Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 5/23/14

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Innovation series by Steven Loeb
May 23, 2014
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Seed stage, a personal assistant that schedules meetings, raised $2 million from IA Ventures, Softbank Capital and Lerer Ventures.

Mobile lending service Activehours raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Ribbit Capital and  Felicis Ventures.

Online home cleaning booking service Housekeep closed a $1 million round led by Pentland Group, with participation from angel investors, including Brett Akker and Justin Peters, as well as John Hewett, Dharmash Mistry, Paul Hewett and an unnamed Addison Lee technical lead.

DataPad, a developer of next-generation data discovery for teams, raised $1.7 million in seed funding from investors that included Accel Partners, Google Ventures, a 16z Seed Fund, SV Angel and Ludlow Ventures. 

Tamr, which enables enterprises to connect and leverage their data, raised over $16 million in financing led by Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

MBA & Company, a marketplace for businesses to hire consultants, raised £800,000 from MMC Ventures and Piton Capital.

Fashion technology company Everpurse raised a $1 million seed round from SOS Ventures, angel investors, and friends and family.

Scottish Fashion app Mallzee raised $850,000 in funding from investors that included Par Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank.

Filament Labs, the company behind care plan delivery platform Patient IO, closed a $1 million seed funding round led by Mercury Fund. with participation from other investors that included Corinthian Health Services and Arcadia Home Care.

Clariture, a healthcare marketing platform, received $1 million in seed funding from The Martin Companies.

Create-your-own-app tools AppsBuilder raised a $1.5 million funding round led by United Ventures.


Early Stage

Golgi, a data transfer platform, raised $5 million from its parent company Openmind Networks.

LiveOak Venture Partners, a Texas-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed its inaugural fund raising of more than $109 million.

Chinese online grocery site Yummy77 raised $20 million in new funding from Amazon for a minority stake in the company.

Local home maintenance service app HouseCall raised $1.5 million in funding from Canter Capital.

Tripping, a metasearch site for vacation rentals, raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by Recruit Holdings' RGIP Fund and Quest Venture Partners. Erik Blachford, Fritz Demopoulos, Shawntae Spencer, and other notable investors also partic

Package tracking software company AfterShip raised a $1 million Series A round from IDG Capital Partners.

Survios, a next-generation of virtual reality company, raised $4 million in series A funding led by Shasta Ventures, with Michael Chang, Gen Isayama, and Renata Quintini also participating.

6Sense, a predictive intelligence engine, raised $12 million in Series A financing led by Battery Ventures and Venrock, with participation from Silicon Valley Bank.

Mobile advertising platform Appwiz raised $1.4 million in funding from Magma Venture Partners.

Sansan, a contact management service provider, raised $14 million (¥1.46 billion) led by DCM, with participation from institutional and strategic investors.

Epidemic Sound, the owner of a library of non-collected production music, raised $5 million from Creandum.

Manufacturing startup Factorli raised a $10 million Series A round of funding from Tony Hsieh and theVegasTechFund.

TVTY, provider of an API for ad companies to bridge the gap between TV events and web ads, raised $4.5 million from Partech Ventures, 360 Capital Partners and business angels. 

Music collaboration platform WholeWorldBand raised a €5 million Series A  led by IIU and Balderton Capital.

Story creation platform Storehouse raised $7 million in funding led by Sherpa Ventures. True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Designer Fund and angel investors also participated.

ROLI, the company behind the the Seaboard GRAND keyboard, raised a $12.8 million (£7.6 million) Series A led by Balderton Capital, with FirstMark Capital, Index Ventures and Universal Music participating.

Children’s app-maker Tinybop raised $5 million in Series A funding led by RRE Ventures, with Two Sigma Ventures and KEC Ventures participating.

Food delivery service DoorDash raised $17.3 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from Khosla Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Pejman Mar Ventures and Ted Zagat.


Late Stage

FutureAdvisor, an automated investment advisory platform for “mass-affluent” families, raised $15.5 million in a Series B round of funding led by Canvas Venture Fund, with help from Sequoia Capital.

Crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo received an undisclosed amount of funding from a group of investors that includes Sir Richard Branson; Max Levchin, Maynard Webb, Tim Draper, Dan Benton, Dawn Lepore, Hans Morris and Megan Smith.

Centrify Corporation, a provider of Unified Identity Services, raised $42 million from Samsung Ventures, Fortinet Inc. and Docomo Capital. 

Password security platform Dashlane raised $22 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), with participation from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Bernard Liautaud.

Mimosa Networks, a provider of last mile gigabit wireless technology, raised a $20 million Series C led by New Enterprise Associates. Oak Investment Partners also participated.

Silent Circle, the private communications firm behind the NSA-proof Black Phone, raised $30 million in a round of funding led by investors including Ross Perot Jr. and Cain Capital.

Indian online marketplace Snapdeal raised $100 million from Temasek, BlackRock, Myriad, Premji Invest and Tybourne.

Thumbtack, an online marketplace for local services, raised $30 million from Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management.

Marketing cloud solution Captora raised $22 million in Series B financing, led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Bain Capital Ventures.

Marketing automation platform Autopilot raised $10 million in Series B financing led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation from Southern Cross Venture Partners, Blackbird and personal investments from Tim Draper, and Terry & Katrina Garnett.

NoWait, a mobile wait listing service for restaurants, raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Drive Capital, along with Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen and existing investors.

Sumo Logic, a machine data analytics company, raised $30 million in funding in a Series D round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Greylock, Sutter Hill and Accel.

Clarizen, an enterprise work collaboration software company, raised a $35 million round led by Goldman Sachs & Co. Benchmark Capital, Carmel Ventures, DAG Ventures, Opus Capital, and Vintage Investment Partners also participated.

Recruitment technology company Jibe raised $20 million in a Series C financing round led by SAP Ventures. Polaris Partners, DFJ, Gotham Ventures, Longworth Venture Partners and Thrive Capital also participated.

Insight Venture Partners closed a $510 million private equity fund called Insight Venture Partners Coinvestment Fund III.

Whisper, an anonymous sharing app, raised $36 million from Tencent, Shasta Ventures, and Thrive Capital, Lightspeed Ventures and Sequoia.

Interactive ad startup true[X] raised $6 million from Pinnacle Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Jafco Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures.

Brandwatch, a social media analytics and listening company, raised $22 million in a round led by Highland Capital Partners Europe with participation from Nauta Capital and other existing investors.

Takealot, a South African e-commerce site, raised $100 million from Tiger Global Management.

YOYO Holdings, which operates reward platforms in southeast Asia, raised $1.3 million through third-party allocation of new shares to GREE Ventures, CyberAgent Ventures and Incubate Fund.

Human-powered translation platform Smartling raised a $25 million series D round of funding, led by ICONIQ Capital. First Round Capital, Harmony Partners, IDG Ventures,Tenaya Capital, U.S. Venture Partners and Venrock also participated.

Context Relevant, a provider of automated predictive analytics, raised $21 million in Series B funding led by Formation 8, with participation from Madrona Venture Group, Bloomberg Beta and Vulcan Capital. 

SingleHop, a IaaS and cloud-enabled, managed hosting company for SMBs, secured $14.8 million in venture debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank with participation by Farnam Street Financial.

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