Wingz inks $11 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 2 weeks ago

Scheduled airport ride startup Wingz has raised $11 million in Series B funding. The investors included Expedia, Altimeter Capital and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com. In addition to the funding, Wings has appointed Chris Brandon as CEO.

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Trucking startup Convoy garners $2.5 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Seattle-based trucking startup Convoy has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The backers included Jeff Bezos via Bezos Expeditions, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar via Omidyar Technology Ventures, KKR CEO Henry Kravis, Allen & Company and Fuel Capital.

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Silversmith beefs up team with four additions

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Silversmith Capital Partners has hired Marc Munfa as a principal, Brian Peterson and Srikant Rao as vice presidents and Nikhil Marathe as a senior associate. Prior to joining Silversmith, Munfa was a vice president at JMI Equity, Peterson was a vice president at Sterling Partners, Rao was senior director of advertising products at Salesforce.com and Marathe was an associate at TA Associates.

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CrunchBase spins out from AOL

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

Emergence Capital Partners said Tuesday that it has funded the spin-out of CrunchBase from AOL. Financial terms weren’t announced. AOL will continue to hold a significant stake. Jager McConnell, former VP of sales cloud products at Salesforce.com, was named CEO of CrunchBase.

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Highfive garners $32 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Redwood City, California-based Highfive, a provider of video conferencing device and cloud software for businesses, has received $32 million in Series B funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Aaron Levie of Box and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com.

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Pendo snags over $1 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Product engagement firm Pendo has received $1.025 million in seed funding. Core Capital Partners and Contour Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included IDEAFund Partners and Brett Queener, president and COO of Smart Recruiters and former EVP of Salesforce.com.

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LevelEleven grabs $2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

LevelEleven has raised $2 million in funding.The firm’s investor base includes Dallas Angel Network, Tamiami Angels, Detroit Venture Partners and Salesforce.com. In addition to the funding, the company has named Tim Kopp, former CMO of ExactTarget, to its board of directors. Based in Detroit, LevelEleven is a provider of enterprise gamification and CRM solutions.

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Real estate platform Urban Compass snags $40 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

New York City-based real estate platform Urban Compass has received $40 million in Series B funding. The investors included Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, American Express CEO/Chairman Kenneth Chenault and Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion as well as invest more in technology.

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Salesforce.com to buy VC-backed RelateIQ

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

According to an announcement on its site, RelateIQ will be acquired by Salesforce.com. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., RelateIQ is a provider of solutions that improve business relationships. Its backers include Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners and Formation 8. To read the post, visit here.

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