The online appointment scheduling service Booker has secured $35 million in Series C financing as it continues to build out its platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The round was led by Medina Capital, which was joined by Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, and returning investors Bain Capital Ventures, Revolution Ventures, Grotech Ventures, TDF Ventures, and Vital Financial. The New York-based company claims to have facilitated over $2 billion in transactions through its platform last year. It has raised close to $80 million since 2011. “Today, most local service businesses still operate primarily only in the offline world,” said Josh McCarter, Booker CEO. “But consumer behavior is rapidly changing. Restaurant, hotel and car booking apps have begun to shift the way consumers now interact with all types of local businesses.
Tempered Networks, a security solutions provider for industrial applications of the Internet of Things, like electricity grids and municipal water systems, has raised $15 million from Ignition Partners and IDG Ventures. The three year old company is based in Seattle, WA.
Next day delivery and courier service Ninja Logistics has raised $2.5 million from Monk’s Hill Ventures. Ninja is based in Singapore and will use the funding to expand its operations throughout Southeast Asia, starting with Malaysia. The funding comes at a time of high investor interest in the Asian e-commerce market.
ToutApp, Inc., a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool for sales professionals, has raised $15 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz with additional participation coming from existing backers Sigma West, Founder’s Collective, 500 Startups, and Launch Fund. The company, which counts Dropbox and Optimizely as clients, has now raised over $20 million since being founded in 2011.
Linkable, a loyalty rewards platform for consumer packaged goods, raised $11.7 million from Kepha Partners, CommonAngels Ventures, and BlueChip Venture Company to bring total funding to over $40 million. The company is based in Boston, MA, while its software is currently capable of being linked with individual American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal credit cards.