Funding roundup - week ending 10/3/14

Steven Loeb · October 3, 2014 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/3974

Reddit, Industry Ventures, Credit Karma, EventBoard, Food52, Hipcamp, Expensify, Dwolla, 365Scores

Seed stage

Room scheduling company EventBoard raised a $1.5 million seed round, from Google Ventures, Zetta Venture Partners, Marc Benioff, Dave Elkington and Josh James, among others. 

Front, a collaborative inbox for businesses, raised $3.1 million in a round led by SoftTech VC round, along with BOLDStart, Point Nine Capital and Caffeinated Capital and angel investors such as Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Kevin Hale, Aaron Harris, Hiten Shah, Echosign’s Jason Lemkin, Slow Ventures’ Dave Morin, Elad Gil, Geoff Ralston, Jeff Bonforte and Paul Buchheit.

Hipcamp, a search platform for campsites, raised a $2 million seed round led by O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Slow Ventures, with participation from Sam Shank, Gregg Brockway, Syndicate Fund and Maiden Lane Ventures.

Locqus, which provides managers and dispatchers with tools to help bring them into the digital age, launched with $2 million funding from from Moneris Solutions Corporation.

Talentoday, a career guidance solution, raised $1.4 million from multiple investors, including Nicolas Draca, Herve Goguely and angels from HP, Visa, and Oracle.

StackEngine, a platform for deploying Docker applications, launched with $1 million in seed funding from Silverton Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners.

Ncyclo, a data driven algorithmic attribution company, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from SNS.

Comprimato, a provider of JPEG2000 GPU-based compression solutions, raised €1 mllion from Credo Ventures and Y Soft Venture Capital.

Driving technology company Navdy raised $6.5 million in seed round funding led by Upfront Ventures, along with Ludlow Ventures, Lightbank, Promus Ventures, MESA+ I,Eniac Ventures and Wareness.io.

Inter-company employee feedback system 15Five raised $2.2 million in funding from Point Nine Capital, Maxtrix Partners, Simon Sinek and Adam Goldenberg.

Musikki, a platform for music content and servicesraised €330,000 in a seed funding round from Smart Equity.

Database firm Eve raised $2.3 million in seed funding from Chris Dixon, Sam Altman, Tom Pinckney, Sep Kamvar, and Zubair Quraishi.

Mobile adtech startup Remerge raised a $1 million seed funding round led by Point Nine Capital and "contributed to by digital marketing experts."

Viyet, an e-commerce destination for curated pre-owned furniture, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

Wercker, a cloud-based continuous delivery platform, raised $2.4 million in funding led by Notion Capital with participation from Tola Capital, Vitulum Ventures, Shamrock Ventures and Rockstart Accelerator.

C3DNA, which provides “meta-container technologies” which help make Docker-ized app more manageable, raised $2 million in seed funding led by Kumar Malavalli

 

Early stage

Cooking and commerce site Food52 raised $6 million led by 14W, along with Scripps Networks Interactive, Walden Venture Capital, Robin Klein, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Vocap Investment Partners, Joanne Wilson, Thomas Lehrman, VaynerRSE, and others.

miDrive, a mobile app to help people learn to drive, raised a £2 million from MBM Capital Partners and Holiday Extras.

Customer experience solution Orckestra raised $8 million in a Series A round from Fondaction CSN, W Investments and Fonds de solidarité FTQ. 

Pristine, the developer of the a HIPAA-compliant video streaming and checklist solutions for Google Glass, raised $5.4 million from S3 Ventures, along woith Capital Factory, HealthFundr, and a syndicate of strategic clients.

AdBm Technologies, an underwater noise abatement technology company, raised $1.3 Million, led by the Central Texas Angel Network, along with Green Park & Golf Ventures, the Houston Angel Network and the North Texas Angel Network.

MedAware, a developer of big data analytics for the medical prescription market, raised$1 million Series A financing round led by OurCrowd along with GE Ventures.

Rowl, a local discover app, raised $4 million from a group of investors that included Jerry Quindlen, Gary Vaynerchuk and Martha Rivers Ingram.

Legacy Republic, a new business division of YesVideo, launched with a $6 million investment from its parent company. 

Shareaholic, a content discovery and engagement platform, raised $2.3 million from Kepha Partners, General Catalyst and NextView Ventures.

Online sports media company Flocasts raised $8 million in funding from Causeway Media Partners. 

Estify, a cloud solution for the collision repair industry, raised $1.5 million from Romulus Capital and SF Venture Capital.

Sourcery, a digital payments company for the wholesale food industry, raised $2.5 million from angel investors, including Joe Lonsdale, Adam Pisoni, David Tisch, Shinya Akamine, Jeff Epstein and Y Combinator.

Hiring and  recruiting platform Lever raised $10 million in a Series A funding round from Matrix Partners.

Audience cultivation and conversion platform Insightpool raised $4 million in Series A funding in a round led by TDF Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank, with participation from Peter Kight, Steve Chamberlain, Chris Walters and Steve Koonin.

Ticketbis, an exchange for buying and selling after-market tickets to events in Europe and South America, raised €5.2 million in a round led by European VC Active Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors.

Tile, a tiny wearable that can be placed on things a person doesn't want to lose, raised $13 million in funding from GGV Capital and Tencent. Tandem Capital, Nick Woodman, Rothenberg Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Slow Ventures, Charles Huang, Chris Hulls, Bob Lee, and Mike and Kass Lazerow also participated. 

ZenMate, an internet security solution provider, raised $3.2 million in a round led by Holtzbrinck Ventures with participation from Project A Ventures, Shortcut Ventures and T-Venture. 

Opal Labs, creator of collaborative planning software for brand marketing teams, raised $8 million in a round led by Madrona Venture Group.

CogBooks, an intelligent adaptive learning platform, raised £1.75 million from DC Thomson Ventures, Nesta Impact Investments and the Scottish Investment Bank.

 

Late stage

Venture capital firm Industry Ventures closed a hybrid fund of funds, with a total of $170 million of institutional capital.

Personal finance platform Credit Karma raised $75 million from Google Capital, Tiger Global Management and Susquehanna Growth Equity.

User-generated news link site Reddit raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Sam Altman, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared Leto, Snoop Dog, Josh Kushner, Jessica Livingston, Kevin Hartz, Julia Hartz, Mariam Naficy, and Yishan Wong.

Expense management startup Expensify raised $3.5 million in a funding round from Barracuda Networks.

Payments platform Dwolla raised $9.7 million in funding round led by the CME Group. Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and Village Ventures also participated.

Israeli early stage technology-focused venture capital fund Magma Venture Partners raised $150 million for Magma Venture Capital IV.

Native ad networ Sharethrough raised $10 million from British Sky Broadcasting, FLOODGATE, Elevation Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Silver Creek Ventures.

365Scores, a mobile sports app company, raised $5.5 million from LETA Capital, Cedar Fund, Titanium Investments and private investors.

Qubit, an e-commerce technology company, raised$26 million Series B investment led by Accel Partners, with participation from Balderton Capital and Salesforce Ventures

Good Technology, a secure mobility company, raised $80 million in funding from undisclosed investors. 

Remind, a secure mobile communication product for teachers, students and parents, raised a $40 million Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership and First Round Capital.

Netpulse, a digital fitness platform, raised $18.6 million in a round led by Nokia Growth Partners, with participation from August Capital, Javelin Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier and Docomo Capital.

InnoLight Technology Corporation, a maker of cloud computing optical transceivers, raised $38 million in a round led by Google Capital and Lightspeed China Partners.

Glow, a women’s health and fertility company, raised $17 million, led by Formation 8 with additional participation from Founder’s Fund and Andreessen Horowitz.

Appboy, a platform for mobile relationship management, raised $15 million in a round led by InterWest Partners. Icon Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, T5 Capital and IDG Ventures also contributed.

GoodData, end-to-end cloud analytics company, raised a $25.7 million round led by Intel Capital, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Next World Capital, Windcrest, and Pharus Capital.

Scribble Technologies, a provider of content engagement software for brands and media, raised $12 million in a round led by Waterloo Innovation Network Fund. All of Scribble’s existing investors participated in the funding round as well. 

Home decor site Houzz raised $165 million in a round led by Sequoia with participation from Oren Zeev, New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DST Global and T. Rowe Price.

Nanotechnology company StoreDot raised $42 million in a round led by Singulariteam, along with several strategic partners including Millhouse LLC.

Pica8, a provider of open systems for software defined networking, raised $12.5 million in Series B funding from a group of investors led by VantagePoint Capital Partners, Cross Head and Pacific Venture Partners.

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