• Edge Cloud Platform Fastly Raises $40M in Funding July 16, 2018 6:17 pm
    Fastly, a San Francisco, CA-based edge cloud platform, raised $40m in funding. The round was led by Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) with participation from Sozo Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, and existing investors. The company intends to use the funds to continue expanding its edge cloud services as well as explore the demand across financial services, […] The post Edge Cloud Platform Fastly Raises $40M in Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Insurtech Startup TowerIQ Raises $2M in Seed Funding July 16, 2018 5:18 pm
    TowerIQ, a Boston, MA-based market neutral communication platform for the insurance industry, raised $2M in seed funding. The round was led by Hyperplane Venture Capital, with participation from Vestigo Ventures and Clocktower Ventures. TowerIQ partners with insurance brokers, agents and carriers to provide a digital platform to facilitate compliant communications from application to binding of […] The post Insurtech Startup TowerIQ Raises $2M in Seed Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Software Debugging Company Undo Raises $14M in Series B Financing July 16, 2018 3:51 pm
    Undo, a Cambridge, UK-based developer of new software debugging technologies, raised $14m in Series B financing. The round was led by Cambridge Innovation Capital plc (CIC), a Cambridge-based builder of technology and healthcare companies. The company intends to use the funds to grow the software development team, accelerate product development extending its language support to […] The post Software Debugging Company Undo Raises $14M in Series B Financing appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Pliant Therapeutics Raises $62M in Series B Financing July 16, 2018 3:24 pm
    Pliant Therapeutics, Inc., a South San Francisco, CA-based biotechnology company targeting the key biological pathways driving fibrosis, raised $62m in Series B financing. The round was led by Cowen Healthcare Investments, with participation from new investors Eventide Asset Management, Schroder Adveq, Menlo Ventures, SCubed Capital, Agent Capital and undisclosed institutional investors. Concurrent with the financing, […] The post Pliant Therapeutics Raises $62M in Series B Financing appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Security and Compliance Solutions Provider A-Lign Receives $54.5M July 16, 2018 3:14 pm
    A-Lign, a Tampa, Florida-based provider of security and compliance solutions, received $54.5m a investment. FTV Capital made the investment. As part of the transaction, FTV Capital partner Liron Gitig and managing partner Richard Garman will join the company’s board of directors. The company intends to use the funds to invest in its service offerings, platform […] The post Security and Compliance Solutions Provider A-Lign Receives $54.5M appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Artificial Intelligence-Driven Drug Discovery Company Verge Genomics Raises $32M July 16, 2018 1:30 pm
    Verge Genomics, a San Francisco, CA-based drug discovery company utilizing machine learning to develop new therapeutics, raised $32m in Series A financing. The round, which brings total funding raised to-date to more than $36m, was led by DFJ, with participation from WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, ALS Investment Fund, Agent Capital, and OS Fund. With […] The post Artificial Intelligence-Driven Drug Discovery Company Verge Genomics Raises $32M appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • High Alpha Raises Over $100M to Launch Startup Studio and Venture Capital Fund July 16, 2018 12:58 pm
    High Alpha, an Indianapolis-based venture studio, raised over $100m to launch the second edition of its startup studio services and its venture capital fund to accelerate the creation, the launch and scaling of enterprise cloud companies. Led by tech entrepreneurs Scott Dorsey, Eric Tobias, Kristian Andersen and Mike Fitzgerald, High Alpha is a venture studio […] The post High Alpha Raises Over $100M to Launch Startup Studio and Venture Capital Fund appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Thompson Street Capital Partners Closes Fifth Private Equity Fund, at $1.15 Billion July 16, 2018 12:36 pm
    Thompson Street Capital Partners, a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses, closed its fifth investment fund, at $1.15 billion. Thompson Street Capital Partners V, LP, received commitments from a diverse group of new and existing global investors comprised of corporate and foreign pension funds, endowments, foundations and family […] The post Thompson Street Capital Partners Closes Fifth Private Equity Fund, at $1.15 Billion appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Business Insurance Startup Digital Risks Raises £2.25M in Funding July 16, 2018 11:16 am
    Digital Risks, a London, UK-based digital-first insurance provider for technology and media businesses, raised £2.25m in funding. The round was led by Concentric, with participation from Atami Capital, Seedcamp, London Co-Investment Fund and Beazley. The company intends to use the funds to focus on growth, through scaling its marketing, tripling its team and developing new […] The post Business Insurance Startup Digital Risks Raises £2.25M in Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Univercells Closes €16M Series B Equity Financing July 16, 2018 11:05 am
    Univercells, a Gosselies, Belgium-based a technology company offering novel biomanufacturing platforms, aimed at increasing the availability and affordability of biologics – recombinant proteins and vaccines, closed a €16m ($18.8m) Series B equity financing. The financing came from Global Health Investment Fund, Korea Investment Partners, The Innovation Fund, Inventures II, and private investors federated by TheClubDeal, […] The post Univercells Closes €16M Series B Equity Financing appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Business Loans: Is Having Bad Credit the End of the Road? July 16, 2018 10:25 am
    Running any business—small, medium, or big—is never easy. Besides all the dedication, passion, and hard work you’ll need to put in every moment, you should have constant access to capital or funds to grow your business successfully. Bank loans are one of the most common financing sources for businesses around the world. In fact, banks […] The post Business Loans: Is Having Bad Credit the End of the Road? appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Zepl Receives $5M in Funding from SoftBank Ventures Korea July 16, 2018 9:35 am
    Zepl, a Mountain View, CA-based collaboration platform built for data science teams by the creators of Apache Zeppelin, raised $5m in funding. SoftBank Ventures Korea, the early stage venture arm of SoftBank Group, made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to scale operations across its offices in the U.S. and Asia. Led […] The post Zepl Receives $5M in Funding from SoftBank Ventures Korea appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Kellify Closes US$1.73M Early-Venture Funding Round July 16, 2018 8:33 am
    Kellify, a Genoa, Italy and Malmo, Sweden-based fintech startup, raised a new round of US$ 1,73 M to continue to develop the artificial intelligence that powers the Kellify experience. The round includes industry figures such as Alberto Adorini (former CEO of Payleven and angel investor), Riccardo Bianco (former CEO of Spontex Italy) and other unnamed […] The post Kellify Closes US$1.73M Early-Venture Funding Round appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Orthobiologics Company Cerapedics Closes $22M Financing July 16, 2018 8:20 am
    Cerapedics, a Westminster, Colo.-based orthobiologics company, completed a $22m financing. The round was led by KCK Group. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate commercialization and U.S. lumbar trial for i-FACTOR™ Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft. Led by Glen A. Kashuba, chief executive officer, Cerapedics is an orthobiologics company focused on developing and commercializing […] The post Orthobiologics Company Cerapedics Closes $22M Financing appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Codero Completes $10.498M Convertible Debt Offering July 16, 2018 8:08 am
    Codero Holdings, Inc., an Oveland Park, Kan.-based provider of a managed hosting services and technology enablement solutions, closed an offering of 6% convertible secured subordinated notes due 2023. Codero closed on $10,498,000 of new funding on April 4, 2018. Proceeds from the offering were used to repay the company’s existing senior indebtedness and supplement available […] The post Codero Completes $10.498M Convertible Debt Offering appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Apiary Capital Closes Private Equity Debut Fund, at, $200M July 15, 2018 6:37 am
    Apiary Capital, a London, UK-based private equity firm, closed its debut fund, at $200m. founded by Mark Salter with partners Nikola Sutherland, Nicki Boyd and Rob Simpson, Apiary Capital will focus on the business services, education and health care sectors in the UK lower-middle market. The firm seeks to acquire platform companies in attractive market […] The post Apiary Capital Closes Private Equity Debut Fund, at, $200M appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Energy Monitor Startup Voltaware Raises €2.8M July 13, 2018 5:27 pm
    Voltaware, a London, UK-based electricity data intelligence company, secured €2.8m in funding. The round was led by BP Ventures with participation from First Imagine! Ventures and Contrarian Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to expand doption of its solutions. Founded in 2014 by Sergey Ogorodnov, CEO, Voltaware developed an electricity sensor and comprehensive […] The post Energy Monitor Startup Voltaware Raises €2.8M appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Bomgar To Acquire Endpoint Privilege Management Company Avecto July 13, 2018 5:05 pm
    Bomgar, a provider of identity and access management solutions for privileged users, will acquire Avecto, a global leader in endpoint privilege management. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close July 31, 2018, will not be disclosed. The Press Release Bomgar Acquiring Avecto to Create Leading Privileged Access Management Solution JULY 10 2018 – […] The post Bomgar To Acquire Endpoint Privilege Management Company Avecto appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • productboard Raises $8M in Series A Funding July 13, 2018 3:26 pm
    productboard, a San Francisco, CA-based product excellence system, raised $8m in Series A financing. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from Index Ventures, Credo Ventures, Reflex Capital, and Rockaway Capital and strategic angels Eoghan McCabe & Des Traynor (co-founders, Intercom), Clark Valberg (co-founder, InVision), and Larry Gadea (founder, Envoy). Ilya Fushman, Kleiner […] The post productboard Raises $8M in Series A Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Eventbase Technology Raises More Than $6.5M in Follow-on Financing July 13, 2018 3:15 pm
    Eventbase Technology Inc., a Vancouver, Canada-based event technology platform, raised more than $6.5m in follow-on financing. The round, which brought total funding to about $14.5m, was backed by existing investor Madrona Venture Group and new investor BC Tech Fund, managed by Kensington Capital Partners. Additional financing was provided by Silicon Valley Bank and Espresso Capital. […] The post Eventbase Technology Raises More Than $6.5M in Follow-on Financing appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Francisco Partners Receives Investment from Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Asset Management July 13, 2018 3:08 pm
    Francisco Partners, a San Francisco, CA-based technology-focused private equity firm, received a strategic minority investment from Blackstone’s (NYSE: BX) Strategic Capital Group and Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Petershill program (NYSE:GS). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The investment provides Francisco Partners with balance-sheet capital to continue to develop its platform while increasing commitments […] The post Francisco Partners Receives Investment from Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Asset Management appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Prudent Corporate Advisory Services Receives Investment from TA Associates July 13, 2018 1:43 pm
    Prudent Corporate Advisory Services, an independent distributor of mutual fund and other wealth products in India, received a private equity investment from TA Associates. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In conjunction with the deal, Aditya Sharma, Senior Vice President, TA Associates Advisory Private Limited, and and Dhiraj Poddar, Country Head of […] The post Prudent Corporate Advisory Services Receives Investment from TA Associates appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Staying Informed About Your Bank Account July 13, 2018 1:18 pm
    When you run a business, keeping it afloat financially is very important. Although this is a top priority, a lot of people struggle with understanding their finances and making sure that everything is paid for when needed. In this article, we will tell you how to keep yourself informed about your bank account so keep […] The post Staying Informed About Your Bank Account appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Learning Company pi-top Closes $16M Funding Round July 13, 2018 12:57 pm
    pi-top, a London, UK-based learning company, closed $16M in funding. The round, which brought total funding to $22.5m to-date, was led by Hambro Perks and Committed Capital. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its capabilities in manufacturing, marketing, sales and operations to drive global growth. Founded in 2014 by Jesse […] The post Learning Company pi-top Closes $16M Funding Round appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Modus Therapeutics Completes a SEK140M Financing July 13, 2018 12:30 pm
    Modus Therapeutics AB, a Stockholm, Sweden-based company developing innovative treatments in unmet medical need disease areas with a focus on sickle cell disease (SCD), raised SEK140m in financing. The round was led by new investor HealthCap, which will invest SEK 60m in a series A financing. At the same time, existing shareholders will convert outstanding […] The post Modus Therapeutics Completes a SEK140M Financing appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Freachly Secures Seven Figure Series A Funding July 13, 2018 9:53 am
    Freachly, a Berlin, Germany-based influencer marketplace, secured a seven figure Series A funding. The round was led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, with participation from Partech and Saarbrücker21. The company intends to use the funds to expand the sales team, establish further business partnerships in Germany and in Europe, as well as the technological advancement of […] The post Freachly Secures Seven Figure Series A Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • CoWorking Space Company Worq Raises US$2.5M in Funding July 13, 2018 9:27 am
    Worq, a Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based co-working space provider, raised US$2.5m in funding. Backers included Bangsawan Consulting and Phillip Capital. The company intends to use the funds to open a new place in Subang Jaya in October 2018 and add new locations soon. Led by CEO Stephanie Ping, and Andrew Yeow, CFO, Worq is creating a […] The post CoWorking Space Company Worq Raises US$2.5M in Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Scale Venture Partners Closes Sixth Venture Capital Fund, at $400M July 13, 2018 9:15 am
    Scale Venture Partners, a Foster City, CA-based technology venture capital firm, closed its sixth fund, at $400m. Scale Venture Partners VI will continue the firm’s strategy of investing in software companies that are creating the future of work with a special focus on such trends as “Cloud x AI”. To date, this has included companies […] The post Scale Venture Partners Closes Sixth Venture Capital Fund, at $400M appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Grippers on Collaborative Robots and Industrial Robots July 12, 2018 11:07 pm
    Collaborative robots are a type of force limited robots that have the ability to work side by side with humans. Universal robot is the most common brand of collaborative robots even though there are others being introduced into the market. With collaborative robots controlling a big share of the robotics industry, most people do not […] The post Grippers on Collaborative Robots and Industrial Robots appeared first on FinSMEs.
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  • Decentralized Information Gathering Startup Dirt Protocol Raises $3M July 12, 2018 11:03 pm
    Dirt Protocol, a Mountain View, California-based protocol for decentralized information gathering, raised $3M in seed funding. Backers included: Caffeinated Capital David King David Park Digital Currency Group DDC DHVC (Dan Hua) Elad Gil Fred Ehrsam General Catalyst Greylock HustleFund InBlockchain Jerry Cain Katie Jacobs Stanton Lightspeed Linda Xie Liquid VC Nafis Jamal Othman Laraki Pantera […] The post Decentralized Information Gathering Startup Dirt Protocol Raises $3M appeared first on FinSMEs.
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