Curalate scores $27.5 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

Curalate, a visual commerce solution provider, has raised $27.5 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from return backers First Round Capital and MentorTech Ventures.

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Clover Health picks up $35 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

San Francisco-based health insurance startup Clover Health has secured $35 million in Series B funding. Sequoia led the round with participation from other investors that included First Round Capital and Athyrium Capital Management. In addition to the funding, Sequoia’s Michael Dixon is joining Clover’s board of directors.

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Yummly acquires VC-backed The Orange Chef

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Yummly has acquired San Francisco-based The Orange Chef, a smart nutrition scale developer. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, Yummy has named Santiago Merea as its first chief revenue officer. Previously, Merea was CEO and founder of Orange Chef. Yummly is backed by Bauer Venture Partners, Physic Ventures, Unilever Corporate Ventures, First Round Capital, Harrison Metal Capital and Intel Capital. The Orange Chef’s backers included Melo7 Tech Partners, Google Ventures, SparkLabs Global Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Kima Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership and Graph Ventures.

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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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PatientPing takes in $9.6 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

According to a blog post on its site, PatientPing has secured $9.6 million in funding. Google Ventures and FPrime Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included First Round Capital and SV Angel. Boston-based PatientPing is a network of healthcare providers focused on sharing medical information on patients.

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Porch acquires VC-backed Fountain

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Porch.com has bought San Francisco-based Fountain, an app that connects homeowners to experts on home and garden projects. In addition to the funding, Porch has hired Eric Doerr as chief product officer and Jim Dantzler as vice president of design. No financial terms were disclosed. Fountain’s backers included Shasta Ventures and First Round Capital.

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Squad picks up $1.7 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

New York City-based Squad, an app that connects groups of friends together, has launched and secured $1.7 million in seed funding. Lerer Hippeau Ventures and First Round Capital led the round.

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Health insurance startup Clover Health racks up $100 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

San Francisco-based health insurance startup Clover Health has raised $100 million in funding. The investors included First Round Capital and Athyrium Capital Management. In conjunction with the funding, Josh Kopelman, a partner at First Round Capital and Nat Turner, co-founder of Flatiron Health, have been added to Clover Health’s board.

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Fundera inks $11.5 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

New York City-based Fundera, an online credit marketplace for small businesses, has raised $11.5 million in Series B funding. Susquehanna Growth Equity led the round with participation from previous backers that included QED Investors, Khosla Ventures and First Round Capital. In addition to the funding, Scott Feldman, a managing director at Susquehanna Growth Equity, has been appointed to Fundera’s board of directors.

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VC-backed GumGum hires SVP of sales

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Santa Monica, California-based digital marketing platform GumGum has named John Weisgerber as senior vice president of sales. Previously, Weisgerber worked at Hearst Corp where he served as executive director of digital advertising in its fashion and luxury collection. GumGum’s backers include Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Upfront Ventures, First Round Capital and Crosscut Ventures.

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August Capital leads funding round for Massdrop

By Alastair Goldfisher — 6 months ago

San Francisco-based Massdrop, a provider of online communities for enthusiasts and hobbyists, has raised a $40 million Series B round of funding. August Capital led the round, which included returning investors First Round Capital, Mayfield Fund and Cowboy Ventures. The company previously raised about $8 million in Series A and seed-stage funding. As part of the Series B, David Hornik, general partner of August Capital, has joined the company board.

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Lending platform Upstart grabs $35 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Upstart has secured $35 million in Series C funding, according to a blog post by CEO Dave Girouard. Third Point Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital and Collaborative Fund. Based in Palo Alto, California, Upstart is a lending platform that aims to finance people based on signs of their potential including employment history and academic performance.

 

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Canadian advocate marketing company Influitive snags $30.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Toronto-based advocate marketing company Influitive has raised $30.5 million in Series B funding. Georgian Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included OurCrowd, Atlas Venture, Docomo Capital, BDC Capital IT Venture Fund, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Illuminate Ventures, Resolute Ventures, Relay Ventures and First Round Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Simon Chong of Georgian Partners has been added to Influitive’s board of directors.

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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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Jelli scoops up $21 mln in funding

By Alastair Goldfisher — 8 months ago

Jelli, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of an ad platform for the radio industry, announced it has raised a $21 million Series B round of funding from Relay Ventures, Intel Capital, First Round Capital, iHeartMedia and Universal Music Group.

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LiveIntent scores $32.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

New York e-mail marketing company LiveIntent has secured $32.5 million in funding. FTV Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures. In addition to the funding, Liron Gitig, a partner at FTV, has been added to LiveIntent’s board of directors.

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