JethroData snags $8.1 mln Series B

New York City-based JethroData, an SQL-on-Hadoop solutions provider, has secured $8.1 million in Series B funding. Square Peg Capital led the round with participation from return backer Pitango Venture Capital.


Ninox raises $10 mln

Ninox Medical said Wednesday it raised $10 million in a Series B round led by Mérieux Développement and Pitango Venture Capital. Xenia Venture Capital, a current investor, also participated. Ninox, of Jerusalem, is developing a wearable device to treat obstructive sleep apnea.


Via raises $27 mln

Via said Thursday it closed a $27 Series B round led by Pitango Venture Capital. Also participating were Hearst Ventures, a unit of Hearst Corporation; Ervington Investments, representing Russian businessman Roman Abramovich; and prior investor 83North (formerly Greylock IL) who led Via’s Series A financing. Via said it raised a total of $37 million. New York-based Via is an on-demand transit company.


Skycure grabs $8 mln in Shasta Ventures-led round

Skycure, a provider of mobile threat defense solutions, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included New York Life Insurance Company. Also, Rami Kalish, co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital and Jayaram Bhat, have been added to Skycure’s board of directors.


AppsFlyer fetches $20 mln Series B

Mobile advertising measurement platform AppsFlyer has closed $20 million in Series B funding. Fidelity Growth Partners Europe led the round with participation from return backers Magma Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital. In addition to the funding, FGPE’s Gaurav Tuli has been named to AppsFlyer’s board of directors.


Samsung Ventures leads $20 mln round for EarlySense

EarlySense Ltd has closed $20 million in funding. Samsung Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Pitango Venture Capital, Welch Allyn, JK&B, Proseed and Noaber. Based in Israel and Waltham, Massachusetts, EarlySense is a provider of contact-free monitoring solutions.


MediSafe fetches $6 mln

MediSafe, a Boston-based mobile medication management platform, has closed $6 million in Series A funding. Pitango Venture Capital led the round. In addition to the funding, MediSafe has appointed Jon Michaeli as executive vice president of marketing and business development.

Pitango leads Series B round for Sckipio Technologies

Sckipio Technologies, an Israel-based provider of modem chipsets, has closed $17 million in Series B funding. Pitango Venture Capital led the round with participation from previous backers Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners, Amiti Ventures and Aviv Ventures. Also, Pitango will join Sckipio’s board of directors.


Intuit to buy VC-backed Check for about $360 mln

Intuit has agreed to acquire Check for approximately $360 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Check is an app that helps users pay bills. Its backers include Morgenthaler Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and Menlo Ventures.

Totango lands $15.5 mln funding

Totango has secured $15.5 million in Series B financing led by new investors from the Canvas Venture Fund and InterWest Partners, with participation from returning investors Pitango Venture Capital and Gemini Israel Ventures. Gary Little, managing director at the Canvas Venture Fund, and Doug Pepper, general partner at InterWest Partners, will join Totango’s board.

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.

Reuters – EarlySense Raises $15m

EarlySense, an Israeli-U.S. developer of patient monitoring systems, has raised $15 million in a financing round led by Israeli fund Pitango Venture Capital. Existing investors that participated include JK&B, ProSeed VC Fund, Docor International Management and Bridge Investment Fund.

IBM Buys Worklight

IBM will acquire Israel-based Worklight, a maker of mobile software for smartphones and tablets. Terms of the deal were not released. The company was backed by investors including Pitango Venture Capital, Genesis Partners and Index Ventures.

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