VC IN Pipeline 20180928


You do not have to be a Unicorn to take Venture Capital money.  Remember that Unicorns are for show and dragons are for dough! Below are this weeks non-unicorns!

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog.  The information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website or venture capital firm for a press release as this is a beta blog that does not update information.

• Nozomi Networks Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of real-time cybersecurity and operational visibility for industrial control systems, raised $30 million in Series C funding. Investors include Planven Investments SA, GGV Capital, Lux Capital, Energize Ventures and THI Investments.

• Softomotive, a company focused on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), raised $25 million in Series A funding, from Grafton Capital.

• Netradyne, a San Diego, Calif.-based company developing artificial intelligence technology focusing on driver and fleet safety, raised $21 million in Series B funding. Investors include Reliance Industries Limited (through its subsidiary RIIHL) M12, and Point72 Ventures.

• Guardhat, a Detroit-based internet of things industrial safety technology developer, raised $20 million in Series A funding. RTP Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including 3M Ventures, Caterpillar Venture Capital, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, SVB and DVP.

• LiveSafe, an Arlington, Va.-based provider of a mobile safety communications platform, raised $11 million in Series B-1 funding. Investors include Hearst, Enterprise Investment Partners, L.P, IAC, Dave Duffield, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, GXPI, and the Kilberg family.

• Source Defense, an Israel and Stamford, Connecticut-based provider of prevention solutions for website supply-chain attacks, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Investors include AllegisCyber, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Global Brain and Connecticut Innovations.

• Covr Financial Technologies, a Boise, Idaho-based life insurance platform for financial institutions, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Investors include Nyca Partners, Commerce Ventures, Countour Venture Partners, Connectivity Capital Partners and Allianz Life Ventures.

• HqO, a Boston-based tenant experience platform for commercial real estate, raised $6.6 million in seed funding. Investors include Accomplice, Navitas Capital and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

• SoloLearn, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based coding community, raised $5.6 million in funding. Naspers led the round, and was joined by investors including Learn Capital.

• Goals101, an India-based provider of big data platform solutions, raised $3.5 million in pre-series A funding from Nexus Venture Partners.

• The Alexa Fund made investments in three early-stage voice startups Bamboo LearningEndel and Aiva. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Darktrace, a U.K.-based AI company for cyber defense, raised $50 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $1.65 billion. Vitruvian Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including KKR and 1011 Ventures.

• pymetrics, a New York-based enterprise SaaS company that uses neuroscience and AI for the recruitment process, raised $40 million in Series B funding. General Atlantic led the round, and was joined by investors including Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Jazz Venture Partners.

• Ceribell Inc, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of a system that diagnoses and treats patients at risk for seizures, raised $35 million in Series B funding. Optimas Capital Partners Fund and The Rise Fund led the round, and was joined by investors including UCB and LivaNova.

• iSpot.tv, a Bellevue, Wash.-based TV ad measurement company, raised $30 million in Series C funding. Insight Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group led the round.

• Instana, a Chicago and Germany-based provider of application performance management solutions for containerized microservice applications, raised $30 million in Series C funding. Meritech Capital led the round

• The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform, raised $30 million in funding from WndrCo.

• Cargo, a New York-based in-car commerce provider to the rideshare economy, raised $22 million Series A funding. Founders Fund led the round, and was joined by investors including Coatue Management, and Aquiline Technology Growth.

• Capella Space, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based satellite radar imaging company, raised $19 million in Series B funding. Spark Capital and Data Collective co-led the round.

• TapClicks, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of marketing analytics, reporting and workflow, raised $10 million in funding from Boathouse Capital.

• Rally Rd., a New York-based  technology platform that lets people invest directly in rare alternative assets, raised $7 million in Series A funding. Upfront Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Anthemis Group, Social Leverage, and WndrCo.

• Teraki, a Germany-based technology company focused on AI and edge processing, raised $3 million in seed funding and government grants. Investors include  Paladin Capital Group, GPS Ventures GmbH, and hub:raum.

• The Lobby, a company that gives job hunters access to insiders at investment banks, raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Investors include Y Combinator, Ataria Ventures, and 37 Angels.

• Attribytes, a Chandler, Ariz.-based cloud-based software company that connects food service companies to clean and share data, raised Series A funding of an undisclosed amount. Investors include Canal Partners and Tallwave Capital.

• Excelfore, a Fremont, Calif.-based provider of cloud platform and connectivity applications for intelligent transportation, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Investors include Molexa and Hella Ventures.

Author: JD Morris

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