Hooch Inc raies $950,000

By Luisa Beltran — 5 hours ago

Hooch Inc said May 31 that it raised $950,000 in a pre-series A interim funding round led by Blue Scorpion Investments LP. New Yok-based Hooch is a members only cocktail society app.

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Ixaltis raises $8.9 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 5 hours ago

Ixaltis said May 31 that it raised 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in funding. Investors include Irdinov, Ix o Private Equity, Principia and Sofimac as well as Pierre Olivier Goineau, current President of France Biotech. Paris-based Ixaltis is a biopharmaceutical research and clinical development, specializing in genito-urinary diseases.

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VW subsidiary backs freight logistics startup FR8

By Alastair Goldfisher — 23 hours ago

San Francisco-based FR8 Revolution, which provides cloud-based tools to manage the freight trucking market, announced it has raised up to $8.5 million in Series A funding from German company MAN Truck & Bus AG, a Volkswagen Truck & Bus. The funding brings the total investment in FR8 Revolution to nearly $10 million.

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Intel Capital leads $20 mln Series C in Lightbend

By Eamon Murphy — 4 days ago

Intel Capital led a $20 million Series C funding round in Lightbend, a reactive systems software company. Joining Intel Capital as a new investor was Blue Cloud Ventures. Previous investors Bain Capital Ventures, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures and Shasta Ventures also participated. Intel Capital’s director for enterprise software, Vibhor Rastogi, will join Lightbend’s board of directors.

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Content delivery platform Kollective raises $12.25 mln in Series C round

By Eamon Murphy — 5 days ago

Kollective secured $12.25 million in a Series C funding round with participation by MK Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Cross Creek CapitalHatteras Funds and others. The company provides a cloud-based content delivery platform and has a partnership with Microsoft‘s Skype. The funding will be used in part to expand Kollective’s business in Asia.

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Art tech startup Meural raises $2.5 mln in seed round led by Corigin Ventures

By Eamon Murphy — 5 days ago

strong>Corigin Ventures led a $2.5 million seed round funding in Meural, a New York-based startup that creates digital canvases which stream art to users’ walls. Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners also participated, along with Francois Bennahmias (CEO of Audimars Piguet), Elio Leoni Sceti (former CEO of EMI, and current board of directors member at AB InBev) and others.

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Benchmark leads Series B funding of Contentful

By Alastair Goldfisher — 5 days ago

Berlin-based Contentful, a provider of an API-driven content management developer platform, announced it has raised a $13 million Series B round of funding led by Benchmark. Also participating in the round are Trinity Ventures and existing investors Balderton Capital and Point Nine Capital. The company says it plans to open a San Francisco office. Contentful has now raised $16.8 million in total financing.

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Rover raises $1.1 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 5 days ago

Rover said May 26 that it raised $1.1 million in seed funding. Investors include BDC Venture Capital and 500 Startups, as well as some of angel investors in the marketing tech and SaaS industries. Rover provides a location-based mobile marketing platform that for retailers and brands.

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Affectiva raises $14 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 5 days ago

Affectiva said May 25 that it raised $14 million led by Fenox Venture Capital. The investors include IT Services giant CAC Holdings, Bandai Namco, and Sega Sammy Holdings. Waltham, Massachusetts-based Affectiva provides emotion recognition software.

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Angel activity falls in 2015

By Mark Boslet — 6 days ago

Angel activity fell last year, but investors were willing to pay more for their deals, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.

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Zubie raises $6 mln in funding from Melody, existing investors

By Eamon Murphy — 6 days ago

Connected-car service Zubie raised $6 million in additional funding from Melody Capital Partners and existing investors OpenAir Equity Partners, Castrol innoVentures, Comporium, Nokia Growth Partners, and Magna. Headquartered in Charleston, North Carolina, Zubie provides telematics products to insurance companies, fleet operators, and mobile carriers.

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Home WiFi provider eero raises $50 mln in Menlo-led funding

By Eamon Murphy — 6 days ago

Menlo Ventures led a $50 million round of growth funding in eero inc., a provider of home WiFi systems. Index Ventures also participated, along with existing investors including First Round Capital, Shasta Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Playground Global. The company’s total funding is now over $90 million.

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AXA Strategic Ventures leads $2 mln funding in healthcare app Wellth

By Eamon Murphy — 6 days ago

AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) led a $2 million funding round in Wellth, a mobile application that assists healthcare payers by rewarding patients for treatment compliance. The round also included investments from B-Fore Capital, I2BF Venture Capital, Beta Bridge Ventures, and AltaIR Capital. ASV general partner Manish Agarwal will join Wellth’s board of directors.

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