According to TechCrunch, San Mateo-based marketing performance management company Beckon has secured $8 million in a Series A round. August Capital and Canaan Partners invested. The company confirmed in a blog post that it had gained $10 million in total funding so far. El Dorado Ventures is also listed as an investor in Beckon on its website.
Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics venture, has received $6 million in Series B funding from current backers. The company works on diagnostic tests for cancers that affect women, according to a press release. Total backing behind the Scottsdale, AZ-based company comes to $19.5 million.
Bangalore-based Taxiforsure has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding. The company, which is owned by Serendipity Infolabs, will use the funds to expand its footprint across India. Taxiforsure is an online platform allowing consumers to rent taxis. The company previously raised $4 million from Accel Partners, Helion Ventures, Blume Ventures.
Squawka, which offers a second screen live data service to U.K. soccer fans, has raised over $3 million and has signed a partnership with sports business Doyen Global. The company boasts two million monthly users on its website and iOS application. The company’s service gives soccer supporters real time data on matches in progress, as well as social media options.
Two companies — Loom, which delivers media library solutions, and collaboration company Hackpad — have been picked up by Dropbox. All three companies are based in San Francisco. Tencent, Google Ventures and Great Oaks VC had provided support for Loom. Hackpad counted Airbnb, Upworthy and Stripe as customers.
Mobile apps search engine Quixey has acquired a smaller competitor, Kite.io. Quixey is backed by Alibaba, Innovation Endeavours, Translink Capital and other investors and has previosuly raised $75 million.