• TowerIQ nabs $2 mln seed July 16, 2018 5:21 pm
    Boston-based TowerIQ, a market neutral communication platform for the insurance industry, has secured $2 million in seed funding. Hyperplane Venture Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Vestigo Ventures and Clocktower Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Univercells rakes in $18.8 mln Series B July 16, 2018 2:22 pm
    Univercells SA, a Belgian biotech company, has raised $18.8 million in Series B funding. Global Health Investment Fund led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PPRO Group fetches $50 mln July 16, 2018 2:09 pm
    UK-based PPRO Group, a provider of cross-border e-payment solutions, has raised $50 million in funding. PayPal led the round with participation from Citi Ventures and return backer HPE Growth Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Undo lands $14 mln Series B July 16, 2018 2:08 pm
    UK-based Undo, a developer of new software debugging technologies, has raised $14 million in Series B funding. Cambridge Innovation Capital plc led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Pliant Therapeutics snags $62 mln Series B July 16, 2018 2:06 pm
    South San Francisco-based Pliant Therapeutics Inc, a biotech firm, has raised $62 million in Series B financing. Cowen Healthcare Investments led the round with participation from other investors that included Eventide Asset Management, Schroder Adveq, Menlo Ventures, SCubed Capital and Agent Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • High Alpha racks up over $100 mln July 16, 2018 2:00 pm
    Indianapolis-based High Alpha, a venture studio, has raised over $100 million in funding. High Alpha Studio II, an enterprise cloud startup studio, has secured $16.65 million from repeat investor Emergence Capital and Foundry Group. Also, High Alpha Capital, a seed and Series A venture  fund, has closed its High Alpha Capital II at $85 million.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Verge Genomics raises $32 mln from DFJ, ALS Investment Fund, Agent Capital, others July 16, 2018 11:00 am
    Verge Genomics said it raised $32 million of Series A capital in a round led by DFJ and joined by new investors WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, ALS Investment Fund, Agent Capital, and OS Fund.
    Mark Boslet
  • RSE Ventures backs Australian lifestyle and hospitality brand Bluestone Lane July 13, 2018 3:02 pm
    RSE Ventures has made an investment in Bluestone Lane, an Australian lifestyle and hospitality brand. No financial terms were disclosed.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Madrona, BC Tech Fund back Eventbase’s $6.5 mln follow-on round July 13, 2018 3:00 pm
    Eventbase Technology Inc, a Vancouver-based event technology platform, has raised $6.5 million in follow-on financing. The round, which brings the company’s total funding to about $14.5 million, was backed by existing investor Madrona Venture Group and new investor BC Tech Fund, managed by Kensington Capital Partners. Eventbase said it also recently received additional financing from Silicon Valley Bank and Espresso Capital. Founded in 2009 by CEO Jeff Sinclair and CPO Ben West, Eventbase provides mobile apps for conferences and other events organized by enterprises.
    Kirk Falconer
  • Paidy Inc amasses $55 mln Series C July 13, 2018 2:23 pm
    Paidy Inc, an instant post-pay credit service for ecommerce consumers in Japan, has raised $55 million in Series C funding. ITOCHU Corporation led the round with participation from Goldman Sachs.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Modus Therapeutics rakes in funding July 13, 2018 2:18 pm
    Stockholm-based Modus Therapeutics, which focuses on treating patients with sickle cell disease, has raised SEK 140 million (about $15.6 million) in financing. The investor was HealthCap.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Productboard nabs $8 mln Series A July 13, 2018 2:16 pm
    San Francisco and Prague-based Productboard, "a product excellence system," has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers led the round with participation from other investors that included Index Ventures, Credo Ventures, Reflex Capital and Rockaway Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Ilya Fushman, a general partner at KPCB, joins Productboard's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Wicket Labs scores $2.8 mln July 13, 2018 2:14 pm
    Seattle-based Wicket Labs, a provider of audience insights for subscription video services, has raised $2.8 million in financing. WestRiver Group led the round with participation from return backers Madrona Venture Group and Divergent Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Pointy gathers $12 mln Series B in Polaris-led round July 12, 2018 3:38 pm
    Pointy, a startup that helps local retailers get their products online, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Polaris Partners led the round with participation from Vulcan Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Crypto exchange platform Stronghold procures $3.3 mln seed July 12, 2018 2:57 pm
    Stronghold, a crypto exchange platform, has secured $3.3 million in seed funding, according to a blog post. Dave Samuel, founding general partner at Freestyle Capital, led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • B Capital leads Series A round for Journera July 12, 2018 2:52 pm
    Journera, travel-focused software platform, has raised $9 million in Series A financing. B Capital Group led the round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and The Boston Consulting Group.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VR content studio Penrose inks $10 mln Series A July 12, 2018 2:51 pm
    San Francisco-based Penrose Studios, a virtual reality content studio, has raised $10 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post on its site. TransLink Capital led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Apollo Fusion pulls in $10 mln Series B July 12, 2018 2:49 pm
    Silicon Valley-based Apollo Fusion, a satellite propulsion company, has secured $10 million in Series B funding. The investor was Reid Hoffman from Greylock Partners. Reid Hoffman, also the co-founder of LinkedIn, has joined Apollo Fusion's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Biotech research firm Orig3n picks up Series B funding July 12, 2018 2:18 pm
    Boston-based Orig3n, a biotech research company focused on genetics and regenerative medicine, has secured Series B funding, raising a total of over $50 million to date since the firm's inception in 2014. Haitong International was the lead investor. Other investors that participated in the round included Hatteras Venture Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Labcorp, Spectrum Health Ventures, 180 degree capital, VECTR Ventures, KTB Ventures, DEFTA Partners, MMIC Investment Holdings and Mountain Group Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Goodwall takes in $10.8 mln Series A July 12, 2018 2:16 pm
    Goodwall, a professional development network for young talent, has raised $10.8 million in Series A funding. Randstand Innovation and Manixer led the round with participation from other investors that included Verve Capital Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Digital wellness platform Spring Health lands $6 mln seed July 12, 2018 2:14 pm
    New York-based digital wellness platform Spring Health has secured $6 million in seed funding. Redthink Impact led the round with participation from by Work-Bench, BBG Ventures, the Partnership Fund for New York City, RRE Ventures and William K. Warren Foundation.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Radiflow snags $18 mln July 12, 2018 2:12 pm
    Radiflow, a provider of industrial cybersecurity solutions for critical infrastructure, has raised $18 million in funding. ST Engineering Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Zohar Zisapel.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Compass Therapeutics closes $132 mln Series A July 12, 2018 2:10 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Compass Therapeutics, a biotechnology company, has closed its $132 million Series A financing. OrbiMed Advisors led the round with participation from other investors that included F-Prime Capital, Cowen Healthcare Investments, Thiel Capital, Biomatics Capital, Ulysses Holdings, Borealis Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments and Biomed Realty Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • AI augmented video company Octi raises $7.5 mln July 12, 2018 11:30 am
    Los Angeles-based Octi, an augmented video creation company leveraging machine learning and computer vision, announced that it has raised a seed round of $7.5 million with participation from Shasta Ventures, I2BF Ventures, Bold Capital Partners, Day One Ventures, Human Ventures, Live Nation and AB InBev. Joining the round are a number of individuals, including Tom Conrad, former VP of product at Snap; Shiva Rajaraman, chief product officer of technology at WeWork; Scott Belsky, chief product officer of Adobe; Abbe Raven, chairman at A&E Networks; and Joshua Kushner.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Arbe Robotics raises $10 mln more for autonomous driving July 12, 2018 5:36 am
    Tel Aviv-based Arbe Robotics, which develops high-resolution imaging for use in autonomous vehicles, announced it has raised $10 million in additional capital. The investment was led by 360 Capital Partners and included existing investors Canaan Partners Israel, iAngels, Manic Mobility, OurCrowd, O.G. Tech Ventures and Taya Ventures. The company, founded in 2015, has now raised $23 million in total funding.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • On-demand manufacturing platform Xometry rakes in $25 mln July 11, 2018 6:10 pm
    Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing platform, has secured $25 million in funding. Foundry Group is the lead investor with Almaz Capital, BMW i Ventures, GE Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Maryland Venture Fund also participating in the round. Also, Xometry has acquired MakeTime, another on-demand manufacturing company.
    Iris Dorbian
  • UK food-sharing app Olio fetches $6 mln Series A July 11, 2018 5:59 pm
    UK-based food-sharing app Olio has secured $6 million in Series A funding. Octopus Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Accel and Quadia.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Swing Education procures $15 mln Series B July 11, 2018 3:32 pm
    San Mateo, California-based Swing Education Inc, an on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers, has secured $15 million in Series B funding. GV and Owl Ventures led the round with participation from Social Capital, Kapor Capital, Moment Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Redhouse Education and Edovate Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Media measurement firm Verto Analytics fetches $13.4 mln July 11, 2018 3:25 pm
    Verto Analytics, a media measurement company, has secured $13.4 million in financing. Conor Venture Partners, Open Ocean Capital and Finnish Industry Investment led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Aurora Labs nets $8.4 mln Series A July 11, 2018 3:22 pm
    Tel Aviv and Munich-based Aurora Labs, a maker of the predictive maintenance solutions for future-proof automotive software, has raised $8.4 million in Series A financing. Fraser McCombs Capital led the round with participation from MizMaa Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • EQT Ventures provides funding to BIMobject July 11, 2018 3:13 pm
    Swedish tech company BIMobject has secured 23.4 million euros in funding. The investor was EQT Ventures. In addition to the funding, Hjalmar Winbladh, a partner and head of the EQT Ventures advisory team at EQT Partners, will join BIMobject's board.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Seatfrog pulls in $6 mln Series A July 11, 2018 3:10 pm
    London and Sydney-based Seatfrog, a provider of rail and airline upgrades through live bidding for seats, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Octopus Ventures led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Convene takes in $152 mln Series D July 11, 2018 2:33 pm
    Convene, a provider of meeting, event, and flexible workspaces, has secured $152 million in Series D financing. ArrowMark Partners led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • EndoGastric Solutions picks up $30.5 mln July 11, 2018 2:32 pm
    Redmond, Washington-based EndoGastric Solutions, a provider of incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease, has secured $30.5 million in financing. The investors included Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Canepa Healthcare, Chicago Growth Partners, CRG, Radius Ventures and Sightline Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • China startup Luckin Coffee raises $200 million to propel expansion: Reuters July 11, 2018 2:31 pm
    China’s Luckin Coffee, which has been expanding aggressively and touting itself as a local rival to Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O), said on Wednesday it raised $200 million in a fundraising round that values the on-demand coffee delivery startup at $1 billion.
    Reuters News
  • SentryHealth nabs $9.5 mln Series A July 11, 2018 2:23 pm
    Louisville, Kentucky-based SentryHealth, a healthcare company formerly known as Edumedics, has closed $9.5 million in Series A financing. Lunsford Capital led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Team management platform Monday.com inks $50 mln Series C July 11, 2018 2:16 pm
    Tel Aviv and New York-based Monday.com, a team management platform, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. Stripes Group led the round with participation from return backers Insight Venture Partners and Entrée Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • DIRT Protocol grabs $3 mln seed July 11, 2018 2:09 pm
    DIRT Protocol has raised $3 million in seed funding, according to a blog post. The investors included General Catalyst, Greylock, Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group and SV Angel. DIRT is a protocol for decentralized information gathering.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PactSafe lands $5.5 mln Series A July 11, 2018 2:06 pm
    Indianapolis-based PactSafe, a cloud-based contracting platform, has closed $5.5 million in Series A funding. Mercury Fund and Signal Peak Ventures led the round with participation from Elevate Ventures and Vulpes Testudo.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Tamr scores $18 mln July 11, 2018 2:04 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco-based Tamr Inc, a provider of data unification solutions, has secured $18 million in funding. The investors included SBI Investment, INTAGE Open Innovation Fund, Samsung Ventures, Fenox Venture Capital, Alumni Ventures Group, New Enterprise Associates and GV.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Redpoint leads $83 mln funding of Next Insurance July 11, 2018 1:00 pm
    Palo Alto, California-based Next Insurance, provider of online insurance services for small businesses, announced it has raised $83 million in Series B funding. Redpoint Ventures led the round, which included Nationwide Insurance, Munich Re, American Express Ventures, Ribbit Capital, SGVC, TLV Ventures and Zeev Ventures. The company has now raised $131 million since it was founded in 2016. As part of the round, Elliot Geidt, managing director of Redpoint, will join the board.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Juul Labs raises $650 mln at $15 bln valuation: Financial Times July 11, 2018 11:21 am
    Juul Labs, the ecigarette startup, has closed on the first $650 million of a $1.25 billion funding round, the Financial Times reported, citing a regulatory filing. Tiger Global is leading the round which values Juul at $15 billion, the story said.
    Luisa Beltran
  • AI startup Perceptive Automata emerges from stealth with seed funding from First Round July 10, 2018 6:38 pm
    Somerville, Massachusetts-based Perceptive Automata, provider of AI technology for autonomous vehicles, has emerged from stealth and announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding. Investors include First Round Capital and Slow Ventures.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Pegasus Solar attracts $10 mln Series A July 10, 2018 5:46 pm
    Pegasus Solar, a maker of rooftop mounting systems for solar installations, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Ecosystem Integrity Fund led the round with participation from other investors that included Okapi Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Lumiata raises $11 mln from Khosla, BlueCross BlueShield, Sandbox, Intel Capital, others July 10, 2018 5:15 pm
    Lumiata said it raised $11 million in a round co-led by Khosla Ventures and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners.
    Mark Boslet
  • Virtudent picks up $8 mln Series A July 10, 2018 4:25 pm
    Virtudent, a provider of mobile dental clinics and tele-dentistry services for employers, has raised $8 million in Series A financing. The lead investor was .406 Ventures. Other participants in the round were SpringRock Ventures and The Sparta Group.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Kyligence snags $15 mln Series B July 10, 2018 3:03 pm
    Shanghai and Santa Clara, California-based Kyligence, a data analytics company, has secured $15 million in Series B funding. Eight Roads Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Redpoint Ventures, Cisco, China Broadband Capital and Shunwei Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Restaurant management platform Toast fetches $115 mln Series D July 10, 2018 2:11 pm
    Toast, a restaurant management platform, has secured $115 million in Series D funding. T. Rowe Price Associates Inc led the round with participation from other investors that included Tiger Global Management LLC.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Vacation rental software startup Lodgify inks $5 mln Series A July 10, 2018 2:05 pm
    Barcelona-based Lodgify, a vacation rental software startup, has secured $5 million in Series A funding. The investors were Nauta Capital, HOWZAT Partners, Business Angels and Intermedia Vermögensverwaltung.
    Iris Dorbian
  • CapLinked rakes in $2.5 mln July 10, 2018 2:03 pm
    CapLinked Inc, a developer of proprietary information control software, has raised $2.5 million in funding. The investors were Alphabit Fund, Translunar One, Kenetic Capital, NextProtocol Ventures and BKCM.
    Iris Dorbian
  • ShooWin grabs funding July 10, 2018 2:01 pm
    ShooWin Inc, an online ticketing reservation marketplace, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. Cuneo & Co. and Bellnote Partners LLC led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Higi lands $21.3 mln Series C July 10, 2018 1:59 pm
    Chicago-based Higi, a population health enablement company, has secured $21.3 million in Series C funding. The investors included Flare Capital Partners and 7wireVentures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • GV, Uber and others invest $335 mln in bike, scooter sharing company Lime July 9, 2018 4:49 pm
    San Mateo, California-based Lime, operator of a fleet of lime-green colored bicycles and electric scooters, announced on Monday it has raised $335 million in a round led by GV that reportedly values the company at $1.1 billion. Also participating in the round is strategic investor Uber and new investors Alphabet, IVP, Atomico and Fidelity Management and Research Company. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, Fifth Wall and GIC also participated in the round.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Airbridge backs GeoSpark July 9, 2018 2:40 pm
    GeoSpark, a Dutch provider of location tracking technology for app makers, has secured 500,000 euros in seed funding. The investor was Airbridge Equity Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Cell-Ed picks up $1.5 mln seed July 9, 2018 2:38 pm
    Palo Alto, California-based Cell-Ed, a mobile learning solution for low-skilled workers, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Lumina Impact Ventures led the round with participation from Strada Education Innovation Fund, Partners Group Impact and Twilio.org Impact Fund.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Blockchain cloud computing company Oasis Labs raises $45 mln July 9, 2018 10:00 am
    Berkeley, California-based Oasis Labs, a provider of cloud computing platform for the blockchain, announced it has raised $45 million in funding via a private token sale. Backers include a16zcrypto, (the new crypto-focused fund of Andreessen Horowitz), Accel, Binance Labs, Bitmain, DCVC, Electric Capital, Foundation Capital, Gairang, Metastable, Pantera, Polychain and others. The company says it is designing a platform to overcome performance, security and privacy limitations that have hampered blockchain adoption to date.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Abingworth raises $315 mln life science deals July 9, 2018 6:36 am
    Abingworth announced it has wrapped up Abingworth Bioventures VII with $315 million in commitments. The fund is Abingworth’s 12th to invest multi-stage life sciences companies in the United States and Europe. The firm, which has offices in London, Menlo Park and Boston, said it raised the fund from endowments, foundations, fund-of-funds, family offices, healthcare corporations, insurance companies and pension plans in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Beauty appointment app Booksy inks $13.2 mln July 6, 2018 3:59 pm
    Booksy, an app that lets users schedule appointments for health and beauty services, has raised $13.2 million in funding. Piton Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included OpenOcean.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Dynacure scores $55 mln July 6, 2018 2:11 pm
    Dynacure, a French developer of new treatments for patients affected by serious orphan disorders, has closed $55 million in funding. Andera Partners led the round with participation from Pontifax, Bpifrance, Kurma Partners and IdInvest Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Social media platform MeWe grabs $5.2 mln Series A July 5, 2018 8:14 pm
    Social media platform MeWe has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding. Lynda Weinman, Jack Canfield and Rachel Roy led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Fever inks $20 mln Series C July 5, 2018 2:26 pm
    Fever, an entertainment and experience company, has secured $20 million in Series C funding. Atresmedia and Labtech led the round with participation from return backers Accel Partners and 14W Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Postie rakes in $3.5 mln seed July 5, 2018 2:23 pm
    Postie, a direct mail platform, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Bonfire Ventures and Crosscut Ventures led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Trillium Secure raises $11 mln July 5, 2018 11:18 am
    Trillium Secure Inc said July 4 that it raised $11 million in Series A2 funding led by JAFCO. Also participating were investors Airbus Ventures, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Tokyo Century Corp and Plug and Play Ventures. Trillium, of Sunnyvale, California, provides cybersecurity protection and data management for vehicles and fleets.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Planck Re raises $12 mln from Arbor Ventures, Viola FinTech, Eight Roads. July 4, 2018 1:14 am
    Planck Re said it raised $12 million in an initial round of funding led by Arbor Ventures and joined by Viola FinTech and Eight Roads.
    Mark Boslet
  • Alibaba, Tencent lead $1.5 billion investment in China media group CMC: Reuters July 3, 2018 2:22 pm
    Chinese state-backed media group CMC Inc said on Tuesday it raised around 10 billion yuan ($1.49 billion) in a fundraising round from investors including tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK).
    Reuters News
  • Aussie fintech company Airwallex lands $80 mln Series B July 3, 2018 2:17 pm
    Australian fintech company Airwallex has raised $80 million in Series B funding. The investors were Tencent, Sequoia China, Hillhouse, Horizons Ventures, Central Capital Ventura and Square Peg.
    Iris Dorbian
  • ThetaRay snags over $30 mln July 3, 2018 2:15 pm
    Israel and New York City-based ThetaRay, a provider of artificial intelligence and big data analytics that offers solutions for crime prevention, operational efficiency and threat detection, has raised over $30 million in funding. The investors included Jerusalem Venture Partners, GE, Bank Hapoalim, OurCrowd and SVB Investments.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Online bra startup Harper Wilde fetches $2 mln seed July 2, 2018 3:20 pm
    Online bra startup Harper Wilde has secured $2 million in seed funding, according to a source familiar with the transaction. CRV led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Unify Square gathers $10 mln Series C July 2, 2018 2:41 pm
    Unify Square, a provider of software and cloud managed services for Microsoft teams and skype for business, has secured roughly $10 million in Series C funding. PRIMEPULSE SE led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Freight broker Arrive Logistics scores funding July 2, 2018 2:38 pm
    Chicago and Austin-based Arrive Logistics, a freight broker, has raised a "significant" amount of funding. The lead investor was Lead Edge Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Califia Farms attracts over $50 mln July 2, 2018 2:36 pm
    Los Angeles-based Califia Farms, a natural beverage company, has secured over $50 million in funding. Ambrosia Investments led the round with participation from Sun Pacific and Stripes Group.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Salamander Solutions lands $7 mln Series A July 2, 2018 2:26 pm
    Salamander Solutions, a Shell spinout and provider of heater systems for the oil and gas sector, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Eden Rock Group led the round with participation from other investors that included MCAAA Holding, Shell Ventures LLC and Frontive Holding Limited.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Republic snags $12 mln July 2, 2018 2:24 pm
    New York City-based Republic, a retail investment platform affiliated with AngelList, has secured $12 million in funding. Binance Labs and NGC ECO Fund led the round with participation from other investors that included East Chain Co, Oyster Ventures, FBG Capital, Hazoor Capital, ZK Capital and ZhenFund.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Maritime risk analytics startup Windward inks $16.5 mln Series C July 2, 2018 2:02 pm
    Tel Aviv-based Windward, a maritime risk analytics startup, has raised $16.5 million in Series C funding. XL Innovate led the round with participation from other investors that included Horizons Ventures and Aleph. In addition to the funding, Tom Hutton, XL Innovate Managing Partner and former CEO of RMS, will become a board director.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Atomico leads $10 mln round in Oden Technologies July 2, 2018 1:01 pm
    New York-based Oden Technologies, which provides manufacturing data analytics to help digitize factories, announced it has raised a $10 million Series A round. Atomico led the round with participation from existing investors, including EQT Ventures, Inbox Capital and its seed investors. As part of the round, Atomico CEO Niklas Zennström will join the company's board. The company, founded in 2014, previously raised about $6 million.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Automation Anywhere raises $250 mln July 2, 2018 10:58 am
    Automation Anywhere said July 2 that it raised $250 million in funding led by New Enterprise Associates and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Also participating in the round were General Atlantic and World Innovation Lab. Automation Anywhere, of San Jose, provides robotic process automation.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Digital therapeutics firm MedRhythms nets $5.3 mln June 29, 2018 4:11 pm
    Portland, Maine-based MedRhythms, digital therapeutics company, has raised $5.3 million in Series A financing. Peter J. Werth of Werth Family Investment Associates was the lead investor.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Travel brand Away pulls in $50 mln Series C June 29, 2018 3:29 pm
    Travel brand Away has secured $50 million in Series C funding. Forerunner Ventures, Global Founders Capital and Comcast Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Veridium attracts $16.5 mln Series B June 29, 2018 2:50 pm
    Veridium, a provider of strong authentication solutions using biometrics instead of passwords and tokens, has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding. Michael Spencer led the round with participation from Citrix Systems and Michael Powell.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Inbox Health scores $2.4 mln June 29, 2018 2:36 pm
    Inbox Health, a provider of patient communications and payments for medical billers, has raised $2.4 million in funding. Connecticut Innovations led the round with participation from other investors that included I2BF Global Ventures, Launch Capital and Enhanced Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • 1855 Capital invests in Pledge It June 29, 2018 2:34 pm
    State College, Philadelphia-based 1855 Capital, a new venture fund, has made an investment in Pledge It, a sport-based crowdfunding platform. No financial terms were disclosed.
    Iris Dorbian
  • I-Mab Biopharma racks up $220 mln Series C June 29, 2018 2:16 pm
    Shanghai-based I-Mab Biopharma, which focuses on biologics in therapeutic areas of immuno-oncology and immuno-inflammation, has closed $220 million in Series C funding. Hony Capital led the round with participation from Hillhouse Capital, HOPU Investments, CDH Investment, Ally Bridge Group, EDBI, C-Bridge Capital and Tasly Capital. China Renaissance served as financial adviser on the transaction.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Tech startup CoLabs grabs $4 mln seed June 29, 2018 2:13 pm
    Tampa, Florida-based CoLabs, a technology startup, has raised $4 million in seed funding. The investors were not named.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Insurtech company Rein picks up $7.3 mln June 29, 2018 2:11 pm
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Rein, an insurtech company, has secured $7.3 million in funding. The investors included Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures and Kiplin Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • WelbeHealth inks $15 mln Series B June 29, 2018 2:09 pm
    WelbeHealth, a healthcare company that provides care to medically frail seniors, has raised $15 million in Series B financing. Longitude Capital and Ulysses Diversified Holdings led the round with participation from Town Hall Ventures, F-Prime Capital and .406 Ventures. In conjunction with the financing, Dr. Gregory Grunberg, a managing director of Longitude Capital and Errik Anderson, founder and managing partner of Ulysses, joined WelbeHealth’s board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • NVCA continues campaign on behalf of International Entrepreneur Rule June 28, 2018 9:07 pm
    The National Venture Capital Association continued campaigning on behalf of the International Entrepreneur Rule, submitting comments against rescinding the entrepreneurial program.
    Mark Boslet
  • MedCrypt procures $1.9 mln seed June 28, 2018 8:11 pm
    MedCrypt, a medical device cybersecurity technology provider, has secured $1.9 million in seed funding. Eniac Ventures led the round with participation from Sway Ventures, Nex Cubed, Oronoco Investments and Friedman BioVentures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Cerebri AI pulls in $5 mln Series A June 28, 2018 7:02 pm
    Austin, Texas-based Cerebri AI, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to measure customer success, has raised $5 million Series A funding. M12 led the round with participation from the University of Texas Horizon Fund, WorldQuant Ventures and Leawood Venture Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Edtech startup ApplyBoard nets $13 mln in Artiman-led Series A June 28, 2018 6:53 pm
    Waterloo-based education technology startup ApplyBoard has secured $13 million in a Series A financing. The round was led by U.S. venture capital firm Artiman Ventures and joined by existing investors, including 500 Startups, Candou Ventures and Think+. ApplyBoard, founded in 2015 by CEO Martin Basiri and CMO Meti Basiri, has created an artificial intelligence-enabled marketplace to help international students apply for study at post-secondary institutions worldwide. It has so far partnered with more than 750 North American educational institutions. ApplyBoard will use the funds raised for growth and to further develop its platform.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Greenhouse farms operator BrightFarms secures $55 mln Series D June 28, 2018 5:04 pm
    BrightFarms, an operator of local greenhouse farms, has raised $55 million in Series D funding. Cox Enterprises led the round with participation from Catalyst Investors, WP Global Partners and NGEN Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Electric scooter startup Bird raises $300 mln, Sequoia leads round June 28, 2018 5:00 pm
    Venice, California-based electric scooter provider Bird, which has been rumored for weeks to be raising a large round at a billion-dollar valuation, announced it has closed its Series C funding at $300 million. Sequoia Capital led the round, which included new investors Accel, B Capital, CRV, Sound Ventures, Greycroft Partners and e.ventures, as well as previous investors Craft Ventures, Index Ventures, Valor, Goldcrest, Tusk Ventures and Upfront Ventures. As part of the funding, Sequoia Partner Roelof Botha has joined the board.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Unblockable rallies $5 mln June 28, 2018 4:53 pm
    San Francisco-based Unblockable, a provider of blockchain technology for the sports collectibles market, has secured $5 million in funding. The investors were Shasta Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Silverfort pulls in $11.5 mln Series A June 28, 2018 4:51 pm
    Tel Aviv-based Silverfort, a authentication provider, has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding. TLV Partners led the round with participation from StageOne Ventures and Singtel Innov8.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Bumped attracts $14.1 mln Series A in Canaan-led round June 28, 2018 4:50 pm
    Portland, Oregon-based Bumped, a developer of stock-based loyalty programs for brands, has secured $14.1 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post. Canaan led the round with participation from other investors that included Peninsula Ventures, Commerce Ventures and Oregon Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Roadster drives off with $15 mln June 28, 2018 4:48 pm
    California-based Roadster, a provider of commerce solutions for car dealers, has secured $15 million in funding, according to a blog post. Costanoa Ventures led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PeakSpan Captial leads Series B round for Cordial June 28, 2018 4:47 pm
    San Diego-based Cordial, a next-generation email platform, has secured $15 million in Series B funding, according to a blog post on its site. PeakSpan Capital led the round with participation from Upfront Ventures and High Alpha.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Neurotechnology firm Dreem snags $35 mln June 28, 2018 4:45 pm
    Paris and San Francisco-based Dreem, a neurotechnology company, has secured $35 million in funding. The lead investors were Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC and Bpifrance.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Patient financial management platform Cedar racks up $36 mln Series B June 28, 2018 4:44 pm
    Cedar, a patient financial management platform for hospitals, health systems and independent medical groups, has raised $36 million in Series B funding. Kinnevik led the round with participation from other investors that included Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Lakestar and Sound Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Puppet collects $42 mln June 28, 2018 4:42 pm
    Portland, Oregon-based Puppet, a standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software, has secured $42 million in funding. Cisco Investments led the round with participation from EDBI, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures and VMware.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Cibus nets $70 mln Series C June 28, 2018 4:41 pm
    Cibus, a provider of gene editing technologies for directed mutagenesis, has raised $70 million in Series C funding. Fidelity Management and Research Company led the round with participation from other investors that included Alexandria Venture Investments and Cormorant Asset Management.
    Iris Dorbian
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