Funding Roundup - week ending 9/5/14

Steven Loeb · September 5, 2014 · Short URL:

MindMixer, FanDuel, Delivery Hero, Hobo Labs, Memorado, AirSig, IndoorAtlas, Snaptee, FreeCharge

Seed stage

Brain training company Memorado raised a $1.3 million seed round from Sunstone Capital and angels, including the founders of Zalando, StylistPick, Wimdu, Fyber, and Hitfox.

AirSig, developer of authentication products for mobile devices, raised $2 million from Foxconn Technology Group.

Snaptee, an app that lets users put photos onto a t-shirt, raised $750,000 from SXE Ventures, Nest, Danny Yeung and Joel Neoh., which allows users to extract data from websites without writing any code, raised a $3 million round from David Axmark, Open Ocean Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, Wellington Partners, Andy McLoughlin, Greg Kidd, Sanu Desai, Louis Monier and Emmanuel Javal.

Tapdaq, a community-driven ad exchange for mobile apps, raised $1.4 million in a round led by Balderton Capital, along with Open Ocean Capital, Doug Scott, Steve Pankhurst, Tim Ward, Marc Nohr and Ballpark Ventures.

Whale Path, an on-demand business research platform for corporate customers, raised a $1.1 million seed round from TMT Investments, Kima Ventures, 500 Startups, Altair Capital, FundersClub, Wefunder, and Ben Narasin.

Private jet flight booking service JetMe raised $400,000 in seed funding from Imperious Group. 

PlusN, a developer of a digital multi-band downlink carrier aggregation solution, raised $600,000 from Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, Chris Brody and John Levy.

Measurabl, a startup specializing in sustainability reporting, raised $2 million in seed funding led by Crosscut Ventures with participation from industry and professional investors.

Flywheel, a  hosting infrastructure for launching and managing WordPress websites, raised a $1.2 million in a round led by Linseed Capital, with participation from Lightbank, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Ludlow Ventures.



Early stage

Stealth mobile gaming company Hobo Labs raised a $4 million round from existing investors including Shasta Ventures.

Finnish indoor mapping service IndoorAtlas raised a $10 million in Series A funding from Baidu.

3D printer matching service 3D Hubs raised $4.5 million in a Series round led by Balderton Capital

Emprego Ligado, a mobile-based recruitment platform, raised $7 million from an international syndicate that included Monashees Capital, Grupo RBS e.Bricks and Qualcomm Ventures.

Smart transit system Bridj raised $4 million from Atlas Ventures, Jill Preotle, NextView Ventures, Suffolk Equity, and Freshtracks Capital.

Breather, a network of private rooms inside cities that are rented by mobile app, raised a $6 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures, along with Vayner/RSE, Real Ventures, SOS Ventures and others.

Scarosso, a manufacturer of handcrafted Italian shoes online, raised $11 million in a Series B financing led by NEO Investment Partners, DN Capital and IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

Bitcoin mining hardware company KnCMiner raised $14 million in a funding round led by Creandum.

LiveAction, a network and application performance management system, raised a $5.35 million Series A round led by AITV, with participation from Cisco Investments and Enerdigm Ventures.

Savant Systems, a luxury smart home technology company, raised a $90 million round from affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Black Duck Software, a OSS Logistics solutions provider, raised a $20 million round led by General Catalyst Venture Partners with all existing investors also participating.

ZIRX, an on-demand valet parking service, raised $6.4 million in Series A funding led by Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures.

Lifelogging camera startup Narrative raised $8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. True Ventures and Passion Capital also participated.


Late stage

MindMixer, which helps citizens and their local governments connect and share ideas, raised $17 million in a round led by Dundee Venture Capital, along with Govtech Fund and other participants.

Food delivery company Delivery Hero raised approximately $350 million in a round led by Insight Venture Partners, Kite Ventures and Vostok Nafta.

Daily fantasy sports site FanDuel raised $70 million in a round led by Shamrock Capital, with participation from NBC Sports Ventures, KKR, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Scottish Enterprise and Richard Koch.

Venture Capital firm DN Capital raised $200 million for its third venture capital fund, GVC III. 

Chinese online healthcare service community DXY raised $70 million in funding from Tencent.

FreeCharge, a platform for earning coupons for prepaid mobile phone plans or utility bills, raised a $33 million Series B from  Sequoia Capital, along with Sofina and RuNet.

DataStax, a high-performance database platform, raised $106 million in round led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, along with ClearBridge Investments,Cross Creek Advisors,Wasatch Funds, PremjiInvest, Comcast Ventures and all existing venture capital investors.

Online commerce company Symphony Commerce raised a $21.5 million Series B round led by CRV, along with Bain Capital and FirstMark Capital.

Menswear ecommerce brand Frank & Oak raised a $15 million Series B round led by Goodwater Capital with participation from Green Oaks Capital, Investment Quebec, John Currie, Rho Canada Ventures, Real Ventures, Version One Ventures, Lightbank and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments.

Global location marketplace xAd raised $50 million in a combined equity and debt financing led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from Emergence Capital and Softbank Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank.

Fractyl Laboratories, a developer of treatments for diabetes, raised $40 million from Mithril Capital, along with General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Domain Associates.

Online streaming  network Vice Media raised $250 million in funding from Technology Crossover Ventures.

Propeller Health, a digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, raised $14.5 million in Series B financing led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership.

MetricStream, a Governance, Risk, and Compliance solution, raised $60 million in a round led by Sageview Capital. Goldman Sachs and Kaiser Permanente Ventures also participated. 

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