Metabiota, which attempts to predict the outbreak of diseases, has raised $30 million in Series A funding, TechCrunch reports. The company uses computer modeling to help predict and prevent disease outbreaks across the globe. RSTP led the round, with participation from Capricorn Healthcare, WP Global Partners, Industry Ventures and Data Collective. The company has now raised $32.8 million having raised a seed round just over a year ago.
New VC firm Rosemark Capital has closed its first deal, leading a $23 million Series C round for Jiff, a health technology company. GE Ventures, Venrock Associates, Aberdare Partners and Aeris Capital also participated. “We couldn’t be more excited to lead this growth capital round for Jiff, which enables employers to offer employees choices and smart recommendations for improving their health,” says Rosemark Founder and Managing Partner, Chris Kuenne. “Jiff is the leading platform in a space that’s growing exponentially. I look forward to putting our personalized digital engagement experience to work to help Jiff’s customers better engage employees. I see tremendous potential for Jiff to expand its already impressive customer base by offering a unique and effective employee engagement solution.”
3D Laser Printer company Glowforge has raised $9 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Bre Pettis and Jenny Lawton. “For years, people have been talking about putting factories in the home. That’s silly. I want a factory in my home like I want a McDonalds in my kitchen. With Glowforge, we’re reinventing what it means to be ‘homemade’: custom, high-quality products produced quickly and inexpensively with your Glowforge,” said Dan Shapiro, CEO and cofounder, Glowforge.
China-based internet security startup FraudMetrix has secured $30 million in Series B financing, led by Qiming Venture Partners. Previous backers China Broadband Capital, IDG Capital Partners, China Growth Capital and Linear Venture also participated.