Poka ropes in $2.5 mln in iNovia-led round

Social industrial platform Poka has closed $2.5 million in funding. The lead investor was iNovia Capital. SoftTech VC also participated in the round. Also, Poka has hired Nicolas Darveau-Garneau as an advisor.


Vidyard pulls in $18 mln Series B in BVP-led round

Kitchener, Ontario-based Vidyard, a provider of video marketing and sales enablement solutions, has received $18 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers iNovia Capital, OMERS Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and SoftTech VC. In conjunction with the funding, Byron Deeter, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, has been added to Vidyard’s board of directors.

iNovia Capital leads $3.3 mln funding round in Routehappy

iNovia Capital has led a $3.3 million funding round in Routehappy, which provides the air travel industry with data and tools to improve flight shopping. Other investors participating in the funding round include PAR Capital Ventures, Buddy Media founder Mike Lazerow and industry veterans Seth Brody, David Sandberg and Porter Gale. Existing investors High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners and Vocap Investment Partners also participated.


LightSpeed racks up $35 mln

LightSpeed, a commerce platform for retailers, said Wednesday that it has secured $35 million in funding. iNovia Capital and return backer Accel Partners led the round.

Busbud snags $9 mln Series A

According to a blog post on its site, Busbud has raised $9 million in Series A funding. OMER Ventures and Revolution Ventures led the round with participation from iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. Based in Montreal, Busbud helps users book bus travel. To read the announcement, visit here.

Altos Ventures and iNovia Capital back Allocadia

Allocadia Software has raised $7 million in Series A financing. Altos Ventures and iNovia Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Illuminate Ventures and Beehive Holdings. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth. In addition to the funding, Anthony Lee, a partner at Altos Ventures and Kevin Swan, a partner at iNovia Capital, have been added to Allocadia’s board. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Allocadia is a provider of marketing performance management cloud solutions.


WorkFusion snags $15 mln Series B funds

WorkFusion, formerly known as CrowdComputing Systems, said Tuesday that it has received $15 million in Series B funding. Mohr Davidow Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers Greycroft Partners, iNovia Capital and RTP Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Katherine Barr, a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, will join the company’s board of directors. Headquartered in New York City, WorkFusion is a crowd computing platform.


AppDirect snags $35 mln Series C funds

AppDirect said Thursday that it has closed $35 million in Series C funding. New backer Mithril Capital Management led the round with participation from previous investors that include iNovia Capital and Foundry Group. In addition to the funding, Ajay Royan of Mithril has been added to AppDirect’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, AppDirect is a cloud service marketplace.

Intel completes VC-backed Basis Science acquisition

Intel has closed its buy of Basis Science. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in San Francisco, Basis is a wearable device tech company that focuses on health and wellness. Its backers included Norwest Venture Partners, Doll Capital Management, iNovia Capital, Peninsula Ventures and Mayfield Fund.

BASIS Science secures further Series B funds

BASIS Science has raised a further $11.75 million in Series B funding. The round included investments from Intel Capital, iNovia Capital, Dolby Family Trust, Stanford University and Peninsula-KCG. Existing investors Mayfield Fund, DCM and Norwest Venture Partners, also participated. This new investment represents the close of the Basis Series B financing, which now totals over $23 million.

Busbud Raises $1M From iNovia & Real Ventures

Busbud said it raised $1 million in a deal co-led by iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. Busbud’s website and free mobile application give travelers access to intercity bus travel information and ticket purchases.

Crowdbase Secures Seed Funding

Canadian start-up Crowdbase has secured $650,000 in seed financing from Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, and Martin-Luc Archambault (Bolidea) to accelerate product development and expand its team. Crowdbase allows teams to share questions, answers, notes, and Web links in a private social network.

Cloud Service Marketplace AppDirect Raises $8.5M

San Francisco-based AppDirect, which helps users manage their cloud-based software and services, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding from existing investors iNovia Capital and Stingray Digital. The firms invested $3.25 million in seed stage funding in May 2011, bringing the company’s total capital raised to $11.75 million. AppDirect says it will use the latest […]

Education Startup Top Hat Monocle Scores $8M in Series A Funding

Top Hat Monocle has raised $8 million in Series A funding in a round led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital, along with SoftTech VC, Version One Ventures (the new fund of Boris Wertz) and Golden Venture Partners. The Toronto-based education company, which has an office in San Francisco, raised $1.5 million in seed stage […]

iNovia Capital Adds David Nault as EIR

Early stage venture investor iNovia Capital has added David Lault as an entrepreneur in residence. Nault will be in charge of evaluating Quebec originated investment opportunities and help support iNovia’s existing portfolio of companies. Prior to joining iNovia, David served in various posts at VIPswitch, Callio Technologies and Pivotal Payment. PRESS RELEASE iNovia Capital, an […]

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