Funding roundup - week ending 5/15/15

Steven Loeb · May 15, 2015 · Short URL:

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Seed stage

Grab, formerly Grab a Grub, a food-logistics firm, raised a $1 million round of seed funding from Oliphans Capital Haresh Chawla.

Silversheet, a medical credentials verification platform, raised $2.9 million in a round led by Upfront Ventures, with participation by Rincon Venture Partners, SV Angel, Slow Ventures, BAM Ventures, and Cyan and Scott Banister.

Parking app Smarking raised a $3 million seed round led by Khosla Ventures, along with Slow Ventures, Procyon Ventures, SVS Ventures, FinSight Ventures, Fairstead Capital, CheerLand Investment, Pre-Angel, DN Capital and other angel investors.

Data integration platform ZapStitch raised $2 million in a round led by Helion Venture Partners and Orios Venture Partners.

MathCrunch, an on-demand tutoring app, raised $3.5 million from Floodgate Fund, Formation 8, Index Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, and Slow Ventures. 

ScaleFT, a DevOps startup, raised an $800,000 seed round from Rackspace and participation from a number of angel investors, including Alex Polvi.

Vested Finance, a next-generation FinTech company, raised$5 million seed round led by Sandleigh Ventures.

SherpaShare, an analytics layer for the ride-sharing industry, raised a $700,000 seed round from “SF and NY angels,” with ZPark, Corrigin Ventures, and Galvanize Ventures also participating., an online recruiting service, raised over $350,000 from a group of angel investors.

E-commerce mattress startup Eve raised £600,000 from Octopous Investments and DN Capital.

Transpose, a platform combining notes and databases with data retrieval technology, raised $1.4 million in funding from institutions including Founders' Co-op, Alliance of Angels, and The Gramercy Fund.

MODE, an internet of things platform, raised $775,000 in funding from Metamorphic Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Cleanly, an on-demand laundry company, raised a $2.3 million seed round from Ludlow Ventures, Initialized Capital, Paul Buchheit, Semil Shah, Joe Montana, 500 Startups, Funders Club, Soma Capital, Altair Capital and Chloe Sladden.

Innovaccer, a data analytics company, raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round led by Rajan Anandan, with 500Startups and Phanindra Sama also participating. 


Early stage

DocPlanner, an online platform to book appointments with doctors and dentists, raised $10 million in a round led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Lukasz Gadowski, with Fabrice Grinda, Point Nine Capital and Piton Capital also contributing, 

Edtech company Knod raised $6.2 million  from investors including Epic Ventures and Impact Investment Leaders

Fintech startup NerdWallet raised a $64 million Series A round led by Institutional Venture Partners with participation from RRE Ventures, iGlobe Partners and additional angel investors.

CrediFi, a big-data platform for commercial real estate finance, raised $8 million in a round led by Battery Ventures, with additional funding from Carmel Ventures and OurCrowd.

Millennial career platform The Muse, raised a $10 million Series A round from Aspect Ventures, DBL Partners and QED Investors.

PlanGrid, a provider of construction field enablement software, raised $18 million in a Series A round from Sequoia Capital.

Talkspace, a platform connecting people with licensed therapists for online therapy, raised $9.5 million in a Series A round led by Spark Capital and SoftBank, with Metamorphic Ventures and TheTime also participating. 

Happify, provider of science-based games and activites to determine happiness levels, raised $5 million in funding via a convertible note, led by Mangrove Capital Partners and Bridge Builder Collaborative.

Omada, a provider of identity and access governance, raised a $24 million round from C5 Capital. 

Online SAT preparation company Edrolo raised $2.6 million in a round led by AirTree Ventures and Blackbird Ventures.

Edtech startup Explain Everything raised $2 million in a Series A round led by Credo Ventures, with New Europe Ventures, RTAventures, and several private investors also participating. 

Cleeng, a provider of video e-commerce for sports and entertainment companies, raised €1.1 million in a Series A round led by Pascal Cagni.

Paidy, a cardless e-commerce payment and instant credit service raised a Series A round of $8.3 million led by Arbor Ventures, along with SIG Asia and MS Capital.

XAPPmedia, a provider of the first interactive audio advertising service, raised $3.8 million from private investors.

Social lending company Vouch Financial raised $6 million in a Series A round from Core Innovation Capital, Data Collective, Stanford StartX, and Cooley.

Internet of Things data analytics company mnubo raised a $6 million round led by White Star Capital, along with McRock Capital.

Pipedrive, a sales CRM and pipeline management company, raised $9 million in a Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Paua Ventures,  Rembrandt Venture Partners and AngelPad.

Mobile game studio Directive Games raised $3.5 million led by GSR Ventures, along with Philippe Ventures and other angel investors in Hong Kong and Europe.

LeTV Sports, an affiliate of video sharing website LeTV, raised $128 million in Series A funding led by Yunfeng Capital and Wanda Investment. Fortune Link, Prometheus Group and several others also participated.

Gametime, a mobile on-demand sports ticketing company, raised a $13.3 million Series A round led by Accel Partners. Casey Wasserman, David Blitzer, Brian Spaly, John Tucker, Jeff Mallett, Vivek Ranadive, Sam Shank, Jared Simon and Aaron Levie also participated. 

Myomo, a medical device company specializing in myoelectric orthotics, raised a $5 million round led by Mountain Group Capital, along with existing investors. 


Late stage

Document management company DocuSign raised a $233 million Series F round led by Brookside Capital and Bain Capital Ventures.

Enterprise communications compliance company Actiance raised a $28 million round from Golub Capital, Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, JK&B Capital, Scale Venture Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Wave raised a $10 million Series C round from CRV, The Social+Capital Partnership, OMERS Ventures, and a strategic investor in the global fintech software space.

MarkLogic, an enterprise database tech company, raised a $102 million round led by Wellington Management Company, with participation from Arrowpoint Partners, Northgate Capital, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and Gary Bloom.

Instart Logic, a cloud application delivery provider, raised a $43 million round led by new investors Four Rivers Group and Hermes Growth Partners, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Tenaya Capital.

Online education service eduK raised a $10 million funding round from Accel Partners, along with Monashees Capital and Felicis Ventures.

Bit Stew Systems, a provider of data integration and management solutions to utilities, raised $17.2 million in a Series B round led by GE Ventures, Cisco Systems, Yaletown Venture Partners and BDC Capital.

BeiGene, an oncology company focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics, raised a $97 million round co-led by Hillhouse Capital and an undisclosed blue chip U.S. public investment fund specializing in life sciences. T. Rowe Price & Associates, Rock Springs Capital Management, Boxer Capital of Tavistock Life Sciences, as well as CITICPE, and all other existing investors, also participated. 

Kapost, a marketing content engine, raised $10.25 million in a round led by Access Venture Partners, Cue Ball Capital, Iron Gate Capital and Salesforce Ventures along with participation from Lead Edge Capital and High Country Ventures.

Southeast Asia regional e-commerce service provider aCommerce raised $5 million from Ardent Capital, Sinarmas and Inspire Ventures.

Cartiva, a developer of products for the treatment of cartilage injuries and osteoarthritis, raised $8.5 million in a Series D rpumd led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Windham Ventures Partners.

Content marketing platform Percolate raised $40 million in a Series C round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Sequoia Capital, GGV, First Round Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Transmedia, Advancit, and others.

Video ad network Mediabong raised $5 million in a round led by Entrepreneur Venture and Conegliano Venture.

E-hailing and ridesharing service Lyft raised $150 million from Icahn Enterprises and other unnamed investors. 

Geekie, a Brazilian education technology company, raised $7 million from Mitsui & Co. and Omidyar Network. Gera Venture and Virtuose also participated.

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