Funding roundup - week ending 2/13/15

Steven Loeb · February 13, 2015 · Short URL:

AppDirect, Pursuit, Jet, WedPics, Laurel & Wolf, Sigfox, Soothe, Reserve, TrueFacet, Capital Float

Seed Stage

Pursuit Vascular, the maker of a preventive medical device for catheter-related bloodstream infections, raised $1.6 million in debt funding  from undisclosed investors.

Soothe, a service for booking same-day massage appointments, raised $1.7 million AngelList syndicate, along with IDG Ventures and Walter Loewenstern, as well as angel investors Scott & Cyan Bannister, Joshua Schachter, Aaron Hirschhorn, Jeff Bonforte, and Aaron Lee.

TrueFacet, an onlline marketplace for secondhand jewelry, raised $1.7 million from Maveron (Jason Stoffer), Trilogy, Howard Lindzon at Social Leverage, Founder's Co-Op and several top angel investors.

Thirty Labs, a company that is "building next-generation digital video businesses," raised $2 million from Elisabeth Murdoch, David Karp, BDMI, Bloomberg Beta, MTG, Broadway Video, Matthew Anderson, Jed Simmons, Gil Fuchsberg, Luminari Capital, Anthony Orsten and Matti Leshem.

Locket, the makers of ScreenPop, an app that brings personalized news and other stories to an Android lockscreen, raised $3.2 million seed round from Tyra Banks, Turner Broadcasting, Great Oaks and various angel investors.

Quality Assurance-as-a-service company Rainforest raised $4 million in seed funding from Storm Ventures, Rincon, Andreessen Horowitz, Morado, and Crosslink.

Sortlist, a platform for companies to find marketing and communication agencies, raised a €550,000 seed round from a number of private individuals and Lean Fund.

NodeSource, a maker of enterprise-grade software products, raised $3 million in seed funding from Crosslink Capital and Resolute Ventures.

ALICE, a mobile platform for guests to engage with hotel services and staff, raised $3 million in seed funding led by Principals of Tishman Realty and Founders of NeueHouse. Other investors in the round include 645 Ventures, Jason FingerTodd Arky and Paul Appelbaum.

Shopline, a DIY ecommerce platform, raised $1.2 million in seed funding from 500 Startups, Ardent Capital, SXE Ventures, East Ventures and COENT Venture Partners.

ActionSprout, a provider of tools for nonprofits to use Facebook to reach more people, raised $1.7 million led by the Oregon Angel Fund, with participation from the Bellingham Angel Fund, Portland Seed Fund and other west coast investors.

TuneGO, a music discovery platform, raised $1.2 million from Chris Murray and Kenny Kam.

InterviewJet, a members-only hiring platform, raised a $750,000 seed funding round from Mitchell Martin.

Grapevine, a YouTube native marketing expert, raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Boston Seed, Atlas Venture via Boston Syndicates, Diane HessanJoe CarusoJere Doyle and TJ Mahony.


Early Stage

Online interior design company Laurel & Wolf raised $4.4 million led by Charles River Ventures, along with Karlin Ventures, Upside Partnership and Draper & Associates.

Dining app Reserve raised $15 million in a   round led by Human Ventures Capital, along with First Round, Lowercase Capital, Advancit Capital, Sherpa Ventures, SV Angel, Venture51, Visionnaire Ventures, Jared Leto, Jon Favreau and

Capital Float, a provider of business loans for SMEs in India, raised a $13 million Series A led by SAIF Partners and Sequoia Capital, with Aspada also participating. 

Mexican price comparison site ComparaGuru raised a $4 million funding round from Seaya Ventures.

Team8, a cyber “think tank” focused on cybersecurity companies, raised $18 million in a Series A transaction backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Cisco Investments, Marker LLC and Alcatel-Lucent.

Cinemacraft, the company behind video consumption tool Videogram, raised  3.9 million in a Series A round  led by 500startups, with NTT DoCoMo Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Turner, and Fierce Capital participating.

Move Loot, a full-service online marketplace for pre-owned home goods, raised $9 million from Metamorphic Ventures.

New Matter, a consumer 3D printing company, raised a $6.5 million round led by Alsop Louie Partners led the round, with Arden Road Investments, Biotechonomy, Dolby Family Ventures, First Round Capital, Idealab and frogVentures.


Late Stage

Cloud service commerce company AppDirect raised $50 million in a Series D round led by Mithril Capital Management, along with Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, StarVest Partners, Henry Kravis and Paul Fribourg.

E-commerce site Jet raised $140 million in a round led Bain Capital Ventures, with  participation from Accel Partners, Coatue, General Catalyst, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, NEA, Norwest Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Temasek, Thrive Capital and other investors.

WedPics, a platform for sharing wedding photos, raised $6.5 million in Series B funding from  Barbara Corcoran and Phil Nadel, along with  Middleland Capital, WTI and several Bay Area angels.

Sigfox, a French Internet of Things network, raised a $115 million round from strategic and financial investors in Europe, the U.S. and Asia., a cloud-based workforce management platform, raised $9 million in a Series B round led by MHS Capital, with participation from Point Nine Capital, Klever Internet Investments, Team Builder Ventures and Mark Britto.

Curated shopping site Fancy raised an undisclosed amount of Series D round of funding led by Carlos Slim Domit, Culture Convenience Club and others.

Borro, an online platform for luxury asset-backed lending, raised $19.5 million in funding led by OurCrowd and Rocket Internet.

Real-estate classifieds platform Lamudi raised $18 million from Asia Pacific Internet Group, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Tengelmann Ventures.

Bottlenose, a web platform to organize social media streams, raised $13.4 in a round led by KPMG Capital, along with Origin Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Transmedia Capital, ff Venture Capital, and others.

Meizu, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, raised a $590 million round from Alibaba Group.

Conductor, aleading provider of Web Presence Management technology, raised $27 million in a Series D round led by Catalyst Investors, along FirstMark Capital,Matrix Partners, Investor Growth Capital and Blue Cloud Ventures. T

Miovision, a traffic systems technology company, raised a $30 million CAD ($24 million USD) Series B round led by MacKinnon, Bennett & Co. with participation from Investeco Capital, Renewal Funds, Plaza Ventures and Comerica.

Practo, a doctor search engine,  raised $30 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners. 

Metaps, an app monetization platform, raised a $36 million Series C round from pre-existing and multiple new stakeholders in Japan and with the participation of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

(Updated to include investors in TrueFacet)

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