Shape Security nabs $25 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

Silicon Valley-based cyber security company Shape Security has secured $25 million in Series D funding. The investors included Baseline Ventures, Northern Light, Epic Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Venrock, Norwest Venture Partners, Google Ventures and Tomorrow Ventures.

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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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TinyRx raises $5 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 3 months ago

TinyRx launched Tuesday and said it has raised $5 million in financing from Eight Partners; Google Ventures; Stanford’s StartX; and multiple seed funds and angel investors, including founders and early employees from companies like Google, Airbnb, athenahealth and Collective Health. San Francisco-based TinyRx is an on-demand prescription delivery service.

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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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Udacity racks up $105 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Udacity, a “Nanodegree” program provider, has raised $105 million in Series D funding, according to a blog post. Bertelsmann led the round with participation from Baillie Gifford, Emerson Collective, Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital. In addition to the funding, Kay Krafft, CEO of Bertelsmann’s education group, will join the board.

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Hivemapper inks $3 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Hivemapper, which is building a 3D map for drone fliers, has raised $3 million in seed funding, according to a blog post. Spark Capital led the round with participation from Harrison Metal, Google Ventures, Homebrew Capital, Founder Collective, Accelerator Ventures, Subversive Capital, Russ Siegelman, Adam Nash, and Brian Totty.

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Car rental marketplace Turo drives away with $47 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Car rental marketplace Turo (formerly known as RelayRides) has secured $47 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from return backers August Capital, Canaan Partners, Google Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Trinity Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Turo has added Brook Porter of KPCB to its board of directors. PRESS RELEASE […]

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VC-backed Cohesity hires new COO and field operations head

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Santa Clara, California-based Cohesity, a provider of converged secondary storage, has named Riccardo Di Blasio as COO and head of field operations. Previously, Di Blasio was the senior vice president of vCloud hybrid services at VMware. Cohesity’s backers include Sequoia Capital, Wing Venture Capital, ARTIS Ventures, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures and Trinity Ventures.

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Ev Williams’ Medium inks $57 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Blogging platform Medium, which was launched by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, has secured $57 million in funding, the company announced on its site. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Obvious Ventures and The Chernin Group.

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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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VC-backed Cool Planet expands tech advisory board with three additions

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Cool Planet, a renewable energy and ag tech company, has appointed Greg Butler, Anne Gaffney and James F. White to its technical advisory board. Butler is a managing diector of Clean Carbon Pty Ltd while Gaffney is director of process science and technology at Idaho National Laboratory. And, White is a named inventor on over 100 U.S. and non-U.S. patents. Cool Planet’s backers include Google Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners.

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Alector snags $32 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Alector, a biotech company that focuses on treating Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, has secured $32 million in Series C financing. The investors included OrbiMed, Polaris Partners, Google Ventures, Topspin Partners and Mission Bay Capital.

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RelayRides buys VC-backed SocialStudio

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Car-sharing marketplace RelayRides has acquired SocialStudio, a maker of mobile apps JumpCam and FADE. No financial terms were disclosed. RelayRides’s backers include Canaan Partners, Google Ventures, August Capital, Shasta Ventures and Trinity Ventures while SocialStudio was backed by Trinity Ventures and Google Ventures.

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