Funding roundup - week ending 1/30/15

Steven Loeb · January 30, 2015 · Short URL:

Xenex, Iora Health, AutoBot, Beckon, CloudBees, UserTesting, Lootsie, Final, Nilas, Earnest, Ossia

Seed stage

Lootsie, a loyalty and rewards platform for mobile apps, raised $3.5 million in seed funding  from Tim Kendall, Michael Liou and Brad Schwartz.

Credit card startup Final raised $1 million in seed funding from Ludlow Ventures, T5 Capital Partners and Y ­Combinator.

Fuse, a platform for creating apps on iOS and Android, raised $2.8 million in a funding round led by Northzone. 

Pushbullet, a provider of cross-platform functionality solutions, raised a $1.5 million in seed funding from General Catalyst, SV Angel, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan and Paul Buchheit.

GrubMarketonline farmer’s market, raised $2.1 million in seed funding from GGV Capital, Jerry Yang, Y Combinator, Wang Gang, and New Gen Partners, among others.

Scout RFP, a cloud-based sourcing platform, raised $2.75 million in seed financing led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Google Ventures and Zapis Capital, and angel investors including Techammer & Tim O'Shaughnessy.

Dojo, an app that curates places to eat, drink and visit in London, raised an £800,000 seed round led by Playfair Capital, with participation from Saatchinvest and angel investors including Harry Briggs and Ross Bailey.

Israeli bitcoin startup Colu raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by Aleph and Spark Capital, with participation from BoxGroup and Bitcoin Opportunity Corp.

HelloTech, a provider of support for technology and electronics, raised $2.5 million in seed funding from a Upfront Ventures, Accel Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Amplify.LA, Ron Burkle, and other angels.

MaestroIQ, a recommendation engine for customer experience management, raised $1.75 million in seed funding from Foundation Capital, Eniac Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, KEC Ventures, First Round Capital, Jim Pallotta, and Crosslink Capital.


Early stage

Xenex Disinfection Services,  which uses UV room disinfection systems for healthcare facilities, raised a $25 million round from Brandon Point Industries Limited, Battery Ventures, Targeted Technology Fund II and RK Ventures.

AutoBot, a Beijing startup that makes diagnostic tools for cars, raised a $6 million Series A from Gobi Partners and ABC Capital. 

Nilas, previously known as Inbox, a developer of an API for building email client apps, raised $8 million in a round led by Formation 8, with participation from Fuel Capital, SV Angel, Data Collective, Great Oaks and others.

Earnest, a student loan refinancing tool, raised a $17 million Series A round of funding led by Maveron, with participation from existing investors.

TeachMate365, a  cloud-based teaching platform, raised $3 million in Series A funding from private investors.

Money Dashboard,  a smart account aggregation service, raised a £2.5 million round led by Calculus Capital, along with Ariadne Capital, Par Equity, and The Scottish Investment Bank.

Meta, a developer of augmented reality glasses, raised $23 million in a Series A round led by Horizon Ventures, Tim Draper, BOE Optoelectronics, Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian. Danhua Capital, Commodore Partners and Vegas Tech Fund also participated.

Personal data company Araxid Prime raised $12.5 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Columbia Capital. 

International news aggregator Anews raised $2.7 million in funding from TMT Investments, Run Capital and 101Startup.

Roadie, an app that links drivers with people  who need things delivered, raised $10 million in Series A funding from UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund,TomorrowVentures, Warren Stephens, Alan Schwartz, Jim McKelvey, the Mellon Group and Tom Noonan., a customer relationship management platform, raised a $2.9M Series A led by David Trice and Eric Bleke, and supported by a hand-selected group of CRM and technology veterans.

Cargomatic, an app that instantly connects local shippers with local truckers, raised an $8 million dollar Series A funding round led by Canaan Partners, along with Volvo Group Venture Capital, Rob Estes, Morado Venture Partners, SV Angel, Sherpa Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Structure Capital, Nicolas Berggruen, Scott Banister, Fritz Lanman, and Hank Vigil.

Social mobile shopping app Depop raised an $8 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures.

Social content app Swipe raised $6.5 from Sherpa Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital and Binary Capital.

Bench, a provider of virtual bookkeeping services, raised a $7 million Series A round led by Altos Ventures, with participation from Contour Venture Partners.

Koru, a talent marketplace focused on college graduates, raised$8 million Series A financing round led by Maveron, with participation from City Light Capital,Trilogy Equity Partners, Battery Ventures and First Round.

MileIQ, a smart mileage tracker, raised $11 million in a round led by Trinity Ventures, with participation from CRV, Marc Benioff, SV Angel, and angel investors.

Android-based game console manufacturer OUYA raised $10 in a million funding round led by Alibaba.

Tripda, a ride-sharing platform, raised an $11 million Series A funding round from Rocket Internet and other investors.

Crossover Health, a provider of on-site health care for large employers, raised $15 million in funding from Norwest Venture Partners.


Late stage

Iora Health, a primary care provider, raised a $28 million round from Foundation Medical Partners, Rice Management Company, GE Ventures and Khosla Ventures. Fidelity Biosciences, .406 Ventures and Polaris Partners, also participated.

Data analytics company Beckon raised a $13 million round of Series B funding led by Venrock, with participation from August Capital, Canaan Partners and El Dorado Ventures.

CloudBees, a continuous delivery company, raised a $23.5 million financing round led Lightspeed Venture Partners. Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures also participated.

Israeli venture capital firm Singulariteam raised $102 million for a new fund from the founders of Tencent and Renren, along with Kenges Rakishev.

UserTesting, a user experience platform, raised $45.5 million in a  round led by Accel Partners with participation from OpenView Venture Partners.

Techstars Ventures, the venture capital arm of the accelerator franchise, raised a $150 million seed and series A fund.

Ossia, the company behind Cota, a wireless power device, raised a $10 million round from KDDI.

APUS Group, a Beijing-based Android application development company, raised $100 million in a Series B round of funding led by Chengwei Capital, SIG and Qiming Venture Partners with participation from Redpoint Ventures and Northern Light Venture Capital., a food delivery service based in Shanghai, raised $350 million in Series E funding from CITIC, Tencent,,, and Sequoia Capital.

Online currency exchange TransferWise raised a $58 million round from Andreessen Horowitz.

Everspin Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of discrete and embedded MRAM, raised $29 million in a Series B round from GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Western Digital Capital, New Venture Partners, Lux Capital, Sigma Partners, Epic Ventures, and DraperFisher Jurvetson.

FullContact, a suite of contact management solutions, raised $7 million from undisclosed investors.

Giphy, a visual search engine, raised a $17 million Series B financing round, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from General Catalyst and current investors. 

D-Wave Systems, a quantum computing company, raised $29 million in funding from a large institutional investor, among others.

Mobile marketing platform TUNE raised $27 million led by Icon Ventures, with participation from Performance Equity Management and Accel Partners.

Whistle, a provider of pet tech products and services, raised $15 million in a Series B round led by Nokia Growth Partners, with participation from Qualcomm, Melo7 Tech Partners LLC and Queensbridge Venture Partners. 

Deliveroo, a food delivery service,  raised a $25 million Series B investment round led by Accel Partners, with participation from Index Ventures, Hoxton Ventures and Hummingbird Ventures. 

Datadog, a cloud service that helps customers monitor infrastructure and software, raised $31 million in a Series C funding round led by Index Ventures with participation from RTP Ventures, Openview Partners and “other equity holders.”

Volusion, a provider of ecommerce solutions for online businesses, raised $55 million from Main Street Capital Corporation.

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