Alteryx, a provider of data analytics, has raised $12 million in funding from Toba Capital and existing investor SAP Ventures. The company has now raised $18 million in total funding.
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MicroVentures, a combined equity crowdfunding platform and broker-dealer in the US, has announced that accredited investors on its platform have invested $16 million in startups. MicroVentures employs a crowd-sourcing process that enables the power of the crowd to decide which startups will receive investments in an effort to provide a higher probability of successful outcomes.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. said it raised $22.5 million in a convertible note financing and has decided not to pursue an initial public offering. The company said it will withdraw its S-1 registration statement.The new money will be used for working capital.
Jelly Industries, a startup from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has closed a Series A round led by Spark Capital. SV Angel also invested, according to an announcement on Jelly’s site. Other investors in the company include Jack Dorsey, Square’s co-founder and CEO; Bono; Reid Hoffman of Greylock Discovery Fund and Al Gore. Stone is co-founder and CEO of Jelly, which is based in San Francisco.
Just since April, notable firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Google Ventures and Union Square Ventures have invested $9 million in three bitcoin-related companies: BitPay, CoinBase and OpenCoin.
Skyword has received $6.7 million in growth financing led by Cox Media Group. In addition to Cox Media Group, Skyword is also backed by Allen & Company, Progress Ventures, and American Public Media Group. Skyword is a content marketing platform based in Boston.
Scarosso raised a Series A funding round led by DN Capital. Scarosso said other investors include IBB Venture Capital Co. managed ‘Kreativwirtschaft Berlin’, Perikles Ventures and other local angel investors. Scarosso has previously attracted angel funding from Berlin Ventures, Martin Sinner and Michael Brehm. Berlin-based Scarosso is an online luxury shoe brand.
SimpleTuition said Thursday it has closed a $4 million Series D funding round. The round was led by previous investors Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners and North Hill Ventures. Boston-based SimpleTuition provides tips, advice, and interactive tools to help students pay less for college-related expenses.