Madrona leads $9 mln Series A for Amperity

By Stephanie Rogan — 22 hours ago

Madrona Venture Group led a $9 million Series A funding round for Amperity, a marketing technology company based in Seattle. Other investors in the round include Liquid 2 Ventures founder Joe Montana and Rajeev Singh, co-founder of Concur. Concurrent with the funding, Matt McIlwain, managing director at Madrona, will join the company’s board.

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VC-backed Zirx closes on-demand parking service

By Stephanie Rogan — 22 hours ago

Zirx will close its consumer on-demand parking service, saying in a statement that the business is too hard to scale to profitability. The San Francisco-based startup will continue to run its enterprise logistics and fleet business. Zirx has raised $36.4 million from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners and BMW i Ventures.

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KnowBe4 raises $8 mln in Series A deal

By Mark Boslet — 1 day ago

KnowBe4 Inc. said it closed an $8 million Series A funding led by Elephant, a venture capital fund founded by Jeremiah Daly and Warby Parker co-founder Andy Hunt. The financing comes after KnowBe4 saw annual growth of more than 350% last year, the company said.

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Opendoor launches with $80 mln in Series C funding

By Stephanie Rogan — 2 days ago

Opendoor, an online marketplace for real estate, launched in Dallas with $80 million in Series C funding. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Access Venture Partners, GGV Capital, SVB Capital and others. The round brings Opendoor’s total financing to more than $110 million.

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Sherpa Capital leads $13.5 mln Series A for Zendrive

By Stephanie Rogan — 2 days ago

Zendrive, a mobile technology company that collects data and analytics on drivers’ behavior, raised $13.5 million in Series A funding. Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital led the round with participation from Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, BMW i Ventures and others. The round brings Zendrive’s total investment up to $15 million.

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BioDirection inks about $10 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

BioDirection Inc, a developer of technologies that objective diagnose and manage concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, has closed about $10 million in Series B funding. The investors included Provident Healthcare Capital.

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Hortau snaps up $10 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

San Luis Obispo, California and Quebec-based Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management solutions, has raised $10 million in funding. Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners LP led the round with participation from BDC Capital Inc, Avrio Ventures and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins.

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