LendUp pulls in $150 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 weeks ago

San Francisco-based financial tech company LendUp has secured $150 million in funding. The investors included Susa Ventures, Data Collective, GV, QED, Kapor Capital, Victory Park Capital and SV Angel.

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VC-backed Signifyd taps McKiernan for board

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

San Jose, California-based Signifyd, a provider of fraud protection services for ecommerce businesses, has appointed Bill McKiernan to its board. McKiernan is the founder of CyberSource Corp, a Visa subsidiary. Signifyd’s backers include Allegis Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, IA Ventures, Lucas Ventures, QED Investors, Resolute.VC and Tekton Ventures.

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Oration emerges from stealth, reveals $11.2 mln funding

By Alastair Goldfisher — 2 months ago

Foster City, Calif.-based Oration, which provides prescription buying services for companies and their employees, emerged from stealth and revealed that last year it raised $11.2 million in Series A funding. DFJ Venture led the funding with participation from GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), Andreessen Horowitz, Chicago Ventures, Data Collective, Work-Bench, Arsenal Venture Partners, TiE Angels and individual investors.

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Ag-focused Descartes Labs raises $5 mln

By Alastair Goldfisher — 3 months ago

San Francisco-based Descartes Labs, a deep-learning startup analyzing satellite imagery with a current focus on the agriculture industry, announced it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Cultivian Sandbox, an ag-focused venture firm based in Chicago, led the round. Also participating are Crosslink Capital, which led the company’s seed round, TenOneTen, Data Collective and ValueStream Labs. As a result of this funding, Andy Ziolkowski, a managing director of Cultivian Sandbox, has joined the board.

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Khosla backs big data analytics company Citus Data

By Alastair Goldfisher — 4 months ago

San Francisco-based Citus Data, a provider of data analytics, announced it has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding. Khosla Ventures led the round, which included previous investors Data Collective and Vaizra Investments. Ari Zilka, a partner at Khosla Ventures and previously CTO of Hortonworks, has joined the board. Citus Data, an alum of Y Combinator, previously raised $4.9 million in seed-stage funding.

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Mobile analytics startup Amplitude raises $9 mln led by Benchmark

By Alastair Goldfisher — 6 months ago

San Francisco-based Amplitude Analytics, a provider of a mobile analytics platform to help users grow their apps, announced it has raised a $9 million Series A round of funding led by Benchmark. Existing investors Quest Venture Partners, Data Collective, Merus Capital and individuals Charlie Cheever and Dave Morin, among others, also participated. The company, founded in 2012, previously raised a $2 million seed-stage round last year. As part of the Series A round, Eric Vishria, a general partner at Benchmark, has joined the board.

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IBM buys VC-backed Compose

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

IBM has acquired San Mateo, California-based Compose, a provider of database management solutions for developers. No financial terms were disclosed. According to Crunchbase, Compose’s backers included Trinity Ventures, Data Collective, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, SV Angel and Webb Investment Network.

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Kentik scores $12.1 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

San Francisco-based Kentik (formerly CloudHelix), a network visibility and analytics solutions provider that has launched from stealth, has raised $12.1 million in Series A funding. August Capital led the round with participation from return backers First Round Capital and Data Collective.

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Airtable pulls in $7.6 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Database provider Airtable has secured $7.6 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. CRV led the round with participation from Caffeinated Capital, Crunchfund, Data Collective, Founder Collective and Freestyle Capital. Other investors included Brennan O’Donnell, vice president of sales and customer success at SurveyMonkey; Ilya Sukhar, founder of Parse and director of product management at Facebook; Othman Laraki, co-founder of Color Genommics; and Joshua Reeves, CEO and co-founder of ZenPayroll. In addition to the funding, Francis Larkin has been named vice president of growth.

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SigOpt picks up $2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

SigOpt has secured $2 million in funding, the company confirmed in a blog post on its site. Andreessen Horowitz and Data Collective led the round. Based in Palo Alto, California, SigOpt builds tools that help users optimize every aspect of their platform, from A/B tests to expensive experiments. To read the announcement, visit here.

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Data Collective leads Series A round for Zymergen

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Emeryville, California-based chemicals maker Zymergen has raised $44 million in Series A funding. Data Collective led the round with participation from AME Cloud Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, HVF, Innovation Endeavors, Obvious Ventures, True Ventures and Two Sigma Ventures.

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Metabiota snags $30 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Comprehensive risk analytics provider Metabiota has raised $30 million in funding. RSTP led the round with participation from Capricorn Health & Special Opportunities, WP Global Partners, Industry Ventures and Data Collective.

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Vouch grabs $6 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

San Francisco-based Vouch, a social network for credit, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The investors were Core Innovation Capital, Data Collective, Stanford StartX Fund, Cooley LLP, First Round Capital, Greylock, IDG Ventures and AngelList.

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StrongDM fetches $800K

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

StrongDM a monitoring service that detects real-time data errors, has received $800,000 in seed funding. Bloomberg Beta led the round with participation from other investors that included Data Collective and SocialStarts.

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Bitfusion raises $1.45 mln seed round

By Luisa Beltran — 9 months ago

Bitfusion said Wednesday that it closed a seed round of funding worth $1.45 million. Investors include Data Collective VC, Resonant VC and the Geekdom Fund. Austin-based Bitfusion provides technology that aims to boost application performance without the need to rewrite code.

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VC-backed Interana appoints VP of engineering

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Menlo Park, California-based Interana, a provider of self-service analytics for event data, has named Rich Sanzi as vice president of engineering. Previously, Sanzi worked at NetApp, where he served as vice president of engineering. Interana is backed by Battery Ventures, Data Collective, Fuel Capital, Index Ventures, SV Angel and Y Combinator.

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