Prosper Marketplace buys VC-backed BillGuard

According to a blog post on its site, Prosper Marketplace has acquired Israel-based personal finance company BillGuard. No financial terms were disclosed. BillGuard’s backers included Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Innovation Endeavors, Bessemer Venture Partners and IA Ventures.



Yotpo scores $15 mln in Marker-led round

Customer content marketing platform Yotpo has closed $15 million in funding. Marker LLC led the round with participation from other investors that included Innovation Endeavors, Vintage Investment Partners, Blumberg Capital and Access Industries. Also, the company has appointed former GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman to its board.


CropX snaps up $9 mln

Irrigation software service provider CropX has closed $9 million in Series A funding. Finistere Ventures, Innovation Endeavors and GreenSoil Investments led the round with participation from OurCrowd.


Data Collective leads Series A round for Zymergen

Emeryville, California-based chemicals maker Zymergen has raised $44 million in Series A funding. Data Collective led the round with participation from AME Cloud Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, HVF, Innovation Endeavors, Obvious Ventures, True Ventures and Two Sigma Ventures.


Content marketing platform Keywee scores $9.1 million Series A

Content marketing platform Keywee has raised $9.1 million in Series A funding. Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC led the round with participation from The New York Times Company and UpWest Labs. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for product development and for growing its sales and marketing operation.


Taykey collects $15 mln

Trends-based advertising solutions provider Taykey has raised $15 million in funding. The investors included Innovation Endeavors, MSR Capital, SoftBank Capital, Sequoia Capital, Marker LLC and Tenaya Capital.


Blockstream raises $21 mln from Hoffman, Khosla, Real, Innovation, others

Blockstream said it raised a $21 million seed round from nearly 40 investors. The round was led by Reid Hoffman, Khosla Ventures and Real Ventures, and joined by Nicolas Berggruen, Crypto Currency Partners, Future\Perfect Ventures, Danny Hillis, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Max Levchin, Mosaic Ventures, Ray Ozzie, Ribbit Capital, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and others, according to a company blog post.


Microsoft buys VC-backed cyber security startup Aorato

According to a blog post on its site, Microsoft has acquired Aorato, an Israeli cyber security firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Aorato’s backers include Accel Partners, Innovation Endeavors and Glilot Capital Partners. To read the announcement, visit here.


VC-backed Interlude names president and COO

Interlude, a New York-based digital media company that designs, develops and markets interactive video technology, has hired Jim Spare as president and chief operating officer. Spare is the former CEO of Canesta. Interlude’s backers include Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, NEA, Marker and Innovation Endeavors.


Chobolabs raises $1.3 mln seed funding

Mobile gaming startup Chobolabs has secured a $1.3 million round of funding. The investment was led by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors with participation from Maurice Werdegar, XG Ventures, Jim Ellis, Joel Peterson, Bill Meehan, John Kobs, Mac Harman and other angel investors.

Dynamic Yield snags $12 mln Series B

Dynamic Yield has secured $12 million in Series B funding. According to the company, the capital will be used for global expansion, personnel hiring and to launch a new office in Germany. Marker led the round with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, ProSiebanSat.1 Media AG and the New York Times. Based in New York, London and Tel Aviv, Dynamic Yield is a website optimization and personalization platform provider.

Blue River Technology announces funding led by Data Collective Venture Capital

Blue River Technology has raised $10 million in Series A-1 funding led by Data Collective Venture Capital. Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors joined the round as a new investor and existing investor Khosla Ventures also participated. Founded in 2011 and based in Mountain View, California, Blue River Technology’s mission is to create and deliver advanced technology for better agriculture.

Index secures Series A

Retail software company Index has secured $7 million in a Series A round led by Innovation Endeavors, Khosla Ventures, AIMCo and 819 Capital. Index was founded by former Google Wallet executives Marc Freed-Finnegan and Jonathan Wall.

Formlabs Inks $19m Series A

Formlabs have announced $19 million in Series A financing. DFJ Growth led the round, joined by Pitango Venture Capital, Innovation Endeavors and many returning angel investors. Formlabs will use the capital to expand its product, design, and research teams, while growing its marketing and customer support capabilities internationally.

Nebula Raises $25M From Comcast, Highland, KP, Innovation, Others

Nebula said it raised more than $25M of equity capital and debt financing. The company said its Series B round was led by Comcast Ventures and joined by Highland Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Innovation Endeavors and individual investors Andy Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton, Ram Shriram, Harris Barton, William Hearst III, Scott McNealy and […]

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