Grocery delivery startup Instacart bags $210 mln

According to an SEC filing, Instacart, an on-demand grocery service, has raised $210 million in a targeted $220 million funding round. A company spokesperson declined to add further information. Last June, Instacart received $44 million in Series B funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from previous backers Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Canaan Partners.



Assurex Health picks up $30 mln

Mason, Ohio-based Assurex Health, a personalized behavioral health medicine firm, has raised $30 million in funding. The investors were American Financial Group, Cross Creek Advisors, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Sequoia Capital, Claremont Creek Ventures, Mayo Clinic, CincyTech, Allos Ventures and Danmar Capital.


Educational app platform maker Clever scores $30 mln

San Francisco-based Clever, an educational app platform provider, has closed $30 million in funding. The investors were Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, GSV Capital and Peter Thiel. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for growth and to meet consumer demand.


Sequoia Capital to raise 15th venture fund

Sequoia Capital said it is raising a 15th venture fund, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing did not list a target for Sequoia Capital U.S. Venture Fund XV, but did say that an initial sale has not taken place.


Altiscale pulls in $30 mln in Northgate-led round

Altiscale, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of HaaS solutions, has received $30 million in Series B funding. Northgate led the round with participation from return backers Sequoia Capital and General Catalyst Partners. Also, the firm has hired Michael Maciag as chief operating officer.

ThousandEyes reels in $20 mln

ThousandEyes, a San Francisco-based provider of IT performance management, has secured $20 million in Series B funding. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Salesforce Ventures and previous backer Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Stefan Dyckerhoff, managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures, has been appointed to ThousandEyes’ board.


Sequoia said to lead $62 mln Yik Yak round

Sequoia Capital has led a $62 million investment in Yik Yak, the Atlanta-based anonymous messaging app, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The funding round values the company at between $300 million and $400 million, according to the report.


VC-backed [24]7 buys IntelliResponse

Sequoia Capital-backed [24]7 has acquired IntelliResponse. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Toronto, IntelliResponse is a provider of digital self-service technology solutions.


NEA and Sequoia Capital back Forter

Forter has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The investors were New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital. Based in Tel Aviv, Forter is a provider of fraud prevention solutions for online merchants.


Thanx grabs $4.7 mln from Sequoia

Thanx has raised $4.7 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Bryan Schreier of Sequoia has been added to Thanx’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, Thanx helps merchants identity, engage and retain their best customers.

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BigPanda scores Series A led by Mayfield

Mayfield Fund has led a $7 million Series A funding round of BigPanda, which provides incident management for IT operations. Also participating in the round is Sequoia Capital, which previously led a $1.5 million seed-stage funding in the Mountain View, Calif.-based company. Shmil Levy, general partner at Sequoia Capital, was already on the board from the seed round. As a result of the Series A, Robin Vasan, managing director at Mayfield, has joined the board.


AdNear scores $19 mln

Singapore-based AdNear, a location intelligence firm, has received $19 million in funding. The investors were Telstra Ventures, Global Brain, Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners. Also, Mark Sherman, managing director at Telstra Ventures, has been added to AdNear’s board of directors.

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