Outreach snags $2.3 mln seed

Seattle-based Outreach, a sales automation platform provider, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. The investors included Version One Ventures, Mark Sugarman of MHS Capital and Mike Maples of Floodgate.


Travel app Headout nets $1.8 mln

Travel app Headout has secured $ 1.8 million in seed funding. The investors included Version One Ventures, 500 Startups, Nexus Venture Partners, Arena Ventures, Maiden Lane Ventures, Funders Club, Haystack Fund, Ludlow Ventures and Dreamit Ventures.


Front Desk rings up $4 mln

Front Desk has received $4 million in funding. The investors included FLOODGATE, Version One Ventures, Second Avenue Partners and Demandforce co-founders Sam Osman and Rick Berry. In addition to the financing, Osman has been named to Front Desk’s board of directors. Headquartered in Seattle, Front Desk is a provider of mobile-focused software solutions for personal services businesses.


Data company Mattermark raises $6.5 mln, Feld joins board

Mattermark, which provides a data platform used by investors to track private companies, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round that was led by Foundry Group. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2013 and has now raised $11.3 million in total funding. Participating in the Series A was many of the company’s seed-stage investors, including 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Sherpa Ventures, Felicis Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Version One Ventures and many individuals, including Jeff Lawson, Carter Rabasa, Damien Tanner, Daniel Clark, Eileen Burbidge, Elliot Loh, Enrico Pandian, Eric Ries, Ullas Naik and others. As part of the Series A round, Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry, has joined the Mattermark board.


Shippo bags $2 mln in round led by SoftTech VC

San Francisco-based Shippo, which simplifies shipping for ecommerce vendors and partners, has received $2 million in seed funding. SoftTech VC led the round with participation from other investors that included Version One Ventures, 500 Startups, Slow Ventures and Funders Club.


Matrix Partners leads Series A round for Kinnek

Kinnek said Monday that it has received $10 million in Series A funding. Matrix Partners led the round with participation from return backers that included Sierra Ventures, Version One Ventures, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund and TriplePoint Ventures. Based in New York City, Kinnek helps small businesses find suppliers and manage purchasing.


Healthcare startup Figure 1 bags $4 mln Series A

Figure 1 said Wednesday that it has secured $4 million in Series A funding. Union Square Ventures led the round with participation from Version One Ventures and Rho Canada Ventures. Based in Toronto, Figure 1 is a medical photo-sharing platform.


Dwellable raises $2 mln

Dwellable has raised $2 million in Series seed financing led by Version One Ventures and Maveron. Dwellable is a mobile app for vacation rentals.

Boris Wertz

Canadian seed investor Wertz joins a16z

Boris Wertz, general partner at Vancouver-based Version One Ventures, a micro fund focused on early-stage consumer Internet, e-commerce, SaaS and mobile companies, has joined Andreessen Horowitz as a partner.


Clio nets $20 mln Series C funds

Clio has closed $20 million in Series C financing. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Acton Capital Partners, Point Nine Capital and Version One Ventures. According to the company, the capital will be used for product development and international expansion. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Clio is a cloud-based practice management platform for the legal sector.

Boris Wertz

Super angel Boris Wertz’s seed fund makes quick ascent to North America’s top 10

Boris Wertz launched Version One Ventures with the aspiration of making it “one of the top 10 seed funds in North America.” Less than a year later, he appears to have realized that ambition. U.S. data platform Mattermark last month ranked Vancouver-based Version One as No. 8 on a list of 115 leading VC investors. PeHUB Canada Editor Kirk Falconer sat down with Wertz to find out his secret to success.

Andreessen Horowitz Leads $10.3M Round for Beauty Brand Julep

Julep Beauty, a Seattle-based beauty brand, has raised $10.3 million in Series B funding led by the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz and including Western Technology Investments and Version One Ventures. Previous investors in the company, including Maveron; Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter; and Precedent Investments also participated in the new round.

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