PIPELINE – Venture Capital


• CareZone, a Seattle-based smartphone service for managing chronic health conditions, raised $50 million in Series D funding. NEA led the round.

• Conga, a company focused on Intelligent Document Automation, raised $47 million in funding. Investors include Insight Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

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• Reltio, a Redwood Shores, Calif.-based provider of enterprise data driven applications, raised $45 million in Series D funding. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Crosslink Capital, .406 Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures.

• Platform.sh, a France-based provider of the idea-to-cloud application platform that aims to simplify cloud infrastructures, raised $34 million in Series C funding. Partech led the round, and was joined by investors including Idinvest Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), SNCF Digital Ventures and Hi Inov.

• OM1, a Cambridge, Mass.-based health outcomes and technology company, raised $21 million in Series B funding. Polaris Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including General Catalyst and 7wire Ventures.

• Sentry, a San Francisco-based provider of APM for developers, raised $16 million in Series B funding. Investors include New Enterprise Associates and Accel.

• Abstract, a San Francisco-based design and workflow platform, raised $16 million in Series B funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Amplify Partners and Cowboy Ventures.

• Amuse, a Sweden-based mobile record company, raised $15.5 million in Series A funding. Investors include Lakestar and Raine Ventures.

• Hometap, a Cambridge, Mass.-based data-driven, home equity investment platform, raised $12 million in Series A funding. G20 Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including General Catalyst, American Family Ventures and Pillar.

• eLichens, a France and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of an air quality analysis and prediction platform, raised 7 million euros ($8.2 million) in funding. Investors include Demeter, Sofimac Innovatio, Business Angels Networks, Aereco, Fonds Ville de Demain and BNP Paribas Développement.

• Verifly, a NY-based company that delivers on-demand insurance by the job, raised $7 million in funding. Investors include Slow Ventures, OpenOcean, and the founders of Kayak and HotelTonight.

• Lidya, a Nigeria-based digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in Africa, raised $6.9 million in Series A funding. Omidyar Network led the round, and was joined by investors including Alitheia Capital, Bamboo Capital Partners, Tekton Ventures, Accion Venture Lab and Newid Capital.

• First.io, a tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to help real estate agents, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include MATH Venture Partners, Nine Four Ventures, Thad Wongand Mike Golden.

• Plus One Robotics, a San Antonio, Texas-based 3D vision and controls developer for robotic automation in the logistics and e-commerce markets, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Schematic Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Lerer Hippeau, ff Venture Capital, First Star and Dynamo.

• ICEYE, an Earth observation data company, raised $34 million in Series B funding. True Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Draper Nexus, Draper Associates, Seraphim Capital, Space Angels, OTB, Tesi, Draper Esprit and Promus Ventures.

• BRD, a Switzerland-based bitcoin and cryptocurrency mobile wallet, has raised $32 million in funding. Investors include East Ventures.

• Phenom People, a Horsham, Penn.-based talent relationship marketing platform, raised $22 million in Series B funding. AXA Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Sierra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures and Omidyar Ventures.

• Surkus Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of event technology, raised $10 million in Series B funding. EOS.global led the round.

• Crowd Cow, a Seattle-based small-batch craft meat company, raised $8 million in Series A funding. Madrona Venture Group led the round, and was joined by investors including Sound Ventures and Joe Montana. 

• Porter Road, a online whole animal butcher shop, raised $3.7 million in seed funding. Investors include Max Ventures, Slow Ventures, BoxGroup, Tribeca Venture Partners, Collaborative Fund, and Great Oaks VC.

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Battle & Pipleine 2017-11-14 Venture Capital


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PIPELINE  2017-11-14 Venture Capital

ThreatQuotient, a Reston, Va.-based threat intelligence platform, raised $30 million in Series C funding. Adams Street Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Cisco Investments, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc, New Enterprise Associates, and Silicon Valley Bank. (IN knows NEA & Silicon Valley Bank)

• ScoreStream, a Del Mar, Calif,-based crowdsourcing platform for live local sports, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Intel Capital. (IN knows Intel Capital)

• Graphcore, a U.K.-based developer of machine intelligence processors, raised $50 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital led the round. (IN Sequoia Capital)

• Roomi, a New York-based peer-to-peer marketplace for shared housing, raised $11 million in Series A funding. Atami Capital led the round.

• Trouva, a U.K.-based operator of an online network of independent boutiques, raised $10 million in Series A funding. BGF Ventures led the round, and was joined by Index Ventures and Octopus Ventures.

• Loft Orbital, a San Francisco-based company that leases space on satellites, raised $3.2 million in seed funding. Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC) led the round, and was joined by investors including V1.VC, MDIVenturesMercuria Investment Co., the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, and Shobunsha.

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PIPELINE – Artificial Intelligence and the attack of the dalek


Happy Thursday! Off to two amazing conferences and will be report back in new segment of our blog posting!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky

WHAT IS HOT

AI is hot and I think we need to look at basic Artificial Intelligence / AI and the future.  I want to press back that basic sensors are a form of AI such as a old mercury thermostat vs. today we have “Nest” early to market at leader.  As we push on AI we will see all types of sensors and other items change.  We will try to cover in some areas of interest in the next few days!  And now for some fun with JPEG and YouTube Videos!

COOL JPEG

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Here is a fun video about the real AI Security Robots – K5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k6rgrr5FIQ

PIPELINE

Again today we recommend that you search the internet form this top investors!

1 Khosla Ventures
2 Intel Capital
2 Data Collective
4 Google Ventures
5 New Enterprise Associates
5 Andreessen Horowitz
5 Formation 8
5 Horizons Ventures
5 Accel Partners
10 Plug and Play Ventures
10 GE Ventures
12 Two Sigma Ventures
12 Samsung Ventures
12 Norwest Venture Partners
12 Bloomberg Beta

And as always CB Insight has an amazing JPG!

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Deals That Closed (VC deals 11 – 5- 2013)


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2nd Watch Inc., a Seattle-based builder and manager of AWS-based IT operations for enterprise applications, has raised $23 million in growth equity funding. Columbia Capital led the round, and was joined by Madrona Venture Group. www.2ndwatch.com

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Terrajoule, a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of a tech platform for distributed energy generation, energy storage and efficiency, has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding. Backers include New Enterprise Associates, ALIAD and individual investors. www.terrajoulecorp.com

Midatech Ltd., a UK-based developer of nanomedicines based on biocompatible gold-nanoparticles, has raised £10 million in new VC funding led by Swiss investment firm Ippon Capital.www.midatechgroup.com

Entouch Controls,, has raised $8.25 million in Series B equity and debt financing. SJF Ventures led the round, and was joined by NRG Energy and return backer Trailblazer Capital. The debt came from Comerica Bank. www.entouchcontrols.com

CyPhy Works, a Danvers, Mass.-based developer of unmanned aerial vehicles, has raised $7 million in new VC funding. Lux Capital led the round, and was joined by General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures and individual angels. www.cyphyworks.com

Seeq Corp., a Seattle-based provider of software that transforms industrial process data from sensors and instrument systems into useful information and actionable intelligence, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Second Avenue Partners led the round, and was joined by Madrona Venture Group, Clear Fir Partners, Gaylord Kellogg and John Meisenbach. www.seeq.com

Bambeco Inc., a Baltimore-based maker of home furnishings and décor for “eco-conscious” consumers, has raised $4.5 million in first-round funding. New Atlantic Ventures led the round, and was joined by the Maryland Venture Fund and individual angels. www.bambeco.com

Zola, a New York-based wedding registry website, has raised $3.25 million in Series A funding led byThrive Capital. Company co-founder and chairman Kevin Ryan also participated. www.zola.com

SiTime Corp., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding led by Innovative Venture Fund (co-managed by NEC Capital Solutions and SMBC Venture Capital). The company also secured an undisclosed amount of venture debt funding from Hercules Technology Growth Capital. www.sitime.com

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Applied Proteomics, a La Jolla, Calif.-based developer of a biomarker for colon cancer., has raised $28 million in Series C funding. Genting Berhad (Malaysia) led the round, and was joined by return backers Domain Associates and Vulcan Capital. www.appliedproteomics.com

Cloud Technology Partners, a Boston-based provider of cloud-based enterprise transformation solutions, has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by Oak Investment Partnerswww.cloudtp.com

Collegefeed, a crowdsourced social career marketplace for college students, has raised $1.8 million in a VC funding round led by Accel Partnerswww.collegefeed.com

Green Mountain Digital, maker of the Yonder photo/video sharing app focused on outdoor recreation, a Woodstock, Vt.-based, has raised $3.8 million in Series B funding from Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), the Vermont Seed Capital fund and individual angels. www.greenmountaindigital.com

Infraredx Inc.
, a Burlington, Mass.-based developer of medical devices for the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease, has raised $25 million in equity funding from existing strategic partner Nipro Corp. (Tokyo: 8086). The company previously raised more than $150 million from investors like Sanderling Ventures. www.infraredx.com

Maginatics, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of storage solutions for distributed enterprises, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. Intel Capital led the round, and was joined by WestSummit Capital, Comcast Ventures and return backers Atlantic Bridge and VMware. www.maginatics.com

MicuRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Hayward, Calif.-based developer of antibiotics to combat infections due to resistant bacteria, has raised $25 million in Series B funding. BVCF led the round, and was joined by return backers Morningside Group and Devon Park Bioventures. www.micurx.com

NakedWines.com, a UK-based platform that lets customers sponsor independent winemakers in exchange for discounts, has raised $10 million in third-round funding from Germany’s WIV Wein International AG.www.nakedwines.com

NoRedInk, a developer of online grammar courses and tracking solutions, has raised $2 million in VC funding. Backers include Charles River Ventures, Google Ventures, Learn Capital and Social+Capital Partnership. www.noredink.com

SugarCRM, a Cupertino, Calif.-based provider of customer relationship management solutions, has raised $40 million in equity funding from Goldman Sachs. Piper Jaffray & Co. served as placement agent. The company previously raised over $78 million in equity and debt financing from New Enterprise Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Walden International, Silicon Valley Bank and Gold Hill Capital. www.sugarcrm.com

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Taggo, a Singapore-based marketing platform that turns merchant Facebook pages into loyalty clubs, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Jungle Ventures and Spring Seed Funds.www.taggo.me

TagMan, a New York City-based provider of tag management and marketing data solutuions, manages online data, has raised $5 million in third-round funding. Return backers were Greycroft Partners andiNovia Capital were joined by Silicon Valley Bank. www.tagman.com

TissueTech Inc., a Doral, Fla.-based regenerative tissue engineering company, has raised $10 million in VC funding from Ballast Point Ventures and River Cities Capital Fundswww.tissuetechinc.com

TrendKite, an Austin, Texas-based developer of predictive analytics for media mentions, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding. Silverton Partners led the round, and was joined by DreamIt Ventures and individual angels. www.trendkite.com

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Trolls Accidentally Helps Fund Company! Plus Deals that closed!


JUST ADDED DEAL: Decide.com Raises $8 million 

JUST FOR FUN KICKSTARER DEAL:

But in the midst of the melee, while her anti-fans plotted her demise and the press picked up on it, a nation of supporters rallied to Sarkeesian’s aid. Through Kickstarter, her feminist web series raised almost $160,000—that’s over 26 times more than her original goal. Read More: http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/03/17/online-trolls-fund-kickstarter-aimed-wiping-them-out

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

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Deals Updated 3/20/2013 ( 20130320 )

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DEALS THAT CLOSED:

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  1. FanDuel, a New York City – based is a new breed of fantasy sports game that lets you play fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball and fantasy hockey in a single day.The company has 6 million fantasy line-ups entered its daily leagues. Fantasy sports are played by 35 million people in North America, but the market hasn’t been very innovative. In contrast to fantasy sports leagues that play out over months, FanDuel’s leagues last one day and prizes are paid out immediately as soon as the games finish. The investors include new investor Comcast Ventures and existing investors Piton CapitalPentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital and serial investor Richard Koch. Other investors include Scottish Enterprisewww.fanduel.com
  2. Convercent, a Denver-based maker of compliance software, has raised $10.2 million in new private funding. Azure Capital Partners and Mantucket Capital co-led the round, and were joined by City National Bank. http://www.convercent.com ChaCha, a Carmel, Ind.-based realtime Q&A site, has raised $14 million in Series G funding. VentureWire reports that the round was done at a valuation of around $75 million. Return backers included VantagePoint Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Rho Ventures. The company now has raised over $80 million in total VC funding. http://www.chacha.com
  3. FarmLogs, a Michigan-based startup that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability, has raised $1 million in seed funding. Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund. http://www.farmlogs.com Houzz, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based online platform for home remodelling and design, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates and GGV Capital co-led the round, and were joined by Comcast Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, David Sacks and return backer Sequoia Capital.www.houzz.com
  4. Medisse BV, a Dutch developer of resorbable implants, has raised €2.6 million in new VC funding. IIG led the round, and was joined by return backers BioGeneration Ventures and Omnes Capital.www.medisse.com
  5. MentiNov Inc., a New Brunswick, N.J.-based developer of an oral medication to reduce involuntary movements related to L-Dopa use in Parkinson’s patients, has secured up to $500,000 in funding fromFoundation Venture Capital Group, an affiliate of the New Jersey Health Foundation. http://www.njhf.org
  6. NewVoiceMedia, a UK-based provider of cloud contact center services, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Highland Capital Partners Europe and MMC Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Notion Capital and Eden Ventures. http://www.newvoicemedia.com
  7. Oceans Healthcare, Louisiana’s largest provider of psychiatric facilities for geriatric patients, has raised $17 million in growth equity funding from General Catalyst Partners. Charlie Baker, a General Catalyst entrepreneur-in-residence who used to be CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, will join the Oceans Healthcare board as chairman. http://www.ohcg.info
  8. WatchDox, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of enterprise document management solutions, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Millennium Technology Value Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Blackstone Group, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures and Schlomo Kramer. The company previously raised $23 million. http://www.watchdox.com
  9. Zoom, a cloud-based video conferencing and virtual collaboration platform, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Backers include Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang (Yahoo founder), Subrah Iyar (WebEx founder), and Dan Scheinman (ex-Cisco exec). http://www.zoom.us

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