Guest Post The pursuit of funding can start to feel like the startup journey itself — an endless cycle of pitching, relationship building, research, analysis, and proving your business model. If you take a smart approach to the process, however, the exhausting process can be a lot more fruitful.
Toopher, which “authenticates” your identity by looking at your phone’s location, got $2 million in funding and admittance to an Austin tech incubator.
Following strong momentum, smart thermostat startup Nest Labs has raised $80 million in new funding with a valuation of $800 million, according to a GigaOM report.
As if $125 million were not enough, Box has expanded its gargantuan funding round to $150 million.
Healthcare software and cloud solutions company Recondo Technology has received a $20 million investment from Bregal Sagemount to accelerate its growth in the booming healthcare sector.
App performance management startup AppDynamics has raised $50 million from top-tier investors in its fourth round of funding, cash that will help the company expand and fight for more users.
The Muse, a company that combines job searching with advice and direction, grabbed $1.2M in seed funding shortly after graduating Y Combinator.
Adometry, a startup that generates analytics to get a better return on advertising, has raised a $8 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Trying to get funding is a daunting task. But getting inside the mind of the investor might help. SoftTech VC’s Jeff Clavier explains just how the early investor thinks, so you can create a better pitch.
The world’s thinnest watch, made from razor-thin aluminum, the absolute minimum of electronics, and an E Ink display, has now reached 250 percent of its funding goal in just a few days.
In the first weeks of 2013, healthcare technology startups are already closing some major funding rounds. The latest to benefit from Sand Hill Road’s burgeoning interest in the space is a D.C. based company called Audax Health, which raised almost $21 million, according to an SEC filing.
“We’ve been approaching the US market very cautiously almost with a bit of fear,” Dawlat told me. “We’re a little French company, but the growth we’re seeing now … this is completely mind-blowing for us.”
Media corporation Cox Enterprises invests $250 million in serial entrepreneur Tripp Rackley and his vision.
Cloud management software startup OnApp has raised $20 million in funding, cash it hopes will help expand its product offerings into more countries.
Zettaset, a company that helps its customers deploy Hadoop, the open source computing framework that can process large data-sets, has closed a $10 million funding round.
Social commerce platform Moontoast is shifting its focus to emphasize the growing social advertising movement, the company tells VentureBeat.
Zirtual wants to make it easier and more affordable for busy professionals to retain a personal assistant.
Thanks to investors and the alleged “energetic gateway” that opened today, an unusually high number of startups announced fundraising today.
Mobile video recording service Streamweaver closed a $1.3 million round of funding today, the startup confirmed to VentureBeat.
Editor’s Pick Security company FireEye raised $50 million today to prepare itself for an inevitable initial public offering.
Reddit is apparently raising a fresh round of funding that will help propel the site forward in its delicate pursuit of translating its popularity into profitability.
IAC-backed Aereo is expanding its disruptive pay TV service into 22 new markets, the company announced today.
VC funding was down 15 percent in 2012, while crowdfunding grew 91 percent, as a new infographic from Startups.co shows
Social news site Buzzfeed has raised $19.3 million in its third round of funding, a war chest that will likely help the company take its quirky content to a new level.
For an additional $5 million, the LOLcat empire can now continue its expansion onto phones, microsites, and more.
We survey the top venture capital investments into tech companies of the year. To make this elite list, you needed to raise at least $89 million in 2012.
IFTTT, a service that lets you program various commands such as, “If the weather gets cold, then send me a text,” gets a first round of funding from well-known VC firm Andreessen-Horowitz.
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A festive holiday party mix bowl of today’s funding news.
Exablox, a stealthy startup that specializes in storing businesses’ noisy and scattered data has raised $22 million in funding. “Nearly every company has a multi-terabyte storage problem,” said Doug Brockett, the company’s CEO in an interview.
Silicon Valley-based CloudVelocity has emerged from stealth mode with $5 million in investment, and a technology that aims to remove the barriers of adoption to public clouds.
One Kings Lane, a prominent e-commerce business for home decor, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding with hopes of rapid expansion.
Is your robot stressed? Robot yoga for the humanoid robot Nao is just one of the applications you can download from the RobotAppStore, which just landed a $250,000 investment from Grishin Robotics.
ClearStory, the much-hyped data analytics startup, has pulled in $9 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.
79 years ago, Prohibition. Today, entrepreneurs embody some of that bootlegging spirit to get companies off the ground.
Modernizing Medicine, the South Florida-based company known for its electronic medical record (EMR) application for the iPad, has raised $12 in funding.
Fashion app Poshmark can afford diamonds and pearls now. The company just got a $12 million second round of funding led by Menlo Park Ventures.
Y Combinator just cut its startup class size down from 84 to a little fewer than 50 — nearly halving the amount of accepted startups, just like it recently halved the funding each company receives after graduating the program.