Here’s our round-up of all the most notable funding news of the day:
Newly formed Stanford venture capitalist firm Danhua Capital raised $91.2 million, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.
Read more on VentureBeat: SEC form reveals a new Stanford VC fund is raising $91.2M
Softbank Capital just made a big bet on Kony’s cloud-based development tools for enterprise mobile apps. Altogether, Kony secured $50 million in new financing, the company announced today. But that sizable sum is reportedly only half the size of the company’s annual revenue.
Read more on VentureBeat: Softbank leads $50M round in enterprise mobile app firm Kony
Velocloud snags $21M
Cloud services startup VeloCloud has raised a new $21 million round of funding, the company announced today. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Venrock, with participation from incubator firm The Fabric.
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Jim Clark: pioneer of computer-graphics technology, cofounder of Netscape and web browsing, and now, an investor in a shopping-rewards app, Ibotta. Clark is leading Ibotta’s second funding round, which is $20 million, and is also joining its board of directors. Ibotta, a Denver-based mobile company, provides coupons before people shop online or in-store and then enables them to transfer the cash from the rebates to their Venmo or PayPal accounts — or turn it into gift cards.
Read more on VentureBeat: Netscape founder Jim Clark pours heavy cash into mobile-coupon startup Ibotta
Clari aspires to know sales reps better than they know themselves — and less than three months after its official launch, that goal has netted the sales productivity startup a major funding round. Clari has raised $20 million from several institutional investors, bringing its total financing to $26 million, the company announced today. And the startup has big plans for the money, CEO Andy Byrne told VentureBeat.
Read more on VentureBeat: Clari lands $20M for its mobile ‘sales weapon’
Wayin nabs $12.1M
Social marketing platform Wayin has raised $12.1 million in new funding, according to an SEC Form D filed today. The final round’s total may end up being higher, with nearly $1 million yet to be sold. The startup provides brands and companies the ability to aggregate, curate, integrate, and measure social content (and that accompanies it data) in real-time.
Read more here.
Centric Software raises $12M
Centric Software has secured $12 million of a potential $13.3 million round, according to an SEC form D filed today. The startup produces software that helps retail companies track and manage all stages of a consumer product’s life cycle.
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BioCatch has raised a total of $10 million in its most recent financing round. The company, which focuses on behavioral biometric authentication and threat detection, intends to use the money to support its research and development efforts and expand its presence in U.S. and European markets.
Read more on VentureBeat: BioCatch’s biometric tech snags online fraudsters (and a cool $10M)
The former National Security Agency cryptographers at Washington DC-based Virtru raised $6 million to grow their security startup Tuesday. Virtru, co-founded by former NSA cloud architecture specialist Will Ackerly and his brother John, raised the cash. As they have previously, Bessemer Venture Partners led the round. With this new $6 million infusion, Virtru has raised a total of $10.2 million since emerging from stealth in 2012.
Read more on VentureBeat: Former NSA? No prob. Security player Virtru hauls in $6 million
BucketFeet gets $3.7M
BucketFeet, a network connects artists with custom designed footwear, has secured a new $3.7 million round of funding, the company announced today. The round was led by Bridge Investments and Jumpstart Ventures, with participation from Levy Family Partners, Listen Ventures, and others. The Chicago-based startup said it plans to use the additional capital to build out its artist network, expand its team, and support product development. BucketFeet has raised a total of $5.8 million in funding to date.
Cloud Elements raises $3.1M
Denver-based Cloud Elements, a startup that has devised a way to help developers write applications that support all the cloud services that customers use, announced $3.1 million in new funding today. Cloud Elements provides application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable up-to-date integration with cloud applications from multiple vendors. Grotech Ventures and Icon Venture Partners led the round. Galvanize Ventures also participated. It’s the first time 2-year-old Cloud Elements drew on external funding sources. Now the startup will have the money to form connections to more cloud software.
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Chicago-based startup Review Trackers provides review harvesting and management software in a cloud-based tracking platform. The software helps companies of any size deal with rapid growth in customer review frequency and content, both good and bad. Today, the 14-person start-up received an infusion of $2 million to advance the mission.
Read more on VentureBeat: $2M-funded Review Trackers helps you learn from online feedback — and manage bad reviews
CozyCloud, a Paris-based startup building an open-source platform for personal cloud storage, raised $1.1 million (800,000 euros) earlier this month. The startup’s service lets you set up a server (based on Android) that provides contacts, calendar, file storage, and email — all under your own control. It supports synchronization with mobile devices and laptops.
Read more on VentureBeat: CozyCloud raises $1.1M to help you build your own personal cloud server
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