Funding roundup - week ending 1/2/15

Steven Loeb · January 2, 2015 · Short URL:

Snapchat, YOU-app, TINYpulse, PipelineDeals, Beepi, EHANG, OpiaTalk, Livemap, Scaled Inference

Seed stage

YOU-app, an heath management app, raised $550,000 in a round led by Wellington Partners, with participation from angel investors from Finland and the U.K.

OpiaTalk, a provider of widgets for e-commerce companies, raised a $500,000 round through angel investments and with participation by TCP Venture Capital's Propel Baltimore Fund. 

Livemap, a company working to create motorcycle helmets with voice control and GPS navigation, received a $3 million grant from the Russian Ministry of Science.


Early stage

TINYpulse, which provides employee engagement software, raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Baseline Ventures, with participation from other investors that included Harrison Metal.

PipelineDeals, a provider of customer relationship management software, raised $1 million led by Mike Galgon and Geoff Entress.

EHANG, developer of a personal drone called the Ghost Drone, raised $10 million in Series A funding led by GGV Capital, PreAngel and angel investors Xiaoping Xu and Nick Yang.


Late stage

Mobile messaging app  Snapchat raised $485 million in funding from 23 undisclosed investors.

Beepi, an online marketplace for buying and selling cars, raised $12.7 million from Yuri Milner and Scott Bommer, along with 86 investors investors from AngelList.

Scaled Inference, a big machine intelligence company, raised $13.6 million from Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, SV Angel, Amplify Partners, Innovation Works, Lux Capital, Tencent and Felicis Ventures.

Lime Energy, a provider of energy services to utilities and their commercial customers, raised $10 million from Bison Capital.

Forgame, a developer and publisher of cloud-based web and mobile games, raised $16 million from KongZhong.

E-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd raised a $22 million round led by Khosla Ventures. Redpoint Ventures, Charles River Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank also participated.

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