Goldman Sachs leads $44 mln funding of Redis Labs

By Alastair Goldfisher — 2 hours ago

Mountain View, California-based Redis Labs, home of open source Redis and Redis Enterprise and provider of an in-memory database that powers apps and services, announced today it has raised $44 million in Series D funding led by new investor Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing. Also participating in the new round are existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures, along with Dell Technologies Capital. The company, founded in 2011, has now raised $86 million in total funding to date.

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Commonwealth Joe inks $2.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 9 hours ago

Arlington, Virginia-based Commonwealth Joe, a coffee roasting company, has raised $2.5 million in funding. Mendacre led the round with participation from other investors that included Hammerstone Capital and Stroud Companies.

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3Bar Biologics nabs $2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Columbus, Ohio-based 3Bar Biologics Inc, a provider of a microbe delivery system, has secured $2 million in funding. The investors included Rev1 Ventures, Maumee Ventures, Ohio TechAngel Funds, Queen City Angels, Carmen Innovations and SVG Thrive Fund.

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UangTeman pulls in $12 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

UangTeman, an Indonesian microlender, has raised $12 million in Series A funding. K2 Venture Capital Ltd, Enspire Capital and Alpha JWC Ventures led the round with participation from Draper Associates.

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Monstar Lab picks up $6.3 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Monstar Lab Inc, a Japanese software development firm, has raised $6.3 million in funding. The investors included YJ Capital Inc., Shinsei Corporate Investment Limited, San-In Chuo Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Fenox Venture Capital and Tanabe Corp.

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Immersv scores $10.5 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Emeryville, California-based Immersv, an interactive advertising platform for mobile 360 and virtual reality, has closed $10.5 million in Series A financing. Rogers Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Foundation Capital, The Venture Reality Fund, Initial Capital, East Ventures, HTC Vive and GREE. In conjunction with the funding, Paul Sestili, a general partner at Rogers Venture Partners and Hironao Kunimitsu, founder and CEO of Gumi, have joined Immersv’s board of directors.

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Storm Ventures leads $6.4 mln funding of LiftIgniter

By Alastair Goldfisher — 4 days ago

San Francisco-based LiftIgniter, provider of a machine intelligence-powered personalization tool, announced it has raised a $6.4 million Series A round of funding led by Storm Ventures. Other investors include Rincon Venture Partners, Revel Partners, NTT DOCOMO Ventures Inc as well as angel investors Tom Chavez, chief executive and co-founder of Krux, and Bruce Falck, general manager of Revenue Product at Twitter. The company has now raised $8.25 million in total funding. LiftIgniter develops personalization API technology that allows e-commerce sites, publishers and content aggregators to personalize the content its users see on their websites and mobile apps.

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SVAcademy snaps up $2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

San Francisco-based SVAcademy, a vocational program that gives a diversity of people access to Silicon Valley sales and business development careers, has raised $2 million in funding, according to a spokesperson for the firm. The investors included Bloomberg Beta, Rethink Education, Precursor Ventures, Uprising Ventures, 500 Startups and WTI. 

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Ripcord nabs $40 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

Ripcord, a robotic digitization company, has secured $40 million in Series B funding. Icon Ventures led the round with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Lux Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. In conjunction with the funding, Icon Ventures General Partner Jeb Miller will join Ripcord’s board of directors.

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MedAware gathers $8 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

Israel-based MedAware, a provider of solutions that detect and eliminate prescription errors, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The investors included Becton, Dickinson and Company, Gefen Capital, OurCrowd and Yingcheng City Fubon Technology Co.

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Kingo nets $8 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

Guatemala-based Kingo, a provider of lower-cost, off-grid electricity, has raised $8 million in Series B financing. The investors included FCP, ENGIE, the Dutch Development Bank, Proparco and H-Reff.

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