Daily funding roundup - January 15th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · January 15, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d06

BenchPrep raised $20M; ScoutRF raised $3K M; Knock has raised $400M

Fortify: Fortify Software offers security assurance solutions that address the threats posed by security flaws in business-critical software apps. Fortify has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, including from Neotribe Ventures, Prelude Ventures, Mainspring Capital, Ocean Azul Partners, and McCune Capital. Read more

Rubrik: Rubrik offers live data access for recovery and application development by fusing enterprise data management with web-scale IT. Rubrik has raised $261 million in Series E funding at a $3.3 billion valuation led by Bain Capital Ventures. Earlier investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock,Khosla Ventures and IVP also joined the round. Read more  

AlwaysAI, AlwaysAI provides developers a simple and easy-to-use platform for building and deploying deep learning computer vision applications on embedded devices. AlwaysAI has raised  $4 million in Series A funding led by BRV, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, with participation from AlwaysAI co-founder and CEO Marty Beard. Read more

Authenteq: Authenteq is an automatic identity verification and privacy platform that issues a blockchain based, self owned & controlled digital ID. Authenteq has raised $5 million in Series A funding co-led by Draper Associates and Capital300. Read more

AVORA: AVORA is a next-generation data intelligence solution powered by machine learning - we call it Business Intelligence as a Service. AVORA has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding co-led by Albion VC and Crane. Read more

Manual: Manual is an online service for travelers to Greece. Manual has raised £5 million in seed funding from Felix Capital, Cherry Ventures and Cassius Capital. Read more

Currency.com: Currencycloud is a global payment platform that serves businesses by providing technologies that makes payments frictionless. Currencycloud  has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Larnabel Ventures and VP Capital. Read more

Chronicled: Chronicled is a technology company leveraging blockchain and IoT to power smart, secure supply chain solutions. Chronicled   has raised $16 million in Series A funding led by Mandra Capital, with participation from Streamlined Ventures and The Perkins Fund. Read more

Vention: Vention is the only digital manufacturing platform where users can 3D design, order, and assemble custom industrial equipment as fast as 3 business days. Vention   has raised $17 million CAD in Series A funding from Bain Capital Ventures. Earlier backers White Star Capital, Bolt Innovation Management and Real Ventures also participated in the funding. The Globe and Mail has  Read more

Sonrai Security: Sonrai Security delivers cloud data control and compliance solutions. Sonrai Security  has raised $18.5 million in Series A funding co-led by Polaris Partners and TenEleven Ventures, with participation from New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Read more

BenchPrep: BenchPrep offers the industry’s first comprehensive learner success platform to improve engagement and outcomes for learners. BenchPrep has raised $20 million in Series C funding co-led by Jump Capital and Owl Ventures. Read more

Contabilizei: Contabilizei is Tax Filing and Accounting SaaS for SMB’s in Brazil replacing the traditional accountants through technology and automation. Contabilizei has raised $20 million led by Point 72 Ventures. Read more

Bringg: Bringg is a delivery logistics technology platform for enterprises, serving customers in more than 50 countries. Bringg has raised $25 million in Series C funding, including from Next47, Salesforce Ventures, Aleph VC, OG Ventures, Cambridge Capital, Coca-Cola,Ituran and Pereg Ventures. Read mor

Quinyx: Quinyx's web-based system provides support for scheduling, time reporting. Quinyx has raised $25 million from earlier backers Alfvén & Didrikson, Battery Ventures and Zobito. Read more

Singapore Life, a 4.5-year-old, Singapore-based digital insurer, has raised $33 million in Series B funding from Aflac and Aberdeen Standard Investments. TechCrunch has more here.

ScoutRFP: Scout RFP is an innovative e-sourcing solution for companies in all industries. Scout RFP San Francisco-based sourcing and supplier engagement platform that aims to help procurement teams optimize contracts and increase their companies' profitability, has raised $33 million in Series C funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round, with participation from Workday Ventures and Salesforce Ventures and earlier backers Menlo Ventures and NewView Capital. Read more

The Farmer’s Dog: The Farmer's Dog makes balanced and freshly made pet food, personalized for your dog and delivered to your door. The Farmer's Dog has raised $39 million in Series B funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round and was joined by Shasta Ventures and Forerunner Ventures. Read more

Knock: Knock makes buying or selling a home simple and certain. Knock has raised $400 million in Series B equity and debt financing. Foundry Group led the round, and was joined by investors including RRE Ventures,Corazon Capital, WTI, and FJ Labs, and Company Ventures. Read more

Katerra: Katerra is a Silicon Valley startup that is redefining the multi-trillion dollar construction industry. Katerra is raisin in new funding led by earlier backer SoftBank Vision Fund. Read more

If you are interested in being included in our funding roundup, submit your press release or blog post about your financing round to kristin@vator.tv. If you want a longer write-up, please do give us a couple days heads up. If you'd like to be included in our Today's Entrepreneur column, please send me your Vator profile.

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Kristin Karaoglu

Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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