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Financial technology startup Ascend Consumer Finance raised $1.5 million in seed funding, The round was led by Mucker Capital, with participation from OCA Ventures, Birchmere Advisors and Securian Financial Group.
The SquareFoot, an online platform for commercial real estate, raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Primary Venture Partners, with participation from RRE Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners, along with unnamed angel investors.
COBI, developer of a smart connected biking system, raised more than $4 million from Capnamic Ventures, Iris Capital and Creathor Venture. Private investors from COBI's seed round of financing also participated.
Snaps, a platform for connecting advertisers with consumers across messaging applications and devices, raised $6.5 million in a Series A round from a number of investors in the technology, media and entertainment industries.
LOVEThESIGN, an Italian home design e-commerce platform, raised more than $4 million in a Series A round led by United Ventures, along with "some very well known families in the Italian fashion and design industry."
UniKey, a developer of a smart lock, raised $10 million in a Series A round from Asset Management Ventures, AXCIT, Broadway Angels, CBRE, ff Venture Capital, Samsung, Haas Portman, Oriza Ventures and other global investors.
Sprig, an on-demand meal service, raised $45 million in a Series B round led by Social Capital and Greylock Partners, along with Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Pascal Levy-Garboua, 500 Startups, Ludlow Ventures, Haroon Mokhtarzada, Russ Fradin, Jim Payne, Justin Waldron, Sozo-Truebridge, Lumia Capital, IDG Ventures, CAA Ventures, Fabrice Grinda, Sam Kass, Jed York, Marc Lasry, Karen Francis, Stewart Butterfield,Brian Spaly, Mark Ayzenshtat, Bryan Goldberg and Amitt Mahajan.
Venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates closed its fifteenth fund with $2.8 billion in committed capital to its core fund, along with an additional $350 million for its NEA 15 Opportunity Fund.
Acorns, a micro-investing mobile platform, raised $23 million in Series C funding in a round co-led by Greycroft Partners and e.ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures,Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners.
RetailNext, a provider of applied Big Data for physical retail, raised $125 million led by Activant Capital, along with August Capital, StarVest Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Commerce Ventures, American Express, Pereg Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Siguler Guff & Company.
Duo Security, a cloud-based access security provider, raised $30 million in a Series C round led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from Benchmark, Google Ventures, Radar Partners and True Ventures
Movidius, a vision processor company, raised $40 million in a round led by Summit Bridge Capital, along with ARCH Venture Partners, Sunny Optical Technology Group, Atlantic Bridge Capital, AIB Seed Capital Fund, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
Workplace collaboration tool Slack raised a $160 million round from Horizons Ventures, Digital Sky Technologies (DST Global), Index Ventures, Spark Capital Growth, Institutional Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, The Social+Capital Partnership, Google Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
On-demand cab service giant Ola raised a $400 million Series E funding round led by DST Global, along with GIC, Falcon Edge Capital, SoftBank Group, Tiger Global, Steadview Capital and Accel Partners.
Pepperdata, a provider of Hadoop cluster optimization software, raised more than $15 million in a round led by Wing Venture Capital, wth Signia Venture Partners, Maynard Webb, Citi Ventures and Silicon Valley Data Capital.
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