Mobcrush nets $4.9 mln seed

Santa Monica, California-based Mobcrush, a mobile games’ live streaming platform, has secured $4.9 million in seed funding. The investors included Raine Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, CrunchFund, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Lionsgate, Advancit Capital, CAA Ventures, BAM Ventures and MTGx Ventures.


Vouch grabs $6 mln Series A

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.


Lightspeed leads funding for marketing software developer Percolate

New  York-based Percolate, which provides a marketing software platform, announced it has raised a $40 million Series C round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital, First Round Capital and Lerer Hippeau Ventures also participated in the round. The company, founded in 2011, has now raised $74.5 million in total venture funding.


Scale Venture, Next World lead $15 mln funding in Aviso

Scale Venture Partners and Next World Capital have led a $15 million Series B funding in Aviso, which makes software for sales management, operations and forecasting. Other participants in the funding include Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta and Cowboy Ventures, as well as existing angel investors. Stacey Bishop from Scale Venture Partners and Craig Hanson from Next World will join Aviso’s board. The funding brings Aviso’s total capital raised to $23 million.


Engagio seals $10 mln Series A in FirstMark-led round

San Mateo, California-based Engagio, a provider of account based marketing solutions, has secured $10 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post on its site. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from Storm Ventures and First Round Capital. Also, Amish Jani, founder and managing director of FirstMark, has been added to Engagio’s board of directors. To read the announcement, visit here.



Online furniture marketplace Move Loot nets $9 mln

Metamorphic Ventures has led a $9 million funding round for Move Loot, an online furniture marketplace. Other investors included First Round Capital, Index Ventures, Great Oaks, IDG, Sherpa Ventures, Y Combinator and Google Ventures.


Alsop Louie Partners leads Series A round for New Matter

Consumer 3D printing company New Matter has secured $6.5 million in Series A Funding. Alsop Louie Partners led the round with other investors that included Arden Road Investments, Biotechonomy, Dolby Family Ventures, First Round Capital, Idealab and frogVentures.


First Round Capital leads Series A round for Velano Vascular

Philadelphia and San Francisco-based medical tech company Velano Vascular, has received $5 million in Series A funding. First Round Capital led the round with participation from Kapor Capital, Safeguard Scientifics, White Owl Capital, Griffin Hospital and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


The Black Tux inks $10 mln Series A

The Black Tux, a suit and tux rental firm, has secured $10 million in Series A funding, confirmed a company spokesperson. First Round Capital led the round with participation from Menlo Ventures and Raine. In conjunction with the funding, First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman has been added to Black Tux’s board.


VC-backed MemSQL appoints Held as executive chairman

San Francisco-based MemSQL, a provider of big data analytics, has named Jerry Held as executive chairman. Held is a chairman of Tamr. MemSQL’s backers include Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Data Collective and In-Q-Tel.


GGV Capital, DST lead $25 mln Series B funding in Boxed

GGV Capital and Digital Sky Technologies have led a $25 million Series B funding round in Boxed, a mobile app for wholesale club shopping. Other investors in the funding round include Founders Fund, AME Cloud Ventures, Vaizra Investments and early investors First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners and Signia Venture Partners. Jeff Richards, managing partner at GGV Capital, will join Boxed’s board.


VC-backed small biz lender OnDeck debuts IPO

New York City-based small business lender OnDeck has raised $200 million for its IPO after pricing its 10 million shares at $20 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “ONDK.”

Family entertainment firm ToyTalk pulls in $15 mln

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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