AnyPerk, an employee benefits and discount platform catering to start-ups, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by DCM Ventures with additional participation coming from Digital Garage. The company went through Y Combinator in 2012 and has now raised over $13 million. AnyPerk is based in San Francisco and currently counts 45 employees.
A programmatic advertising company still in stealth mode, nToggle, has raised $5.6 million from Sigma Venture Partners and Bessemer Ventures. The company was founded by media industry veteran Adam Soroca. “Having lived through the first stage of the programmatic gold rush, we see the opportunity for a neutral third-party platform to accelerate the path to the programmatic future,” Soroca said in a press release.
KnCMiner, a Stockholm-based bitcoin mining company, has raised $15 million in a round led by Accel Partners. Accel was joined by returning backers Creandum, GP Bullhound, and Martin Wattin, an angel investor. The deal comes as KnCMiner faces lawsuits for the delayed shipment of bitcoin harvesting equipment in the Swedish courts. “We believe in the long-term attractiveness of the bitcoin ecosystem,” Accel’s Michiel Kotting told The Wall Street Journal, despite the recent swings in bitcoin’s value.
Pley, a “Netflix for Lego” company, is the recipient of $10 million in Series B financing from Sozo Ventures, Floodgate, Correlation Ventures, Maven Ventures, and Allegro Venture Partners. The company, based in San Jose, Calif., has earmarked the funds to drive an international expansion.
kCura, a Chicago-based provider of e-discovery software for the legal market, has raised $125 million in growth equity financing from Iconiq Capital. The company was founded in 2001. Iconiq is a wealth management firm that invests on behalf of clients like Mark Zuckerberg and Sam Zell.