Patreon rakes in $30 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

Patreon, a patronage platform that supports artists, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Thrive Capital led the round with participation from Allen and Company, Charles River Ventures, Index Ventures, Accomplice and Freestyle Capital.

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VC-backed GreatCall buys Lively

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

GreatCall Inc has acquired Lively Inc, a connected home health platform for older adults. No financial terms were disclosed. GreatCall’s backers include Charles River Ventures, Court Square Ventures, Nauta Capital, Steelpoint Capital Partners and Sumitomo.

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Udacity racks up $105 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Udacity, a “Nanodegree” program provider, has raised $105 million in Series D funding, according to a blog post. Bertelsmann led the round with participation from Baillie Gifford, Emerson Collective, Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital. In addition to the funding, Kay Krafft, CEO of Bertelsmann’s education group, will join the board.

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Allied Minds recruits former VC executive Pignato as CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Boston-based Allied Minds, which funds and builds products and businesses based on technologies developed at U.S. universities and federal research institutions, has named Joseph Pignato as chief financial officer. Pignato’s work experience includes serving as the CFO of Charles River Ventures and acting as a general partner, chief operating officer and CFO of Prism Ventures.

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VC-backed SimpliVity hires Beaudoin as CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Westborough, Massachusetts-based IT infrastructure company SimpliVity has appointed Tom Beaudoin as chief financial officer. Prior to joining SimpliVity, Beaudoin worked at Nuance Communications where he served as executive vice president and CFO. SimpliVity’s backers include Waypoint Capital, Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Meritech Capital Partners.

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Nantero nabs $31.5 mln Series E

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Woburn, Massachusetts-based Nantero, a provider of carbon nanotube electronics, has raised $31.5 million in Series E funding. The investors included Charles River Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Globespan Capital Partners and Harris & Harris Group.

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SessionM scores $12 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Boston-based SessionM, a consumer loyalty and engagement platform provider, has secured $12 million in funding. Causeway Media Partners led the round with participation from NTT Docomo Capital, Commerce Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Charles River Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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KPCB leads Series B round for DoorDash

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

On-demand delivery company DoorDash has secured $40 million in Series B funding, it was announced in a blog post. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from return backers Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Charles River Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, John Doerr of KPCB has been added to the company’s board. To read more about the funding, visit here.

 

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ProtonMail scores $2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Swiss e-mail service ProtonMail has received $2 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. The investors were Charles River Ventures and the Fondation Genevoise pour l’Innovation Technologique. To read the post, visit here.

 

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SimpliVity snags $175 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Westborough, Massachusetts-based IT infrastructure company SimpliVity has secured $175 million in Series D funding. Waypoint Capital led the round with participation from return backers Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Meritech Capital Partners. Morgan Stanley was the placement agent for SimpliVity.

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Khosla Ventures leads $22 mln round for Scribd

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Subscription book service Scribd has received $22 million in funding. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from other investors such as Redpoint Ventures, Charles River Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. In addition to the financing, Keith Rabois has been added to Scribd’s board as an observer.

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Family entertainment firm ToyTalk pulls in $15 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

ToyTalk, a San Francisco-based family entertainment firm, has raised $15 million in funding in a round led by Khosla Ventures, the company said in a blog post on its site. Other backers included previous investors Greylock, Charles River Ventures, True Ventures and First Round Capital. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used to expand its engineering and production teams. In addition to the funding, Samil Kaul, a partner at Khosla, has been added to ToyTalk’s board of directors. To read the announcement, visit here.

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Accompani attracts $15 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Los Altos, Calif.-based Accompani, a relationship intelligence platform for professionals, has secured $15 million in Series B funding. The investors were ICONIQ Capital, Charles River Ventures and Cowboy Ventures.

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Capriza nets $27 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Capriza has raised $27 million in Series C funding. The investors were Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, Tenaya Capital. Harmony Partners and Allen & Company. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Capriza is an enterprise mobility platform provider.

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Udacity picks up $35 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Silicon Valley-based online education firm Udacity said Wednesday that it has secured $35 million in funding. Drive Capital led the round with participation from Bertelsmann, Recruit. Valor Capital, Cox Enterprises, Andreessen Horowitz and Charles River Ventures. In addition to the funding, Drive Capital co-founder Mark Kvamme has been added to its board of directors.

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