Deals that closed – VC – 01/15/2016


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 20/20 GeneSytems Inc., a Rockville, Md.-based cancer diagnostics startup “at the intersection of tumor biomarker diagnostics and big-data healthcare analytics,” has raised $4.5 million in new Series A funding from firms like Ping An Ventures.

• Appthority, a San Francisco-based provider of mobile application risk management solutions, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Blue Coat Systems and Knollwood Investment Advisory were joined by return backers U.S. Venture Partners and Venrock.

• CourseHorse, a New York-based online platform for finding and enrolling in classes, has raised $4 million in VC funding from Red Ventures. Read more.

App Annie, a San Francisco-based provider of data on mobile apps, has raised $63 million in new venture capital and debt financing. Greenspring Associatesled the equity tranche, and was joined by return backers e.Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital.Silicon Valley Bank provided the debt financing. In related news, the company named NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson to its board of directors.

 

• Babylon Health, a UK-based mobile healthcare consultation app, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. AB Kinnevik led the round, and was joined by return backers like Hoxton Ventures. Individual investors include Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman, the founders of AI company Deepmind (acquired by Google).

• Boomerang Commerce, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based retail price optimization startup, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Shasta Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures.

• Call9, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based telemedicine startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures.

• Care24, an Indian home healthcare startup, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from SAIF Partners.

• CarWow, a London-based new car purchasing platform, has raised 12.5 million in Series B funding. Accel led the round, and was joined by return backers investors Balderton Capital, Samos Investments and Episode 1 Ventures.

• Everlaw Inc., a Berkeley, Calif.-based legal technology startup, has raised $8.1 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.

• Euclid Analytics, a San Francisco-based provider of location analytics, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. Cox Enterprises led the round, and was joined by Groupe Arnault, Gold Sky Capital and return backers Benchmark Capital, NEA and Harrison Metal.

• Fugue (f.k.a. Luminal), a Frederick, Md.-based provider of an infrastructure-level operating system for cloud computing, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.NEA led the round, and was joined by return backer Core Capital. www.fugue.co

• Inturn, a New York-based 2B SaaS platform that helps brands and retailers sell and purchase off-price inventory, has raised $9.7 million in Series A funding. Novel TMT Ventures led the round, and was joined by Benvolio Group, Shuco LLC,  Bam Ventures and return backers Forerunner Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and T5 Capital.

• Looker, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based provider of business intelligence software, has raised $48 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, and was joined by return backers Redpoint Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners and Sapphire Ventures.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers log

• MindTouch, a San Diego-based provider of cloud-based answers to consumer product questions, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. PeakSpan Capitalled the round, and was joined by SK Ventures and SAP.

• Mitu, a Los Angeles-based multi-channel digital media company dedicated to content for young Latinos, has raised $27 million in Series C funding. AwesomenessTV, WPP Digital and Verizon were joined by return backers like Upfront Ventures.

• Moltin, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of an “API-based framework that allows developers to quickly deploy customizable e-commerce solutions,” has raised $2 million in seed funding co-led by Frontline Ventures and Gil Dibner‘s AngelList Syndicate. www.moltin.com

• PlaceIQ, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of hyper-local ad targeting solutions, has raised $25 million in Series D funding. Harmony Partners led the round, and was joined by fellow return backers Iris Capital, IA Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and Valhalla Partners. www.placeiq.com

• Prevalent Inc., a Warren, N.J.-based provider of risk management and cyber threat intelligence solutions, has raised $8 million in Series B funding. Spring Mountain Capital led the round, and was joined by return backer Fulcrum Equity Partners. www.fulcrumep.com

• Rhythm Superfoods, an Austin, Texas-based provider of organic and non-GMO plant-based superfood snacks, has raised $3 million in Series C funding from 301 Inc., the new corporate VC unit of General Mills (NYSE: GIS).

• Taulia Inc., a San Francisco-based financial supply chain company, has raised $46 million in Series E funding. Zouk Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers like DAG Ventures, Harbor Pacific Capital, Matrix Partners, QuestMark Partners and Trinity Ventures. Taulia also announced that it has hired John Varughese, previously a partner in the advisory business of Perella Weinberg Partners, as CFO. www.taulia.com

• VeloCloud Networks Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of cloud-based WAN solutions, has raised $27 million in Series C funding. March Capital Partners and Cisco Systems were joined by return backers like NEA and Venrock.

NEA new enterprise associates

• Wellspring, a Chicago-based provider of tech scouting, corporate venturing and tech transfer software, has raised $6 million in Series B funding. Plymouth Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backer MK Capital.

 

• Unmute, a Los Angeles-based open platform where users can host and share interactive phone calls, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. Greycroft Partners led the round, and was joined by Comcast Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, Greylock, former NBA commissioner David Stern and Walking Deadcreator Robert Kirkman.

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Deals that Closed (VC)


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Juno Therapeutics, a Seattle-based developer of immunotherapies for cancer, has closed its Series A round with $176 million in capital commitments ($145m of which was previously disclosed). Backers include ARCH Venture Partners, Alaska Permanent Fund, Bezos Expeditions and Venrock. Juno’s strategic partners are The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. www.junotherapeutics.com 


Wish
, a San Francisco mobile social commerce platform, has raised $19 million in new VC funding. GGV Capital and Formation8 co-led the round, and were joined by seed backers like Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. www.wish.com

Isarna Therapeutics GmbH
, a German developer of TGF-β therapeutics, has raised €5.5 million in new VC funding from return backers AT NewTec, Global Asset Funds and MIG Fonds. www.isarna-therapeutics.com

Virtuix
, a Houston, Texas-based maker of a treadmill for use in virtual reality apps, has raised $3 million in VC funding from such backers as Maveron, Scout Ventures, Scentan Ventures, Partech Ventures, StartCaps Ventures and Mark Cuban. www.virtuix.com

GroundMetrics Inc.
, a San Diego-based provider of electromagnetic survey solutions for the oil and gas industry, has raised $2.73 million in Series B funding from Cowboy Technology Angels.www.groundmetrics.com

Crate Data, a Germany-based open source data store for developers, has raised $1.5 million in VC funding from Sunstone Capital and DFJ Espritwww.crate.io

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based online food ordering and delivery platform, has raised $85 million in Series F funding led by a “$6 billion global investment fund.” The company previously raised around $200 million, including an $88 million Series E round in early 2013 from Insight Venture Partners, Phenomen Ventures, Kite Ventures and Kreos Capital. www.deliveryhero.com

Weebly, a San Francisco-based platform for building personal or commercial websites, has raised $35 million in new VC funding at a $455 million valuation from Tencent and Sequoia Capital. www.weebly.com

Guardant Health, a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of cancer diagnostic technologies, has raised over $30 million in Series B funding. Khosla Ventures led the round, and was joined by Pejman Mar Ventures and return backer Sequoia Capital. www.guardanthealth.com

Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Waltham, Mass.-based developer of ophthalmic products based on a mucus-penetrating particle platform technology, has raised $22.5 million in Series B funding. Ysios Capitalled the round, and was joined by an undisclosed new strategic investor and return backers Crown Venture Fund, Lux Capital, Polaris Partners and Third Rock Ventures. www.kalarx.com

Aerpio Therapeutics Inc., a Cincinnati-based developer of therapies for vascular diseases, has raised $22 million in new VC funding. OrbiMed Advisors led the round, and was joined by return backers Novartis Venture Funds, Satter Investment Management, Kearny Venture Partners, Venture Investors, Triathlon Medical Ventures and Athenian Venture Partners. www.aerpio.com

InVisage Technologies Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.-based maker of image sensors, has raised $18 million in new VC funding. Backers include GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital and OnPoint Technologies. The company now has raised more than $100 million in total VC funding. www.invisageinc.com

Declara, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of technologies for personalized learning, has raised $16 million in Series A funding. GSV Capital led the round, and was joined by Data Collective, Founders Fund and Catamount Ventures. www.declara.com

Sentinel Labs, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based cyber-security startup , has raised $12 million in new VC funding.Tiger Global led the round, and was joined by The Westly Group and return backers Accel Partners, Data Collective and Granite Hill Capital Partners. www.sentinel-labs.com

Piqora, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of marketing and analytics for visual social networks like Instagram and Pinterest, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding. DFJ led the round, and was joined by Freestyle Capital, Baseline Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and Altos Ventures.www.piqora.com

Yerdle, a San Francisco-based online store for giving away (and receiving) secondhand items, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Backers include The Westly Group, Claremont Creek Ventures, Mindful Investors, DBL Investors and Prelude Trust. www.yerdle.com

Codasip, a Czech Republic-based development environment for application processor developers, has raised $2.8 million in new VC funding led by Credo Ventureswww.codasip.com

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Deals That Closed


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Arrayent, a San Francisco-based provider of virtualization technology for the Internet of Things, has raised $11.9 million in Series B funding. DCM led the round, and was joined by Intel Capital.www.arrayent.com

CustomInk, a Tyson’s Corner, Va.-based custom apparel company founded 14 years ago, has raised $40 million in VC funding from Revolution Growthwww.customink.com

FoundationDB, a Vienna, Va.-based developer of transactional NoSQL database software, has raised $17 million in Series A funding. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round, and was joined by CrunchFund and individual angels. The company was founded in 2009. www.foundationdb.com

Futurelytics Inc., a Czech Republic-based prescriptive analytics platform for businesses, has raised $800,000 in seed funding. Index Ventures and Credo Ventures c-led the round, and were joined by Kima Ventures and Rob Keve (ex-CEO of FizzBack)www.futurelytics.com

itBit, a Singapore-based global platform for trading Bitcoin with U.S. dollars, Singapore dollars and euros, has raised $3.25 million in VC funding. Canaan Partners and RRE Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Liberty City Ventures and individual angels. www.itBit.com

LendUp, a San Francisco-based developer of an online alternative to traditional payday loans, has raised $14 million in Series A funding. Google Ventures led the round, and was joined by Data Collective and QED Investors. www.lendup.com 

Maxta, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based developer of a virtualization-centric storage platform, has raised $10 million in VC funding from Andreessen Horowitz. www.maxta.com

Quroum, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of one-click backup, recovery and continuity solutions for the midmarket, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Toba Capital led the round, and was joined by Airtek Capital Group and individual angels. www.quorum.net

Ripple Labs, a San Francisco-based developer of an open-source, distributed payment protocol, has raised $3.5 million in new VC funding from Core Innovation Capital, Venture 51, Camp One Ventures and IDG Capital Partners. www.ripple.com

SmartThings, a Washington, D.C.-based developer of a platform for connecting the Internet to everyday items, has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding. Greylock Partners and Highland Capital Partners co-led the round, and were joined by seed backers like First Round Capital, SV Angel and Lerer Ventures. www.smartthings.com

Servergy Inc., a McKinney, Texas-based maker of “green” servers for datacenters, has raised $20 million in Series C funding from firms like The Williams Financial Groupwww.servergy.com

Scanadu, a personalized health electronics company, has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding.Relay Ventures led the round, and was joined by VegasTechFund and Ame Cloud Ventures.www.scanadu.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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Here are few recently funded deals:

NAME; INDUSTRY; FUNDING INFO

  • Nantero Inc; Hardware Industry; $10M;Multiple
  • Applied DNA Sciences; Services Indystry; $16.5M;Advantage of Recent Development
  • ArmaGen Technologies, Inc.; Bio/Health Industry; $17M;Multiple
  • EverNote Corporation; Software Industry; $85M;Undisclosed
  • Wikia; Services Inustry; $10M;Multiple
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc;  Energy Industry; $175M;Fund for Program Development
  • Xero; Other; $49M;Undisclosed
  • Rent The Runway Inc; Retail Industry; $20M;Undisclosed
  • Tangent Medical Technologies, Inc; Bio/Health Industry; $8.6M;Undisclosed
  • Nomorerack.com Inc; Services Industry; $12M;
  • ClickFuel; Software Indsutry; $4M;Development of New Products

E-Mail for more information at jdm.networking@gmail.com anytime. For Example, ClickFuel funding:

a Boston-based marketing startup, has added an additional $4 million to its coffers from existing investor Baird Venture Partners. The firm previously invested $2.5 million in 2010 and another$2.5 million into the marketing services company in 2009. Clickfuel’s new funding round has room to go up to $5 million, according to an SEC filing.

The search marketing company was started in 2009 by vets of Monster Worldwide, the parent company of Monster.com and Colby West, founder of the “sell your stuff on eBay” utility site AuctionPal. The company’s goal is to bring online marketing tools to small and medium sized businesses.

Adam Symson, Chief Digital Officer at E. W. Scripps Company, is listed as a director at the company; James Pavlik of Baird is also on the board.

The funding comes at a time when most small and medium-sized businesses realize they need to spend money on online marketing, but are overwhelmed at how to approach it. Local ad dollars are basically the last frontier of digital media, which explains why companies from Groupon to Yelp to Foursquare to Patch are fighting to be the service provider of choice for these companies.

But aside from the dashboard wars, plenty of mom and pop operators spend a few thousand dollars a month on a basic Google Adwords campaign. The problem is that Google’s typical advice to them is “buy more.” There’s not a lot of help in the “is this working?” department.

Companies like Pricing Engine have sprung up to simplify search and display marketing efforts for small and medium businesses. Clickfuel’s “Fuel Station” dashboard includes an elaborate set of marketing tools such as site design, SEO optimization, email marketing and social. There’s also a white label option for larger companies.