Daily funding roundup - October 22, 2015

Mitos Suson · October 22, 2015 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/40d9
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Numerify closed a $37.5M funding; Poynt raised $28M; Movement Ventures secured $5.5M

  • Outlearn announced that it has raised $2 million in seed funding from General Catalyst Partners with participation from Paul Sagan, former CEO of Akamai Technologies. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Boston. Outlearn is pretty hardcore about transforming how professional developers get up to speed with the training and knowledge they need to stay successful at new companies.

  • Movement Ventures, a collective of entrepreneurs that builds interactive content publishing and marketing tools, today announced a $5.5 million Series A funding round led by Pelion Venture Partners with backing from Kickstart Seed Fund, Peterson Partners, and various angel investors including Jeremy Andrus (former CEO at Skullcandy) and Aaron Skonnard (President and CEO at Pluralsight).

  • Smart payment terminal manufacturer Poynt wants to make it easier for merchants to keep up, and it has now raised a $28 million Series B funding round, the company announced on Thursday. The round was led by Oak HC/FT, with participation from Stanford-StartX Fund as well as previous investors Matrix Partners, Webb Investment Network, and Nyca Ventures. The company has previously raised an undisclosed initial Series A round last year. Prior investors include Matrix Partners, Webb Investment Network, Google Ventures, Nyca Partners and other individual investors.

  • Numerify announced on Thursday it has closed a $37.5 million Series C funding round, which was led by Tenaya Capital. The company also received support from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners and new financing from Silicon Valley Bank and Four Rivers Group. The new round brings Numerify’s total amount of funding raised to more than $60 million. Founded in October 2012 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California, Numerify is a provider of IT business analytics applications to leading organizations that have embraced cloud based IT services, assets, projects and finance systems.

  • Ampy, a Chicago, IL-based maker of AMPY MOVE, a wearable motion-charger that turns movement into power for smartphones, closed a $875,000 seed funding round. The round was led by Clean Energy Trust and NewGen Ventures with participation from angel investors Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, Steve Olechowski, co-founder of FeedBurner and John DiNardi, co-founder of Norlux. The company intends to use the funds to explore additional channels for distribution and to focus on integrating its technology directly into wearable devices.

  • Perth startup Pin Payments raised $3.1 million in Series A round led by Vix Investments. The funding will be used to expand the Pin Payments team and product offering, and to begin exploratory work to identify opportunities in international expansion. Pin Payments launched Australia’s first all-in-one multicurrency payment system in 2013. The company has operations in Perth and Melbourne and works with financial services partners including NAB and Perpetual. Prior to the current investment round Pin Payments has received funding via angel investment from successful Australian software entrepreneurs and grant funding from the Australian Government’s Commercialisation Australia program.

  • Allay, a San Francisco-based HR management platform provider, raised $3.4 million in seed funding. The round was led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners with participation from Sandbox Industries, 500 Startups, AngelPad’s Thomas Korte, Ryan Holmes, Geoff Entress, Arnold Capital and others. The company intends to use the funds to expand in the U.S. health insurance market.

  • Clutter Inc. has raised $9 million in a Series A round of venture funding to take its high-tech self-storage service nationwide. Sequoia Capital led the investment bringing Clutter’s total capital raised to date to $12.3 million. According to Clutter Chief Marketing Officer Ari Mir, Clutter’s app and website allows users to have items picked up, packed if need be, and delivered to and from self-storage on-demand, or within 48 hours.

  • Periscope Data, a data analysis platform designed specifically for data scientists, announced today that it has secured a $9.5M Series A funding round led by DFJ and unveiled it’s platform that enables data scientists to run analyses on SQL-based databases 150X faster than any other solution on the market. The company also announced that Josh Stein, partner at DFJ, has joined the Board of Directors. Early investors in Periscope Data include Google Ventures and SV Angel as well as angel investors Marissa Mayer and Ellen Pao. Periscope Data will use the investment to expand its sales team and accelerate its marketing efforts.

  • Japanese startup MoneyForward has secured JPY 1.6 billion (US$13.3 million) in series C funding. It comes amidst a boom in financial tech – aka, fintech – startups around the world. The investors in this newest round are SBI Holdings, Shizuoka Bank, Yamaguchi Financial Group, Toho Bank, Fenox Venture Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, and Mitsui & CoMoneyForward offers online tools that help people and companies manager their finances and expenses. 

  • The huge Chinese Internet and investment holdings company Tencent has spearheaded Series A funding into Artillery, which the developer is using to get its real-time strategy project off the ground (no specific dollar amount was given). The other investors joining Tencent in this round of investment include First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Signia Ventures, General Catalyst, Charlie Cheever, Crunchfund, and several unnamed angel investors.

  • Cohera Medical, a Pittsburgh, PA-based developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, closed the first tranche of a $50 million equity financingThe round was led by KKR with participation from existing private investors. In conjunction with the funding, Ali Satvat, Director on KKR’s health care investing team, will join the company’s Board of Directors.

If you are interested in being included in our funding roundup, submit your press release or blog post about your financing round to mitos@vator.tv. 

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