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Crocodoc, an angel-backed startup that offers document-viewing software to enterprises, announced Thursday that it has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by Box Inc., a venture-backed cloud storage company. An alumnus of incubator Y Combinator, Crocodoc has raised about $1 million in angel funding, according to Reuters.
Providing what appears to be a sizable exit for Ignition Partners and other venture firms, Facebook today acquired startup Parse Inc., which offers a cloud-based mobile application platform. Ignition was the startup’s largest venture backer.
Ron Conway may have stepped back from funding Y Combinator startups, but FundersClub has stepped in. The online platform for seed investing said it raised a $1.1 million fund to invest in Y Combinator startups.
Cloudant, a cloud-hosted database provider based in boston, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corp. Cloudant was founded in 2008 by three MIT physicists; it has previously raised $4 million, including from Y Combinator and In-Q-Tel.
FarmLogs has closed a $1 million seed funding round co-led by Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund participated in the investment along with angel investors. FarmLogs is a Michigan startup and Y Combinator alum that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability.
Canopy Labs has closed a $1.5 million investment led by the BDC Venture Capital IT Fund with participation by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and a number of angel investors. A recent graduate of the Y Combinator program, the company will use the funds to scale operations and launch new analytics products. Based in Toronto, Canopy Labs provides tools and customer models to mid-sized customer-facing businesses wanting to understand their customer feedback.
FundersClub, a marketplace for private investing, has closed a significant round of seed funding. Investors in the round included First Round Capital, Y Combinator, Draper Associates, Felicis Ventures, Spark Capital, Digital Garage, Intel Capital, Y Combinator-affiliated funds (Andreessen Horowitz, Start Fund, SV Angel, and General Catalyst Partners), Investmon Sarl, NetPrice, Global Venture Alliance and Plug and Play Tech Center.