Funding roundup - week ending 2/20/15

Steven Loeb · February 20, 2015 · Short URL:

K2, Grovo, NewCo, Coffee Meets Bagel, Onfido, WorldRemit, Apptimize, Tealium, Shopa, Notey, Carmudi

Seed stage

Event startup NewCo raised a $1.7 million seed round from Obvious Ventures, True Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Transmedia Capital, Freestyle Capital, and Foundry Fund, as well as angels Chris Albinson, Andrew Anker, Bart Knaggs, Michael Lazerow, Dave Morgan, Dave Morin, Jordan Shlain, Owen Van Natta, and Michael Winnick.

Notey, a blog discovery platform, raisedU$1.6 million seed round from Steve Kirsch, Hugo Barra and Ryan Holmes.

Algorithmic logo design startup Tailor Brands raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Disruptive Fund and various angel investors.

Kaodim, a Malaysian online marketplace for consumers seeking service professionals, raised $550,000 in a seed round led by East Ventures, with participation from 500 Startups.

Konekt, which provides cellular connectivity for hardware devices, raised a $1.3 million round of funding from multiple investors, including NextView Ventures, Mucker Capital and Tyler Willis Syndicate.

Boldomatic, a text-only social network and eCommerce platform, raised $700,000 from Prakriti Projects and Lakewood AG.

Travel SaaS start-up Triptease raised $2 million in a seed round from Episode 1 Ventures and Notion Capital.

Credible Labs, an independent marketplace for student loan refinancing, raised $1.5 million from Carthona Capital, Cthulhu Ventures and Redbus Group.

Revmetrix, an  omnichannel data platform for retailers, raised $2.2 million in seed funding led by Genacast Ventures and .406 Ventures.

Cuseum, a startup focused on mobile technology for the art and cultural sector, raised $1.2 million from Foundry Group’s FG Angels, Atlas Venture’s Boston Syndicates, Seavest Capital Partners, Drummond Road Capital, and New Gen Partners, along with angel investors Paul English, Joshua Schachter, Deborah Ellinger, Wayne Chang, Colin Angle, Nicole Stata, David Chang, Jit Saxena and others.

Hakka Labs, an engineering community for tech companies and professionals, raised $500,000 in funding from Ali Rowghani, Social Starts and Azure Capital.

Fashion shopping app Grabble raised a £1.2 million ($1.8 million) funding round from a number of Angels.



Early stage

Coffee Meets Bagel, a social dating app, raised $7.8 million in a Series A funding round led by DCM Ventures with participation from Quest Ventures Partners and Azure Capital.

Onfido, a provider of automated background checks, raised $4.5m in Series A funding led by Wellington Partners, with participation from CrunchFund and angel investors that include Brent Hoberman, Nicolas Brusson, Greg Marsh, Spencer Hyman, and Dan Cobley.

Apptimize, a provider of optimization tools for mobile applications, raised $4 million Series A funding round led by Costanoa Venture Capital.

Social shopping app Shopa raised $11 million from Octopus Investments and Notion Capital.

WeTransfer, a file-transfer service, raised $25 million in a Series A round from Highland Capital Partners Europe.

News In Shorts, an India-based company that operates a news digest app, raised a $4 million Series A round led by Tiger Global.

BlueTalon, provider of unmatched data entitlement solutions for Hadoop, raised $5 million from Signia Venture Partners, Biosys Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Stanford-StartX Fund, Divergent Ventures, Berggruen Holdings and Data Collective.

Firefly Games, a mid-core and hardcore mobile gaming company, raised $8 million in Series A financing round led by Skyocean International Holdings, Ceyuan Ventures and GuangZhou WinHi.

Robotic cloud laboratory Transcriptic raised $8.5 million in a Series A funding led by Data Collective with participation from IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, 500 Startups, MITS Fund, Y Combinator, Paul Buchheit, and a bunch of other angels.

Indian shopping app Wooplr raised $5 million in a Series A funding round led by Helion Ventures.

InDinero, which provides financial software solutions for small businesses, raised $7 million from Kevin Hartz, Bobby Yazdani, Hank Vigil, Fritz Lanman, Coyote Ridge Ventures, SaaS Capital, Streamlined Ventures, and many others.

SkyGiraffe, provider of a platform that extends enterprise data to mobile devices, raised $3 million in a Series A round led by Trilogy Equity Partners with participation from 500 Startups. 


Late stage

K2, a business application platforms and solution, raised over $100 million from Francisco Partners.

Grovo, a training platform for digital and professional skills, raised $15 million in Series B financing from Accel Partners, Costanoa Venture Capital, Greg Waldorf and SoftTech VC.

Global online money transfer service WorldRemit raised $100 million in a Series B funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with participation from Accel Partners.

Tealium, an enterprise tag management solution, raised $30.7 million in Series D financing led by Georgian Partners and Bain Capital Ventures. Battery Ventures, Tenaya Capital, and Presidio Ventures also participated.

Applicaster, a provider of Cross-Screen TV apps, raised $10.5 million in  a Series B funding round led by Pitango Venture Capital with participation of 83North.

Carmudi, an online car classified listings platform, raised $25 million from Asia Pacific Internet Group, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures and a private investor.

Axcient, a cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service company, raised $25 million in a round led by Industry Ventures, with participation from Allegis Capital, Peninsula Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Thomvest Ventures.

Glint, a real-time employee engagement platform, raised $15.5 million in funding led by Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures.

RapidMiner, a Modern Analytics platform, raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Ascent Venture Partners and Longworth Venture Partners, with Earlybird Venture Capital and Open Ocean Capital participating.

E-hailing service Uber raised an addition $1 billion in Series E funding from undisclosed investors. 

Gaming video site Machinima raised $24 million in a round led by Warner Bros. Entertainment, with participation from Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital, Coffin Capital and Allen DeBevoise.

Livefyre, provider of real-time social media software, raised raised $47 million in funding from Adobe, Cue Ball, Greycroft Partners, Hillsven Capital, Salesforce Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners.

IT monitoring software provider ScienceLogic raised a $43 million Series D venture capital round led by Goldman Sachs with NEA and Intel Capital also participating. 

Stayzilla, an India-based offering Airbnb-style rentals, raised a $20 million Series B round  led by Nexus Venture Partners and Matrix Partners.

Venture capital firm CoVenture raised $3 million from a total of 57 investors, including Bob Adelson, Gerson Lehrman Group, and Great Oaks Venture Capital.

Betterment, an automated investing service, raised$60 million round led by Francisco Partners, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, and Northwestern Mutual Capital.

Security startup Synack raised $25 million in Series B funding co-led by GGV Capital and Icon Ventures.

6sense, a predictive intelligence engine, raised a $20 million Series B funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures. Battery Ventures and Venrock also contributed.

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