Moltin nabs $2 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

Mountain View, California-based Moltin, an ecommerce platform for developers, agencies and retailers, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Frontline Ventures, Y Combinator and Funders Club.

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Weave rakes in $15.5 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Weave, a modern communication company for small and medium businesses that syncs with existing CRM and EMR software, has secured $15.5 million in Series B funding. Crosslink Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Pelion Ventures, Peak Capital, Y Combinator, Initialized Capital and Joe Montana. In addition to the funding, David […]

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Y Combinator hires ex-Twitter COO Rowghani to lead new $700 mln fund

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Y Combinator has hired former Twitter COO Ali Rowghani as a full-time partner, according to a blog post authored by Sam Altman, the Silicon Valley-based seed accelerator’s president. Rowghani will run a new venture fund that focuses on later-stage YC startups. Although Altman does not mention how much capital has been raised for the YC Continuity Fund, various news outlets peg the amount at $700 million.

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Y Combinator to do pro-rata follow-on investing

By Mark Boslet — 7 months ago

Y Combinator has made its mark as an ambitious, large-class accelerator with kick-off funding for startups. Now it has vowed to make use of its pro-rata rights to fund companies in follow-on rounds that have post-money valuations of $250 million or less, according to a blog post from President Sam Altman.

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Synbio startup Ginkgo Bioworks raises $45 mln

By Alastair Goldfisher — 7 months ago

Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks, a synthetic biology company that builds organisms to spec for customers, has raised $45 million in an oversubscribed Series B round. Viking Global led the round and was joined by previous investors OS Fund, Y Combinator and Felicis Ventures. The new funds will be used to expand into new categories, such as pharma, cosmetics and […]

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Canvas leads seed funding of on-demand tech services provider Eden

By Alastair Goldfisher — 7 months ago

Eden, a San Francisco-based provider of on-demand workers to solve tech solutions in the home, has raised $1.3 million in seed-stage funding led by Canvas Venture Fund. Also participating in the round are Eniac Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Maven Ventures, Y Combinator and individuals Dylan Smith (co-founder and CFO of Box) and James Beshara (co-founder and CEO of Tilt), among others.

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Taplytics snaps up $2.4 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

San Francisco-based Taplytics, a provider of enterprise mobile A/B testing, has secured $2.4 million in seed funding. The backers included Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Gmail creator Paul Buchheit and Y Combinator.

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VC-backed Interana appoints VP of engineering

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Menlo Park, California-based Interana, a provider of self-service analytics for event data, has named Rich Sanzi as vice president of engineering. Previously, Sanzi worked at NetApp, where he served as vice president of engineering. Interana is backed by Battery Ventures, Data Collective, Fuel Capital, Index Ventures, SV Angel and Y Combinator.

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VC-backed Docker buys Kitematic

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Docker Inc has acquired Kitematic, an open source software tool provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Docker is backed by AME Cloud Ventures, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Trinity Ventures and Y Combinator.

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Docker acquires VC-backed SDN startup SocketPlane

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

Docker Inc has bought software-defined networking startup SocketPlane. No financial terms were disclosed. Docker is backed by AME Cloud Ventures, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Trinity Ventures and Y Combinator.

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