ThinkingPhones has acquired San Francisco-based Fuze, a cloud-based video conferencing company. No financial terms were disclosed. Fuze’s backers included Hermes Growth Partners, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.Continue
Hyperloop Technologies Inc, a high-speed transportation system developer, has secured $26 million in funding, according to a blog post. The company’s investor’s include Khosla Ventures, Formation 8, Sherpa Capital, Caspian Venture Capital and Zhen Capital.Continue
San Francisco-based Citus Data, a provider of data analytics, announced it has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding. Khosla Ventures led the round, which included previous investors Data Collective and Vaizra Investments. Ari Zilka, a partner at Khosla Ventures and previously CTO of Hortonworks, has joined the board. Citus Data, an alum of Y Combinator, previously raised $4.9 million in seed-stage funding.Continue
San Francisco-based Imply, a solutions provider for Druid and interactive analytics, has launched with $2 million in seed funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. The investor was Khosla Ventures. In addition to the funding, Ari Zilka, former CTO of Hortonworks, has been added to Imply’s board.
Redwood City, California-based Impossible Foods Inc, which creates meat and dairy foods from simple plant ingredients, has secured $108 million in Series D funding. UBS led the round with participation from other investors that included Viking Global Investors, Horizons Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Bill Gates.Continue
New York City-based Fundera, an online credit marketplace for small businesses, has raised $11.5 million in Series B funding. Susquehanna Growth Equity led the round with participation from previous backers that included QED Investors, Khosla Ventures and First Round Capital. In addition to the funding, Scott Feldman, a managing director at Susquehanna Growth Equity, has been appointed to Fundera’s board of directors.Continue
Menlo Park, California-based food analytics company Clear Labs has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Khosla Ventures and Felicis Ventures.Continue
NBCUniversal said Wednesday it has agreed to invest $200 million in Vox Media. New York-based Vox, a digital media company, is backed by Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and General Atlantic. NBCUniversal is a unit of Comcast Corp.Continue
Visa Inc has made an undisclosed investment in Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider. According to Crunchbase, Stripe’s backers include Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst Partners.Continue
Cylance Inc, which uses artificial intelligence to predict and prevent cyber attacks, has raised more than $42 million in Series C funding. DFJ Growth led the round with participation from KKR, Dell Ventures, CapitalOne Ventures, Thomvest, DraperNexus, Blackstone, Fairhaven Capital, Khosla Ventures and TenEleven Ventures. In addition to the funding, Mark Bailey, co-founder and managing director of DFJ Growth, has been added to Cylance’s board of directors.Continue
San Francisco-based Granular, a provider of farm management software and analytics tools, has secured $18.7 million in Series B funding. Tao Capital Partners led the round with participation from Emory Investment Management, Fall Line Capital, H. Barton Asset Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures.Continue
Upstart has secured $35 million in Series C funding, according to a blog post by CEO Dave Girouard. Third Point Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital and Collaborative Fund. Based in Palo Alto, California, Upstart is a lending platform that aims to finance people based on signs of their potential including employment history and academic performance.
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.Continue
San Mateo, Calif.-based Tile, maker of a bluetooth-powered wearable device to keep track of items, announced it has raised a $3 million Series A extension from Khosla Ventures. Tile previoulsy raised $13 million in funding, including a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital and $3.5 million in seed-stage funding led by the large Chinese company Tencent. Other investors include Tandem Capital, Rothenberg Ventures and individuals. Tile said it has shipped 2 million of its tracking devices. The company raised $2.6 million via its Selfstarter campaign in 2013.Continue
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