Tinypass, which enables media companies and websites to create paid content business models, closed a $3 million round of funding led by investment firms Cascabel Management and Plough Penny Partners.
Ninja Metrics, an advanced predictive analytics company, raised $2.8 million in Series A funding from Tech Coast Angels and the Harvard Business School Angels of Southern California, amongst others.
Online real estate company Redfin raised $50 million in new funding in a round led by Tiger Global Management and by portfolios managed by T. Rowe Price. Greylock Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, DFJ Venture Capital, Vulcan Capital, The Hillman Company and Austin Ligon also participated.
Live education platform CreativeLIVE raised $21.5 million in a Series B round led by The Social+Capital Partnership, with participation from Greylock Partners.
The Honest Company, a subscription service for eco-friendly baby and family products, raised a $25 million funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), and joined by ICONIQ Capital, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners.
Kidaptive, an edtech company focused on early learning, closed a $10.1 million round of Series B financing led by Formation 8, with participation by Menlo Ventures, the Stanford-StartX Fund, NewSchools Venture Fund and Prana Studios.
Android app maker Go Launcher raised $20 million in a funding round from Qihoo360 and Kingsoft.
Clearleap, a provider of multiscreen video logistics for the television industry, closed a $20 million round of funding led by Susquehanna Growth Equity, and with participation from Trinity Ventures and Noro-Moseley.
Productivity app Wunderlist raised $19 million from Sequoia, Atomico and Earlybird Venture Capital.
Business payments network Bill.com closed $38 million in financing, led by Scale Venture Partners. Bank of America, American Express, Fifth Third Bank, Pete Kight, founder of CheckFree, and Commerce Ventures, August Capital, Napier Park Global Capital, TTV Capital, Jafco Ventures, Emergence Capital and DCM also participated.
CustomInk, a web-based custom t-shirt company, received a $40 million investment from The Revolution Growth fund.
GenapSys, a provider of Next Generation Sequencing systems, raised $37 million inSeries B financing from Decheng Capital and IPV Capital, with participation from Yuri Milner, Stanford StartX Fund, and other private and institutional investors.
TinyCo, a developer of popular mobile games such as Tiny Monsters and Tiny Castle, closed a $20 million round led by Pinnacle Ventures, with Andreessen Horowitz also contributing.
Quirky, the maker of the adjustable electrical power strip Pivot Power, raised $79.3 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, Norwest Venture Partners, RRE, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and General Electric.
RedVision, a provider of title and real property research solutions, raised $10 million from Edison Ventures, along with Updata Partners.
Arrayent, a provider of virtualization technology for the Internet of Things, raised $11.9 million in a Series B funding found led by DCM Ventures, with participation from Intel Capital.
Marketing technology platform BrightTag raised a $27 million round of funding led by Yahoo! JAPAN.
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