Startups

WattPad raises $46m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Closely, a mobile-first marketing technology company, has secured $3 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Grotech Ventures and Steadfast Venture Capital and CNF Investments also participated. The funds will be used to build out the company’s SMB platform and expand its support for small businesses in North America, according … [Read more...]

Twitter makes Cover acquisition – Investment Round Up

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Seed funding Wellframe, which aims to connect healthcare providers and patients after they have returned home, has announced $1.5 million in seed funding. Investors include Athenahealth chief executive Jonathan Bush, Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Tim Draper, Fidelity Biosciences venture partner Carl Byers and Leering Capital founder James Nahirny, … [Read more...]

Sungevity secures $70m in funding – Investment Round Up

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Series A Burlingame, CA-based medical device company RefleXion Medical has raised $11.6 million in a Series A funding round led by Sofinnova Partners. Pfizer Venture Investments and Venrock contributed to the investment. The company is working on “the first biologically-guided radiation therapy system for cancer treatment,” according to a press … [Read more...]

Sungevity secures $70m in funding – Investment Round Up

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Series A Burlingame, CA-based medical device company RefleXion Medical has raised $11.6 million in a Series A funding round led by Sofinnova Partners. Pfizer Venture Investments and Venrock contributed to the investment. The company is working on “the first biologically-guided radiation therapy system for cancer treatment,” according to a press … [Read more...]

Lyft raises $250m in funding – Investment Round Up

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Series A Blog aggregation platform Bloglovin has secured $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Northzone. Among current investors contributing: Betaworks, White Star Capital, Lerer Ventures and Bassett Investment Group. The round also saw participation from the founders of Babble and SoulCycle. The company boasts 16 million active users … [Read more...]

RentPath picks up Lovely – Investment Round Up

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Series A Cloud application and mobile device compliance company Sookasa has debuted from stealth, deployed Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service, and raised a Series A funding round. Reports put the investment at $5 million. Accel Partners led the round, which saw contributions from existing seed investors; among them: First Round Capital, SV Angel and … [Read more...]

Cool Planet Energy Systems raises $100m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has secured $5 million in a Series A round. Accel Partners led the round. According to a press release, the Pasadena-based company is announcing the debut of its flagship title, Midnight Star, into beta this coming summer. Gartner reports revenues for the mobile games industry will swell to $22 … [Read more...]

Cool Planet Energy Systems raises $100m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has secured $5 million in a Series A round. Accel Partners led the round. According to a press release, the Pasadena-based company is announcing the debut of its flagship title, Midnight Star, into beta this coming summer. Gartner reports revenues for the mobile games industry will swell to $22 … [Read more...]

Cloudera raises $900m – Investment Round Up

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Series A New York City’s Handshake, a sales order management platform that serves wholesalers, has received $8 million in Series A funding. Emergence Capital Partners led the round, which saw participation from seed-round backers, MHS Capital, SoftTech VC and High Peaks Venture Partners. The company’s CEO, Glen Coates, reports in a press release … [Read more...]

SIGFOX raises more than $20m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Simon Rothman at Greylock Partners has led a Series A investment in Sprig, which provides hand-crafted dinners and their delivery. Battery Ventures and Accel Partners also contributed to the $10 million round. The San Francisco-based company leverages a culinary team spearheaded by Nate Keller, formerly Google’s executive chef, according … [Read more...]