Telekom Capital and Steve Case back connected car platform Mojio

Mojio has raised $8 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Telekom Capital, the investment arm of Deutsche Telekom, led the round with participation from Relay Ventures, the Business Development Bank of Canada and AOL co-founder Steve Case. Based in Vancouver, Mojio is a connected car platform. To read the announcement, visit here.

Kira Talent picks up $1.2 mln seed

Toronto-based online talent assessment platform Kira Talent has secured $1.2 million in seed funding. Relay Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included the Business Development Bank of Canada.

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Rembrandt Venture Partners leads $22 mln Series D funding in Appcelerator

Rembrandt Venture Partners has led a $22 million Series D funding round in Appcelerator, which provides an enterprise mobile engagement platform. Other participants in the funding round include new investor Union Grove Venture Partners, and existing investors Storm Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital, Relay Ventures and EDB Investments.


General Catalyst Partners backs PumpUp

PumpUp said Thursday that it has raised $2.4 million in funding. General Catalyst Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Azure Capital Partners, Relay Ventures and Freycinet Investments. PumpUp is a social network for people interested in a healthy, active lifestyle.


Health diagnostics ‘tricorder’ maker Scanadu raises $10.5 mln from Relay Ventures, Tony Hsieh, Jerry Yang

Scanadu, a developer of personalized health electronics, has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding that was led by Relay Ventures. Other investors include Tony Hsieh’s VegasTechFund, Jerry Yang’s Ame Cloud Venture, Broe Group, Mindful Investors and Redmile Group. Scanadu previously raised $1.7 million in a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform that was launched in May. The company has now raised $14.7 million in funding to date. Scanadu, which is based at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., makes a medical sensor device inspired by the tricorder on “Star Trek” to diagnose information about a patient, such as cardiovascular health. Scanadu founder and CEO Walter De Brouwer told peHUB that the company expects to begin shipping in March.

Scale leads $11 mln round in PubNub

San Francisco-based PubNub announced it has raised an $11 million Series B round that was led by Scale Venture Partners. Existing investors Relay Ventures and TiE Angels also participated in the round. PubNub has now raised $15.5 million in total funding. As part of the investment, Andy Vitus, a partner at ScaleVP, has joined the board. The company provides a cloud infrastructure for apps to enable dashboards and streams, collaboration and 2nd screen synchronization on iOS, Android and other platforms.

Relay Ventures Acquires theScore Shares

Relay Ventures has acquired an aggregate of 35,937,500 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares in the capital of theScore at a price of $0.16 per Class A Share. theScore is a Canadian digital media company.

Jelli Closes Funding Round led by Intel and Relay

Jelli, a socialradio platform, has closed a $9 million round of funding led by new investors Intel Capital and Relay Ventures. Existing investor First Round Capital and individual investors including Roger Ames, former chairman of EMI Music also participated.

Kiip Gets Backing from Japanese Internet Giant Digital Garage

Mobile rewards network Kiip has secured financing from Japanese Internet business Digital Garage. The strategic investor joins the company’s most recent $11 million round of Series B funding. The company is backed by Relay Ventures, Hummer Winblad, True Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Crosslink Capital and others.

Ziplocal Appoints Directors, President and CFO

Online local search company for US businesses Ziplocal has announced the appointments of John Albright, Perry N. Dellelce and Sheldon Inwentash as directors, Kevin Dane as president, and Paul Van Damme as chief financial officer. Albright is co-founder and managing partner of Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on mobile software. He […]

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