Cendana raises a $50 mln fund of funds

Cendana Capital has closed on a new $50 million fund of funds and raised money for a direct investment fund, Managing Partner Michael Kim said. The new fund, Cendana Capital II, is a step up from Cendana’s first fund, which was $28.5 million.


Beauty products startup Glossier grabs $8.4 mln Series A

Beauty brand Glossier has closed $8.4 million in Series A funding. Thrive Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included 14W, TOMS Capital, Manzanita Capital, WME, Forerunner Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.


Crosslink Capital leads $8 mln round for Chime app

Chime has secured $8 million in funding in a round led by Crosslink Capital. The other investors were Homebrew, Forerunner Ventures and PivotNorth Capital. Based in San Francisco, Chime is a bank account and rewards app for millennials.


Brickstream acquires VC-backed Nomi

Brickstream has bought Nomi, a New York City-based location analytics firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Nomi’s backers included Accel Partners, First Round Capital, CAA Ventures, SV Angel, Forerunner Ventures and Greycroft Partners.


Dollar Shave Club nets $50 mln Series C

According to a company spokesperson, Venice, Calif.-based men’s lifestyle brand Dollar Shave Club has closed $50 million in Series C funding. Technology Crossover Ventures led the round with participation from Forerunner Ventures and Venrock.


Retention Science grabs $7 mln Series A

Retention Science, a Santa Monica, Calif-based retention marketing firm, has raised $7 million in Series A financing. Upfront Ventures led the round with participation from investors that included Baroda Ventures, Forerunner Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, the firm has appointed Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures and Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures to its board of directors.


Men’s clothing brand Bonobos picks up $55 mln Series D

Bonobos said Thursday that it has closed $55 million in Series D funding. Coppel Capital led the round with participation from investors that included Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nordstrom, Mousse Partners, Glynn Capital Management, Forerunner Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Based in New York City, Bonobos is a men’s clothing brand.


Chloe + Isabel nabs $15 mln Series C

Chloe + Isabel said Friday that it has received $15 million in Series C funding. SoftBank Capital led the round with participation from previous backers General Catalyst Partners, First Round Capital, Forerunner Ventures and Floodgate Fund. Based in New York City, Chloe + Isabel is a social commerce jewelry company.


Maveron leads Series A round for Darby Smart

Darby Smart said Wednesday that it has closed $6.3 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round with participation from investors that included Forerunner Ventures and CAA Ventures. Based in San Francisco, Darby Smart is a DIY craft kit startup.

Cendana Has Final Close On Institutional Seed Fund Of Funds

Cendana Capital announced the final close of a pair of seed-based fund of funds on Friday. The institutional seed investor now has raised $88.2 million and taken a position with nine investment partnerships. The final close announced Friday in a document filed with Securities and Exchange Commission was on $28.2 million raised by Cendana Capital L.P.

Forerunner Raises $40M Seed Fund

Forerunner Ventures said it raised an institutionally backed $40 million seed fund. The firm said it will investing in up to 25 companies, making initial investments of $250,000 to $500,000 in seed and Series A deals. PRESS RELEASE Forerunner Ventures Closes $40 Million Fund To Invest in The Next Generation of Digital Commerce Startups San […]

Threadflip Launches with $1.6m Seed Funding

Fashion start-up Threadflip has launched securing $1.6 million seed funding led by First Round Capital and Baseline Ventures. Additional investors in the round include Dave Morin from Slow Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Greylock Discovery Fund and Andreessen Horowitz Seed Fund. Kent Goldman from First Round Capital joins the company’s board of directors. PRESS RELEASE Threadflip launches […]

Gift-Giving Wantful Secures Series A

San Francisco-based gift-giving service Wantful has secured a $5.5 million series A investment. Led by Polaris Venture Partners, the round also includes funding from previous investors including Harrison Metal, Greylock Partners and Forerunner Ventures, as well as angel investors. PRESS RELEASE — Wantful, a leading gift-giving service focused on helping you give exceptional gifts for […]

Kiwi Crate Closes $5M Series A

Kiwi Crate, whose subscription-based service offers hands-on activities for kids, has raised $5 million in Series A financing. Existing investors First Round Capital, Mayfield Fund, Felicis Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Consigliere Brand Capital, Uj Ventures and 500 Startups all participated in the round.

STELLAService Completes $5M Round

Battery Ventures led a $5 million A round in STELLAService, the customer service ratings provider for online retailers. DFJ Gotham Ventures and RRE Ventures joined in on the investment as well; and new investors Forerunner Ventures also jumped in on the deal.

Kiwi Crate Lands $2 Million in Seed Funding, Led by First Round

Kiwi Crate, a months-old, Mountain View, Calif.-based company that operates a subscription-based, kid-focused activities service (including home-delivered parent-kid “projects”), has raised $2 million in seed funding.  First Round Capital led the round. Other investors include Mayfield Fund, Comcast Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Consigliere Brand Capital, UJ Ventures and 500 Startups. PRESS RELEASE: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., […]

Joor Lands $2.25M Series A Led by Battery Ventures

JOOR, a New York-based, members-only online wholesale marketplace for fashion brands and independent boutiques, announced today that it has raised $2.25 million. The Series A financing was led by Battery Ventures with participation from Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Landis Capital, Forerunner Ventures, and individual investors William Smith and Richard Mishaan. PRESS RELEASE: JOOR, […]

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