Funding Roundup – week ending 7/5/13
Delivery Hero, Yieldbot, Kaleo, Schoo, CL3VER, RollApp, Commonfloor, ChemistDirect all raised funds
by Steve Loeb, courtesy Vator.tv. (image edits by TiA Staff)
Mingyian, a Chinese brand management startup for western celebrities and influencers, closed a $500,000 seed round from RRE Ventures, #DominateFund, M. Night Shyamalan, Foley Ventures, and Eric Yao.
Artsly, an educational content discovery platform for arts & crafts based video lessons, raised $175,000 from Kima Ventures.
The Buccaneer 3D printer, from Pirate3D, closed its Kickstarter campaign having raised $1,438,765, or nearly 15 times the original goal of $100,000.
CL3VER, a technology startup focused on real-time 3D visualization for web and mobile, raised $800,000 in a round led by Wayra, with participation from La Caixa Capital Risc and european Angel Investors.
Schoo, a Tokyo-based MOOC (massive open online course) startup, raised $1.5 million from Itochu Technology Ventures, Anri and Incubate Fund.
Kaleo, an online platform that allows users to connect to other knowledge workers, closed a $1.5 million funding. The round was led by Greycroft Partners, with participation from Double M Partners, TenOneTen Ventures and others.
Magine, a Swedish cloud-based cable operator, raised a $19 million Series A round led by a group of Swedish and international investors.
Digital badges platform Basno raised a $1 million round from Index Ventures, RRE, MESA+, Plough Penny Partners, Empire Angels and others.
Pixate, which enables dynamic user interfaces for native mobile applications, raised a $3.8 million Series A round of funding led by Accel Partners.
Outbox raised a Series A round of financing totalling $5 million from Floodgate, Founders Fund, Correlation VC, TDF Ventures, WTI, Expansion VC, Joel Peterson Capital, and Emerge DE.
Pubgame, a Taiwan-based Web and mobile game publisher, raised a $5 Series A round led by The CID Group and appWorks Ventures.
RollApp, a developer of a software-on-demand service, raised a $1 million Series A funding, led by LETA Capital, with participation from TMT Investments.
Online health service ChemistDirect raised $10 million of new investment from Atomico, Lepe Partners and dmg media Investment.
Ad tech startup Yieldbot, raised a $5 million Series A round of funding, led by RRE Ventures. New Atlantic Ventures, kbs+ Ventures, Common Angels, Neu Ventures and Board member Cathie Black participated in the round as well.
Global online food ordering service Delivery Hero raised $30 million from Phenomen Ventures and other unnamed institutional investors.
District-level education platform Engrade secured $5 million in a Series B funding round led by Javelin Venture Partners, along with Rethink Education, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Kapor Capital, Expansion Capital and Ed-Mentor.
SigFig, a web platform for tracking and analyzing your personal financial investments, raised $15 million in a round led by Union Square Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures, along with DCM and a number of prominent angel investors.
Justin.tv,a live-streamed video service, raised $8.3 million from existing investors Stewart Alsop of Alsop Louie Partners and Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners are listed on the form as well as Chris Paik of Thrive Capital.
Altair Semiconductor, a developer of LTE chipsets, raised a $25 million round of funding from existing investors Bessemer, BRM, Giza, JVP and Pacific Technology.
Indian real estate search engine Commonfloor raised a $7.5 million Series B round of funding from Accel India and Tiger Global Management.