Funding roundup - week ending 5/8/15

Steven Loeb · May 8, 2015 · Short URL:

Twistlock, DJI, Cybereason, NatureBox, Twilio, AltSchool, Zenefits, Cursive Labs, Robinhood, Banjo

Seed stage

Twistlock, an enterprise security suite for virtual containers, raised $2.5 million in funding from YL Ventures.

Wag!, which provides dog owners with access to dog walkers, raised a $2.45 million seed round led by Freestyle Capital, along with Greylock, Crunchfund, Dave Morin's Slow Ventures, Social Leverage, RRE, Structure Capital, John Maloney and others.

CodersClan, a community-driven marketplace for code, raised a seed round of $820,000 from investors that included CrunchFund, Entrée Capital and Kima Ventures, as well as angels, including founders from WIX, Quixey and ClarityRay.

ParkiFi, a real-time parking spot occupancy platform, raised $2 million from Galvanize Ventures, Foundry Group Angels and Access Ventures, among others.

Jetbay, a platform designed for foreign travelers to book private tours to China, raised$1.6 million seed round led by ChinaRock Capital Management. It also included a Chinese government grant.

KFit, a fitness-sharing platform, raised a seven-figure seed funding round from 500 Startups, SXE Ventures, Founders Global, Daniel Shin, Danny Yeung and Joel Neoh.

incrediblue, a marketplace for boat rentals, raised a $1.8 million round led by Connect Ventures, with the participation of Seedcamp, Howzat Ventures, Firestartr and Openfund. 

Bitfusion, a provider of hardware acceleration technologies to boost application performance, raised $1.45 million in seed funding from Data Collective VC, Resonant VC and the Geekdom Fund.

PureWow, a digital media company specializing in women's lifestyle content, raised$2.5 million seed round led by Pilot Group with participation by VaynerRSE, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Melo7Tech, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Galvanize, and individuals such as Joni EvansMary Wells LawrenceJean Chatzky, Whoopi Goldberg and Andy Dunn/


Early stage

Cursive Labs, a venture studio/incubator, raised a $2.2 million Series A round from Crescent Ridge Partners Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Howard Lindzon of Social Leverage, Keshif Ventures, Bootstrap Incubation and others.

ComplyGlobal, a  cloud-based global compliance solution, raised$2.5 million round of funding today led IBCC and Tribeca Angels., a startup that helps students prepare for entrance exams, raised $10 million from Fidelity Growth Partners India, SAIF Partners, and Helion Ventures.

Live online tutoring service Vedantu raised a $5 million Series A round from Accel Partners and Tiger Global.

YouScienceprovider of a workforce development platform, raised $3.9 million from Philip Hardin, The Ball Foundation and other private investors. 

Food ordering and delivery app Swiggy raised a $15 million funding round from Norwest Venture Partners.

InDemand Interpreting, a provider of Video Remote Interpreting and other language services to healthcare, raised $4 million from Health Enterprise Partners and Providence Ventures and $3 million in debt financing from Square One Bank.

Microf, a consumer finance firm focus on heating/cooling needs, raised $12.3 million in a round led by Rotunda Capital.

Automile, a platform that connects cars and their data to the cloud, raised $5 million in Series A funding from Dawn Capital and Point Nine Capital.

CareLinx, a marketplace for home care aid for the elderly and the chronically ill, raised $5 million from Generator Ventures and Ziegler Link·age Longevity Funds.

Local services marketplace Airtasker raised $6.5 million in a round led by Morning Crest Capital and the NRMA

Digit, a provider of an automated savings tool for consumers, raised an $11.3 million round led by General Catalyst Partners, along with Baseline Ventures and Google Ventures. Hans Morris and other individual investors also participated.

OmniEarth, a provider of water resource management tools, raised $5 million in a Series A round from undisclosed investors. 

Kano, developer of computer that users build and code themselves, raised a $15 million round of Series A funding led by Breyer Capital, with participation from Collaborative Fund and Jim O'Neill.

Retale, a mobile app for browsing store circulars, raised $12 million from existing investors, including Axel Springer SE.

Artivest , a platform that connects  private equity and hedge funds with investors, raised a $15 million round led by KKR, with RRE Ventures, Peter Thiel, Nyca Partners, Anthemis Group and FinTech Collective participating.


Late stage

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI raised a $75 million funding round from Accel Partners.

Cybersecurity company Cybereason raised a $25 million Series B funding round led by Spark Capital, with participation from CRV and Lockheed Martin.
Subscription snack service NatureBox raised $30 million in a round led by Global Founders Capital, with participation from Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds, Kensington Capital Holdings, Valley Oak Investment Partners, John Foraker, Neil Tolaney, General Catalyst Partners, Canaan Partners, and Softbank Capital.

Cloud communications company Twilio raised a $100 million Series E funding round from undisclosed investors. 

AltSchool, a network of micro-schools that offers personalized education for children, raised $100 million in a round led by Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Emerson Collective, First Round Capital, Learn Capital, John Doerr, Harrison Metal, Jonathan Sackler, Omidyar Network and Adrian Aoun.

Robinhood, a free investing app, raised a $50 million round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates, along with Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Social Leverage, and Vaizra Investments.

Banjo, a provider of real time content discovery, raised a $100 million Series C round led by Softbank, alongside BlueRun Ventures. 

Wrike, a work management platform for high-performance teams, raised a $15 million Series B round led by Scale Venture Partners, joined by DCM Ventures with participation from Bain Capital Ventures.

Human resources software company Zenefits raised a $500 million Series C round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company and TPG, with Insight Venture Partners, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Sound Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Institutional Venture Partners and Jared Leto participating. 

Real-time data analytics startup Chartbeat raised $15.5 million in a round led by Harmony Partners, along with DFJ, Index Ventures, Jason Calacanis, Jeff Clavier and Digital Garage.

Itineris, a provider of operational software and services for the utilities sector, raised $10 million in a round led by Gimv, with participation from Edgard Vermeersch and PMV.

Govini, a business intelligence provider, raised $20 million in Series C funding from Accel Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Symphony Technology Group.

Indian logistics company Delhivery raised an $85 million Series D round led by Tiger Global Management with participation from Multiples Alternate Asset Management, Nexus Venture Partners, and Times Internet Limited.

Kymab, a monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company, raised $50 million from Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Malin Corporation.

908 Devices, a provider of analytical devices for chemical analysis, raised $11.6 Million in Series C funding led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, with ARCH Venture Partners, Razor’s Edge Ventures, University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Schlumberger and a number of new executive-level individual investors participating. 

Affirm, a financial technology company, raised $275 million in debt and equity financing. Spark Capital Growth led the round and was joined by Jefferies, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Chinese e-hailing app eDaijia raised $100 million in a round led by Warburg Pincus, along with Matrix Partners and Lightspeed China Partners.

Zanbato, a financial technology company, raised $8 million in Series B funding led by Accelerate-IT Ventures, with participation from Formation 8 and several prominent families and venture capitalists.

CloudGenix, a  software-defined wide area network company, raised $25 million in a Series B round led by Bain Capital Ventures, along with Charles River Ventures and the Mayfield Fund.

SessionM, a loyalty and engagement solution, raised a $12 million round led by Causeway Media Partnerswith NTT Docomo Capital, Commerce Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Charles River Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers participating, 

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