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Here are the days funding stories:
Despite its decidedly low-tech premise, meal delivery service HelloFresh has captured the interest of several prominent high-tech investors. The food-centric startup has raised $50 million in a new funding round, the company announced today. New York-based Insight Venture Partners led the round, adding HelloFresh to its list of portfolio companies, which includes Indiegogo, Hootsuite, and Shopify. Existing investor Phenomen VC also participated in the funding.
Read more on VentureBeat: HelloFresh’s $50M round shows that all these food-delivery startups are onto something
ThoughtSpot, a company that’s built business-intelligence (BI) software that accepts analysts queries in regular words instead of technical query language, announced $30 million in fresh funding this morning. The startup can now add more sales and marketing people to help expand its customer base. And if ThoughtSpot’s experience working with big companies thus far is any indication, sales into more companies shouldn’t be too difficult.
Read more on VentureBeat: ThoughtSpot’s Google-style search for business intelligence finds $30M
Zerto, a startup with software for copying data to multiple storage media in order to simplify disaster recovery, has raised $26 million in new funding. Now Zerto, which has offices in Boston and Herzliya, Israel, will be able to keep expanding around the globe and continue product development, the startup said in a statement on the news.
Read more on VentureBeat: Disaster recovery ain’t hip, but it’s important. So Zerto gets $26M more
With an aging population and out-of-control healthcare costs, home care has become seen as a bright spot — part of the solution to the problem. That’s part of the reason companies like ClearCare are finding funding these days. ClearCare has a front- and back-office solution for private duty home care agencies that the company delivers as a software-as-a-service. The web and mobile platform enables paperless scheduling, integrated telephony, two-way caregiver messaging, and marketing functions.
Read more on VentureBeat: ClearCare raises $11M to further develop home care cloud service
Whoever said education is entirely moving onto the Internet and our devices might need to hold that thought. Today, Galvanize, a network of urban campuses focused on education for tech and Internet entrepreneurs, is announcing it has landed $18 million as its first round of funding. The company said it plans to use the funds to launch new campuses across the U.S., starting with building out its San Francisco location and new education offerings.
Read more on VentureBeat: Galvanize’s urban campus for digital entrepreneurs just landed a fresh $18M
Namely raises $4.7M
From the press release: “Namely, the cloud-based human capital management platform, today announces $4.7 million in additional financing, bringing their total raised to date to $10 million. The raise comes from True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Bullpen Capital, and VaynerRSE, all of whom contributed to their Series A in June of 2013. With the additional funding, the New York-based startup is launching payroll, benefits administration, and time management throughout the United States.”
Read more on Namely’s blog.
Rhiza, founded by Josh Knauer, just closed a $3 million funding round. The startup makes marketing analytic tools that helps bridge the gap between big data and companies, marketers and salespeople, the products are extremely user friendly and 100 percent intuitive. Notably behind the latest funding round is Draper Triangle Ventures, also out of Pittsburgh, along with Camp One Ventures and Arthur Ventures. According to Knauer, the new capital will help expand sales while focusing on marketing and top notch customer service. It couldn’t have happened at a better time as market demand for Rhiza products grows.
Read more on VentureBeat: Rhiza’s fresh $3M could help bridge the gap between big data & big sales
Keypr raises $1.3M for hotel cloud solution
Keypr, a Los Angeles based technology start-up announced today that it has raised $1.3M in seed capital to finish developing its cloud-based software solution for hotels. Keypr says its system will allow guests to have “instant mobile check-in/check-out capabilities, keyless entry via smartphone and the ability to schedule, order and track service requests such as cleaning and room service,” as well as entertainment options.
Read more on the company’s web site.
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