Vy Capital, Adams Street, Industry Ventures invest $44 mln in Scytl

Election modernization company Scytl has secured an additional $44 million from Vy Capital, Adams Street Partners and Industry Ventures under a funding round initiated in April 2014. With the additional investment, Scytl has closed the funding round with $104 million from five new investors: Vulcan Capital, SAP Ventures, Vy Capital, Adams Street Partners and Industry Ventures. Balderton Capital, Nauta Capital and Spinnaker Invest remain significant shareholders in Scytl.

Balderton Capital in Crowdcube Series B

Balderton Capital has backed the Series B of Crowdcube. The business is an investment crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube plans to further expand its operations in the UK and internationally.

Upside snags $1.1 mln

Upside, a managed account platform provider for investment advisors, has closed $1.1 million in funding. The investors included Cultivation Capital, SixThirty, Suranga Chandratillake of Balderton Capital and Bruno Bowden of Data Collective. In addition to the funding, Cliff Holekamp of Cultivation Capital has been added to Upside’s board of directors. According to the firm, the capital will be used to further invest in its tech platform.


SAP Ventures invests $20 mln in Scytl

SAP Ventures has invested $20 million in Scytl, which provides software for secure online voting and election modernization. With the investment, Scytl has raised $60 million this year and has the backing Vulcan CapitalBalderton Capital, Nauta Capital and Spinnaker Invest.


Kobalt Music Group grabs $115 mln

Kobalt Music Group has received $115 million in funding. The investors in this round were not named although the firm’s existing backers include Balderton Capital and Michael Dell’s private investment firm MSD Capital. Kobalt is a music services company.


IIU and Balderton Capital back WholeWorldBand

WholeWorldBand has received 5 million euros in Series A funding. IIU and Balderton Capital led the round. WholeWorldBand is a music platform that combines audio and video to create a virtual recording studio.


ROLI bags $12.8 mln Series A

ROLI, a London-based music tech startup, has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Balderton Capital led the round with participation from FirstMark Capital, Index Ventures and Universal Music. As a result of the funding, Balderton’s Daniel Waterhouse and FirstMarks Amish Jani have been added to ROLI’s board of directors.


Online broker Motif Investing nabs $35 mln

Silicon Valley-based online broker Motif Investing has closed $35 million in funding. The investors were JPMorgan Chase, Wicklow Capital, Balderton Capital, Goldman Sachs, Foundation Capital, Ignition Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Wicklow Capital and JPMorgan Chase will name board observers.


Banjo snags $16 mln Series B funds

Banjo said Thursday that it has closed $16 million in Series B financing. Balderton Capital led the round with participation from BlueRun Ventures and Vegas Tech Fund. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Banjo is a social discovery app.

Lyst secures $14 mln Series B

Fashion ecommerce platform Lyst has raised $14 million in a Series B round led by venture capital firm Balderton Capital. DFJ Esprit and Accel Partners also invested.

Ezoic secures $5.6m Series A

Ezoic has closed a $5.6 million Series A funding round led by venture firm Balderton Capital alongside New Amsterdam Capital, Silicon Valley Bank and private investors. The company offers publishers an automatic way to improve site layout and advertising revenue.

Daniel Waterhouse joins Balderton Capital

Balderton Capital has appointed Daniel Waterhouse, formerly at Wellington Partners, as a general partner. Waterhouse will be based in London and will help lead early stage investments in the software and internet sectors.

Contentful Secures Seed Funds from Balderton and Point Nine Capital

Contentful, a new content management platform for web and mobile applications, has secured seed funding from Balderton Capital and Point Nine Capital. Contentful has also established a global advisory board of content and technology specialists including Alexander Bruehl, former partner at Atlas Capital; Francesco Cesarini, founder & technical director at Erlang Solutions; Daniel Heaf, chief digital officer at BBC Worldwide; Karen McGrane, CEO of Bond Art + Science; Todd Tran, head of advertising EMEA & APAC at Rovio and Michael Wolfe, serial entrepreneur and former EIR at Benchmark.

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