After two years of strong growth, both venture capital dollars invested and the number of deals in the United States declined in 2016.
Claritas Capital, a Nashville, Tennessee-based venture capital firm, closed an opportunity fund, at $40m.
Pulpix, a Paris, France- and NYC-based AI powered platform for websites to provide personalized video recommendations and increase viewer engagement, raised $850k in pre-seed funding.
Transmit Security, a Newton, MA and Tel Aviv, Israel-based programmable authentication company, raised $40M in a self-funded round of financing.
Firepoint Solutions, a Denver, CO-based platform automating the business process for residential real estate agents and teams, completed a Series A round of financing.
JMC Capital Partners, a Boston, MA-based private investment firm, closed its second fund, at $206m.
Spaces, a Playa Vista, Calif.-based virtual reality and mixed reality company, raised an additional $6.5m in funding.
Ascent360, Inc., a Golden, Colo.-based Customer Data Platform (CDP) company, raised $1.9m in seed funding.
Perfect Sense, Inc., a Reston, VA- and Atlanta, GA-based provider of a digital experience platform, closed a $22m round of funding.
CannaKorp, Inc., a Stonham, Mass.-based maker of a single-use, pod-based cannabis vaporizing system, closed its $4.1m Series A round of funding.
CSI Kick Start, Inc., a Bonita Springs, Fla.-based fintech startup incubator founded by global payments company CSI globalVCard, opened its second annual application process for funding.
Starship Technologies, a Tallinn, Estonia- and London, UK-based company building a fleet of autonomous robots designed to deliver goods locally, raised $17.2m (approx. €16.5m) in seed funding.
Lingo Live, a Brooklyn, NY-based education technology startup, raised $5.2m in Series A funding.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the CEOs of 10 of Atlanta-based corporations launched a mentorship-driven accelerator program and venture fund.
HouseCanary, a San Francisco, CA-based real estate analytics company leveraging data science to value and forecast residential markets and properties, raised $33m in Series A funding.