Trendrating, a London and New York-based provider of proven market and portfolio analytics to global investment managers, raised $1m in seed financing. Backers included New York based Angelic Ventures, a family office headed by former Thomson Reuters CEO, Tom Glocer, who is also Chairman of the Trendrating Advisory Board, with participation from a group of […]

Wasatch Microfluidics, a Salt Lake City, UT-based company dedicated to the advancement of label-free biomolecular interaction analysis, closed a $2m funding round. Backers included existing investors and Kirk Ririe, founder of BioFire Diagnostics. The funding will be used to expand sales and marketing activity. Led by Josh Eckman, CEO, Wasatch Microfluidics provides label free analysis […]

Databricks, a Berkeley, CA-based provider of a cloud platform for analyzing and extracting value from big data, closed a $33m Series B funding. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with follow-on investment from Andreessen Horowitz. Led by Ion Stoica, CEO, and Matei Zaharia, CTO, Databricks provides has launched Databricks Cloud, a platform built around […]

Seriously, a Helsinki, Finland and Los Angeles, CA-based creator of mobile games, raised $2.65m in its second seed funding. The round was led by existing investors Sunstone Capital and Upfront Ventures, with participation from new investor Daher Capital. The company, which has now raised $5m in seed funding, intends to use the capital for content […]

CoreOS, a San Francisco, CA-based Linux operating system for massive server deployments, raised $8m in Series A funding round. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Fuel Capital. The company intends to use the funds to grow the company, product development, and expand globally. Led […]

Yik Yak, an Atlanta, GA-based social messaging app for private, localized engagement, secured $10m in funding. The round was led by DCM with participation from Azure Capital Partners, Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN), a social networking company in China, and venture capitalist Tim Draper. Alan Masarek, co-founder and former CEO of Quickoffice, and David Chao of […], a Santa Monica, CA-based user acquisition platform, which focuses on delivering active and engaged mobile users to game developers worldwide, received a seed investment from Science Inc. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its growth. Founded by Joe Bayen, offers a web app and an upcoming iPhone app that delivers […]

SoftTech VC announced the closing of an $85m venture capital fund. Backers included 20 institutional LPs and 40 individuals (43% Fund of Funds, 23% Family Offices, 15% Endowments & Pension Funds, 10% Foundations, 9% Individuals). SoftTech VC IV focuses on seed stage opportunities in B2B and B2C technology. In details, investment areas include Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) […]

Truveris, a New York City-based platform for pharmacy pricing and benefits analysis, raised $12.75m in Series C financing. The round was led by Canaan Partners with participation from existing investors New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures and First Round Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Canaan Partners general partner, Stephen Bloch, […]

Flowline Limited, a Rayleigh, Essex, UK-based drainage contractor in the South East of England, received a £3m growth capital investment from Business Growth Fund. The investment, made in exchange of a minority stake in Flowline, enabled the business to acquire Kings Langley, Hertfordshire-based Clearaway Drainage Services Limited, supported organic growth, strengthened the senior management team […]

Bulb, a Fort Collins, Colo. and Austin, Texas-based developer of education software, raised $1m in funding from unisclosed angel investors. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate development for additional features and functionality of the product while increasing marketing efforts. Founded in 2011 by John and David Runkles, Eric Goldreyer, Bob Bush and Erik […]

Wickr, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a communication platform, raised $30m in Series B financing. The round was led by Jim Breyer, the Founder/CEO of Breyer Capital, who is  joining the board, with participation from CME Group and Wargaming and current investors Alsop Louie, Juniper Networks, the Knight Foundation and Riverwood. The company intends […]

Deliveroo, a London, UK-based food delivery platform, closed £2.75m Series A funding. The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from Hoxton Ventures, JamJar Investments, Greg Marsh, the founder of onefinestay, and Arnaud Bertrand, the founder of HouseTrip. In conjunction with the funding, Index Martin Mignot, joined Deliveroo’s board. The company intends to use […]

The Bouqs Company, a Los Angeles, CA-based online flower delivery service, raised $6m in Series A financing. The round was led by Azure Capital Partners with participation from KEC Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Paul Ferris, General Partner at Azure Capital Partners, will join the Board of Directors. The funding will be used to accelerate […]

UrbanSitter, a San Francisco, CA-based online and mobile service for parents and sitters to connect through people they know, closed $200k in funding. Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments provided the funds, which followed UrbanSitter’s recent $15m Series B round. The investment brought total funding to $22.95m. Led by Lynn Perkins, CEO, the company […]