Evocalize, which stimulates and leverages customer conversations, has gained $3 million in Series A funding from Madrona Capital Group. The Seattle company counts restaurant chains like T.G.I.Fridays and Burger King as customers. Leveraging SaaS solutions, Evocalize drives increased rates of customer engagement and claims to boost conversion by 9 percent.
Aliso Viejo, CA-based eye-technology company AqueSys has received $43.6m in a Series D round led by an investor that was not disclosed. Accuitive Medical Ventures, The Carlyle Group, SV Life Sciences, Longitude Capital and Rho Ventures contributed. The medical device company treats glaucoma with its ophthalmic technology, which is reportedly a $5 billion international market opportunity.
Customer apparel site and Y Combinator graduate Teespring, which aims to provide seamless design to distribution services, has raised $20 million from Andreessen Horowitz. Earlier this month the company’s co-founder Evan Stites-Clayton said Providence-based Teespring’s revenues has reached $150,000. eMarketer forecasted in 2011 that apparel and accessories sales would drive $73 billion in sales by 2016.
Google has bought venture-backed cybersecurity firm Impermium. The Redwood City, CA company, founded three years prior, battles spam, abuse and fraud. Over the next 10 years, research indicates North America will spend $93.6 billion on cyber security.
Columbia, Maryland’s GP Strategies, which leverages performance improvement services, put its pen to a letter of intent to purchase properties from Copenhagen’s Human Capital Management solutions firm Effective Companies. GP Strategies will acquire the Danish business’ Effective-Learning and Effective-People companies. Combined Effective Learning and Effective People generated revenues of $5.5 million for 2013.
CTPartners Executive Search has signed a letter of intent to buy Johnson Partners. Both leverage executive search solutions, with CTPartners located in New York and Johnson Partners based in Sydney. Deal terms were not disclosed.