Jobr, a job search platform, has raised $2 million in seed funding from Lerer Ventures,Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Tim Draper, and others. The Jobr app seeks to connect job seekers and employers through a Tinder style model of swiping either left or right. Jobr plans to use the new funds to hire staff and build out its platform.
Online translation service Unbabel has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from investors including Jared Fliesler of Matrix Partners, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures, FundersClub and Elad Gil. The company, which is backed by Y Combinator was launched in March and uses crowd translation and artificial intelligence to provide affordable translation services. Unbabel will use the funds to expand its engineering and marketing teams.
Workspace-as-a-service provider Workspot has raised a Series A round worth $6.5 million. Helion Ventures led the investment, while Translink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures both participated. Workspot was launched in April last year and has raised over $9 million to date. The company provides business applications for mobile workforces.
Vision Critical, a cloud-based customer intelligence platform, has raised $16 million in new funding from Georgian Partners, Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund (NVCF) and Kensington Global Private Equity Fund. The Vancouver-based company previously raised $20 million in 2012 and counts John Deere, Banana Republic and Time Inc. among its customers.
Dough, which provides educational content on personal investing, has raised a $25 million round of funding from Technology Crossover Ventures. The company will use the funds to hire more people to narrate videos and expand its offering internationally. The Chicago-based massively open online course (MOOC) site teaches people how to make investments.