Fingerprint, a mobile technology company creating products for children, has secured a Series B funding round worth $10.85 million. Both new and existing investors participated in the funding, which will be used to build new games, apps, videos and ebooks for the company’s play-and-learn networks. “Mobile has changed children’s viewing and playing habits, and as a result, the growth in the mobile kids’ entertainment and edutainment industry is taking off,” says Fingerprint’s CEO and Co-Founder Nancy MacIntyre.
New York-based learning management company Schoology has raised a $15 million Series C funding round led by Intel Capital. Great Oak Venture Capital, Great Road Holdings, FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital all participated. Schoology, which has raised $25 million to date, is a social network and management platform for schools and currently serves over 5 million users.
MEMS motion sensor provider mCube has raised a Series C round worth $37 million. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, MediaTek, iD Ventures, and DAG Ventures were joined by new investors Keytone Ventures, SK Telecom Ventures, and Korea Investment Partners in the round. Founded in 2009, mCube produces sensors that can be embedded into numerous devices, from smartphones to automobiles. The company has shipped over 60 million chips.
Next Step Living, a provider of home energy solutions, has received $25 million in Series D funding, in a round led by Braemar Energy Ventures. VantagePoint capital Partners and Black Coral Capital were also among the investors. The company has helped more than 75,000 households become more energy efficient since 2008, according to a press release.
Vessel, a San Francisco-based startup shrouded in secrecy, has raised $75 million in funding from Bezos Expeditions, Greylock Partners and Benchmark. Very few details are known about the company, which was founded by former CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar.