High Fidelity nabs $11 mln

Virtual reality startup High Fidelity has raised $11 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Vulcan Capital led the round. To read more about the funding, visit here.

 

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GraphLab changes name to Dato, picks up $18.5 mln Series B

GraphLab has secured $18.5 million in Series B funding. Vulcan Capital led the round with participation from Opus Capital and return backers New Enterprise Associates and Madrona Venture Group. Also, GraphLab has changed its name to Dato. Based in Seattle, Dato is a platform for building predictive and intelligent applications.

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Bill Gates, Madrona leads $15 mln round for Echodyne

Bill Gates and Madrona Venture Group have led an initial $15 million round of funding for Echodyne Corp. Vulcan Capital, Lux Capital, The Kresge Foundation and others also invested. Bellevue, Wash.-based Echodyne, the fourth spin-out from Intellectual Ventures, aims to bring to market metamaterials-based radar products.

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Shippable snags $8 mln in round led by Madrona Venture

Shippable has closed $8 million in Series A funding. Madrona Venture Group led the round, with participation from return backers that included Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Divergent Ventures and Founders Co-Op. In conjunction with the funding, Tim Porter, managing director at Madrona Venture Group, has been added to Shippable’s board. Based in Seattle, Shippable helps developers speed up software deployment.

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Vy Capital, Adams Street, Industry Ventures invest $44 mln in Scytl

Election modernization company Scytl has secured an additional $44 million from Vy Capital, Adams Street Partners and Industry Ventures under a funding round initiated in April 2014. With the additional investment, Scytl has closed the funding round with $104 million from five new investors: Vulcan Capital, SAP Ventures, Vy Capital, Adams Street Partners and Industry Ventures. Balderton Capital, Nauta Capital and Spinnaker Invest remain significant shareholders in Scytl.

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SAP Ventures invests $20 mln in Scytl

SAP Ventures has invested $20 million in Scytl, which provides software for secure online voting and election modernization. With the investment, Scytl has raised $60 million this year and has the backing Vulcan CapitalBalderton Capital, Nauta Capital and Spinnaker Invest.

VC-backed Siluria Technologies promotes two

Siluria Technologies has promoted Rahul Iyer to vice president of corporate development and Gary Koehler to vice president of operations. Siluria is a company that converts natural gas into chemicals and fuels. It is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, The Wellcome Trust, Alloy Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bright Capital, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Lux Capital and Vulcan Capital.

Formation 8 leads Series B round for Context Relevant

Context Relevant said Tuesday that it has received $21 million in Series B funding. Formation 8 led the round with participation from investors that included Madrona Venture Group, Bloomberg Beta and Vulcan Capital. Based in Seattle, Context Relevant is a provider of automated predictive analytics.

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Vulcan Capital invests $40 mln in Scytl

Vulcan Capital has invested $40 million in Scytl, which provides secure online voting and election modernization. Vulcan, the investment management firm that oversees Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s portfolio. The investment in Scytl was made from Vulcan’s growth equity fund. Abhishek Agrawal, who heads growth equity investments for Vulcan, will join Scytl’s board.

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Car pricing site TrueCar files for IPO

TrueCar said Friday that it has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as its pricing terms have yet to be set. Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Securities will serve as lead underwriters. TrueCar is a car pricing information site. Its backers include Vulcan Capital, Keating Capital, GSV Asset Management, Passport Capital, International Investment House and Allen & Company.

Siluria Technologies Appoints to Board

Siluria Technologies has appointed Karl Kurz to the company’s board of directors. Siluria is a company that converts natural gas into chemicals and fuels. It is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, The Wellcome Trust, Alloy Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bright Capital, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Lux Capital and Vulcan Capital.

Calxeda Inks $55m

Calxeda has secured $55 million in additional funding, one of the largest semiconductor capital deals this year. Investors include Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital plus additional participation by the firm’s existing investors. Calxeda will use the funding to accelerate adoption and innovation in the emerging market for ultra-low power scalable computing.

Siluria Raises $30M From Bright, Vulcan, Kleiner, ARCH, Alloy, Others

Siluria Technologies said it closed a $30 million Series C financing led by new investors Bright Capital and Vulcan Capital and joined by existing investors ARCH Venture Partners, The Wellcome Trust, Alloy Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Lux Capital, Altitude Life Science Ventures and Presidio Ventures. The company is developing a technology to convert […]

Horizon Provides Venture Loan to Avalanche

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation has closed a $12.5 million venture loan facility with Avalanche Technology, a developer of next-generation storage class memory products. Horizon is a specialty finance company that provides secured loans to venture capital and private equity backed development-stage companies in the technology, life sciences, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries. Avalanche […]

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