• Dynamic Yield racks up $31 mln Series C July 21, 2017 3:13 pm
    New York-based Dynamic Yield, a personalization operating system, has closed its Series C funding round at $31 million. The company's investors included Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, La Maison, Baidu, Vertex and Bessemer Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • GE Ventures leads $14.1 mln for Gravie July 21, 2017 3:09 pm
    Gravie, a provider of a reinvented health benefits marketplace, has secured $14.1 million in Series C funding, according to a blog post. GE Ventures led the round with participation from other investors including FirstMark Capital, Aberdare Ventures and Split Rock Partners. In addition to the financing, Lisa Suennen, a senior managing director at GE Ventures, has been appointed to Gravie’s board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Online financial adviser Betterment nabs $70 mln July 21, 2017 3:06 pm
    New York City-based Betterment, an online financial adviser, raised $70 million in funding. Kinnevik led the round with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures and Francisco Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • UK machine intelligence company Graphcore racks up $30 mln Series B July 20, 2017 7:09 pm
    UK-based Graphcore, machine intelligence company, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Atomico led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Genicon garners $6.6 mln July 20, 2017 6:52 pm
    Orlando, Florida-based Genicon, a medical device maker, has raised $6.6 million in funding. The backers were Rand Capital, Advantage Capital and Coastal Enterprises.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PebblePost seals $47 mln July 20, 2017 5:40 pm
    New York City-based PebblePost, a provide of programmatic direct mail solutions, has raised $47 million in Series B equity and debt funding. PebblePost's backers include RRE.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Integrate inks $8 mln Series D July 20, 2017 4:32 pm
    Phoenix-based Integrate, a provider of demand orchestration software, has secured $8 million in Series D funding. Iron Gate Capital, Foundry Group and Forte Ventures led the round with participation from Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global and Chestnut Street Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Cyber startup StackRox raises $14 million in round led by Sequoia: Reuters July 20, 2017 4:30 pm
    Cyber-security startup StackRox said on Tuesday it has raised $14 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital, providing the three-year old company with funds to use for product development and expansion of its sales team.
    Reuters News
  • Amphora Medical rakes in $35.5 mln Series B July 20, 2017 3:23 pm
    Minneapolis-based Amphora Medical Inc, a developer of medical devices to treat overactive bladder, has raised $35.5 million in Series B financing. Longitude Capital and Boston Scientific Corporation led the round with participation from other investors that included HBM Healthcare Investments, F-Prime Capital Partners and Baird Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Arzeda collects $12 mln Series A July 20, 2017 3:05 pm
    Seattle-based Arzeda, a protein design company, has secured $12 million in Series A funding. OS Fund led the round with participation from other investors that included Bioeconomy Capital, Sustainable Conversion Ventures and WRF Capital. In addition to the funding, Jeff Klunzinger, a co-founder at OS Fund, has been appointed to Arzeda's board.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Insight Engines nets $15.8 mln Series A July 20, 2017 3:03 pm
    San Francisco-based Insight Engines, which lets anyone ask questions of machine data and get insights in seconds, has raised $15.8 million in Series A funding. August Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Splunk, Real Ventures and Data Collective. In addition to the funding, August Capital General Partner David Hornik will join Insight Engine's board.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Plexchat attracts $7 mln seed July 20, 2017 3:01 pm
    Plexchat, a developer of a chat platform for mobile gamers, has secured $7 million in seed funding. Raine Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included First Round Capital, Dream Incubator, Lumia Capital, Macro Ventures, Singularity Ventures and Hany Nada, a founding partner of GGVC. Concurrent with the funding, Gordon Rubenstein, a managing partner at Raine Ventures, will join Plexchat’s board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • NeuroVia scores $14 mln Series A July 20, 2017 2:58 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based NeuroVia Inc, which focuses on developing treatments for rare genetic neurological diseases, has raised $14 million in Series A funding. Novartis Venture Fund and Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures led the round with participation from other investors that included BioMed Ventures and Enso Ventures. In addition to the funding, Dr. Henry Skinner, a managing director at NVF and Dr. Jason Hafler, a senior director of investments at SGBV, have been appointed to NeuroVia's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • FinTech Studios lands $1 mln July 20, 2017 2:38 pm
    FinTech Studios has raised $1 million in funding. KEC Ventures led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Jeff Parkinson, a managing partner of KEC Ventures, will join the FinTech Studios board of directors. Based in New York City, FinTech Studios is a developer of a cloud platform of artificial intelligence-based financial information, fintech apps and big-data analytic products.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Bessemer Venture Partners leads funding round for Ada Support July 20, 2017 2:35 pm
    Toronto-based Ada Support, a chatbot creation platform provider, has raised $2.5 million in funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Version One Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • LendKey reels in $13 mln Series C July 20, 2017 2:29 pm
    New York and Cincinnati-based LendKey, a lending-as-a-service solution for banks and credit unions, has secured $13 million in Series C funding. North Atlantic Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included DFJ, Updata Partners, Gotham Ventures and TTV Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Receipt Bank picks up $50 mln Series B July 20, 2017 2:11 pm
    London-based Receipt Bank, a bookkeeping automation platform, has raised $50 million in Series B funding. The investor was Insight Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • TickSmith bags funding from IFM July 20, 2017 2:02 pm
    Montreal-based TickSmith, a provider of big data applications for capital markets, has secured C$2 million in funding. The investor was Illuminate Financial Management LLP.
    Iris Dorbian
  • NEA leads $50.5 mln Series C round in Trevi Therapeutics July 20, 2017 11:42 am
    New Enterprise Associates led a $50.5 million Series C funding round in late-stage clinical development company Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. Other investors in the funding round include Lundbeckfonden Ventures, Omega Funds and Aperture Venture Partners, along with the company's largest investor, TPG Biotech.
    Chris Witkowsky
  • Plenty raises $200 mln in SoftBank led round July 19, 2017 11:46 pm
    Plenty said it raised $200 million of Series B financing in a round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund and joined by affiliates of Moore Capital Management founder Louis M. Bacon as well as existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Bezos Expeditions, DCM, Data Collective and Finistere.
    Mark Boslet
  • Clara Labs nabs $7 mln Series A in BSV-led round July 19, 2017 9:23 pm
    Clara Labs, which automates scheduling for professionals, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Basis Set Ventures led the round with participation from Sequoia, First Round and Slack Fund. O'Melveny advised BSV on the transaction.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Lvl5 rallies $2 mln seed July 19, 2017 7:42 pm
    San Francisco-based Lvl5, a developer of crowdsourced HD maps and computer vision software for self-driving vehicles, has secured $2 million in seed funding. The investors included 9Point Ventures and Paul Buchheit, a partner at Y Combinator and creator of Gmail.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Used car marketplace Shift drives away with $38 mln Series C July 19, 2017 4:54 pm
    San Francisco-based Shift, a used car marketplace, has secured $38 million in Series C funding. BMW iVentures led the round with participation from DCM Ventures, G2VP, DFJ, Highland Capital and Goldman Sachs. In addition to the funding, Christian Noske, a partner at BMW iVentures, has joined Shift's board of directors while Jason Krikorian from DCM and Brook Porter from G2VP have become board observers.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Crosslink Capital leads $10.1 mln round for Molekule July 19, 2017 4:24 pm
    San Francisco-based Molekule, a maker of a molecular air purifier, has raised $10.1 million in Series A funding. Crosslink Capital led the round with participation from SoftTech VC, Translink Capital and Foxconn.
    Iris Dorbian
  • DataRails reels in $6 mln July 19, 2017 4:19 pm
    Tel Aviv-based DataRails, which helps transform Microsoft Excel into a more organizational tool, has raised $6 million in funding. Vertex Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Cyrus Angel Fund, Oryzn Capital and Joey Low.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Lever picks up $30 mln Series C July 19, 2017 4:17 pm
    San Francisco-based Lever, a recruiting platform, has secured $30 million in Series C funding, according to a blog post. Adams Street Partners led the round. In addition to the funding, Lever has appointed Mike Zappert to Lever's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Brain Corp snags $114 mln Series C July 19, 2017 4:14 pm
    Brain Corp, a developer of self-driving technology for robots, has raised $114 million in Series C funding. SoftBank Vision Fund led the round with participation from Qualcomm Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • LiveStories attracts $10 mln Series A July 19, 2017 4:07 pm
    Seattle-based LiveStories, a civic intelligence and engagement platform, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Ignition Partners led the round with participation from True Ventures and Founders Co-Op.
    Iris Dorbian
  • IoT device platform Particle grabs $20 mln Series B July 19, 2017 3:24 pm
    Particle, an internet of things device platform, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Spark Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Qualcomm Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Nauto inks $159 mln Series B July 19, 2017 3:20 pm
    Palo Alto, California-based Nauto, a self-driving vehicle tech company, has raised $159 million in Series B funding. SoftBank Group Corp. and Greylock Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Playground Global and Draper Nexus.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Karmic nets $17.2 mln Series B July 19, 2017 3:11 pm
    San Francisco-based Karmic, a provider of payment and expense management solutions, has raised $17.2 million in Series B financing, according to a blog post. The investors included Alsop Louie Partners, Arbor Ventures, Greycroft, Marketplace Funds and Startup Capital Ventures. In addition to the funding, Wei Hopeman and Jim Whims have joined Karmic's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Protenus scores $3 mln Series A July 19, 2017 3:02 pm
    Baltimore-based Protenus, a provider of solutions for protecting patient privacy and preventing health data breaches, has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Kaiser Permanente Ventures led the round with participation from F-Prime Capital Partners and return backer LionBird Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Game learning brand Kahoot! lands $10 mln Series A July 19, 2017 2:11 pm
    Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform, has secured $10 million in Series A financing round. The investors in this round included Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Utility Associates takes in funding July 18, 2017 6:30 pm
    Utility Associates, a video evidence platform for police officers, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors were Hicks Holdings LLC, Braemar Energy Ventures and Treeter Holdings.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Reach Robotics garners $7.5 mln Series A July 18, 2017 5:16 pm
    UK-based Reach Robotics, a robotics platform developer, has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding. Korea Investment Partners and IGlobe led the round with participation from other investors that included NCSOFT, London Venture Partners, Passion Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Hardware Club. And, Reach Robotics has named Sean Ratcliffe as chief marketing officer.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Israeli visual search fashion startup Syte.ai bags $8 mln July 18, 2017 5:09 pm
    Tel Aviv-based Syte.ai, a newly launched visual search fashion platform, has secured $8 million in funding. NHN led the round with participation from other investors that included Magma VC, Remagine VC, KDC Ventures and NBM Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Embark Veterinary snaps up $4.5 mln July 18, 2017 3:54 pm
    Boston-based Embark Veterinary Inc, a pet genetic test service provider, has raised $4.5 million in funding. Founder Collective, Freestyle and ThirdKind led the round with participation from Bill Maris' new fund Section 32, Anne Wojcicki and SV Angel.
    Iris Dorbian
  • UK payments processing platform Form3 nets $5 mln July 18, 2017 3:24 pm
    London-based Form3, a platform for global payments processing, has raised $5 million in funding. The investors included Barclays and the Angel CoFund.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Rapid Medical reels in $9 mln July 18, 2017 3:21 pm
    Rapid Medical, a Israeli developer of neurovascular interventional devices, has closed $9 million in funding. BRM and Shanghai-Israel Investment Fund led the round with participation from Winnovation and Gefen Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Venus Concept gathers $38 mln July 18, 2017 3:19 pm
    Toronto-based Venus Concept Ltd, an aesthetic technology company, has secured $38 million in funding. EW Healthcare Partners led the round with participation from HealthQuest Capital and Madryn Asset Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Art collecting platform Artsy inks $50 mln Series D July 18, 2017 3:17 pm
    New York City-based Artsy, a platform for discovering and collecting art, has raised $50 million in Series D funding. Avenir Growth Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included L Catterton, Thrive Capital and Shumway Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Pre-IPO investing platform EquityZen scores $3 mln July 18, 2017 2:42 pm
    New York-based EquityZen Inc, a pre-IPO investing platform, has raised $3 million in funding. Draper Associates led the round with participation from other backers that included WorldQuant Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Appiphony lands funding from Salesforce Ventures July 18, 2017 2:30 pm
    Chicago-based Appiphony, a product development outsourcer for Salesforce applications, has secured funding from Salesforce Ventures. No financial terms were disclosed.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Partech Ventures leads Series A round for Privitar July 18, 2017 2:22 pm
    London-based Privitar, a privacy engineering software company, has raised $16 million in Series A funding. Partech Ventures led the round with participation from CME Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, IQ Capital, 24Haymarket and Illuminate Financial. PwC Legal advised Privitar while TaylorWessing, Mazars and QuantMetry advised Partech.
    Iris Dorbian
  • NewStore nabs $50 mln Series B July 18, 2017 2:20 pm
    Boston-based NewStore Inc, a mobile retail platform, has secured $50 million in Series B funding. Activant Capital led the round with participation from return backers General Catalyst and Stephan Schambach.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Menlo Therapeutics attracts $50 mln Series C July 18, 2017 2:15 pm
    Menlo Park, California-based Menlo Therapeutics Inc, a pharmaceutical company focused on treating chronic pruritus and chronic cough, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. VenBio led the round with participation from other investors that included Novo Holdings A/S, Rock Springs Capital, Aisling Capital, Bay City Capital, Vivo Capital, Presidio Partners, Remeditex and F-Prime Capital. In addition to the funding, Dr. Aaron Royston of VenBio will join Menlo Therapeutics' board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Parking reservation service SpotHero grabs $30 mln Series C July 18, 2017 2:07 pm
    Chicago-based SpotHero, a parking reservation service, has secured $30 million in Series C funding. The investors included Insight Venture Partners, Global Founders Capital and Autotech Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Family financial and legal planning app Tomorrow picks up $2.6 mln seed July 18, 2017 2:05 pm
    Seattle-based Tomorrow, a financial and legal planning app for families, has raised $2.6 million in seed funding. The investors included Maveron, CFSI, Echelon Capital, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Allianz Life, Plug And Play, Flying Fish Partners and Curious Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Workato snags $10 mln Series A July 18, 2017 2:03 pm
    Workato, an intelligent automation platform, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Storm Ventures led the round with participation from Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Icon leads $23 mln funding round in Alation July 18, 2017 1:00 pm
    Redwood City, California-based Alation, a provider of an enterprise collaborative data platform, announced it has raised $23 million in Series B funding. Icon Ventures led the round, which included Harmony Partners and returning investors Costanoa Ventures and Data Collective. As part of the funding round, Michael Mullany, a general partner at Icon Ventures, has joined the board.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • FreshBooks secures $43 mln in Georgian Partners-led Series B July 18, 2017 12:00 pm
    Toronto accounting software company FreshBooks has raised $43 million in a Series B financing, bringing total funding to $73 million. Georgian Partners led the round and was joined by Accomplice and Oak Investment Partners. All three firms are repeat investors. With the financing, Georgian Managing Partner Simon Chong has joined the board. Launched in 2003, Freshbooks provides online billing and accounting tools to service-based small business owners and independent professionals. Led by CEO Mike McDerment, it will use the funds raised to fuel North American growth of its new platform and enhance its offering.
    Kirk Falconer
  • Norwest leads funding in Silk Road Medical July 18, 2017 11:00 am
    Sunnyvale, California-based Silk Road Medical Inc, a medical technology company focused on the treatment of carotid artery disease, has raised $47 million in new funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the investment along with funds managed by Janus Capital Management and existing investors Warburg Pincus, the Vertical Group and CRG. As part of the financing, Dr. Robert Mittendorff, a partner at Norwest, has joined the board. The company had raised more than $100 million.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Bright.md raises $8 mln July 18, 2017 11:00 am
    Bright.md said July 17 that it closed an $8 million Series B funding round led by B Capital Group. Existing investor Seven Peaks Ventures also participated. Bright.md, of Portland, Oregon, provides software that aims to automate care and communication between physician and patient.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Security-focused Corelight raises $9.2 mln in Series A July 18, 2017 4:33 am
    San Francisco-based Corelight, provider network security solutions, has raised $9.2 million in Series A funding round. Accel Partners led the round, which included Osage University Partners and Riverbed Technology co-founder Steve McCanne. As part of the funding, McCanne and Eric Wolford of Accel have joined the board.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Impartner gathers $15 mln from Emergence Capital July 17, 2017 8:49 pm
    Impartner, a provider of SaaS-based partner relationship management solutions, has secured $15 million round in funding. The investor was Emergence Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Leap Motion lands $50 mln Series C July 17, 2017 6:03 pm
    San Francisco-based Leap Motion Inc, a provider of motion tracking technology for natural input in virtual and augmented reality, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. The investors included clients advised by JPMorgan Asset Management. In addition to the funding, Lawrence Unrein, the global head of JP Morgan Asset Management's private equity group, has been appointed to Leap Motion's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • UK-based AR company WaveOptics attracts Series B funding July 17, 2017 4:14 pm
    UK-based augmented reality company WaveOptics has secured 12 million pounds in Series B funding. The investors were Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations plc, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH and Gobi Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Plum inks $9 mln Series A July 17, 2017 4:08 pm
    Plum, a producer of an appliance that automatically preserves, chills and serves wine by the glass, has secured $9 million in Series A funding. The investors included Khosla Ventures and Las Olas Venture Capital. In addition to the funding, Joe Berger, an executive vice president and president of the Americas for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, has joined Plum's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • F-Prime Capital leads Series B round for Wellframe July 17, 2017 4:06 pm
    Boston-based Wellframe, a mobile platform provider for patient care management, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. F-Prime Capital led the round with participation from return backers including DFJ. In conjunction with the funding, Carl Byers, an executive partner at F-Prime, will join the Wellframe board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Awake Security nabs over $30 mln from Greylock and Bain Capital Ventures July 17, 2017 3:04 pm
    Silicon Valley-based Awake Security, a provider of advanced security analytics solutions, has secured over $30 million in funding. The investors were Greylock Partners and Bain Capital Ventures. In addition to the funding, Asheem Chandna, a partner at Greylock Partners, and Enrique Salem, a managing director at Bain Capital Ventures, have joined Awake Security's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Punchbowl nets funding from Party City July 17, 2017 2:52 pm
    Framingham, Massachusetts-based Punchbowl, a tech platform for online invitations and digital greeting cards, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from party goods company Party City. In addition to the funding, Ryan Vero, an executive vice president of Party City Holdco Inc and president of Party City retail group, has joined Punchbowl's board of directors. Punchbowl is also backed by Intel Capital, Contour Venture Partners and Launchpad Venture Group.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Hargol FoodTech attracts $600K July 17, 2017 2:47 pm
    Israel-based Hargol FoodTech, a developer of protein ingredients from grasshoppers, has raised $600,000. The backers were Sirius Venture Capital and SLJ Investment Partners. Hargol FoodTech is a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Sensome picks up seed funding July 17, 2017 2:46 pm
    Sensome, a French developer of micro-sensor technology for smart medical devices, has raised 4.7 million euros in seed funding. The investors included Kurma Diagnostics, Paris-Saclay Seed Fund and ID Invest.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Enterin snags $12.7 mln Series B July 17, 2017 2:44 pm
    Philadelphia-based Enterin Inc, a biotechnology company developing novel compounds to treat Parkinson's disease, has closed $12.7 million in Series A financing round. The investors included New Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Mark Finn, a founding partner at New Ventures, has been added to Enterin's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Desktop Metal rakes in $115 mln Series D July 17, 2017 2:30 pm
    Burlington, Massachusetts-based Desktop Metal, a metal 3D printing services provider, has closed $115 million in Series D funding. The backers were New Enterprise Associates, GV, GE Ventures, Future Fund, Techtronic Industries, Lowe’s, Lux Capital, Vertex Ventures, Moonrise Venture Partners, DCVC Opportunity, Tyche, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Shenzhen Capital Group and Saudi Aramco.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Impact Health grabs $13 mln Series A July 17, 2017 2:19 pm
    Impact Health, a health insurance platform provider, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. The investors were Techstars and Foundry Group.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Bright.md nabs $8 mln Series B July 17, 2017 11:35 am
    Portland, Oregon-based Bright.md, a maker of virtual care solutions to improve healthcare efficiencies and outcomes, has raised $8 million in Series B funding. B Capital Group led the round with participation from return backer Seven Peaks Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Medical records tech startup BloomAPI pulls in $2.4 mln July 14, 2017 9:33 pm
    Seattle-based medical records tech startup BloomAPI has raised $2.4 million in funding. The investors included Y Combinator, Slow Ventures, Founders’ Co-Op, Section 32, Liquid 2 Ventures and Parker Conrad.
    Iris Dorbian
  • TemperPack scores $10 mln July 14, 2017 8:37 pm
    TemperPack, a provider of packaging for insulated, temperature-sensitive goods, has raised $10 million in funding. SJF Ventures led the round with participation from Interplay Ventures, Third Prime Capital and Dolik Ventures. In addition to the funding, Robert Beckler, the former president of packaging at WestRock, has been appointed executive chairman of the board.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Greenspring Associates leads funding round for Assent Compliance July 14, 2017 5:50 pm
    Canada-based Assent Compliance, a SaaS and data firm, has raised C$40 million in funding. Greenspring Associates led the round with participation from other investors that included Volition Capital, OpenText Enterprise Application Fund, Business Development Bank of Canada, National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program and Royal Bank of Canada.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Insticator lands $5.2 mln Series A July 14, 2017 3:03 pm
    Insticator, which helps increase engagement and ad revenue for publishers with interactive content, has secured $5.2 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post on its site. Associated Venture Management and Mintz & Co led the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Insurance startup Cover picks up $11 mln from Social Capital July 14, 2017 2:59 pm
    Insurance startup Cover has raised $11 million in funding, according to a blog post on its site. Social Capital led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Arjun Sethi, a partner Social Capital has joined Cover's board.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Framebridge nets $16.7 mln Series B July 14, 2017 2:58 pm
    Washington, D.C.-based Framebridge, a custom framing company, has raised $16.7 million in Series B funding. The investors in this round were Gordon Segal, co-founder of Crate and Barrel, Beth Kaplan, former president and chief operating officer of Rent the Runway, New Enterprise Associates, Revolution Ventures and SWaN & Legend Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Fulcrum Equity backs customer data platform Synthio July 14, 2017 2:12 pm
    Atlanta-based Synthio Inc, a customer data platform, has secured $8.5 million in funding. The investor was Fulcrum Equity Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Online car retailer Vroom drives away with $76 mln July 14, 2017 2:07 pm
    Vroom, an online auto retailer, has raised $76 million in Series F funding. The investors were T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc, L Catterton, General Catalyst Partners and PICO Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Pendo pulls in $25 mln Series C July 13, 2017 8:33 pm
    Raleigh, North Carolina-based Pendo, a platform for product experiences, has secured $25 million in Series C financing. Meritech Capital Partner led the round with participation from return backers Battery Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners, IDEAFund Partners, Salesforce Ventures and Spark Capital. In addition, Meritech Capital Partners’ General Partner Rob Ward will join Pendo’s board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Bevi grabs $16.5 mln Series B in Trinity Ventures-led round July 13, 2017 8:30 pm
    Bevi, a smart beverage platform, has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding. Trinity Ventures led the round with participation from Horizons Ventures and Tamarisc.
    Iris Dorbian
  • GHIF and Visionary Venture Fund back Iantech July 13, 2017 4:03 pm
    Iantech, an ophthalmic startup, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors were Global Health Investment Fund and Visionary Venture Fund.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Lightbend inks $15 mln July 13, 2017 3:50 pm
    San Francisco-based Lightbend, a reactive application development platform provider for building distributed applications, has secured $15 million in funding. The investors included Bain Capital Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, IBM, Intel Capital, Juniper Ventures and Shasta Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Flashpoint snags $28 mln Series C July 13, 2017 3:48 pm
    Flashpoint, a provider of business risk intelligence has closed $28 million in Series C funding. Georgian Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, Leaders Fund, Jump Capital, Bloomberg Beta and Cisco Investments. In addition to the funding, Steve Leightell, a principal at Georgian Partners, will join Flashpoint's board of directors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Health startup Revere nets $2 mln seed July 13, 2017 3:46 pm
    Heath startup Revere has raised $2 million in seed funding. Lerer Hippeau Ventures led the round with participation from SterlingVC and Brand Foundry Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • OwnBackup rallies $7.5 mln Series B July 13, 2017 2:37 pm
    OwnBackup, an SaaS application backup and restore vendor, has secured $7.5 million in Series B funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round with participation from Innovation Endeavors, Oryzn Capital and Salesforce Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Bullpen Capital leads Series A round for Saucey July 13, 2017 2:34 pm
    Saucey, an alcohol delivery company, has raised $5.4 million in Series A financing. Bullpen Capital led the round with participation from other backers including Blumberg Capital, Structure Capital and HashtagOne.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Source Molecular garners $1.6 mln Series A July 13, 2017 2:25 pm
    Miami-based Source Molecular, a contract lab that helps identify water sources contaminated with coliform bacteria, has secured $1.6 million in Series A funding. The investors included New World Angels, which provided $1,267,500 to the round.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Chinese robot company Geek+ takes in $60 mln Series B July 13, 2017 2:08 pm
    Geek+ , a China-based robot company, has raised $60 million in Series B financing. Warburg Pincus led the round with participation from other backers that included Volcanics Venture.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PE-backed Alpenglow Rail buys VIP Rail July 13, 2017 2:05 pm
    Alpenglow Rail LLC, which is backed by Stonecourt Capital, has acquired Canada-based VIP Rail LLC, a short line rail business. No financial terms were disclosed.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Investing app Stash picks up $40 mln Series C July 13, 2017 2:03 pm
    New York City-based Stash, an investing app, has secured $40 million in Series C funding. Coatue Management led the round with participation from return backers Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital and Valar Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Spotinst secures $15 mln in Intel Capital-led round July 13, 2017 11:30 am
    Spotinst, a provider of cloud management technology, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Intel Capital. Vertex Ventures and Springtide Ventures also participated. As part of the funding, Andy Fligel from Intel Capital and Aviad Ariel from Vertex Ventures are joining the board.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Quill raises funding July 13, 2017 11:20 am
    Quill said July 13 that it has closed a round of funding. Financial terms were not disclosed. Quill, of London, produces primary content using a cloud technology platform. Quill has raised a total of 10 million pounds ($12.9 million) in funding.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Rover.com raises $65 mln July 13, 2017 10:37 am
    Rover.com said July 13 that it raised $65 million in funding led by Spark Capital. New investors Bespoke Strategies and StepStone Group also participated. Existing shareholders Madrona Venture Group, Menlo Ventures, Foundry Group, OMERS Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures also participated. Rover.com, of Seattle, is a network of pet sitters and dog walkers.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Actinobac Biomed to raise up to $4.4 mln from Kairos Ventures July 12, 2017 8:13 pm
    Kairos Ventures will provide up to $4.4 million in funding to Actinobac Biomed Inc, which is seeking to develop a protein therapeutic that will destroy white blood cells involved in various diseases. Actinobac is backed by Foundation Venture Capital Group, a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Applitools gathers $8 mln July 12, 2017 8:11 pm
    San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv-based Applitools, a provider of cloud-based automated visual testing of web and mobile applications, has raised $8 million in funding. Sierra Ventures led the round with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Magma Venture Partners, iAngels and La Maison.
    Iris Dorbian
  • KEEN takes stake in The Jersey Tomato Co July 12, 2017 8:06 pm
    KEEN Growth Capital, an early-stage venture fund, has acquired an partnership stake in The Jersey Tomato Co, a maker of tomato sauces and salsas. No financial terms were disclosed.
    Iris Dorbian
  • FairClaims seals $1.8 mln July 12, 2017 7:28 pm
    Los Angeles-based FairClaims, a dispute resolution platform, has secured $1.8 million in funding. The investors were Fika Ventures, Crosslink Capital and Greycroft.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Canal Partners sells interest in WebPT to Battery Ventures for 16x return July 12, 2017 6:37 pm
    Early stage venture firm Canal Partners said it sold its interest in WebPT to Battery Ventures. The Scottsdale, AZ, firm said it yielded a 16x return from the sale.
    Mark Boslet
  • Curve raises $10 mln of Series A funding July 12, 2017 5:29 pm
    Curve said it raised $10 million of Series A funding in a round backed by Santander Innoventures, Investec, Connect Ventures, Speedinvest, Oxford Capital, Breega Capital and Samos Investments.
    Mark Boslet
  • Datatron nabs $2.7 mln seed July 12, 2017 4:23 pm
    San Francisco-based Datatron, a platform that allows businesses to merge real-time and historical data, has raised $2.7 million in seed funding, according to a spokesperson for the company. The investors include Start X, Credence Partners, Authentic Ventures, Enspire Partners, 500 Startups and Plug and Play.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Deep Instinct rakes in $32 mln Series B July 12, 2017 4:02 pm
    Israel and California-based Deep Instinct, a deep learning cyber security startup, has raised $32 million in Series B financing. CNTP led the round with participation from other backers that included NVIDIA and Coatue Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Pop icon Elton John backs Qloo July 12, 2017 3:38 pm
    New York City-based Qloo, a cultural artificial intelligence data science platform, has raised $6.5 million in funding. The investors were AXA Strategic Ventures and pop icon Sir Elton John.
    Iris Dorbian
  • NEA leads Series A round for SiteTraker July 12, 2017 3:33 pm
    Montclair, New Jersey-based SiteTraker, an enterprise project and collaboration management software application provider, has raised $11 million in Series A financing. New Enterprise Associates led the round.
    Iris Dorbian