Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet company, has raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Wicklow Capital. Mosaic Ventures, Richard Branson, Prudence Holdings, Future Perfect Ventures and angel investors also participated. Blockchain currently boasts 2.3 million accounts and this round marks its first funding. “We searched long and hard for the right investors to bring onto the team to help us scale, to advise us, and work with us to bring bitcoin to the next 20 million people,” the company’s founders said in a blog post.
Recruiting platform Jobvite has closed a $25 million Series D funding round, led by Catalyst Investors. Existing investors CMEA, ATA ventures and Trident Capital all participated. The company has now raised a total of $55 million and will use the latest funds to increase the offerings on its platform. “We see Jobvite as transformative and innovative, serving fast-growing companies and enterprises alike in recruiting the best employees,” said Ryan McNally, partner and co-founder of Catalyst Investors. “We are confident that with additional capital and resources, Jobvite will continue to lead the industry in providing best-of-breed recruiting solutions.”
SolidFire, an all-flash storage systems provider, has secured an $82 million Series D funding round led by Greenspring Associates. Current investors NEA, Novak Biddle, Samsung Ventures and Valhalla Partners all participated in the round, which brought SolidFire’s total funding to $150 million. The company will use the latest funds to extend global reach and advance its architecture. “Additional funding allows us to continue to extend SolidFire’s technical advantages over the competition and will deepen our sales, marketing and channel enablement to meet the growing global demand for SolidFire’s leading all-flash storage architecture,” said SolidFire’s Founder and CEO Dave Wright.
E-signature technology startup DocuSign, a former Red Herring Top 100 winner, has raised an extra $30 million in Series E funding from Recruit Holdings, NTT Finance, Mitsui and MKI. The company’s Series E round now totals $115 million. All of the new investors are Japanese companies, and DocuSign will use the latest funds to expand into that country. The company replaced the signature usually used in its digital document signing offering with a hanko, a stamp Japanese business people use to sign documents. DocuSign was founded in 2003 and has raised a total of $230 million to date. “DocuSign is the recognized global standard for Digital Transaction Management empowering the world to keep business digital,” said Masaki Saito, President and CEO, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd (MKI). “MKI is pleased to join the DocuSign Global Trust Network and promote DTM to our partners and customers.”