Check out today’s funding news; there’s a lot of it. A high-brow Airbnb clone snagged $12 million, and 3-D printing received a $6.2 million boost. Take a look at the other companies that VCs are throwing money at today:
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Coding newbie site Codecademy gets $10M
Codecademy is a drop-dead simple site that teaches you how to code. The company snapped up $10 million from Virgin’s Richard Branson, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Russian entrepreneur/investor Yuri Milner. Read more on VentureBeat: Codecademy gets new money from Index, Kleiner Perkins, & Richard Freaking Branson.
Near Infinity raises $17M for U.S. intelligence software development
Near Infinity, a software development and big data company that caters to the U.S. government, has raised $17 million in a new round of funding from Columbia Capital and Razor’s Edge Ventures. The company builds applications for the U.S. intelligence community for personal communication, search, analysis, and security. Read more on VentureBeat: Near Infinity gets $17M to build apps for U.S. intelligence agencies.
Shapeways gets $6.2M for 3-D printing
Shapeways announced the close of a $6.2 million second round of funding on Tuesday. The company will print anything you can dream of in 3-D. You can either upload your design or create one with Shapeway’s software. Read more on VentureBeat: One million 3-D printing projects later, Shapeways grabs a new investment.
Dropcam raises $12M to watch your house when you’re away
Home surveillance camera maker Dropcam has just secured $12 million in a second round of funding led by Menlo Ventures and supported by Accel Partners and Bay Partners. Dropcam’s Wi-Fi-enabled video cameras make it easy for users to remotely monitor their kids, pets, and homes from a variety of devices. Read more on VentureBeat: Video surveillance startup Dropcam gets a fresh $12M, rolls out new Android app.
Panzura speeds up cloud storage with $15M investment
Cloud storage company Panzura has closed a $15 million third round of funding. The San José, Calif.- based company provides Web-connected cloud storage that is faster than storage devices attached directly to locally hosted servers. Read more on VentureBeat: Panzura raises $15M to make cloud storage faster and more secure.
Bluebox grabs $9.5M, won’t reveal its security plans quite yet
Still in stealth mode, enterprise security startup Bluebox is keeping all the most juicy details of its business close to its chest. But we do know that the startup is compelling enough that it’s attracted a $9.5 million first funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Also on board is early Google investor and Sun Microsystems co-founder Andreas Bechtolsheim, who is joining Bluebox’s board of directors along with Andreessen Horowitz’s Scott Weiss. Read more on VentureBeat: Mystery enterprise security startup Bluebox gets $9.5M from Andreessen Horowitz.
Rethink Robotics announces $30M investment
Robot manufacturer Rethink Robotics, founded by iRobots co-founder, has raised $30 million in new funding. The company is building robots that might one day interact with humans and take tasks off our hands. Sigma Partners led the round, with participation from Draper Fisher Jurveston. Read the press release.
Onefinestay raises $12M to offer luxury vacation rentals
“Unhotel” Onefinestay raised $12 million, the company announced today. The company’s premise is very similar to personal vacation rental site Airbnb, but is fancier, according to Onefinestay. Only luxury apartments and homes need apply to list their homes on the service. Canaan Partners led the round. Read the press release.
Crushpath raises $2M in venture funding
“Sales platform for salespeople” Crushpath launched Tuesday with $2 million in funding. The company lets salespeople communicate with each other, Yammer-style, so they can track a sale from lead to close. Charles River Ventures led the round. Read the press release.
3D printed objects image via Flickr user fdecomite