Venture Funding

Beekeeper Secures $5 Million Seed Financing

  SAN FRANCISCO –– Beekeeper said it has closed $5 million in venture capital financing. The seed round was led by FYRFLY Venture Partners with additional investment by b-to-v Partners, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, and several highly regarded angel investors including Ariel Luedi and Niklas Ostberg. Beekeeper will use the new financing to accelerate growth for […]

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Captiv8 Raises $2 Million

SAN FRANCISCO — Captiv8, a data-driven Influencer Marketplace, has raised $2 million in funding. Investors include Social Capital, United Talent Agency (UTA), Subtraction Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, Social Starts, Lone Wolf, and Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH Fund. The company, started by the founders of mobile ad exchange Mobclix to programmatically identify Influencers and connect them to brands, […]

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FusionOps Secures $25 Million Series C

MOUNTAIN VIEW — FusionOps, provider of the Supply Chain Intelligence Cloud, announced it has secured $25 million in Series C funding from both new and existing investors. The Series C round was led by Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Prabhu Goel, chairman of FusionOps. The new funding […]

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Affirm Rakes In $100 Million Series D

SAN FRANCISCO — Affirm, the financial services technology company led by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, has raised $100 million Series D round of equity funding. Founders Fund led the round and is joined by existing investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Jefferies and other new investors. The new round of […]

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Poshmark Scores $25 Million Round

REDWOOD CITY — Poshmark, the largest community marketplace for fashion where anyone can buy, sell and share their personal clothing and accessories, announced $25 million in new funding led by GGV Capital, bringing the company’s total funding to over $70 million. All previous investors – Mayfield, Menlo Ventures, Inventus Capital, Union Grove Venture Partners, Shea […]

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Livongo Health Completes $44.5 Million Funding

  MOUNTAIN VIEW — Livongo Health, the leading consumer digital health company focused on chronic conditions, announced the completion of a $44.5 million Series C financing round. The new funding round includes Merck Global Health Innovation Fund; Cowen Private Investments; Sapphire Ventures; Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Wanxiang […]

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Draper Associates Closes $190 Million Seed Fund

  SAN MATEO — Tim Draper, founder of DFJ and the Draper Venture Network and early investor in Skype, Baidu, Tesla, TwitchTV, Hotmail, Cruise Automation, and Thumbtack, announced that he’s closed a $190 million early stage venture fund under the brand Draper Associates. Draper Associates has historically been a personal investment vehicle for Draper, and […]

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Hertz Leads $50 Million Investment in Luxe

  SAN FRANCISCO — Hertz Global Holdings was the lead investor in a recently concluded $50 million Series B round of funding for San Francisco-based Luxe, a provider of on-demand valet parking and car services operating in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Seattle and Austin. Existing investors Redpoint Ventures and Venrock also participated. […]

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Mintigo Raises $15 Million Led by Sequoia

SAN MATEO — Mintigo, the pioneer of predictive marketing, announced that Sequoia Capital is leading a funding round by investing $15 million to support Mintigo’s rapid growth. Mintigo has a cloud-based software platform that enables sales and marketing teams to use data and predictive analytics to increase sales. Mintigo’s own data pool is now the […]

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Schoold Closes $4.5 Million Seed Round

SAN FRANCISCO — Schoold, a new innovative college planning startup, has successfully closed a seed round of approximately $4.5 million dollars.  Participating investors included FastForward, Lorne Abony, a serial entrepreneur and investor, and several other private investors.  Funds will be used to extend and introduce new core functionality to the Schoold app as well as grow […]

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Bromium Rakes in $40 Million Round

CUPERTINO — Bromium, the pioneer of next-generation endpoint protection using virtualization, has secured an additional investment of $40 million to fund its continued growth in the enterprise endpoint security market. This brings the total investment in Bromium to date at $115 million. The investment round was led by existing investors and also included Silver Lake […]

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JetBlue Makes Investment in FLYR

REDWOOD CITY — JetBlue Technology Ventures, the new venture capital subsidiary of JetBlue Airways, has selected Silicon Valley-based travel and data science company, FLYR, as its first investment. The investment was revealed at the unveiling celebration for JetBlue Technology Ventures’ new home in Silicon Valley last Thursday evening. The amount invested was not disclosed. FLYR […]

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June Closes $22.5 Million Series A

June, a maker of computer-based ovens, has closed a Series A financing with a $22.5 million round led by Eclipse. Seed investors in June also participated including Foundry Group, First Round Capital, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures, among others. In addition, new investors Sound Ventures, Vaizra Investments, Promus Ventures and Lumia Capital joined the round. June […]

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Sight Machine Receives $13 Million Series B

  SAN FRANCISCO — Sight Machine, a startup leading the digital transformation of manufacturing, has raised $13.5 million in Series B venture capital. The round is led by Chicago-based Jump Capital and includes GE Ventures, Two Roads Group and Pritzker Group Venture Capital. “Sight Machine is developing the technology that will bring us closer to […]

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Ring Dials Up $61.2 Million Led by Kleiner Perkins

  SANTA MONICA, CA — Ring, a leader in outdoor home security, has raised $61.2 million in Series C funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with add-on from Sir Richard Branson. These new funds enable Ring to expand its line of smart video doorbells, further its international presence and continue to reduce crime in neighborhoods. Ring has […]

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Couchbase Secures $30 Million

  MOUNTAIN VIEW -– Couchbase has secured $30 million in a series F round of funding led by Sorenson Capital with current investors participating in the round, including Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and West Summit. This capital will be used to accelerate sales, and expand technical support […]

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Agilent Makes $80 Million Investment in Lasergen

SANTA CLARA & HOUSTON — Agilent Technologies announced that it is investing $80 million in Lasergen, an emerging biotechnology company based in Houston with innovative next-generation sequencing technology. With this investment, Agilent will acquire a 48-percent ownership stake in privately held Lasergen and will join the board. Agilent has the option to acquire the remaining shares of Lasergen […]

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Symantec Closes on $500 Million Investment From Silver Lake

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Symantec Corp. (SYMC) announced that it has closed the previously announced transaction with Silver Lake, pursuant to which Silver Lake made a $500 million strategic investment in Symantec. With the closing of this investment, Ken Hao, managing partner of Silver Lake, has been appointed to the Symantec Board of Directors, effective immediately. The […]