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Cloud building management startup KGS takes in $2 million

KGS Buildings, a SaaS startup that helps buildings to keep track of their operation systems, announced today that it took in a $2 million investment from energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. KGS’ technology provides buildings with operation and lifetime management of all its mechanical functions, such as heating and cooling levels, as well as pipe […]

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Audio conference startup Voxeet raises $1.5 million, launches internationally

Voxeet, an audio conference service, announced today that it took in a $1.5 million round, led by LDV Partners. The startup also announced the international launch of Voxeet 4.0, a service that builds on the startup’s “3D TrueVoice surround sound” technology to offer what the company is calling “the richest audio available with powerful collaboration features.” […]

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Virool snags $12 million for its video advertising managing tool

Native video advertising startup Virool announced today that it sealed a $12 million investment led by Menlo Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, and Yahoo Japan. The new funding, Virool said, will be used to “further accelerate its presence in the global advertising market.” Virool’s marketing tool allows users to manage, design, and monitor their video advertising campaigns. Flint […]

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‘Smart’ office startup Managed by Q snags $25 million from GV and Kapor Capital

Managed by Q announced today that it closed a series B funding round with $25 million in its pocket. The office cleaning and managing startup, which has swept away some of the common practices of the freelance economy, was backed by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) and Kapor Capital. “This is a hairy fund-raising environment, so we feel […]

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Scentbird raises $2.8 million so you can try luxury perfumes before buying them

Scentbird, a startup that lets users try luxury perfumes for a month before they buy them, announced today that it took in a $2.8 million investment. Based in New York, Scentbird charges customers $14.95 a month for an 8 millilitre bottle of the scent of their choice. Carolina Herrera, Bvlgari, and Paco Rabanne are among the 450 designers […]

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Kuvee raises $6 million for smart wine bottles, sells out preorders in 3 hours

Drink up! Or not. Now, you can save as much wine as you want for up to 30 days after opening a bottle — if you drink out of Kuvee‘s new smart wine bottle. The Boston-based winery startup announced today that it served itself a $6 million investment led by General Catalyst and Founder Collective. Kuvee’s […]

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OneRent raises $4M as it expands to disrupt online real estate biz

Real estate managing tool OneRent announced yesterday that it sealed a $4 million funding deal with early-stage VC Renren, Inc. The investment will be used to hire new personnel and expand to six new cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Washington, DC. OneRent, which currently operates in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, […]

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Israeli marketing startup CiValue raises $2.4 million backed by Deutsche Telekom

Data insights startup CiValue took in a $2.4 million investment for its marketing software, which aims to help grocery, health, and beauty retailers, the company announced today. Nielsen Innovate, Korean-Israeli fund Mac Fund, and T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom backed the round for the Israel-based startup. “We invested in CiValue because Beni Basel is a true […]

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LifeBeam scores $16 million to help you track your workout

Wearable technology developer LifeBeam announced today that it scored a $16 million investment led by Squarepeg Capital. The funds from the round will help LifeBeam further develop its “awareable” products, which promise users the “most personalized and insight-driven workout experience.” “The LifeBeam team has taken its impressive track record of success with the most innovative consumer […]

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BetterWorks raises $20 million for its progress-tracking tool

Emergence Capital led a $20 million investment for BetterWorks, the startup announced today. BetterWorks’ software helps enterprises to manage and track their employees’ progress. Its customers include AOL, Airbnb, and Shutterstock. The Redwood City, California-based startup said that the funds from this investment will be used to “further develop its operational suite and continue to expand up-market.” Kleiner Perkins […]

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Everything Apple announced today: iPhone SE, smaller iPad Pro, cheaper Apple Watch, and more

Apple took the stage at its headquarters in Cupertino, California today to announce a whole bunch of new (and not-so-new) gadgets and software updates. Among other things, Apple unveiled its next iPhone — a mash-up of the iPhone 5s and 6s — released a smaller iPad Pro, and cut the price of its iPad Air 2 and Apple Watch. […]

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Defying the gig economy, Managed by Q offers equity to on-demand staff

Managed by Q, an office cleaning and management startup, announced today that starting July 1 — and over the next 5 years — it will set aside 5 percent of the company for its on-demand employees. It’s not unusual for startups to offer their employees equity, but on-demand companies like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates typically […]

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Geoblink raises $1.1 million for its location-based marketing technology

Location intelligence startup Geoblink announced today that it closed a $1.1 million round led by Spanish VC Naut Capital. Based in Madrid, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup helps businesses with physical stores understand their locations in order to create effective marketing and advertising strategies. “Geoblink is contributing decisively to solving an existing problem in the retail industry, stimulating […]

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Handshake snags $14 million to simplify B2B commerce

Handshake, a New York-based startup aiming to ease the ordering process between manufactures and distributors, announced today that it closed a $14 million investment led by Sozo Ventures. The funds from the investment will be used to expand Handshake’s technology to an omni-channel service that allows customers to place orders using a mobile device, the company […]

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Terminus closes $7.5 million round for its B2B marketing tool

Marketing startup Terminus announced yesterday that it snagged a $7.5 million funding round. The investment, $5 million in equity and $2.5 million in venture debt, was led by Edison Partners. “Terminus is taking Marketing Automation to the next level with Account Based Marketing, which allows customers to engage on their preferred channels (mobile, social, web, […]

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Striim raises another $10 million to expand its ‘streaming integration and intelligence’ technology to Europe

Streaming analytics startup Striim secured an extra $10 million investment from Atlantic Bridge Capital for its series B round. Striim raised $30 million in total for its latest round and said the funds will help its expansion into Europe. The company said that its “streaming integration and intelligence” technology makes it “easy to deliver custom streaming analytics […]

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CrowdStreet raises $3.5 million to help real estate investors

CrowdStreet, a management tool for real estate investors, announced today that it closed a $3.5 million investment led by Rally Ventures. The series A funds will be used to further develop CrowStreet’s technology and build new partnerships, the startup said. The Portland company says on its website that it “provides accredited investors with online access […]

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Next Insurance secures $13 million to sale insurance to small businesses

Next Insurance secured a $13 million seed round led by Zeev Ventures, the insurance startup announced today. The startup said that it plans to use the funds to launch its insurance sales platform for small businesses this Spring, in a market in which “99 percent of small commercial insurance is sold offline through agents.” “Next […]

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Propel raises $4.2 million for product lifecycle management built on Salesforce

Product management tool Propel announced today that it closed a $4.2 million series A investment led by Cloud Apps Capital Partners. Propel’s product, built on Salesforce, promises a service that “helps everyone involved in launching new products coordinate all the product, customer and service information needed for a product to be successful.” The funds of the round, […]

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Attivio raises $31 million to help companies make sense of big data

Attivio, a Newton, Massachusetts-based startup that promises to “accelerate data discovery,” announced today that it closed a $31 million financing round. The investment, the startup said, will help the company to meet investors’ expectation of turning profitable “later this year.” “Our increased investment underscores our belief that Attivio has game-changing capabilities for enterprises that have yet […]

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Citi leads $4.2 million round for content recommendation startup Selerity

Selerity, a content recommendation solution, announced today a $4.2 million investment from Citi. The New York-based startup, which says that it offers personalized content recommendation functions for enterprise applications, also announced that finance consultant Jeff Penney of McKinsey & Company will join Selerity’s board. IA Ventures’ Roger Ehrenberg and investor Mark Faulkner also participated in the round. To date, […]

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Cloud optimization platform Spotinst closes $2 million round

Spotinst, an infrastructure as a service platform for enterprises of all sizes, closed a $2 million series A round led by PICO Venture Partners, the startup announced today. The Tel Aviv-based Spotinst says it offers a cloud optimization service that “chooses the most effective cloud option for its customers, ensuring reliability and stability, while saving customers […]

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Financing startup Wunder raises $3.6 million to fund solar projects

Financing startup Wunder announced today that it snagged a $3.6 million investment to help fund solar-energy technology projects. Wunder, which graduated in 2014 from Techstars‘ accelerator, says it offers “two solar investment opportunities; the Wunder Income Fund and the Wunder Bridge Fund, where investors are able to earn up to 6 percent and 11 percent respectively.” […]

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Funding Daily: Data management startup Zaloni raises $7.5 million

Data insight and management startup Zaloni announced today that it has closed a $7.5 million series A round led by Sierra Ventures. Based in Durham, North Carolina, the startup said it will use the funds to further develop Zaloni’s software and its data lake management solution. Managing director of Sierra Ventures, Mark Fernandes, will join Zaloni’s […]

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