Funding Roundup


Funding roundup - week ending 4/3/15

DroneDeploy, Fitbit, HyTrust, Noom, SalesLoft, Thrasos, Monkimun, ReadyPulse, GoFormz, Scutify, FLYR

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
April 3, 2015
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Seed stage

Monkimun, an educational technology company, raised $1 million in seed funding from investors including 500 Startups, Incuvest, SHO-z emi Innovation Ventures, Lanzame Capital and angel investors Ian Noel, Iñaki Arrola and Carina Szpilka.

Scutify, a social network for the finance community, raised $1.5 million from undisclosed private investors.

KeepTrax, an "Internet of Me" mobile technology company, raised $1 million in seed funding from Naya Ventures. 

Indoor position system company SenionLab AB raised $1.8 million from SEB Venture Capital.

FLYR, a data science company focused on forecasting airfare volatility, raised $3.7 million in a round led by Streamlined Ventures and Montage Ventures, along with Western Technology Investment and several angel investors.

Testlio, a provider of development teams with dedicated quality-assurance testers, raised $1 million in seed funding from Techstars Ventures, Galvanize, Yee Lee, Pat Matthews, Lew Moorman and Carman Chan.

Bitt, a digital asset exchange channel, raised $1.5 million in a funding round from Avatar Capital 

Laundrapp, an on-demand laundry startup, raised £4 million from a group of investors including Michael Spencer and Jeff Blue.

PlayVox, a provider of employee engagement software, raised $1.5 million from a corporate venture investor in Colombia.

Luxify, a marketplace for new and used luxury goods, raised $800,000 in seed funding from undisclosed investors in Asia and Europe.

Redbird, a company that analyzes data from small civilian drones, raised €2 million from GDF Suez New Ventures.

Lumen Learning, a provider of open educational resource alternatives, raised $2.5 million in a seed round led by the Oregon Angel Fund, with the Portland Seed Fund, Seattle’s Alliance of Angels, and local investors Ray Henderson, David Mills and Tom Rubin also participating.


Early stage

DroneDeploy, a smart drone management platform, raised $9 million in a Series A round led by Emergence Capital with participation from SoftTech, DataCollective and Angelpad.

Sales development company SalesLoft raised $10.15 milllion in a round led by Emergence Capital, Jason Green and Joseph Floyd.

Thrasos Therapeutics, a biotherapeutics company focused on solutions for kidney disease, raised a $21 million Series D round led by BDC Capital and SR One with participation by all current investors.

Mobile-first productivity solution GoFormz raised $3 million in Series A funding from Cloud Apps Capital Partners and FLOODGATE. 

Digital marketing platform ReadyPulse, raised $5 million in Series A Funding led by Venture Capital Firms, Walden Venture Capital and Rally Ventures.

Instabrand, a mobile influencer marketing platform and technology startup, raised$2.5 million Series A round led by TI Capital. 

Mobile marketplace Duriana raised a $2.5 million Series A  round led by BEENOS Asia Pte. Ltd., with participation from existing investors.

HealthQx, a provider of analytics software and services for healthcare providers, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Health Enterprise Partners

ProsperWorks, the developer of Simple CRM for Google Apps, raised $7.5 million in a round led by True Ventures, along with Bloomberg Beta, Crunchfund and angel investors.

GlassesUSA, an online retailer specializing in prescription eyewear, raised a $12.5 million round led by Viola Private Equity. 

In-home care startup Honor raised $20 million from Andreessen-Horowitz, and individual investors including Jeremy Stoppelman and Max Levchin.

TaaSera, a provider of preemptive breach detection for cybersecurity, raised a $14.5 million Series A round from undisclosed investors. 

Bigleaf Networks, an Internet redundancy and optimization service, raised a $1.5 million Series A round led by Oregon Angel Fund. Portland Seed Fund, Alliance of Angels, and other angel investors.


Late stage

Wearables manufacturer Fitbit raised $17.8 million in a funding round from undisclosed investors. 

Cloud security automation company HyTrust raised $25 million led by Accelerate-IT Ventures, with participation from Vanedge Capital, VMWareCiscoIntel, Fortinet, In-Q-Tel, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital and Epic Ventures also contributed.

Noom, a mobile health company, raised $16.15 million in Series B funding led by InterVest Co. Ltd., with participation from LB Investment, Hanmi IT, RRE Ventures, TransLink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.  

TripHobo, a platform for discovering user-generated travel itineraries, raised $3 million in Series B funding from Mayfield and Kalaari Capital.

Jama Software, a cloud-based, collaborative solution, raised $20 million in funding from Updata Partners, Trinity Ventures, Madrona Venture Group and the Oregon Angel Fund.

YapStone,, a provider of web and mobile payment technology solutions, raised a $60 million financing package with Comerica Bank and Bregal Sagemount.

Genshuixue, a Chinese education search portal, raised$50 million Series A round  ed by Hillhouse Capital.

Raptr, an optimization platform for PC gamers, raised $14 million from Advanced Micro Devices, Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital.

On-demand house cleaning service Handy raised $15 million in a round led by TPG Growth, with participation from Sound Ventures and other current investors.

Sprinklr, an enterprise social technology, raised $46 million in a round led by Battery Ventures, Intel Capital, and Iconiq Capital.

Systems and security management company Tanium raised $52 million from Andreessen Horowitz.

Online auction house Auctionata raised a €42 million (US $45 million) Series C round led by MCI Management, along with Hearst Ventures, Kreos Capital, Yuan Capital and all existing investors including Earlybird,, Kite Ventures, Raffay Group, TA Ventures, Bright Capital, REN Invest and Holtzbrinck Ventures.

P2P lending website Ratesetter raised £20 million from Woodford Investment Management, Artemis and existing investors including Charles Peel and Ken Costa.

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving performance solutions, raised $50 million from Oak Investment Partners, New Enterprise Associates and WABCO.

Indian online commerce company LimeRoad raised $30 million in a round led by Tiger Global, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Matrix Partners India.

CafeX, a provider of real-time engagement solutions for mobile and web platforms, raised$21 million Series B round from Intel Capital, a subsidiary of USAA, Illuminate Ventures and other angel investors.

Japanese news reading app SmartNews raised  a $10 million round led by GREE, with Globis Capital Partners, Atomico, Mixi and Social Venture Partners.

Sports video analysis platform Hudl raised $72.5 million in a funding round led by Accel and Nelnet.

Ride-sharing app Via raised $27 million round led by Pitango Venture Capital, with Hearst Ventures, Ervington Investments, and 83North participating. 

Ticket search engine SeatGeek raised a $62 million Series C round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with Accel, Causeway Media Partners and Mousse Partners also participating.

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