Spare5 pulls in $10 mln

Seattle-based Spare5, a platform that pays people to perform micro tasks in their spare time, has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group and New Enterprise Associates led the round.

Sovrn raises $18 mln

Sovrn Holdings has closed an $18 million funding round led by the Foundry Group. Existing investors Oak Investment Partners, Archer Venture Acquisitions and John Battelle also participated. Boulder, Colorado-based sovrn provides tools and services to publishers.


Occipital nabs $13 mln Series B

San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado-based Occipital Inc, a developer of the Structure Sensor and SDK, has raised $13 million in Series B funding. The investors included Intel Capital, Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics and Foundry Group.


Hardware startup LittleBits snags $44.2 mln

New York-based hardware startup LittleBits Electronics Inc has raised $44.2 million in funding. DFJ Growth led the round with participation from other investors that included Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners​, Grishin Robotics, Wamda Capital, Foundry Group​, True Ventures,​ VegasTechFund​, Two Sigma Ventures​ and Khosla Ventures​. In conjunction with the funding, Barry Schuler of DFJ Growth, has been added to the LittleBits board.


Sourcepoint scores $10 mln Series A

New York-based Sourcepoint, a content compensation platform for premium publishers, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Spark Capital and Foundry Group led the round with participation from Greycroft and Accel Partners Europe.

LeadPages takes in $27 mln

Minneapolis-based LeadPages, a landing page and lead generation platform provider, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Drive Capital led the round with participation from Foundry Group and Arthur Ventures. In addition to the funding, Drive Capital’s Chris Olsen has been appointed to LeadPage’s board of directors.


Mapbox raises $52.55 mln from DFJ, DBL, Thrive, Foundry, others

Mapbox said it raised $52.55 million of Series B capital in a deal led by DFJ’s growth team. Other new investors include DBL Partners, Thrive Capital, Pritzker Group, Promus Ventures and Jon Winkelried, an ex-president of Goldman Sachs. Existing investor, Foundry Group, which did the company’s Series A, participated.


Yesware nabs $13.3 mln

Yesware has raised $13.3 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Foundry Group led the round with participation from Battery Ventures, Google Ventures, Golden Venture Partners and IDG Ventures. Based in Boston and San Francisco, Yesware is an all-in-one sales acceleration platform for salespeople.



DataHero scores $6.1 mln Series A

San Francisco-based DataHero, a provider of self-service Cloud BI, has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding. Return backer Foundry Group led the round. Also, the company has named Ed Miller as CEO.

VC-backed Trada shuts down business

Boulder, Colorado-based Trada, a paid search crowdsourced marketplace, has shut down its operations, CEO Matt Harada confirmed in a post on the company’s site. The reason cited for the closure was the company’s inability to pay its creditors. Trada, which launched in 2008, was backed by Foundry Group and Google Ventures. To read the announcement, visit here.


FullContact grabs $10 mln

Denver-based FullContact, a provider of fully connected address book solutions, has raised $10 million in funding. Foundry Group and Baird Capital led the round with participation from Blue Note Ventures and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Benedict Rocchio of Baird has been added to FullContact’s board.


Rover grabs $25 mln in TCV-led round

Seattle-based Rover.com, a network that connects dog owners with dog sitters, has raised $25 million in funding. Technology Crossover Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group, Menlo Ventures and Petco. Also, Rover has appointed Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow‘s vice president of marketing and product management, to Rover’s board of directors.


Urban Airship picks up $21 mln

Urban Airship, a provider of customer engagement solutions for brands, has closed $21 million in Series D funding. The investors included August Capital, Foundry Group, Franklin Park Associates, QuestMark Partners, True Ventures and Verizon Ventures. Also, the company has named Erin Hintz as chief marketing officer and Mike Musson as senior vice president of strategy and business development.

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