Maana raises $26 mln from Saudi Aramco, Shell, GE, Chevron, Intel, Frost

Maana said it raised $26 million of Series B funding in a deal led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. Also new to the round is Shell Technology Ventures. The financing was joined by existing investors GE Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Intel Capital, and Frost Data Capital. The company has now raised more than $40 million.


Bench raises $16 mln from Bain, Altos, Contour

Bench said it raised $16 million of Series B capital in an up ­round led by Bain Capital Ventures and joined by existing investors Altos Ventures and Contour Venture Partners. The company has now raised $33 million.


WorldQuant Ventures invests in Certrax

WorldQuant Ventures said it invested in Certrax Risk Compliance Solutions. As part of the agreement, Steven Lau, WorldQuant managing director, will join the board.


Column Group raises third fund at $535 mln

The Column Group has raised a third fund at $270.5 million, according to a filing with the SEC. The new fund lists partners and managing partners Peter Svennilson, Tim Kutzkey and David Goeddel, but not Larry Lasky. The firm’s second fund of $306 million dates to 2010, according to Thomson Reuters. Update: After the above […]


World View raises $15 mln from Canaan, Norwest, Tencent, Moment, Base

World View said it raised a $15 million Series B round led by Canaan Partners and joined by Norwest Venture Partners, Tencent, Moment Ventures, and Base Ventures. World View with use the cash to accelerate the development and commercial adoption of its “Stratollites” high-atmosphere balloons.


Sunstone closes first fund at $300 mln

Sunstone Partners closed a $300 million first fund, Sunstone Partners I, according to a press release. The fund had an initial target of $200 million and was oversubscribed.


Poncho raises $2 mln from Lerer, Greycroft, Comcast, RRE, others

Poncho said it raised $2 million of seed funding in a deal led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures and joined by Greycroft Partners, Comcast Ventures, Venture51 Capital Partners, RRE Ventures and betaworks, the New York start-up studio where Poncho got its start. Also investing were Broadway Video Ventures, Ore Ventures, David Shen, and former Wall Street […]


Immunio raises $5 mln in White Star led deal

IMMUNIO said it raised $5 million of Series A financing in a deal led by White Star Capital and joined by existing seed investors. The company has now raised $8.3 million. Earlier investors include Hoxton Ventures, Real Ventures and Bloomberg Beta, according to news reports.


StoryStream raises $2.6 mln in MMC backed deal

StoryStream said it raised $2.6 million of Series A capital in a funding round led by MMC Ventures. The 4-year-old U.K.-based company seeks to help corporate brands compete for customer attention.

BitFlyer raises $27 mln

Japanese Bitcoin exchange bitFlyer said it raised $27 million in a Series C deal led by SBI Investment and joined by Venture Labo Investments, according to news reports.