Fibrocor Therapeutics, LP, a Toronto, Canada-based company focused on developing therapeutics targeting fibrotic diseases, raised CDN$2.8m (approx. $2.1m) in funding.
Playground, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm that invests in and incubates startups building software-based hardware, closed a $40m fund.
Fraugster, a provider of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology solution to eliminate payment fraud, raised $5m in funding.
USound a Graz, Austria-based micro speaker developer, secured €12m in growth funding.
d.light, a San Francisco, CA Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India-based provider off-grid solar solutions, raised $10.5m in additional funding.
ekWateur, a Paris, France — based collaborative energy supplier, raised €2m in Series A funding.
Pedius, a Rome, Italy-based startup that has developed a mobile app which gives Deaf and Hard of Hearing people the freedom to make normal phone conversations, raised €1.4m in Series A funding.
Panzura, a Campbell, California-based provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, raised $32m in funding.
Corlytics, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of a regulatory risk intelligence platform, raised €3m in venture capital funding.
Cartiva, Inc., an Alpharetta, Ga.-based developer of innovative products for the treatment of cartilage damage and osteoarthritis, secured $8.5m in Series E financing.
Bought By Many, a London, U.K. – based insurtech startup that uses social media and search data to offer insight-driven insurance to customers, closed a £7.5m ($9.5m) Series A funding round.
Sophia Webster, a British accessories designer, secured a £4m investment.
SmarterHQ, an Indianapolis-based customer personalization platform, closed a $13m round of funding.
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.