Seattle biotech Juno Therapeutics, which concentrates on delivering immunotherapies to battle cancer, has realized a $176 million Series A round. The company’s original, $120 million funding arrived primarily from ARCH Venture Partners and the Alaska Permanent Fund via a partnership managed by Crestline Investors, says a press release. Founding funders, Bezos Expeditions, Jeff Bezos himself, and Venrock contributed to finish out the round.
Connectivity, the Burbank, CA customer intelligence company, has gained $6.35 million in a Series A investment. Greycroft Partners led the round, which counted contributions from Daher Capital, Double M Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, SLP Ventures, TenOneTen Ventures, and Eytan Elbaz provided backing. Connectivity’s customers include YP, SEO Rocket and Gruen.
Mobile commerce company Wish has secured $19 million in Series B funding. GGV Capital and Formation8 led the round, which saw contributions from seed backers such as Jerry Yang. The company, based in Beijing and San Francisco, leverages upwards of 25 million users and concentrates on “the value conscious mainstream consumer, a market that in the offline world… represents more than $400 billion in U.S. sales annually,” says a press release.
“We’re excited to announce today that we’re joining WordPress.com’s product team,” New York’s scroll kit announced on its website. WordPress, run by San Francisco-based Automattic, is run by 250 people and powers 21 percent of the web, according to the post.
Seattle cloud compensation information and SaaS company PayScale, Inc. has revealed an affiliate of New York-based Warburg Pincus will pump in a majority investment that caps at $100 million, according to a press release. PayScale leverages more than 40 million salary profiles.
Hearst Health, the healthcare group from Hearst Corporation, has revealed its acquisition of CareInSync, the Santa Clara-based software company. Every year in America, “care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 76 percent of discharged patients, 133 million insured individuals, 20 million home health visits, 1.88 billion retail pharmacy prescriptions and 3.26 billion prescription claims,” according to Hearth Health’s website. CareInSync will be absorbed into Zynx Health, itself a component of the Hearst Health network.