Rover.com, a network for connecting dog owners with dog sitters has raised $25 million in a round of funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Existing investors such as Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group, Menlo Ventures, and Petco also participated. “Forty-one percent of pet parents have forgone a trip due to concerns about pet care,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com. “When creating Rover, we set out to provide a convenient, affordable solution that eliminates one of the most common barriers to pet ownership–lack of boarding options—so everyone can enjoy that love and companionship. Backing from TCV is incredible confirmation of our progress to date and an exciting partnership that will power Rover’s growth and delivery of trusted, reliable pet care for more and more pet parents.”
Artificial intelligence startup Quid has closed a $39 million Series D funding round. The company offers a web platform which helps users search and process millions of indexed document. Liberty Interactive Corporation led the round, with participation from ARTIS Ventures, Buchanan Investments, Subtraction Capital, Tiger Partners, Thomas H. Lee Limited Family Partnership II, Quid Board Member Michael Patsalos-Fox and Quid Chairman and founding investor Charles Lho. “We are proud to have reached this funding milestone with Quid, right on the heels of signing our first multi-million-dollar customers,” says Neville Crawley, CEO of Quid. “Quid is empowering organizations to immediately gain insights through machine-driven intelligence, and this funding round will allow us to further expand our product and engineering capabilities and to invest in sales and marketing to bring our technology to a broader set of clients.”
Maple, a food delivery company, has raised $22 million in Series A funding, Fortune reports. Greenoaks Capital leads the round, with participation from Thrive Capital, Primary Ventures, David Chang of Momofuku and Bonobos founder Andy Dunn. The company will open a delivery-only kitchen offering restaurant quality food and is set to launch in New York City in the next few months.
Vidder, a cyber security company, has closed a $12 million Series B financing round, led by LDV Partners. Presidio Ventures, ONSET Ventures and Voyager Capital all participated in the funding. The company’s main offering is PrecisionAccess. “Cyber attacks are rampant,” said Mark Hoover, CEO of Vidder. “Many of the massive, continuing breaches we see today are the results of enterprise applications being exposed to all kinds of users in the extended enterprise of cloud apps and partner ecosystems. We’ve had great success protecting Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and are looking forward to now expanding globally. The international insight that LDVP and Presidio bring are just what we were looking for.”