Funding roundup - week ending 3/27/15

Steven Loeb · March 27, 2015 · Short URL:

Accel Partners, Falcon Social, Augmented Pixels, Socratic, iAngels, Realm, Hedvig, ZipMatch, Skycure

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Seed stage

Augmented Pixels, a developer of interactive solutions with augmented and virtual experiences, raised $1 million in Seed funding led by The Hive.

iAngels, a equity crowdfunding platform, raised$2.25 million seed round led Millhouse Capital along with angels through the iAngels online platform.

Logikcull, a file organization and discovery firm, raised a $4 million seed round led by Storm Ventures, with participation from Nick Mehta and Anshu Sharma.

Solebit LABS, a developer of cyber-security solutions, raised$2 million funding round from Glilot Capital Partners.

sprylab, a provider of mobile solutions, raised €2 million from Berliner Sparkasse, the Investment Bank Berlin and the Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg.

The Loadown, a SaaS based real-time revenue optimization platform for mobile apps, raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding led by IGA Works and Pleasant Valley Fund.

Schoolrunner, an enterprise tech platform for K-12 schools, raised $1.5 million in funding from The Colorado Impact Fund.

Day1 Solutions, a cloud services and solutions company, raised $2 million from 10 separate accredited investors.

InstallTracker, a startup specialising in mobile advertising tracking and apps analytics, raised $1 million in seed funding from private investors.


Early stage

Edtech company Socratic raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures,with participation from Spark Capital and Omidyar Network. 

Hedvig, a software-defined storage company, raised a $12.5 million Series A funding round led byAtlantic Bridge Capital, with participation from True Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. 

ZipMatch, an online property portal in the Philippines, raised $2.5 million in a round led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from 500 Startups.

Skycure, a mobile threat defense company, raised $8 million Series A round led by Shasta Ventures, with participation from New York Life Insurance Company.

Improbable, developer of an operating environment that makes building simulated worlds possible, raised $20 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Chris Dixon.

Mojio, an open platform for connecting cars, raised an $8 million Series A funding round led by Telekom Capital, with Relay Ventures, BDC, and Steve Case also participating. 

Semma Therapeutics, a developer of a cell therapy for Type 1 diabetes, raised a $44 million Series A round led by MPM Capital, with Fidelity Biosciences, ARCH Venture Partners, and Medtronic participating.

Rubrik, provider of live data access for recovery and application development, raised $10 million in Series A funding led by led by Lightspeed Venture Partners along with "industry luminaries behind Symantec, Data Domain, and Veritas."

Real estate investing platform Cadre raised $18.3 million from Thrive Capital and General Catalyst

Content marketing platform Keywee raised $9.1 million in Series A funding led by Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC,  with participation from The New York Times Company and UpWest Labs.

Cotopaxi, a direct-to-consumer outdoor gear and apparel company, raised a $6.5M Series A funding round led by Greycroft Partners, along with NEA, Forerunner Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and several angel investors including Jeff Kearl and Josh James.

M.Gemi, the Warby Parker of Italian footwear, raised $14 million in a round led by General Catalyst, with participation from Forerunner Ventures and Breakaway Ventures.

Teabox, an online tea startup, raised $6 million round led by JAFCO Asia, with participation from Accel, Keystone Group and Dragoneer Investment Group.

Digital security company SecurityScorecard raised $12.5 million in Series A funding from Sequoia, with participation from Boldstart and Evolution Equity Partners.

Rental furniture subscription site Furlenco raised a $6 million funding round from Lightbox VC.

Brain training company Memorado raised $3.3 million in a Series A round led by Creathor Venture and Global Founders Capital, with participation from Sunstone Capital and other angels.

HONK, a roadside assistance app, raised $12 million in a Series A round led by Altpoint Ventures.

Roposo, a social network and discovery platform for fashion products, raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global, with India Quotient and Binny Bansal participating. 


Late stage

Venture capital firm Accel Partners raised a new $305 million fund for Indian startups called Accel India IV.

SaaS social media management platform Falcon Social raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Prime Ventures, along with Northcap and Target Partners.

Realm, a database for holding and delivering data on mobile devices, raised a $20 million round led by Khosla Ventures, with Scale Venture Partners also participating. 

Lendio, a small business lending marketplace, raised a $20.5 million round led by Financial Partners Group, along with Blumberg Capital, North Hill Ventures, Pivot Investment Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, Runa Capital and Highway 12 Ventures.

Cohere Technologies, a wireless connectivity company, raised a $35 million Series C round led by Telstra along with New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Ventures, Macquarie Capital and AME Cloud Ventures participating. 

Localytics, a platform for app marketing and analytics, raised $35 million in Series D funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from Foundation Capital and Polaris Partners.

Rsam, a provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance solutions, raised a $32 million round from JMI Equity

WISErg Corporation, a bio-clean technology company, raised $11 million in a Series B round led by Second Avenue Partners and other private investors.

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, a threat intelligence company, raised a $20 million Series B round led by Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds, with participation by Alsop Louie Partners.

OrthoSensor,a devleoper of Sensor-Assisted Surgery instruments, raised $19 million in a private placement of Series C Preferred Stock. Bridger Healthcare, Ltd. and The Tullis Growth Fund, L.P. participated in the round.

Aeglea Biotherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, raised a $44 million Series B round led by Lilly Ventures and Novartis Venture Fund with participation by UT Horizon Fund and new investors, including OrbiMed, Jennison Associates, Venrock, RA Capital Management, Rock Springs Capital, Ally Bridge Group and Cowen Investments. 

Flower Orthopedicscreator of Ready-for-Surgery treatment concepts, raised$4.5 million Series C round 

Seoul-based educational startup Smatoos raised$2.7 million Series B round from Korea Investment Partners, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and Partners Investment. 

Ayasdi, a machine intelligence software company, raised $55 million round in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, along with Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Khosla Ventures, FLOODGATE, Citi Ventures, Centerview Capital Technology and Draper Nexus.

PhishMe, a provider of phishing threat management solutions, raised $13 million in Series B funding led by Paladin Capital Group and Aldrich Capital Partners.

Helpling, an online platform for on-demand home services, raised $45 million in a round led by Lakestar, Kite Ventures, Lukasz Gadowski and Rocket Internet.

Smart lock maker August raised $38 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Incorporated., a cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 Platform, raised $110 million in a round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with Salesforce Ventures also participating.

Art education and collecting platform Artsy raised $25 million in a Series C round led by Catterton Partners.

BetterCloud, the leading provider intelligent data security for cloud office platforms, raised $25 million in a round led Accel, with participation from all existing investors including Flybridge Capital Partners, Greycroft Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, New Amsterdam Growth Capital and Millennium Technology Value Partners.

Quickplay, a serive that  powers premium video to any device, raised $57 million from Madison Dearborn Partners, Orix Ventures and Difference Capital Financial.

Victor, a provider of an on-demand jet charter service, raised an $8 million Series B round from unnamed private investors.

DoorDash, an on-demand delivery service for local restaurants, raised $35 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Charles River Ventures.

E-commerce technology provider Amplience raised a $10.5 million Series B round led by Octopus Investments, along with Northstar Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

Nanigans, a provider of social and mobile advertising software, raised a $24 million Series B round led by Cheetah Mobile, with Avalon Ventures and Wellington Management Company LLP participating.

GreenRoad, a SaaS driver behavior and fleet performance service provider, raised $26 million in a round led by Israel Growth Partners with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Generation Investment Management and Virgin Green Fund. 

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