ResearchGate, a social network for scientists, has scored a sweet $35 million third round of funding led by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital.
What the heck is “askvertising?” If you’re “Qrious,” read on. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.
The investment totals $12 million and marks the search company’s first investment in Africa. “Given South Africa’s position as an economic powerhouse in Africa, a greener grid in South Africa can set an example for the whole continent.”
Visier makes software for the oversight and management of “human capital” for “people that have a need to know.” If that doesn’t put you in an immediate state of bliss vis-à-vis your funemployed status, check out the rest of the story.
Today was a big money day for startup funding — and post-startup growth-stage and late-stage fund funding.
Set-top box maker Roku has just closed a $60 million round of funding, the company announced today during AllThingD’s D11 event.
Five9 has raised $34.5 million in new funding to help it take on legacy call center software makers that still own 95 percent of the market.
Image recognition startup Cortica has raised another $1.5 million in funding — this time from Russian technology powerhouse Mail.Ru Group.
Ride-sharing startup Lyft has closed a $60 million funding round led by venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, the company announced on its blog. It also confirmed raising $15M in October of 2012.
The $90,000 boost from angel investors is the first outside capital for the company with a diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease.
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now. It’s just Ron Conway.
Mystery funding of the day? That’d be YesGraph, a stealthy startup in the recruiting space founded by Ivan Kirigin, a former product manager at Facebook and Dropbox.
Happy Cloud plans to expand its games-on-demand service for PC, console, and Android developers.
Swivl is a sort of Roomba for Facetime. It swivels (hence the name) to track a speaker and capture video without the need for a dedicated cameraman. It’s especially useful in modern, video-enabled classrooms for online education.
I believe the expression is, “Nailed it.”
We saw huge deal volume today on the Peninsula; the numbers these companies posted were pretty sickening, too. No tea, no shade, but if the New York/Austin/L.A./Boulder scenes want to keep up, they. Bettah. Werk.
Popular social petition service Change.org has raised $15 million in new funding — cash that will help it further build up the “world’s largest petition platform.”
Seems like every hopped-up investor and his mom threw money at some startup or other — but don’t worry, we had our police scanner set to “stun” and caught all the action for you.
Weemo’s team claims its unique approach will give it an edge over the competition. The company has also developed a set of APIs, which can be leveraged by developers to add live video tools to any application.
Better watch out, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Hot messaging app MessageMe has just raised $10 million in its first round of funding.
AirWatch, a mobile security company, brought on another $25 million in its first round of funding after getting hundreds of millions in February.
Patients need a better way to communicate with their physicians, and Ringadoc believes it can help. Investors agree; the San Francisco-based startup added another $700,000 to its seed round today, bringing its total funding to $1.9 million.
There’s no shortage of money being thrown at digital currency Bitcoin. Now relatively young Bitcoin startup BitPay has announced that it has raised $2 million more in funding
The four startups are Enplug, Dealflicks, Close.com, and Taste of Blue.
A pretty hefty sum for a company initially shot down by VCs.
Tech Cocktail’s goal is to support emerging tech communities through events, and provide relevant information for entrepreneurs.
Travel news startup Skift has closed a new $1.1 million round of seed funding, the company announced today.
As the fella said, “He that outlives this day and comes safe home will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d, And rouse him at the name of Cloudant!” Or something like that.
Cloud startup SugarSync just closed an additional $3 million in funding, according to an SEC filing.
Hot database-as-a-service startup Cloudant has raised $12 million in its second round of funding.
Today’s funding announcements were all over the board, from big data to e-commerce to online education to a teensy little to-do-app-done-good.
OwnerListens has raised over $1 million in funding for its suggestion box that lets customers anonymously communicate with store owners.
Guest Post If that sounds bad, how about half of your company for $90K? Crazy? No. This is the reality in many places outside of Silicon Valley (and especially outside the US). And it isn’t good.
Popular to-do list application Any.Do has raised $3.5 million in new funding to continue helping people get things done no matter the device.
Voice recognition is not a new idea, but enabling machines to determine a person’s mood using their raw voice is.
Its front page is a step up from the nip slips and cat clips you see elsewhere. But all the clips are short — even the Queen merits a mere 91 seconds — so don’t expect powerful journalism with ample context.
Health Q&A startup HealthTap has raised $24 million in its second round of funding and added former Square COO Keith Rabois to its board of directors.
Guest Post While there is a sexiness and aura of confidence in “flying without a net,” be sure you clearly answer the usual questions. You can have a deck as backup, but be very careful that you don’t meander and don’t efficiently give essential information around your firm’s opportunity.
One $15 million round and a sack of small potatoes make up today’s funding goulash.
Guest Post As a startup lawyer, I’m increasingly asked by clients how to be more appealing to venture capitalists. What do I say to entrepreneurs who ask this question?