Skyport Systems, an enterprise security architecture company, has raised $30 million in Series C funding. The financing round was led by GV with participation from Cisco Investments, Thomvest Ventures, Northgate Capital and InstantScale, and previous backers Index Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Intel Capital. The company has now raised a total of $67 million and will use the latest cash injection to expand its sales, marketing, and research and development programs. “Security leaders have been saying for decades that security needs to be built in from the ground up yet most solutions just bolt on or around. If organizations are serious about protecting their information they need to consider that now is the time to re-platform for security.” said Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems. “Skyport Systems’ approach delivers powerful security protections in a pre-integrated easy-to-use system saving customers money and helping them achieve a high level of security and compliance.”
Spirox, a medical device company, has closed a $45 million Series C round of funding led by KKR. New investor HealthQuest Capital also joined existing shareholders Aisling Capital, Aperture Venture Partners and Venrock in the round. The company is developing a minimally invasive system to treat patients with nasal obstruction. “In addition to being a long-term capital partner, KKR’s experience scaling businesses provides us the opportunity to build for the future and help Spirox achieve the next level of growth,” said CEO Duke Rohlen. “We have a shared vision that will enable Spirox to continue to create cutting-edge innovations in order to provide breathing relief for millions of patients who need it.”
Couchbase, a NoSQL database technology provider, has closed a $30 million Series F funding round led by Sorenson Capital. Current investors including Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and West Summit all participated. “Our business, built on customers focused on winning in the Digital Economy, is very strong. This funding round will take us to cash flow positive and should be our last round prior to an IPO,” said Bob Wiederhold, Couchbase CEO. “To be successful in the Digital Economy, businesses need to build great Web, mobile and IoT applications that deliver great user experiences that critically depend on the capabilities of the underlying operational database. Developers, architects and CIOs across every industry realize this, and are selecting Couchbase over our competitors as their operational database for modernizing their technology platforms.”
LendInvest, a U.K.-based online market for property finance, has raised $25 million in Series B funding from Atomico. LendInvest last raised funds in June 2015 when it secured $33 million from Beijing Kunlun. LendInvest has now raised over $285 million in debt and equity funding. “To receive this backing from Atomico is an awesome opportunity for LendInvest. Atomico is a rare example of a VC firm whose founder has first-hand experience of building a multi-billion dollar, fast growth technology company, and that was hugely attractive to us. We have only scratched the surface of how technology will make mortgages a better, faster and more transparent consumer experience for borrowers and investors,” said Christian Faes, Co-Founder & CEO of LendInvest.