Aira.IO grabs over $2.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

Aira.IO, a visual interpreter for the blind, has raised over $2.5 million in Series A financing. Lux Capital and ARCH Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Felicis Ventures and Larry Bock.

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Google Capital leads Series C round for Pindrop

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

Atlanta-based Pindrop, a provider of in voice-fraud prevention and authentication, has raised $75 million in Series C funding. Google Capital led the round with participation from GV, Andreessen Horowitz, IVP, Citi Ventures and Felicis Ventures.

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VC-backed Luma buys Nodal Industries

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

Luma has acquired Nodal Industries, an internet of things security startup. No financial terms were disclosed. Luma’s backers include Felicis Ventures, Relay Ventures, Base Ventures and Webb Investment Network while Nodal was backed by 500 Startups.

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Swift Navigation grabs $11 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

San Francisco-based Swift Navigation, a GPS technology provider, has secured $11 million in Series A funding. Lior Susan and Pierre Lamond of Eclipse led the round with participation from New Enterprise Associates, Promus Ventures, First Round Capital, Felicis Ventures, Fall Line Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Lemnos Labs.

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IVP, Andreessen Horowitz, Magic Johnson and John Legend back Walker & Company

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Walker & Company Brands, a developer of products for people of color, has secured $24 million in Series B funding. Institutional Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures, Daher Capital, Collaborative Fund, Google Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Melo7 Tech Partners, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, John Legend and Ron Johnson. 

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Synbio startup Ginkgo Bioworks raises $45 mln

By Alastair Goldfisher — 7 months ago

Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks, a synthetic biology company that builds organisms to spec for customers, has raised $45 million in an oversubscribed Series B round. Viking Global led the round and was joined by previous investors OS Fund, Y Combinator and Felicis Ventures. The new funds will be used to expand into new categories, such as pharma, cosmetics and […]

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Cloud communications company Switch raises $35 mln

By Alastair Goldfisher — 9 months ago

San Francisco-based Switch Communications announced it has raised a $35 million Series C round of funding. Amasia Associates of Singapore led the round, which included Felicis Ventures, SoftBank, Work-Bench Ventures and previous investors Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. Switch Communications, formerly known as Firespotter Labs, previously raised $18 million in funding. The company provides a cloud-based business phone system.

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Greenhouse Software nets $13.6 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

San Francisco and New York City-based Greenhouse Software, a recruiting optimization platform, has secured $13.6 million in Series B funding. Benchmark led the round with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership, Felicis Ventures and Resolute Ventures. According to the company, the capital will be used for sales, marketing, services and product development.

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Culture Amp snags $6.3 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

San Francisco and Melbourne-based Culture Amp, which measures the happiness of employees at companies, has raised $6.3 million in Series A funding. Felicis Ventures, Index Ventures and Blackbird Ventures led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Wesley Chan, managing director at Felicis Ventures, has been added to Culture Amp’s board.

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Emailage nets $3.8 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 12 months ago

Chandler, Arizona-based Emailage, a provider of fraud prevention solutions, has secured $3.8 million in funding. Felicis Ventures led the round with participation from Double M Partners and Mucker Capital.

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Pindrop Security scores $35 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 12 months ago

Atlanta-based Pindrop Security, a provider of phone fraud prevention and call center authentication solutions, has closed $35 million in Series B financing. Institutional Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Webb Investment Network. In conjunction with the funding, Somesh Dash, a general partner at IVP, will join Pindrop Security’s board of directors.

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