Ribbit Capital leads $7 mln funding in GuiaBolso

Ribbit Capital led a $7 million funding round in GuiaBolso, a personal finance management platform. Other investors in the funding include Omidyar Network, QED Investors, Ed Baker, head of growth for Uber, Mark Goines, an early investor in Mint.com, and Peter Kellner, co-founder of Endeavor. Existing investors Kaszek Ventures, e.Bricks and Valor Capital participated in the funding.


Costanoa leads $11.23 mln Series B funding in ChatID

Costanoa Venture Capital led an $11.23 million Series B funding round in SaaS platform ChatID, bringing the company’s total funding to $19.2 million. ChatID raised a $2 million seed funding round, and a $6 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital and Mack Capital in March 2014. Neill Occhiogrosso, partner at Costanoa, will join ChatID’s board.


Luggage delivery service Portr raises 3.3 mln pounds in Series A funding

Portr raised 3.3 million pounds in Series A funding from two venture capital trust funds managed by fund manager Hargreave Hale and several angel investors. The funding will help Portr expand its luggage delivery service, AirPortr, into new airports. Customers book with AirPortr from their smartphone. Luggage is then transported to or from the airport.


Confidence falls to two-year low

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index fell to a two-year low in the second quarter as concerns over company valuations overwhelmed excitement about the innovation taking place at startups.


Northleaf Capital hits $300 mln hard cap on Venture Catalyst Fund

Northleaf Capital Partners has hit the $300 million hard cap on Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund. The fund, the first under Canada’s Venture Capita Action Plan, has already deployed about 50 percent of its capital to six venture managers and several direct investments. The final closing includes commitments from Sun Life Financial and high net worth and family office investors.


NSI Ventures, RBVC invest $11.5 mln in kitchen robotics company

NSI Ventures and RBVC have provided an $11.5 million Series B funding in Zimplistic, a kitchen robotics company. The company’s flagship product, Rotimatic, is an automatic flatbread maker. Rotimatic uses AI technology for real-time measuring and mixing the correct ratio of flour and water to make one roti per minute. Hian Goh of NSI Ventures and Jan Westerhues of RBVC have joined Zimplistic’s board.

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