VC-backed Elevate Credit delays IPO

By Iris Dorbian — 3 weeks ago

Elevate Credit, which is backed by Sequoia Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures, has postponed the pricing of its IPO due to current market volatility. Elevate is a online credit solutions provider.

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CREDO picks up $3 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 weeks ago

Bangalore-based CREDO, a consumer tech company, has raised $3 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. The investors were Sequoia Capital, Beenext Ventures and India Quotient.

 

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Guardant Health scores 100 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

Redwood City, California-based Guardant Health, a cancer testing provider, has raised almost $100 million in Series D funding. OrbiMed Advisors is leading the round with participation from other investors that include Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Pejman Mar, Formation 8 and Heritage Group.

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Assurex Health picks up $15 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Mason, Ohio-based Assurex Health, a behavioral health medicine firm, has raised $15 million in funding. The investors included Sequoia Capital, Claremont Creek Ventures, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Mayo Clinic and Cross Creek Advisors.

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MGM invests in Interlude

By Luisa Beltran — 2 months ago

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios has invested in Interlude, as part of the company’s $18.2 million round of funding.  Warner Music Group and Samsung participated in the round which included returning investors Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital and others. New York-based Interlude provides a form of media in which video can respond to a person’s actions and interests in real-time.

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Interlude reels in $18.2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Interlude, a New York City-based digital media company that designs, develops and markets interactive video technology, has raised $18.2 million in funding. The investors included Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Warner Music Group, Samsung, Sequoia Capital and Intel Capital. In addition to the funding, Gary Barber, CEO and Chairman of MGM, has been named Interlude’s board observer.

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Numerify racks up $37.5 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Cupertino, California-based cloud-based analytics company Numerify has secured $37.5 million in Series C funding. Tenaya Capital led the round with participation from return backers Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank and Four Rivers Group. In addition to the funding, Tom Banahan, managing director of Tenaya Capital, has been added to Numerify’s board of directors.

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Pyramid Analytics reels in $30 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Bellevue, Washington-based Pyramid Analytics, a next-generation business intelligence platform, has closed $30 million in funding. Viola Private Equity led the round with participation from Sequoia Capital.

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Stockpile rakes in $15 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Palo Alto, California-based Stockpile, a provider of gift cards for company stock, has raised $15 million in Series A funding. Investors include Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and actor/entrepreneur/tech investor Ashton Kutcher.

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BigPanda scores $16 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Mountain View, California-based data science platform BigPanda has secured $16 million in Series B funding. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Sequoia Capital and Mayfield. In addition to the funding, Scott Tobin, a general partner at Battery Ventures, has been added to BigPanda’s board.

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Thumbtack nails $125 mln in funding

By Alastair Goldfisher — 5 months ago

San Francisco-based Thumbtack, which provides a marketplace service to help consumers hire local service professionals, announced it has raised $125 million in funding. The round was led by Baillie Gifford and included previous investors Tiger Global, Google Capital and Sequoia Capital. The funding values the company at more than $1.3 billion, according to the New York Times.

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Tournament gaming company Skillz scores $15 mln

By Alastair Goldfisher — 5 months ago

San Francisco-based  Skillz, a provider of a sports tournament mobile gaming platform, announced it has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by David Bonderman’s Wildcat Capital Management. Other investors include The Kraft Group (owner of the New England Patriots), Marc Lasry (co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks), Sequoia Capital and other existing investors. The company has now raised $28 million in total funding. As part of the latest round, Drew Tarlow from Wildcat has joined the board.

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