Funding roundup - week ending 11/7/14

Steven Loeb · November 7, 2014 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/3a3d

Watchup, Shippable, Rock Health, Parenthoods, Meekan, Showpad, Gemr, CashCashPinoy, Agorize, Thanx

Seed stage

Parenthoods, a social network for connecting parents, raised a $1.32 million seed round from Slow Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Oliver Jung, Liberty City Ventures, 500 Startups, Paul Buchheit, Justin Kan, Clara Shih, Eugen Miropolski, David Breger, Ole Ruch, and Y Combinator.

Meekan, a startup developing technology to connect the world’s calendars, raised a seed funding round of $870,000 from Horizons Ventures and private investors.

Information crowdsourcing company Agorize raised $2.6 million from Iris Capital and Capnamic Ventures.

Digital grocery loyalty company CheckoutSmart raised a £1.5 million round of funding from Paul Nikkel, Chris Whitcombe, Glenn Elliott and Duncan Jennings.

Riffsy, an app that lets people find, create and share animated GIFs, raised $3.5 million in seed funding from Redpoint Ventures.

3D firm Paracosm raised $3.3 million in seed funding led by Atlas Venture, with participation from iRobot, Osage University Partners, BOLDstart Ventures, New World Angels and Deep Fork Capital.

Zen99, a provider of tax and insurance tools for independent workers, raised $2.5 million in seed funding from Upside Partnership, Collaborative Fund, Y Combinator, SV Angel, CrunchFund and others.

Blueshift Labs, a big data-powered marketing SaaS company, raised$2.6 million seed round led by New Enterprise Associates  and Nexus Venture Partners with participation from angel investors including Tim KoppNeil Tolaney, Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan.

Contactually, which makes a CRM tool for email, raised $2 million in funding from Point Nine Capital, 500 Startups, Middleland Capital and Crystal Tech.

Pendo, a product engagement company, raised $1.025 million of seed funding led by Core Capital Partners and Contour Venture Partners with participation by IDEAFund Partners and angel investors including Brett Queener.

Good Done Great,  a cloud-based platform for corporate philanthropy and social responsibility programs, raised $500,000 in funding from Lighter Capital.

 

Early stage

Digital news startup Watchup raised a $2.75 million round of funding led by Tribune Media, with participation from The McClatchy Company, Knight Enterprise Fund, Stanford-StartX Fund, Ned Lamont, Gordon Crovitz and Jim Friedlich.

Shippable, a container service for software developers, raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by Madrona Venture, with participation from Vulcan Capital, Divergent Ventures and Founders Co-Op. 

Online collector community Gemr raised a $4.9 million Series A from James B. Hawkes and Gary Sullivan.

Online shopping website CashCashPinoy raised $2.25 million Series A round from Hera Capital.

Customer loyalty platform Thanx raised $4.7 million in a Series A funding round from Sequoia Capital.

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, raised a £4 million ($6.4 million) funding round.

Chime, a bank account and rewards app for mobile millennials, raised $8 million in funding led by Crosslink Capital along with Homebrew, Forerunner Ventures and PivotNorth Capital.

Travel startup Wanderu raised $5.6 million in Series A funding led by Metamorphic Ventures, along with Alta Ventures, 500 Startups, Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, and individual investors Craig Lentzsch, John Balen and Brad Feld, among others.

Performance competition platform Chosen.fm raised a $5 million funding round led by DCM.

deltaDNA, an analytics and game personalization platform, raised $3 million in Series A funding from Par Equity,  STV Group plc, the Scottish Investment Bank, and Edge Performance VCT.

Israeli presentation startup Emaze raised $2 million iin a  Series A round led by FirstTime Venture Capital.

Highspot, a cloud-based sales engagement platform, raised $9.6 million in a round led by Madrona Venture Group.

MyTomorrows, a healthcare platform that facilitates patient access to experimental treatments, raised €4.5 million in a round led by Balderton Capital and Sofinnova Partners.

 

Late stage

Rock Health, an accelerator-turned-VC fund, raised an undisclosed amount for its third fund.

Mobile sales enablement platform Showpad raised  $8.5 million in a round led by Dawn Capital, with Hummingbird Ventures participating. 

Gigya, provider of the Connected Consumer Management Suite, raised $35 million in a round led by Intel Capital, with Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, Adobe, Advance Publications, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greenspring Associates and Mayfield Fund also participating.

Global payment gateway BlueSnap raised $50 million from Great Hill Partners, Parthenon Capital Partners and Ralph Dangelmaier.

Nitro, a document productivity company, raised a $15 million funding round from Battery Ventures.

Venture capital firm Ambienta SGR  closed a fund call Ambienta II on 323.5 million euros ($404 million).

Namely, a human capital management platform, raised a $12 million Series B round led by Matrix Partners, with True Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Bullpen Capital participating.

Butterfly Network, maker of medical imaging devices, raised over $100 million from  undisclosed investors. 

E-commerce platform Fyndiq raised $20 million in a round led by Northzone, along with Industrifonden.

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