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Everspin Technologies snags $29 mln Series B

Chandler, Arizona-based MRAM maker Everspin Technologies Inc has secured $29 million in Series B funding.The investors include Globalfoundries, Western Digital Capital, New Venture Partners, Lux Capital, Sigma Partners, Epic Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

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Box IPO raises $175 mln

Box Inc. said late Thursday it raised $175 million when it priced 12.5 million shares at $14 each via joint book-runners Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. Underwriters on the deal have a 30-day option to buy an additional 1.875 million shares. Box will trade Friday on the NYSE under the ticker “BOX.” Box, the online storage company, is backed by venture capital firms including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, U.S. Venture Partners and Coatue Management.

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Google and Fidelity invest $1 bln into SpaceX

SpaceX, a maker of rockets and spacecraft, has raised $1 billion in funding, the company confirmed in a post on its site. The investors were Google and Fidelity. As a result of their investment, Google and Fidelity will both own “just under 10 percent” of SpaceX. SpaceX is also backed by Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Valor Equity Partners and Capricorn.To read the announcement, visit here.

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Rethink Robotics pulls in $26.6 mln Series D

Boston-based robots maker Rethink Robotics has raised $26.6 million in Series D funding. GE Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions, CRV, Highland Capital Partners, Sigma Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Two Sigma Ventures.

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InsightSquared picks up $13.5 mln Series C

Cambridge, Mass.-based InsightSquared, a provider of analytics solutions for small and midsize businesses, has received $13.5 million in Series C funding. The investors were Atlas Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, NextView Ventures and Two Sigma Ventures.

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Nervana feeling good with $3.3 mln funding led by DFJ

Nervana Systems, a developer of artificial intelligence algorithms, announced it has raised $3.3 million in a Series A round led by DFJ. Also participating in the round are current investor Allen & Co, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and Fuel Capital. As part of the funding, Steve Jurvetson has joined the board. The company previously raised $600,000 in funding.

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Enlighted scores $20 mln Series D

Enlighted said Wednesday that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. The investors were previous backers Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif. and India, Enlighted is a provider of efficiency solutions for commercial environments.

VC-backed PulsePoint expands team with new hire

New York-based ad tech platform PulsePoint has hired Mitchell Eisenberg as general counsel and SVP of corporate development. Previously, Eisenberg worked at Mediabistro. PulsePoint’s backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Gotham Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, Updata Partners and VantagePoint Capital Partners.

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Corporate venture investing rebounds: VCJ

Corporate venture investing rebounded solidly in the first quarter with activity shifting to big-dollar expansion and later-stage deals, according to affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal. The quarter is the fourth in a row of heightened corporate participation in venture deal making.

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Real-time analytics startup Chartbeat garners $3.1 mln

According to a blog post on its site by CEO Tony Haile, Chartbeat has raised $3.1 million in funding. Previous backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Freestyle Capital, LAUNCH Fund, SoftTech VC and Lowercase Capital. Based in New York City, Chartbeat is a provider of real-time analytics. To read more about the funding, visit here.

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Vaurum raises funds led by Battery Ventures

Vaurum has raised $4 million in seed funding from Battery Ventures and angel investors including Tim Draper, managing director and co-founder of investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Steve Case, former chairman and chief executive of America Online. Vaurum is a cryptocurrency company developing bitcoin exchange software for financial institutions.

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