Mobile marketing software company Percolate has secured $40 million in a round led by Lightspeed Ventures. Additional participation came from returning backers Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and Lerer Ventures. The New York-based company has raised $74.5 million since 2011. Airbnb, Pinterest, and WPP are all clients.
Toronto-based mobile visual search company Slyce has raised $8.7 million from Salman Partners, Beacon Securities, and PI Financial Corporation. The company uses visual recognition technology to help brands like Neiman Marcus, JC Penney, and Toys R Us offer ‘point-of-interest purchasing.’ “We’ve seen visual search now undoubtedly reach that point of critical mass where almost every major retailer is looking to integrate the technology into their e-commerce apps and offer that anytime, anywhere, seamless ‘snap-to-buy’ experience to their customers,” said Slyce CEO Mark Elfenbein.
PlanGrid, a service that allows architects and construction workers to view and collaborate on blueprints stored on iPad and iPhone, has raised $18 million from Sequoia Capital, Yammer founder and former PayPal COO David Sachs, and angel investor Ron Conway. The company is based in San Francisco. One of PlanGrid’s original founders, Antoine Hersen, passed away from cancer in 2011, shortly after the company was accepted into Y Combinator.
Gametime, a mobile ticketing app for sporting events, has raised $13 million in a round led by Accel Partners. Accel was joined by angel investors like Vivek Ranadive (founder of Tibco Software and current owner of the Sacramento Kings), Aaron Levie (founder/CEO of Box), and Brian Spaly (co-founder of Bonobos and Trunk Club). Accel is also a lead investor in SeatGeek, a Gametime competitor.
Customer relationship management software company Pipedrive has raised $9 million from Paua Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company counts HubSpot and DuckDuckGo among its clients.