Funding roundup - week ending 10/10/14

Steven Loeb · October 10, 2014 · Short URL:

Square, Truecaller, BloomNation, Jobvite, Segment, Azuqua, Avaamo, Vive, Uniplaces, Product Hunt,

Seed stage

Mobile messaging startup Avaamo raised $6.3 million in a seed round led by WI Harper Group, along with Rembrandt Ventures Partners, Streamlined Ventures, Eleven Two Capital and Ovo Fund.

Video chat service Vive raised a $1.5 million funding round from a number of prominent Eurpoean angels.

Yoogaia, an interactive online yoga studio, raised an undisclosed investment from Inventure. 

Mobile data startup mParticle raised $1.5 million in seed round funding from Bowery Capital, Harbinger Capital and Battery Ventures.

Totspot, a social marketplace for buying and selling children’s fashion, raised $1.8 million in seed funding led by GGV Capital.

Fitness app Spring Moves raised $1 million in seed funding from Fredrik Nylander, Shane Naughton and Sebastian Knutsson.

BrightFunnel, apredictive analytics cloud for B2B marketers, raised $2.5 million from Resolute Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Crosslink Capital and Tekton Ventures.

Customer rewards and loyalty solution Perkville raised a $2.4 million funding round from Sand Hill Angels.

Depict, a digital art platform provider, raised $1.6 million from 3M New Ventures, Michael Baum, Bruce Gibney, Jim Pallotta and Thomas Andrae/

The Grid, which uses artificial intelligence to design websites, raised $3.1 million in seed funding led by Nick Roach, Greg Badros and John Pleasants.

Jukely, a social concert discovery and recommendation service, raised a $2.4 million seed round led by Northzone and 14W.

Mobile gaming studio Cloudcade raised a $1.55 million funding round from IDG Capital Partners.

Wearable tech startup Atlas Wearables raised $1.1 million in seed a funding round from undisclosed investors.

SolidX Partners, a financial services company, raised a $3 million seed round from Liberty City Ventures along with Jim Pallotta, Red Sea Ventures, Stanley Shopkorn and Red Swan Ventures.

Contractor directory BuildZoom raised $2.15 million in a round led by Formation 8, and several additional investors.


Early stage

BloomNation, an online floral marketplace, raised a $5.5 Series A led by Ronny Conway's investment firm, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital and Chicago Ventures. 

Customer data hub Segment raised $15 million in a round was led by Accel Partners with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and

Azuqua, a cloud connectivity platform, raised $5 million in Series A funding from Ignition Venture Partners.

Student accommodation website Uniplaces raised £2.2 million ($3.5 million) in Series A funding from Octopus Investments, along with Alex Chesterman, Shilling Capital Partners, and Rob McClatchey.

Thync, developers of a wearable to alter user brain activity, raised $13 million in funding from Khosla Ventures.

Product Hunt, a social network for tech products, raised $6.1 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, along with Alexis Ohanian.

Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain raised $30 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wicklow Capital and others.

ShipHawk, a platform for shipping quotes, raised $5 million in a round led by DN Capital, with participation from Karlin Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, and Wavemaker Partners.

Curbside, an shopping for shopping online via a mobile device, raised $9.5 million in a roiund led by led Index Ventures, along with AME Cloud Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Chicago Ventures, TenOneTen, WGI Group, Sue Decker, and Carl F. Pascarella.

Appsee, a visual in-app analytics platform, raised $2 million from Giza VC, Moshe Lichtman and Flint Capital.

10 Minutes With, a career matchmaking platform for graduates, raised $4 million from undisclosed investors.

HR technology company MOVE Guides raised $8.2 million in a Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates with Notion Capital also participating.

PillPack, an online pharmacy, raised $8.75 million in a round led by Accel Partners, with participation from Atlas Venture.

Cyber security startup Zenedge raised $3.5 million from Yehuda Neuberger, Fred Sorkin and Andrew Malik.

LeadGenius, a sales-acceleration solution, raised a $6 million Series A led by Sierra Ventures, along with Kapor Capital, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Aaron Harris, FundersClub, Fuel Capital, Bee Partners, Sam Altman, Scrum Ventures, CRCM, 500Startups, and Scott Bannister.

CloudFactory, a distributed labor platform melding human and machine intelligence, raised $3 million in a Series A round led by VRBO founder David Clouse, with participation from other institutional and angel investors.


Late stage

Collaborative phone directory Truecaller raised $60 million in funding, from Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital.

Social recruiting solutions provider Jobvite raised $25 million in a round led by Catalyst Investors, along with CMEA, ATA Ventures and Trident Capital. 

Payment processing company Square raised $150 million in a round led by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, along with Goldman Sachs and Rizvi Traverse Management.

Mobile chat app Frankly raised $12.8 million in funding from JJR Private Capital, Stanford-StartX Fund and SK Planet.

Beepi, an online marketplace for buying and selling cars, raised $60 million from Foundation Capital and SherpaVentures, along with Redpoint Ventures, Tina Sharkey, Fabrice Grinda, Jose Marin, Brian Sharples, Rich Boyle and Silicon Valley Bank.

Sales and marketing software company Infusionsoft raised $55 million in a round led byBain Capital Ventures with participation from Signal Peak Ventures and Goldman Sachs.

Zoomdata, developer of a big data platform, raised$17 million Series B funding round led by Accel Partners. NEA, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Razor's Edge Ventures and B7 also participated.

Alteryx, a data blending and advanced analytics company, raised a $60 million round led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from SAP Ventures and Toba Capital.

Peel, the developer of smart remote software, raised $50 million in a funding round from Alibaba.

Alien Technology, a developer of Radio Frequency Identification Ultra High Frequency products and services, raised $35 million from Shanghai Ruizhang Investment.

Ranovus, a provider of multi-terabit interconnect solutions for data center and communications networks, raised $24 million from Azure Capital Partners, T-Venture, BDC Venture Capital, OMERS Ventures and MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund.

EatStreet, an online and mobile food ordering service, raised $4 million from 4490 Ventures and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.

SolidFire, provider of all-SSD storage systems designed for large scale cloud infrastructure, raised $82 million led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from NEA, Novak Biddle, Samsung Ventures and Valhalla Partners.

Enterprise customer success management platform  Gainsight raised $25 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Wahanda, an online marketplace for health and beauty products, raised $26 million from RGIP, Fidelity Growth Partners and Lepe Partners. 

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