Deal Pipeline – 2017-08-24


We will be in the Bay Area next week visiting funds and looking to invest our fund of funds into some amazing VCs.

Deal Flow is provided by AP, CB Insight, Fortune, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Wall Street Journal, and other 3rd party sources.  Please check the company’s website for best information. Here are some deals of interest.

• Cubic Telecom, an Ireland-based connectivity platform for automotive, PC and mobile brands, raised $46.5 million in Series C funding. Investors include QualcommValidAudi Ventures, and Irish Strategic Investment Fund.

• ICEYE, a Finland-based developer of SAR sensors and micro satellites, raised $13 million in funding. Investors include Draper Nexus, True Ventures, Draper Associates, Lifeline Ventures, Space Angels and Finnish Funding Agency for Innovations, Tekes.

• VIPKID, a China-based online English education company, raised $200 million in Series D funding. Sequoia Capital led the round and was joined by investors including TencentYunfeng CapitalMatrix Partners China and Zhen Fund.

• Blend, a San Francisco-based consumer lending technology company, raised $100 million in Series D funding. Greylock Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Emergence Capital8VCLightspeed Venture Partners, and NYCA Partners.

• Descartes Labs, a Los Alamos, N.M.-based deep-learning image analysis company, raised $30 million in Series B funding. March Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including CrosslinkCultivian, and Cargill.

• Romeo Powera Vernon, Calif.-based energy storage technology company, raised $30 million in seed funding. The investors were not named.

• Lumity, a San Mateo, Calif.-based technology-driven benefits solution for growing companies, raised $19 million in Series B funding. DFJ led the round, and was joined by investors including Social+Capital Partnership, and True Ventures.

• Channel Medsystems, an Emeryville, Calif.-based developer of a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding, raised $14.1 million in funding. Investors includeThird Point Ventures, InCube Ventures, Aperture Venture Partners, Scientific Health Development, Longwood Fund and Boston Scientific.

• Bridg, a Los Angeles, Calif.-based marketing software company, raised $11 million in Series B funding. The Morpheus Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including NextEquity Partners, Visa, and March Capital.

• WorkSpan, a Redwood City, Calif.-based marketing network provider, raised $9 million in Series A funding. Mayfield led the round.

• Truss, a Deerfield, Ill.-based commercial real estate tech platform, raised $7.7 million in Series A funding. Navitas Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Hyde Park Angels.

• Amenity Analytics, a New York-based text analytics platform, raised $7.6 million in Series A funding. Investors include State of Mind Ventures.

• GNS Healthcare, a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of big data analytics products and services for the healthcare sector, raised $6 million in funding. Amgen Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

• Tickr, a San Francisco-based data applications platform for digital business, raised $3 million in funding from Angels 3.0.

• Eko Communications, a U.S.-Thailand company that operates a messaging app targeted at businesses, raised $2 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. Itochu led the round, and was joined by investors including Gobi Ventures. Read more.

• G2 Esports, a Berlin-based esports organization, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Investors include Everblue Management and Macro Ventures.

Deal Flow is provided by AP, CB Insight, Fortune, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Wall Street Journal, and other 3rd party sources.  Please check the company’s website for best information.

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