Funding roundup - week ending 3/6/15

Steven Loeb · March 6, 2015 · Short URL:

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Seed stage

Smartbike startup Vanhawks raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures, Simon Whitfield, Brenda Irwin and various angels. 

Product visualization startup Cylindo raised $1 million in a funding round led by Scale Capital, with participation from LiteCap and CommerceVC.

Trucker Path,  a platform that helps carriers to find truckloads on a smartphone, raised $1.5 million in funding from Renren.

Clearbit, a provider of business intelligence APIs, raised $2 million in a round  led by SV Angel and First Round Capital with participation from Box Group, Fuel Capital, Zetta, S2 and angels such as Naval Ravikant, Othman Laraki, Hiten Shah, Ariel Poler, and Ilya Sukhar.

R​Escour,​ a commercial real estate data visualization and intelligence platform, raised a $1.3 million seed investment round led by Launch Fund, AngelList syndicate, and TechSquare Labs, along with Mosley Ventures, Tom Cousins’ Nonami Investments and Chip Perry.

TERRALUX, which designs and manufactures LED lighting and building intelligence solutions, raised $11 million in a round led by EnerTech Capital, along with Generation Investment Management, Crawley Ventures, Emerald Technology Ventures, GC&H Investments, and Dr. Anthony Catalano.

Zervant, which provides automated invoicing and accounting for small businesses, raised a €1.5 million round from Conor Venture Partners and existing investors.

Man Crates, a site that provides gifts for men, raised$3.1 million seed round from several high-profile investors. The company is backed by several well-known ecommerce and internet investors including Rothenberg Ventures, Sovereign's Capital, OVO Fund, Corazon Capital, Tekton Ventures, Pete KoomenMac Harman, John KobsChris Herndon and Chris Erickson.

Dash Hudson, a fashion app for men, raised $1 million from Paul Gauthier, Charles Bishop, Jevon MacDonald and Gavin Uhma.

Studypool, an online marketplace that connects students with tutors on a per question basis, raised $1.2 million in a seed funding round led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures. 500 Startups, Fabrice Grinda, Great Oaks Venture Capital and several Silicon Valley angel investors also participated.


Early stage

Tempered Networks, a provider of secure connectivity for critical infrastructure and information, raised $15 million in a series A funding round led by Ignition Partners with participation from IDG Ventures.

People Analytics company Culture Amp raised $6.3 million in a Series A round led by Felicis Ventures, Index Ventures and Blackbird Ventures.

Information-management startup Alation raised a $9 million in a Series A round led by Costanoa Venture Capital and Data Collective, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta and General Catalyst Partners.

On-demand valet startup Luxe raised a $20 million Series A round co-led by Redpoint Ventures and Venrock Partners.

CloudMine, a cloud mobile platform, raised a $5 million Series A financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from  MentorTech Ventures, DreamIt Ventures, DeSimone Group Investments, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, Robin Hood Ventures and other angel investors.

Sqore, a provider of online challenge-based skills testing, raised $3.5 million in funding from Northzone.

In-trip-activity platform Musement raised €5 million in Series A funding from P101, 360 Capital Partners and Italian Angels for Growth.

Visually, a community platform for data visualization and infographics, raised $3.3 million in a round led by Crosslink, along with 500 Startups, Mitch Kapor Foundation and SoftTech VC.


Geofeedia, a location-based social media intelligence company, raised a $3 million round led by Hyde Park Venture Partners, with participation from Tim Kopp, David Gupta and Gene Delaney.

Salesfusion, a marketing automation platform, raised a $5 million round from Noro-Moseley Partners. 



Reaction, the developer of a temporary shelter system that can be used in emergencies, raised an undisclosed amount of funding round led by Riverwood Capital, along with Rothenberg Ventures and ff Venture Capital.


Mobile publishing platform Pressly raised $2.1 million in a round led by Gibraltar Ventures, with participation from iNovia and OMERS,

Nexus eWater, a developer of an on-site Water and Energy Recycler, raised a $2.1 million in Series A funding in a round led by Thomas Reeves Hitchner, along with ANU Connect Ventures, the Sydney Angels and the Sydney SideCar Fund.

PeachWorks, a provider of solutions for the restaurant management industry, raised $4 million in Series A financing led by Allos Ventures, with participation from Huron River Ventures, Arsenal Venture Partners, and Invest Detroit.

BookKeeping Express, a provider of personalized business bookkeeping services, raised a $5.8 million Series A round of funding led by Paulson Investment Company.

ChipCare, which produes diagnostics for infectious and non-communicable diseases in remote health settings, raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Puffin Partners, along with MaRS Innovation, Maple Leaf Angels, Winfield Venture Group, Epic Capital, and a number of angel investors.


Late stage

Nextdoor, a social network dedicated to creating networks based on local neighborhoods, raised a $110 million funding round led by Redpoint Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.

YouMail, a provider of telecommunication services for consumers and small businesses, raised a $5.5 million Series B roundof funding from between 25 and 30 individual investors. 

RockYou,  a cross-platform advertising network for games, raised a new $23 million round of funding led by Columbia Capital.

Farfetch, a global e-commerce site for independent boutiques, raised $86 million led by DST Global, along with Conde Nast and Vitruvian Partners.

WorldStores, the operator of flash sales site Casafina, raised a £25 million round led by Goldman Sachs, with Balderton Capital, Advent Ventures, and Serena Capital also participating. 

Sales platform ToutApp raised $15 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Sigma West, Founder Collective, 500 Startups and the Launch Fund.

Online mens clothing outlet Outfittery raised a $20 million funding round led by Northzone, with Highland Europe, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners and Kreativwirtschaft Berlin also participating. 

Spredfast, a leading social media software platform, raised $24 million from Silver Lake Waterman.

Brite Semiconductor, an ASIC design services firm, raised $8 million in a Series C round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners, Gobi Partners, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.

First Insight, a provider of solutions for brands to incorporate the voice of the consumer into the design and merchandising of products, raised $14 million in a round from Updata Partners.

Swiftype, a company that sells search engines for websites and mobile apps, raised a $13 million Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates.

EndoChoice, a manufacturerer of endoscopic imaging systems, raised$57 million round from Deerfield, Ally Bridge Group, Rock Springs Capital, Sequoia Capital and previous investors. 

Namely, an HR software platform for high-growth companies, raised an $11 million led by Matrix Partners with additional funding from True Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Greenspring Global Partners and Vayner/RSE.

Event planning platform HoneyBook raised a $22 million Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Aleph and Hillsven.

Tricida, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery of chronic therapies, raised a $30 million Series B round led by OrbiMed, with participation by Sibling Capital Ventures and Limulus Venture Partners.

Booker, a platform for service commerce, raised a $35 million Series C round led by Medina Capital, , along with First Data, Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Revolution Ventures, TDF Ventures, and Grotech Ventures.

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