Daily funding roundup - February 12th, 2019

Kristin Karaoglu · February 12, 2019 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4d3c

Zoovu $14M; Chainalysis raised $16M; Second Measure raised $20M; Nuvaira raised $79M


iFarm Project
: Farm develops an innovative technology to grow natural salads, berries and vegetables year-round in fully controlled automated environment. It is a single engineering platform for food cultivation. iFarm has raised $1 million in funding led by Gagarin Capital. Read more

CourseStorm: CourseStorm is impossibly simple online course registration software. CourseStorm has raised $1.15 million in funding. Investors include CEI Ventures, Maine Venture Fund and LearnLaunch. Read more   

Massless: Massless is a hardware startup building an Apple Pencil of virtual reality. Massless has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Founders Fund, with participation from Entrepreneur First, Vivi Nevo, Shrug Capital and Wendy Tan-White.  Read more

Haute Hijab: Haute HIjab is the leading US hijab brand that operates at the intersection of fashion, technology, and retail. Haute HIjab has raised $2.3 million in funding led by Cue Ball, with participation from Ludlow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Maveron, Muse Capital, AngelList, and The Helm. Read more   

Evisort: Evisort helps companies organize, understand, and extract data from their contracts. Evisort  has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Village Global andAmity Ventures led the round, and were joined by investors including Serra Ventures. Read more

Socotra: Socotra is the creator of the first cloud-native, productized insurance core platform. Socorta has raised $5.2 million funding. Investors included 8VC, which also led the Series A, the venture investment arm of insurance and financial services provider Nationwide, and MS&AD Ventures, the venture arm of Japan-based insurer Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. Read more

Culture Biosciences: Culture Robotics builds automated tools for fermentation. Culture Robotics has raised $5.5 million in funding led by Bill Maris's Section 32, with participation from Refactor Capital and Verily. Read more  

Human API: Human API is the world’s first real-time health data network. Human API  has raised $10 million in funding, including from Guardian Life Insurance Company, SCOR Life & Health Ventures, BlueRun Ventures and SciFi VC. Read more  

Axonius: Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that lets IT and Security teams see devices for what they are to manage & secure all. Axonius  has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round; other investors include YL Ventures, Vertex,WTI and Emerge. Read more

Zoovu: Zoovu is a SaaS solution provider suited to help brands deliver more engaging, intuitive and informative shopping experiences. Zoovu has raised $14 million in new funding led by Target Global and Beringea. Read more

Dandelion Energy: Dandelion is a company offering geothermal heating and cooling systems to homeowners. Danderlion has raised $16 million in Series A funding co-led by GV and Comcast Ventures, with participation from Lennar Corp. and earlier backers NEA,Collaborative Fund, Ground Up and Zhenfund. Read more

Second Measure: Second Measure analyzes billions of credit card transactions to answer real-time questions on consumer behavior. Second Measure  has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs. Read more

Virtuo Technologies: Virtuo is the first 100% mobile and hassle-free car rental service in Europe. Virtuo has raised €20 million in Series B funding, including from Iris Capital, Balderton Capital and Raise Ventures. Read more

Mode: MODE provides a scalable data infrastructure that collects data from the physical world to help businesses improve their operations. MODE has raised $23 million in Series C funding led by Valor Equity Partners. Foundation Capital and REV Venture Partners, which had led Mode’s Series A and B financing rounds, respectively, also joined the round, which brings the company’s total funding to $50 million. Read more

Chainalysis: Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains between people, businesses, and governments. Chainalysis has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Accel, with participation from Benchmark, which led Chainalysis’ $16 million Series A last April. Read more

PerimeterX: PerimeterX offers a web security service, protecting web sites from modern security threats. PerimeterX  has raised $43 million in Series C funding led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation from Adams Street Partners and earlier backers Canaan Partners,Vertex Ventures, and Data Collective. The company has now raised $78 million altogether. Read more  

Nuvaira: Nuvaira develops devices for treating lung diseases. Nuvaira has raised $79 million. USVP led the round; other participants include Endeavour Vision, Qiming Venture Partners, Lightstone Ventures and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, as well as earlier investors. Read more  

CuriosityStream: CuriosityStream is an ad-free subscription video on demand service. CuriosityStream has raised about $140 million in funding, including from Blum Capital Ventures and TimesSquare Capital Management. Read more

Jobvite: Jobvite offers a comprehensive and analytics-driven recruiting platform. Jobvite has raised more than $200 million in new funding from the private equity firm K1 Investment Management. It also acquired three smaller recruiting companies: Talemetry, RolePoint, and Canvas. Read more

Zilingo: Zilingo is an online marketplace that allows companies and sellers alike to sell their products. Zilingo has raised $226 million in Series D funding. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Burda Principal Investments, Sofina and EDBI. Read more  

Flex Fleet Rental: Flex Fleet Rental offers 4×4 light-duty truck rentals to commercial operations and consumers nationwide. Flex Fleet Rental  has raised an undisclosed amount of funding, including from TRP Capital Partners and Waterfall Asset Management. Read more

CrowdANALYTIX: CrowdANALYTIX is an AI platform that offers scalable AI solutions for global enterprises across industries with a focus on retail, CPG, healthcare, and manufacturing. CrowdANALYTIX s announcing a strategic round of funding from publicly traded Macnica Fuji, a global electronics and IT company headquartered in Tokyo. Macnica has acquired 41.8% of shares in CrowdANALYTIX. Read more

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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