Tel-Aviv’s BlazeMeter has gained $6.5 million in Series A funding. Prior backer YL Ventures led the round, which saw contributions from Glilot Capital Partners. The company, “provider of the JMeter-based performance testing cloud,” is opening an American headquarters in the Bay Area, according to a press release. Its customers include Autodesk, Walmart, Live Nation and Disney.
M-commerce venture Boxed has secured $6.5 million in a Series A investment round. Prior backer Greycroft Partners and fresh investors Signia Venture Partners and First Round Capital led the funding. ENIAC Ventures, BoxGroup, Social Starts, Owen Van Natta and David Ko contributed. The company does not list its headquarters.
According to reports, digital ad solution company Adformhas secured $5.5 million in a Series B investment round. The funding came from Via Venture Partners. “Today Adform delivers campaigns for over 3,062 clients across 7,542 global web publishers in more than 35 countries worldwide,” the company says on its website.
U.K.-based call tracking and analytics company ResponseTap has raised £4 million in Series B funding — £2.5 million from Beringea and £1.5 million from Eden Ventures, says a press release. “ResponseTap will use this investment to accelerate expansion in the U.S. and to continue support for its UK development team,” the release goes on.
Mountain View fintech company Addepar has received $50 million in a Series C round led by David O. Sacks (Yammer founder, former PayPal COO) and Valor Equity Partners. Formation8 Partners, Stanley Druckenmiller and Harrison LeFrak contributed. In earlier investments, the company had secured $16 million from backers such as Blumberg Capital and Peter Thiel. The investment management industry Addepar serves stands at $120 trillion, according to a press release.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led an oversubscribed Series C investment in Instart Logic, a cloud application delivery service, according to the VC firm. Previous backers Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Tenaya Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures contributed to the round. Instart Logic’s customer base has scaled by upwards of 500 percent over the last year, says a press release. Its clients include Volcom, Washington Post, and One Kings Lane. Instart Logic’s American headquarters is in Mountain View, CA.
San Francisco-based Anaplan has realized a $100 million Series D investment round led by DFJ Growth. Brookside Capital, Sands Capital Management, Workday and Coatue Management joined existing backers Granite Ventures, salesforce.com, Meritech Capital Partners and Shasta Venture in contributing. Total backing behind the company comes to $150 million. Anaplan leverages a cloud-based platform that enables companies’ planning, collaboration and action in real time, says a press release.
Axon Partners Group has pumped capital into Gurgaon, India-based tech support company iYogi.In total, the company’s Series E funding round comes to $28 million. iYogi aids telecom companies in snapping up share of the cloud computing industry, a market that Forrester gauged would hit $250 billion by 2020, according to a press release.
Rewards company Swagbucks and Prodege LLC (its parent) have secured $60 million in funding from Technology Crossover Ventures. It was also announced Chuck Davis, executive chairman of both Prodege and Swagbucks, will take over the chief executive position. “The company has distributed over $60 million in free gift cards to consumers since its 2008 founding,” says a press release. “Swagbucks offers gifts cards from over 300 ecommerce stores including Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Starbucks, and PayPal.” Swagbucks, which is profitabile, had turnover hit $53 million last year, a boost of 51 percent over 2012. Prodege is headquartered in Torrance, California.
Electric vehicle charging company ChargePointhas received a $22.6 million investment. Total backing behind the Campbell, CA company now clears $110 million; the investments have come from backers such as Kleiner Perkins, Rho Ventures, Siemens Venture Capital GmbH, Braemar Energy Ventures, Voyager Capital and BMW. The company leverages more than 17,000 charging ports.
Düsseldorf, Germany-based P2P loans company auxmoney has gained $16 million in a funding round led by Foundation Capital. Partech Ventures and Scott Bommer joined current investors Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures in contributing. “The company has so far facilitated almost 20,000 loans worth $140 million to private borrowers, over 50% of which were issued in the last 12 months,” says a press release.
TechNode reports that AdSame, a Chinese marketing company, revealed it has received $30 million in funding. Dream Capital Group and Pacific Venture Partners led the investment; current backers Vertex Ventures and Matrix Partner contributed. The company aims to hit the public market in the U.S. in 2015, the report says.
According to reports, bitcoin finance company BitPay has received $30 million in funding.Investment came from a group that counted Richard Branson and Jerry Yang as backers. The company serves more than 30,000 customers including Virgin Galactic, WordPress and Shopify. BitPay is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Symmes Township, Ohio-based Vantiv, Inc., which delivers payment processing services and more, will pick up payment technology and service companyMercury Payment Systems, LLC, says a press release. The transaction will run Vantiv $1.65 billion in total. Last year, the Durango, Colorado-based company drove $237 million in net revenues.