Fitbit Raises $43M From Qualcomm, SAP, Softback, Foundry, True

Fitbit raised $43 million in additional funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which makes fitness tracking devices, raised the money from Qualcomm Ventures, SAP Ventures, SoftBank Capital, Foundry Group and True Ventures, according to TechCrunch.

Foundry Group Raises $218M Toward Select Fund

The Foundry Group has raised $218 million toward a $225 million Foundry Group Select Fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing is date Aug. 5 and lists the four Foundry managing directors: Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson. An additional $7 million remains to be raised.

Chute Opens Up With $7M Series A

San Francisco-based startup Chute announced Tuesday it raised $7 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group, with existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participating. The company, which came out out of Y Combinator, previously raised about $3 million in funding from institutional ind individual investors, including Klout co-founder and CEO Joe Fernandez.

Boston Accelerator Bolt Gets Support From Autodesk, Logitech, Grishin Robotics

The new Boston startup accelerator Bolt has raised financing from Autodesk, Logitech and Grishin Robotics, according to a press release. Other partners include Mick Mountz, founder of Kiva Systems and Brad Feld of Foundry Group. The accelerator plans to work with startups developing hardware, including robotics and consumer devices. Raises $7 Mln Series B Round

The Foundry Group has led a $7 million Series B funding round for Existing investor Madrona Venture Group also participated. Brad Feld, a Foundry MD, is joining’s’ board. Seattle-based connects dog owners with approved, reviewed and insured sitters.

Urban Airship Acquires Tello

Urban Airship has acquired Tello, a company that streamlines the creation and management of passes for Apple® Passbook®. Urban Airship is venture backed by Founder’s Co-op, Foundry Group, Intel Capital,, TrueVentures and Verizon.

isocket Secures $8m Series A led by Foundry

isocket has received $8 million in a Series A round of funding. Foundry Group led the investment. New investor Costanoa also joined with participation from seed investors DFJ, SoftTech, Accelerator, Quest and Blumberg Capital.

Foundry Group Raises $225M Third Fund

The firm closed its third fund, which at $225 million is exactly the same size as its second and first funds. Foundry Venture Capital 2012 will follow the same strategy as the earlier funds, also.

FullContact Secures Series B Led by Foundry

FullContact, a cloud-based contact management service and TechStars graduate, has secured $7 million in Series B led by Foundry Group. High Country Venture, Nancy Pierce, Walter Winshall, Jove Equity Partners, Bullet Time Ventures, 500 Startups, SK Ventures, Zelkova Ventures also backed the company. PRESS RELEASE FullContact, the cloud based contact management service and TechStars graduate, […]

LinkSmart Raises $4.7 Million from Foundry Group, Sutter Hill, and Costanoa Venture Capital

LinkSmart, a new, Boulder-based maker of “text linking optimization” software for publishers, has raised $4.7 million in funding from Foundry Group, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Costanoa Venture Capital. Seth Levine, a managing director at Foundry, describes the technology as “an intuitive, scalable, automated platform that analyzes and controls keyword text linking with the goal of optimizing […]

Jirafe Inks $7m Series A

Jirafe, an analytics provider to ecommerce retailers, has completed a Series A round of funding for $7 million in growth capital from Foundry Group and FirstMark Capital. FirstRound Capital and O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures also participated. Jirafe is headquartered in New York City. PRESS RELEASE Jirafe, the leading analytics provider to ecommerce retailers, today announced […]

IDG Ventures Leads Yesware Series A

Yesware, a service that helps salespeople make more money, has secured $4 million in Series A funding. IDG Ventures led the round with seed round investors Google Ventures, Foundry Group and Golden Venture Partners also participating. PRESS RELEASE Yesware, the service that helps salespeople make more money, has secured $4 million in Series A funding. […]

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