Workspot raises $6.5m Series A – Investment Round Up

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Seed Jobr, a job search platform, has raised $2 million in seed funding from Lerer Ventures,Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Tim Draper, and others. The Jobr app seeks to connect job seekers and employers through a Tinder style model of swiping either left or right. Jobr plans to use the new funds to hire staff and build out … [Read more...]

Digital security sector remains hot as Andreessen Horowitz injects $90m into Tanium

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Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has pumped $90 million of funding into Tanium, an enterprise security and systems management company.It was the second largest single investment by the venture capitalist firm and the latest indication that now, more than ever, is a good time to be in the Internet security industry. The first half of 2014 has been … [Read more...]

Wi-Fi-connected LED lightbulb maker LIFX raises $12 Million from Sequoia -Investment Round-Up


Seed Funding Y-Combinator alumnus AnyPerkhas secured an additional $3 million in seed funding to help companies manage and distribute the perks they provide to employees. The Vegas Tech Fund, FundersClub, and Vayner/RSE participated alongside around a dozen angel investors to finance the two year-old, San Francisco-based company. The round will … [Read more...]

Financial Information Provider Markit, Ltd. raises $1.3 billion–Week of June 16th IPO Watch


Keeping an Eye On MobileIron, Inc. began trading on Nasdaq under the MOBL symbol last Thursday after raising around $100 million in its IPO. The stock has sustained its climb since that first day, when it surged 22 percent to close at $11.02. As of Friday afternoon, it had retreated closer to the price it was initially sold at, settling at … [Read more...]

Kickstarter risks losing itself in the crowd with latest rule changes


Kickstarter relaxed its regulations this week, in an effort to increase the number of projects eligible to receive funding through the site. After five years of enforcing higher barriers to entry than its competition, the company hopes the move will cement its place as the most successful crowdfunding platform, and not dilute the quality of the … [Read more...]

2014 Red Herring North America Top 100: Winners


The Red Herring Top 100 North America event in Monterey, California brought together a vast and remarkably successful field of companies. The group of finalists hailed from many different industries, offered a wide range of products and innovated in spectacularly diverse ways. But they all shared a common will to disrupt the spaces in which they … [Read more...]

Hipmunk secures $20m funding round – Investment Round Up

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Series A Observable Networks, which provides network security technology, has raised $2.45 million in Series A funding. The round was led by DH Capital and prior backer Vectis II fund also participated. The company will use the funds to expand and strengthen sales, marketing and product development. The company’s cyber security main offering is … [Read more...]

Trifacta raises $25m – Investment Round Up

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Series B GrabTaxi, the on-demand taxi hailing service, has raised over $15 million in a Series B investment round led by GGV Capital. Travel search service Qunar and Vertex Venture Holdings also participated. The company currently operates its service in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. Series C Data transformation … [Read more...] raises $7m Series B round – Investment Round Up


Series A Bot detection and mitigation company Distil Networks has raised a $10 million Series A round of funding. Foundry Group and Techstars’ Bullet Time Ventures led the round, while ff Venture Capital, IDEA Fund Partners and Militello Capital all participated. The funds will be used for continued growth as the company opens new offices across … [Read more...]

Drone company Skycatch raises $13.2m – Investment Round Up


Series A Aver Informatics, a data management platform which aims to simplify healthcare bills, has secured an $8.5 million Series A funding round, led by Drive Capital and GE Ventures. The company also announced it had gained two new customers – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Molina Healthcare. Funding Flipkart, the largest … [Read more...]