Funding roundup - week ending 11/14/14

Steven Loeb · November 14, 2014 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/3a60

DogVacay, Revel, Raise, LAFORGE Optical, FloQast, Full Circle CRM, Door to Door Organics, Evernote

Seed stage

LAFORGE Optical, a designer of electronic prescription eyewear, raised a $1.1 million from SOMO Optical.

FloQast, a provider of Closing Software, raised a $1.3 million round of financing led by Toba Capital, along with Amplify LA, Wavemaker Partners and Danmar Capital.

Fashion e-commerce platform VIDA raised $1.3 million in seed funding from Google Ventures, The Valley Fund and Universal Music Group.

CareLuLu, an online marketplace that connects parents with child care and preschool programs, raised a $1.7 million seed round led by Khosla Ventures with Crunchfund, The Startup Factory and 500 Startups participating.

IroFit, a mobile platform for small businesses to accept card payments via a mobile app, raised $600,000 led by led Inventure, with participation from Solinor and Rasheed Olaoluwa. 

Business collaboration platform JANDI raised $2 million from SoftBank Ventures and Cherubic Ventures.

Digital News Asia, an independent technology news portal, raised $300,000 from IdeaRiverRun.

Online lawn maintence service Lawn Love raised $1.9 million in seed funding  from Alexis Ohanian, Allegro Venture Partners, Launch Capital, David Shen Ventures, Binary Capital, Jared Friedman, Robert Wuttke, Bodley Group, Lunch Van Fund, Gang Wang, Haroon Mokhtarzada, Colin Corgan, FundersClub, Next Level Capital, Sam Liu Investments, Kevin Moore, Peter Kazanjy, Zillionize Angel, WeFunder, and others.

Wannabiz, a provider of small business marketing solutions, raised $2.2 million in funding from Firsttime Ventures and TheTime.

know’N’act, a real-time customer engagement platform, raised $500,000 in angel funding from Rudy Gadre, RoundGlass Partners, Gary Rubens, Vijay Vashee and Andrew Wright.

Ocho, a social network for taking  8 second videos, launching today on iOS, raised $1.65 million in funding from Mark Cuban, Social Starts, Matt Brimer, Jiawei Wang, and others.

Gimlet Media, a podcasting startup, raised $1.5 million from Betaworks, Knight Enterprise Fund and Lowercase Capital, Marco Arment, Andrew Mason and Charles Duhigg.

Vericred, a healthcare startup bringing transparency to healthcare provider data, raised $1.125 million through the sale of Series Seed Convertible Preferred Stock to accredited investors.

SimplyCast.com, a multi-channel marketing Platform-as-a-Service solution, received a $500,000 investment from the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Rival IQ, a digital marketing analytics company, raised nearly $1 million from Confluence Capital, Vulcan Capital, Gravity Ventures, and Galvanize Venture Fund, as well as angels, including Rudy Gadre, Kristopher Brown, Jay Baer, Geoff Entress, Gary Rubens  and Jud Valesk

Fashion site aggregator TheFashion.com raised $1.7 million in seed funding from North East Venture Capital and The Danish Growth Fund,

GetSocial, a social networking platform for monetizing mobile games, raised $1 million in a seed round from investors that included Chris Lee.

Vero Analytics, a point-and-click interface for refining data sets, raised $550,000 in a seed round from LaunchCapital and angel investors David Lennie, Rupen Parikh and David Glueck.

 

Early stage

Full Circle Insights, a provider of Marketing Performance Management solutions, raised$3.8 million Series A funding round led by Aligned Partners, along with WI Harper Group and Salesforce Ventures.

Raise, an online marketplace for gift cards, raised an $18.1 million round from Bessemer Venture Partners.

Indice Semiconductor, a provider of mixed signal power control and conversion integrated circuits, raised $6 million in a funding round led by Allen Alley, with participation from several other veteran semiconductor investors from the US and Australia including rampersand.

Metal Networks, a software solution for buying and selling semi-finished industrial metal, raised $5 million in Series A financing led by S3 Ventures.

BuzzMyVideos, a vident content network, raised a $2.5 million fiunding round from United Ventures.

Evident.io, a  provider of continuous cloud security technology for Amazon Web Services, raised $9.85 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from True Ventures.

HealthCare.com, a search and comparison engine for personal health insurance, raised $7.5 million in Series A funding from Jeffery H. Boyd and Robert J. Mylod Jr.

Cavendish Kinetics, a provider of high-performance RF MEMS tuning solutions for mobile and wearable devices, raised $7 million funding round co-led by Tallwood Venture Capital and Wellington Partners, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures and other existing investors.

Execution Labs, a game accelerator and investment platform, raised C$6 million in a Series A funding round led Corus Entertainment, with participation from BDC Capital, Real Ventures and White Star Capital.

Mobile gaming platform Scopely raised a $35 million funding round led by Evolution Media Partners and Highland Capital Partners, with Knoll Ventures, Greycroft, The Chernin Group, Sands Capital Ventures and Double M Capital participating.

Wedding planning marketplace Loverly raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Montage Ventures, with participation from Female Founders Fund, Softbank Capital, Comcast Ventures, Great Oak Capital and angel investors Joanne Wilson, Sonja Perkins, and Leslie Blodgett.\.

Wildcard, a new brower based on cards, raised $10 million in funding led by General Catalyst Partners, along with Lerer Ventures, Softbank Capital, SV Angel, Jared Hecht, Steve Martocci, Dave Tisch, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

 

Late stage

Dog boarding marketplace DogVacay raised $25 million in a round led by OMERS Ventures, with participation from GSV Capital, First Round Capital, Benchmark, Foundation Capital and DAG Ventures.

Revel Systems, a provider of iPad point-of-sale systems for retail businesses, raised a $100 million in Series C funding from  Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and other strategic investors.

Door to Door Organics, a natural and organic online grocer, raised $25.5 million in a round led by the Arlon Group, with the participation of Greenmont Capital Partners II.

Korean mobile media company Yello Mobile raised a $100 million funding round from Formation 8.

Zerve, a provider of  cloud-based software for merchants, raised $20 million from DFJ and New Atlantic Ventures, as well as angel investors headlined by Jerry Yang.

Notetaking and archiving company Evernote raised $20 million in a funding round from Nikkei.

Echo360, a digital technology company for improving learning, raised $18 million co-led by Duchossois Capital Management and a private family office.

Forter, a fraud prevention solution, raised$15 million Series B round from New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital.

Ambiq Micro, a maker of ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, raised a $15 million Series C funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, along with Austin Ventures, Mercury Fund, and ARM Holdings. 

Monteris Medical Corporation, developer of  laser systems for the ablation of pathologic brain lesions, raised $30 million led by Birchview Capital, with The Vertical Group and BDC Capital Healthcare Fund also participating. 

Gogobot, a travel based social media channel, raised $20 million in a Series C round led by HomeAway, with participation from Redpoint Ventures and Battery Ventures.

4:33 Creative Lab, a Korean mobile game  studio, raised a $111 million funding round from Line and Tencent.

Related Companies, Investors, and Entrepreneurs

Evernote

Startup/Business

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Our goal at Evernote is to give everyone the ability to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want using whichever device or platform they find most convenient, and then to make all of that information easy to find.

And we’ve done just that. From creating text and ink notes, to snapshots of whiteboards and wine labels, to clips of webpages, Evernote users can capture anything from their real and digital lives and find it all anytime.

Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, California. Major investors include Sequoia CapitalMorgenthaler VenturesTroika Dialog, and DOCOMO Capital.

 

DogVacay.com

Startup/Business

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DogVacay.com is a community marketplace that addresses the $5B market for dog-boarding and pet-sitting. Instead of paying for a crowded and overpriced kennel, our users book with experienced hosts who watch dogs in their own homes. In two months since launch the we have gained national coverage with thousands of approved hosts. 

We provide multiple layers of quality control, a comprehensive insurance policy, emergency support, photo updates, and other pet services like daycare and walking. 

We were founded in 2011 by a husband and wife team who boarded over 100 dogs in their home to make extra money while saving for their weddin. We are now venture capital funded by First Round Capital, Science, and several angels. 

HomeAway

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GetSocial

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GetSocial is a B2B Software as a Service that gets Online Stores working like social networks where customers find, recommend, promote and buy products with their friends and family, increasing customer acquisition and improving engagement and sales.

This solution allows online stores to reach:

- more acquisition: customers promote the store and its products in their community through auto-marketing tools;

- more engagement: the store is turned into a social shopping environment where its customers engage with their friends and family through a set of Shopping Apps;

- more sales: the store has more, better qualified and engaged visitors, which increase its purchases.

GetSocial integrates seamlessly inside the Online Stores website, transparently for its customers. It is quickly deployed and requires low investment, avoiding long, costly and risky custom development projects.

GetSocial's mission is to prepare and accelerate online stores towards the Social Shopping Revolution.

 

FloQast

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