Flash storage just keeps on luring venture capital. The latest beneficiary: all-flash storage company SolidFire. Read on for details on the newest funding round for SolidFire as well as other freshly capitalized companies.
SolidFire is a rapidly growing startup selling data center storage infrastructure containing fast flash to store and serve up data. The company just brought on $82 million in new capital, it said today. The new funds will allow SolidFire to spend much more on sales and marketing as it competes with storage giants like EMC and other growing all-flash storage companies like Pure Storage. Greenspring Associates and “a major sovereign wealth fund” led the new round in SolidFire, the startup said in a statement. New Enterprise Associates, Novak Biddle, Samsung Ventures, and Valhalla Partners also participated.
Read more on VentureBeat: SolidFire pulls out $82M for the flash-storage showdown
Investors sure seem to love the hiring space. In the most recent example, recruiting solution Jobvite announced today it has nabbed $25 million. The funding from the recently completed Series D round, led by Catalyst Investors, will be used as “growth equity” for scaling the company, Finnigan said. Specifically, the new money will boost marketing and sales, product innovation, and global expansion.
Read more on VentureBeat: Jobvite lands $25M to continue filling ‘the entire funnel of recruiting’
BloomNation, a three year-old company that thinks flower shopping should be just as easy as shopping anywhere online, announced $5.55 million in a new round of funding. Ronny Conway led this new round, with additional participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital, Chicago Ventures, CrunchFund, and Mucker Capital. With its new funds, the company plans to expand its teams, and release a mobile app and a dedicated section to weddings and events in the next nine months.
Read more on VentureBeat: BloomNation snips off a fresh $5.55M for its virtual flower mall
New York based Bitcoin investment swaps business SolidX just raised $3 million to build a financial infrastructure regulators can agree with. Jim Pallotta, Red Sea Ventures, Stanley Shopkorn, and Red Swan Ventures participated in the round, which was led by Liberty City Ventures.
Read more on VentureBeat: SolidX raises $3M to grow its Bitcoin swaps business
SkillPixels secures $2.1M
SkillPixels, a startup with mobile apps for teaching math to children, announced today that it has raised $2.1 million. The 10-person startup is working on educational apps that will focus on other areas. The Finland government’s Young Innovative Companies program invested, as did individual investors.
Morsel chief executive and co-founder Kris Petersen wants to bring the conversation about good food by talented chefs and foodies to an app, and the public eye. To do so, Petersen’s Chicago-based startup Morsel raised $800,000 in seed money Tuesday, with some of that cash coming from GrubHub co-founder Matt Maloney. Chicago Ventures and Merrick Ventures led the round with participation by a handful of angel investors Petersen didn’t name in Chicago and San Francisco.
Read more on VentureBeat: Chicago-based Morsel lands $800,000 seed round, with GrubHub founder Matt Maloney pitching in
InvoiceASAP raises $696K
San Francisco-based InvoiceASAP, a startup with a mobile application for invoicing and customer-relationship management, disclosed today that it has raised more than $696,000. Investor Richard Mueller III is listed in the filing as are two of the startup’s employees, Paul Hoeper and Anne Maxwell.