Enlighted, an Internet of Things solutions provider for commercial buildings, has secured $25 million in Series D financing. New investor Tao Capital Partners joined existing backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. “With this war-chest of funding — including new active investor Tao Capital Partners — Enlighted is poised to grow exponentially and accelerate the adoption of decision-making data solutions for intelligent real estate,” said Enlighted CEO Joe Costello. “Our emphasis on engineering IoT apps means we can provide our customers more ways to make the data our advanced sensors are collecting actionable, further improving efficiencies of buildings for the enterprise.”
Astroscale, a Singapore-based company developing satellites that remove space debris, has secured $35 million in funding. Innovation Network Corporation of Japan provided $30 million, and $5 million came from returning investor JAFCO and other third party investors. The company will use the funds to develop and test space propulsion systems, an adhesive-based spacecraft docking system and other technologies for space debris removal. Astroscale plans to carry out an in-orbit demonstration of active debris removal in the first half of 2018.
Replay Technologies, an augmented reality startup, has raised a $13.5 million Series B investment round led by Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners. The company has now raised a total of $27 million. “We met Replay Technologies last year in Israel and experienced first-hand what this technology could mean for the VR space. Through our careful evaluation, it became clear that Replay Technologies’ platform could revolutionize VR for sports and live events,” said Vicente Vento, CEO of DTCP. “DTCP’s investment in Replay Technologies enables a shift in its center of gravity and opens new opportunities for collaboration around the world.”
Budgeting and forecasting software provider Centage Corporation completed a Series A funding round worth $13.5 million from TVC Capital. Northgate Capital also participated in the round. The company will use the funds to expand its product offering, currently headed up by its Budget Maestro software. “Budget Maestro is redefining the accessibility, value and impact that budgeting, planning and forecasting systems can have across entire companies. Budget Maestro can arm today’s financial professionals with accurate, reliable, and valuable data to more strategically manage the financial health of their organizations, and can help them to engage operational management more in the process. This latest round of funding further validates our unique offering and drives us to continue to innovate on behalf of our customers,” said Barry Clapp, president and CEO, Centage Corporation.