Foundry Group leads $12.5 mln round for Pioneer Square Labs

Seattle-based Pioneer Square Labs, a studio that creates and launches tech startups, has secured $12.5 million in funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Bezos Expeditions, Greycroft Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, Menlo Ventures, MHS Capital, True Ventures, Voyager Capital and Vulcan Capital.


IBM buys VC-backed Blue Box Group

IBM has acquired Seattle-based Blue Box Group Inc, a managed private cloud provider built on OpenStack. No financial terms were disclosed. Blue Box’s backers included Voyager Capital and Founder Collective.


AutoGraph inks $2.7 mln

Seattle-based AutoGraph, a provider of personalized mobile experiences for consumers, has raised $2.7 million in funding. The backers included return investor Voyager Capital.


Drone platform provider Skyward announces $4.1 mln seed expansion

SkyWard, a Portland, Ore.-based company that has developed a software management system for the dispatching, tracking and logging of commercial drone flights, announced it has raised a $4.1 million round in expansion seed from Draper Associates, Founders Co-Op, Norwest Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures, Verizon Ventures, and Voyager Capital. Voyager prevously led a $1.5 million seed round in July 2014, according to Thomson Reuters. David Famolari of Verizon Ventures and Ari Newman of Techstars Ventures were named observers on Skyward’s board of directors.


Vidder scores $12 mln Series B

Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company Vidder Inc has raised $12 million in Series B funding. LDV Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Presidio Ventures, ONSET Ventures and Voyager Capital. In addition to the funding, Winston Fu, a general partner at LDVP, has been appointed to Vidder’s board of directors.

Elemental Technologies snags $14.5 mln Series D

Elemental Technologies has closed $14.5 million in Series D financing. Telstra led the round with participation from previous backers General Catalyst Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. Based in Portland, Oregon, Elemental Technologies is a provider of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.


Lytics snags $7 mln in round led by Comcast Ventures

Portland, Oregon-based Lytics, an adaptive digital marketing solutions provider, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital.


Voyager Capital and Founders Collective back Blue Box

Blue Box has received $10 million in Series B funding. The investors included previous backers Voyager Capital and Founders Collective. Eric Mandl of Guggenheim Securities served as advisor to Blue Box on the transaction. Based in Seattle, Blue Box is a provider of on-demand private cloud as a service solutions.


Nothing can keep drones grounded

The uncertain regulatory environment surrounding the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles isn’t hampering the application and innovation of drones.


BVP leads $11 mln round for ClearCare

ClearCare said Wednesday that it has closed $11 million in funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Cambia Health Solutions, Voyager Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital. Based in San Francisco, ClearCare is a software platform for home care agencies.


ChargePoint nabs $22.6 mln

ChargePoint has received $22.6 million in funding. Investors in this round included Rho Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Braemar Energy Ventures, Siemens Venture Capital GmbH, Voyager Capital and BMW. Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., ChargePoint is an open electric vehicle charging network.

VC-backed Zettics names VP of monetization

Zettics has hired Adam Guy as vice president of monetization. Previously, Guy worked at Millward Brown Digital where he served as senior vice president of business development and head of mobile. Based in Concord, Mass., Zettics is a provider of actionable subscriber analytics. Its backers include North Bridge Venture Partners, Voyager Capital, Steamboat Ventures, Emergence Capital, Excelestar Ventures, DRW Trading Group and Jump Capital.


Cisco joins investment round for Ayla

Ayla Networks, which provides services for the Internet of Things, has raised $14.5 million in a Series B round from Cisco, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Linear Venture, SAIF Partners, SJF Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and Voyager Capital. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Ayla, which provides a cloud-based platform for connecting devices and appliances, has now raised about $20 million in total funding. As part of the latest round, Peter Cook of IFC and Ben Ng of SAIF Partners have joined the board.

Act-On Software bags $42 mln

Act-On Software has raised $42 million in funding. Technology Crossover Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers Norwest Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, US Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. Act-On Software is a provider of marketing automation solutions for small to mid-market enterprises.


Act-On raises $42 mln in deal led by TCV

Act-On Software, a developer of marketing automation software, has raised $42 million in new funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, US Venture Partners and Voyager Capital also participated. Act-On previously raised $32 million in funding since it was founded in 2008. As part of the funding, David Yuan, general partner at TCV, has joined the board.


Voyager Capital leads Series A round for Wise.io

Wise.io said Monday that it has closed $2.5 million in Series A funding. Voyager Capital led the round. Also, the firm has hired Jeff Erhardt as CEO while co-founder Joshua Bloom becomes CTO. Based in Berkeley, Calif., Wise.io is a provider of customer analytics solutions.

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