Gather round the campfire for today’s stories of the great tech wild west.
The new money, which will go toward product development and growth, comes from existing investors Google Capital, Susquehanna Growth Equity, and Tiger Global Management.
Read the full story on VentureBeat: Credit Karma’s $75M raise makes it a bigger threat to the credit bureaus
Google Capital, the growth-stage venture arm of Google, has just made its first investment in China.
The lucky company, InnoLight Technology, announced earlier today it has raised $38 million in a third round of funding.
InnoLight manufactures high-speed optical transceivers used by computer servers. They enable servers to communicate with each other through fiber-optic cables by transforming electrical signals into optical signals, and back to electrical signals.
Read the full story on VentureBeat: InnoLight raises $38M to help servers communicate through fiber-optic cables
A company called Qubit pocketed a $26 million raise today (in singles, we presume), because fixing poorly designed e-commerce sites has proved to be good business.
Known to itself as “the e-commerce technology company,” Qubit tells us it helps e-commerce business improve their sites by identifying shoppers’ “patterns of behavior.” These patterns may, for example, reveal that a business’ “buy now” button is too small.
Accel Ventures led the round, but Balderton Capital’s and Salesforce’s venture arm also threw in some cash. In a press release, Accel touts that Qubit was founded by “four ex-Googlers” and “has achieved 260 percent year on year growth in sales in the six months to June 2014.”
Read the full story on VentureBeat: Investors give Qubit $26M. Why? Because your e-commerce site needs work
Wearable health tech startup Pristine has raised a fresh $5.4 million in funding, the company told VentureBeat today.
Pristine has developed a Google Glass app that allows medical professionals to get remote help from experts via a live streaming video feed. For example, Pristine’s Glass app could be used to help nurse practitioners walk through an emergency advanced surgical procedure with live oversight from an expert halfway around the world.
Read the full story on VentureBeat: Pristine grabs $5.4M to cure the doctor shortage and save lives with Google Glass
Well, here’s a reassuring thought: Your car can get hacked.
This is nothing new, but as cars get more connected to the Internet, the threats are becoming more and more prevalent.Argus, an Israeli company that provides an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that prevents a car’s main components from being hacked, could help fight this, and the company announced today that it has raised $4 million in new funding.
Read the full story on VentureBeat: Argus raises $4M to keep car hackers at bay
New York-based Parcel, the company that wants to make sure busy New Yorkers never miss another package delivery, launched on Monday in Manhattan after raising $1 million in venture funding this past summer.
The company is just coming out of a beta period today for residents of that borough and plans to start beta testing the service in Brooklyn.
Read the full story on VentureBeat: Parcel raises $1M to bring personalized home delivery to Manhattan