HelloFresh Raises $50 Million – Investment Round-Up


Series B San Francisco-based ClearCare has secured $11 million to build out its software platform for home care agencies. The Series B round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, but also included existing investors Cambia Health Solutions, Voyager Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Harbor Pacific Capital, and City National Bank. This latest round … [Read more...]

ThoughtSpot secures $30m funding round – Investment Round Up

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Series B ThoughtSpot, a business intelligence platform, has raised $30 million in a Series B round led by Khosla Ventures. Existing investor Lightspeed Ventures also participated the round, which brings ThoughtSpot’s total funding to over $40 million. The Redwood City, California-based company, founded in 2012, aims to open offices in New York, … [Read more...]

Facebook’s messaging mission leads to Snapchat competitor Slingshot


Facebook’s pursuit, rejection, and subsequent mission to bury Snapchat is starting to resemble a teenage courtship gone bad. After Snapchat declined Facebook’s offer to buy the company last year for $3 billion, the social media titan launched a series of initiatives to take down the ephemeral messaging app. Its latest attempt, Slingshot, was … [Read more...]

Mesosphere raises $10.5m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Mesosphere, which provides data center systems, has raised a $10.5 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Data Collective and Fuel Capital also participated. The San Francisco-based company aims to accelerate the adoption of Apache Mesos, by providing enterprise products and commercial support for the software, which … [Read more...]

Google’s Top 5 moonshot projects


Google[x], the search giant’s secret research and development lab for ideas that ostensibly have nothing to do with search, has been a source of intrigue since its creation in 2010. The outfit has been particularly busy in the last year, having announced a slew of projects that have captured the imagination of the tech community, and not all have … [Read more...]

Yieldbot secures $18m Series B – Investment Round Up

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Series A Inbilin, a social networking voice call app that allows users to call strangers, has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Qiming Venture Partners and Morningside Ventures. The company, which launched in 2013, will use the funds to upgrade servers and build up its team. Series B Advertising technology company Yieldbot has … [Read more...]

Cloud storage market braces for impact as Apple revamps iCloud offering


Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) began this week, and while consumers hoping for hardware like the iWatch or an Apple-designed TV were left disappointed, there were enough software announcements to make certain areas of the technology industry intrigued, excited and almost certainly fearful.  Companies in the cloud storage space were … [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...]

Apple, Microsoft and Google set for battle to control consumers’ homes


The news that Apple is set to unveil a software platform to control the objects inside our homes reflects a push by technology companies to completely integrate their products into our everyday lives. If recent media reports are correct, then Apple will announce its new system at next week’s World Wide Developer conference in San Francisco. In … [Read more...]