New Leaf Venture leads $25 mln funding in Kyruus

By Chris Witkowsky — 5 months ago

New Leaf Venture Partners led a $25 million funding round in Kyruus, an enterprise software company for hospitals. Other investors in the funding included Providence Health & Services, Leerink Capital Partners and McKesson Ventures. Existing investors Venrock, Highland Capital Partners, Lux Capital and Fidelity Biosciences also participated in the funding. Sam Brasch, venture partner at New Leaf, has joined Kyruus’ board.

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Goldman Sachs leads $50 mln round for Shift Technologies

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Shift Technologies, a San Francisco-based car-buying and selling marketplace, has secured $50 million in Series B funding. Goldman Sachs Investment Partners led the round with participation from DFJ and Highland Capital Partners. In addition to the funding, Ian Friedman, co-head of GSIP Private Investments, has been added to Shift’s board of directors.

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VMTurbo grabs $50 mln in ICONIQ-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Boston-based VMTurbo, an intelligent workload management solutions provider, has received $50 million in Series D funding. ICONIQ Capital led the round with participation from previous backers Bain Capital, Globespan Capital Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

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Rent the Runway walks away with $60 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Rent the Runway, which provides rentals of designer clothes, has raised $60 million in Series D funding. Technology Crossover Ventures led the round with participation from Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications. In addition to the financing, Daniel O’Keefe, a general partner at TCV, has been appointed to Rent the Runway’s board.

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Shift inks $23.75 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Shift has secured $23.75 million in Series A financing. Emily Melton at DFJ and Manish Patel at Highland Capital Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included SV Angel and Great Oaks VC. Both Melton and Patel will be joining Shift’s board. Based in San Francisco, Shift is a platform that connects car buyers and sellers.

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Scopely garners $35 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Mobile entertainment network Scopely has secured $35 million in Series A financing. Evolution Media Partners and Highland Capital Partners led the round. Other investors were Knoll Ventures, Greycroft, The Chernin Group, Sands Capital Ventures and Double M Capital. In addition to the funding, Rick Hess of Evolution and Andy Hunt of Highland Capital Partners have been added to Scopely’s board of directors.

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Bitnet scores $14.5 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Bitnet Technologies, a digital commerce platform provider for bitcoin payments, has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding. Highland Capital Partners led the round. Other investors included Rakuten, Webb Investment Network, Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Stephens Investment Management, Commerce Ventures and Buchanan Capital Management. In addition to the funding, Peter Bell, a partner at Highland Capital Partners, has been added to Bitnet’s board of directors.

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VC-backed pet insurance firm Trupanion debuts IPO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Trupanion has launched its IPO after pricing its 7.125 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “TRUP.” RBC Capital Markets, Barclays and Stifel are the lead underwriters. Based in Seattle, Trupanion is a pet insurance provider. It is backed by Maveron and Highland Capital Partners.

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Highland Capital backs Malwarebytes

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Malwarebytes said Thursday that it has closed $30 million in Series A funding from Highland Capital Partners. Rupert Cook of Realise Capital Partners advised Malwarebytes on the transaction. Based in Calif., Malwarebytes is a provider of solutions that protect consumers and businesses from advanced online threats.

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PE-backed Imprivata raises $75 mln for IPO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Imprivata has rolled out its IPO after pricing its 5 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “IMPR.” JP Morgan and Piper Jaffray are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata is a provider of authentication and access management solutions for the healthcare sector. Its backers include General Catalyst Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners.

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VC-backed pet insurance firm Trupanion files for IPO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Trupanion has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. RBC Capital Markets, Barclays and Stifel will serve as the lead underwriters. Based in Seattle, Trupanion is a pet insurance provider. It is backed by Maveron and Highland Capital Partners.

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Revolution Growth leads Series B round for Handybook

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Handybook, a New York City-based on-demand home cleaning and repair service, said Wednesday that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Revolution Growth led the round with participation from previous backers Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners. According to the firm, the capital will be used for personnel hiring and product building.

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VC-backed 2U rolls out IPO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

2U has launched its IPO of 9.175 million shares after pricing it at $13 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TWOU.” Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse Securities are the lead underwriters. 2U builds online learning platforms. Its backers include Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, CIty Light Capital and Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

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