Funding roundup - week ending 7/25/14

Steven Loeb · July 25, 2014 · Short URL:

Timehop, AppDynamics, BlueStacks, Threadflip, Intent Media, Airware, Quandoo, Edgewave, SimpleReach

Seed stage

Mobile Action, a user acquisition solution for apps, raised $805,000 in seed funding from Felicis Ventures, Streamlined Ventures and various angel investors.

Tracksmith, creater of premium performance running apparel, raised $1.6 million from the Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Index Ventures, along with angel investors like Michael Preysman.

POP, an app for turning paper sketches into prototypes for mobile apps, raised $700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups and other investors.

On-demand mobile massage service Urban Massage raised an undisclosed seed round from Passion Capital.

Dealflicks, which offers discounted movie theater tickets, raised $1.7 million in seed funding from 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, Archer Gray, Rubicon VC, Wefunder, Be Great Partners, Rosepaul Investments, Mogility Capital, Sierra Maya Ventures, and Warner Brothers Media Camp. Angels that participated included Ajay Narula, Richard Wolpert, Larry Braitman, Marc Berger, Hersh Narola, Jason Kothari, Darcy Wedd, and others.

Local on-demand delivery app Jinn raised a $200,000 seed round from Doug Scott, Lawrence Marlor, Peter Thornton, Andrew Weisz and Simon Bichara.

Mamabear, an app that lets parents monitor their children’s interactions across social media, raised $1.4 million in angel funding.

PumpUp, a photo based community for healthy living, raised a $2.4 million seed round from General Catalyst.

Fixed, an app that helps users fight parking tickets, raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Y CombinatorMerus CapitalScott Banister, John Cobbs, Mark Randolph, Matt Humphries, Eric Wu and David King.

WriteLaTeX, a service for creating, editing and sharing scientific ideas online raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Digital Science.

Mobile payments solution LoopPay raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Visa.

Social Point, a developer of mobile games, raised$30 million round led by Highland Capital Partners Europe. Idinvest also participated in the round.

Management solutions provider Taulia raised $27 million in a round led by QuestMark Partners, with participation from Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Lakestar, and DAG Ventures.

Text analytics startup Synapsify raised $850,000 from Standup Capital and the Maryland Venture Fund. 

FameBit, which connects brands with YouTube Stars to create original video content ,raised a $1.4 million round led by Allen DeBevoise.


Early stage

Glow Digital Media, a social ad platform, raised $7 million from Notion Capital and White Star Capital, with Project A Ventures and Avonmore Developments also participating.

Analytics platform Quantifind raised $12 million in a round led by Comcast Ventures and Iris Capital, with participation from existing investors.

Calendar app Sunrise raised a $6 million Series A round from Balderton Capital and existing investors.

EdgeWave, a cybersecurity firm, raised $11 million. $6 million was Series A funding from TVC Capital. The other $5 million was a credit facility from Square 1 Bank.

Content measurement and distribution company SimpleReach raised a $9 million Series A round led by MK Capital along with Atlas Venture, Village Ventures and High Peaks Venture Partners.

Canva, a provider of digital tools for graphic design, raised $3.6 million from Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund, Matrix Partners, BlackbirdVentures and Square Peg Capital.

Swoon Editions, an online furniture business, raised £4 million in Series A funding. Octopus Investments led the round with additional investment from Index Ventures.

Ayannah, a digital payments startup, raised $1 million from IMJ Investment Partners and Beenos.

FreshBooks, a cloud accounting solution, raised $30 million in a round led by Oak Investment Partners with participation from Atlas Venture and Georgian Partners.

Collaboration and organization tool Trello raised $10.3 million led by Index Ventures and Spark Capital. 

SVIRAL, a developer technologies to solve the problem of inefficient utilization, raised $20 million in funding from Pinetree Capital.

Epion Health, a digital check-in and patient engagement solution, raised a $4.5 million Series A round with Deerfield Management Company.


Late stage

Timehop, an app that acts a personal social media time capsule, raised $10 million in a round led by Shasta Ventures, with participation from Spark Capital, OATV, and Randi Zuckerberg. 

Application management company AppDynamics raised $120 million in a round led by Battery Ventures, ClearBridge Investments and Sands Capital. Greylock Partners,Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners also participated.

Virtualization startup BlueStacks raised $13 million in a funding round led by Samsung Ventures.  

Threadflip, a fashion marketplace for women, raised $13 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures.

Intent Media, a provider of intelligent advertising solutions for travel companies, raised a $22.7 million Series C round  led hy Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Matrix Partners and Redpoint Ventures

Airware, creator of a hardware, software, and cloud services platform for commercial drone development, raised $25 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and First Round Capital.

Restaurant reservation platformQuandoo raised $25 in a Series C round led by Piton Capital with Holtzbrinck Ventures, DN Capital, the Sixt family and Texas Atlantic Capital also participating. 

Collaborative commerce network icix raised a $25 million Series C from Westfarmers Limited, Vertical Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvestson and Starfish Ventures.

Home rentals platform Urban Compass raised $40 million in Series B funding from Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, Marc Benioff, Kenneth Chenault and Advance Publications.

IT management automation service Intigua raised a $10 million Series B round led by Intel Capital. Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund also participated.

Essence Group Holdings Corporation, the parent company of health management solution Lumeris, raised $71 million from undisclosed investors. 

Apache Hadoo distributor Hortonworks raised $50 million in a round led by Tenaya Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group, with participation from Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Yahoo.

Edaixia Chinese on-demand laundry service, raised $3.2 million in a funding round from Tencent.

LogRhythm, a security intelligence company, raised a $40 million round led by Riverwood Capital, with participation from Adams Street Partners, Access Venture Partners, Piper Jaffray and members of senior management.

Privacy Analytics, a provider of data anonymization solutions, raised $3.5 million in a round led by Vanedge Capital.

Supersonic, an in-app monetization and user acquisition platform, raised a $15 million Series B round led by SAIF Partners.

ParkWhiz, an app for finding parking spaces, raised a $10 million round of funding led by Jump Capital along with Hyde Park Venture Partners, Alexis Ohanian, Amreesh Modi, Henry Feinberg, and Hyde Park Angels.

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