Biogazelle, a Ghent, Belgium-based provider of expert laboratory services in the area of gene expression analysis, raises ‚ā¨2.0m in Series B¬†funding. Backers included QBIC Arkiv Fund, Foundation Majoie and SOFI. The company intends to use the funds to further develop its research on therapeutic RNA targets for specific cancer types, and to expand its commercial […]

According to reports, MusiXmatch, a Bologna, Italy-based mobile song’s lyrics platform, raised $5m in a Series B funding round. According to reports, the round is comprised of a capital increase of ‚ā¨3m from new investors and a conversion of a previous note from Micheli Associati¬†and¬†Paolo Barberis. New backers include Programma 101 (P101), United Ventures, Paolo […]

mBlox, a Sunnivale, CA-based global provider of application-to-person (A2P) text messaging, completed a $43.5m round. The company intends to use the funds to for the continued growth of its global business. Backers included Comerica, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (Nasdaq: HRZN), Norwest Venture Partners, Scale Ventures, Avanti, Trident, Stratim Capital and Saints Capital. Led by Tom […]

Signature Contracting Services, L.L.C., a Grand Prairie, TX-based infrastructure contracting and services company, received a $3.5m equity investment. TWV Capital Management‘s Texas Women Ventures Fund II, L.P. and Texas Women Ventures Fund-Side, L.P. made the investment. The company intends to use the growth capital to service its backlog of current infrastructure projects in Texas and […]

Akashi Therapeutics, Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has received a $1.5m funding. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has made an investment through the MDA Venture Philanthropy program along with other 15 non-profit organizations. The company intends to use the capital to fund clinical development of HT-100 (delayed-release halofuginone), an orally available, small […]

Akosha, a New Delhi, India-based online consumer service and feedback platform, closed a $5.2m funding. Sequoia Capital made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to expand its OneDirect Suite of enterprise solutions like customer service benchmarking, online feedback CRM, and reputation management solutions. Founded in 2010 by Ankur Singla (COO), who was […]

Veros Systems, an Austin, TX-based industrial asset monitoring company, received an investment from Shell Technology Ventures LLC. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Led by Jim Dechman, President and CEO, Veros offers Veros ForeSight‚ĄĘ, an industrial asset monitoring system that provides a dashboard with real-time operating metrics and clear, early warnings, with zero […]

GeneWeave BioSciences, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based clinical diagnostics company addressing multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDRO), raised $12m in funding. The round was led by Decheng Capital with participation from existing investors Claremont Creek Ventures and XSeed Capital. The company intends to use the funds for clinical studies and commercialization its technology. Led by Steve Tablak, Chief Executive […]

MakersKit, a San Francisco, CA-based creator¬†of¬†Do-¬≠It¬≠Yourself¬†project¬†kits, raised $1.5M in seed funding. The¬†round¬†was led¬†by¬†Tribeca¬†Venture¬† Partners¬†with participation from¬†Bertelsmann¬†Digital¬†Media¬†Investments, Mesa+,¬†Greycroft¬†Partners,¬†and¬†Gary Vaynerchuk’s¬†Vayner¬†RSE. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations, scale production and hire new people¬†in¬†the¬†next¬†few¬†months (read here). Co¬≠founded by CEO Mike¬†Stone¬†and COO Jawn¬†McQuade,¬†MakersKit offers complete project kits that include links to how-to video guides that guide […]

Liquid Environmental Solutions, an Irving, Texas-based non-hazardous liquid waste services company, raised $31.6m in Series C funding. The round was led by ABS Capital Partners. Following the financing, ABS Capital Managing General Partner Phil Clough will join Liquid’s Board of Directors. The company intends to use the funds to continue their growth, with targeted acquisitions […], a Madrid, Spain-based online children’s clothing consignment shop, raised ‚ā¨1m in Series A funding. The round was led by Active Venture Partners, with participation from Cabiedes & Partners and international business angels. The company intends to use the funds to scale the business for European expansion and extension of its offer to incorporate womens’ […]

tuul, a Santa Cruz, CA-based provider of a workflow communication service, closed a $1.7m seed funding round. The round was led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Raine Group, Streamlined Ventures, as well as unnamed media and tech angel investors. Led by Toby Corey and Wayne Tsuchitani, tuul is building a a secure OTT (over-the-top […]

DC Devices, Inc., a Tewksbury, Mass.-based medical device company developing structural heart devices, closed a $34m Series D financing round. The round was led by Accelmed with contributions from existing investors Third Rock Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Lumira Capital, as well as a new undisclosed strategic investor. The company intends to use the funds […]

Simply Hired, a Sunnyvale, California-based provider of a job search platform, secured $12m in a combination of equity and debt financing. Backers included existing investors Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures as well as City National Bank. The company intends to use the funds for ongoing innovation in job search and job seeker user experience and […]

Automated Insights, a Durham, North Carolina-based creator of personalized narrative content from big data, raised $5.5m in Series B funding. The round was led by Osage Venture Partners with participation from Samsung Venture Investment Corp., the Associated Press, AOL co-founder Steve Case, Court Square Ventures, OCA Ventures and IDEA Fund Partners and other existing investors. […]