Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.
Corporate messaging tool Slack announced today that it has closed a $120 million round led by Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. The new round values the company at $1.12 billion, post funding — a massive valuation for an eight-month-old company. San Francisco-based Slack was quick to point this out in its press release: “Having just launched in February, this milestone marks Slack as the fastest growing SaaS company ever.”
One of the cool features in Amazon’s Fire phone is Firefly, which can recognize images, movies, or music in the real world and launch related Web content on your phone. The Los Angeles-based startup NantMobile has a technology platform that can put that capability on any mobile device via an app.
Joyent, a provider of public-cloud infrastructure and software companies can use to create clouds in their own data centers, is announcing today that it’s brought in $15 million in new funding. Existing investors El Dorado Ventures, EPIC Ventures, Intel Capital, LGI Ventures, and Orascom TMT Investments participated in the round among others. There were no new investors.
Expense reporting is a huge pain in everyone’s working behind. Just this morning, my colleagues were groaning because of today’s deadline to get theirs in for the month. So it’s at least reassuring to know that a host of companies are working on making it more pleasant. One of these, Abacus, a Y Combinator-backed startup, is reimagining expense reporting as a mobile-first tool, and the company announced today on its blog that it has raised $3.5 million in new funding.
Video platform Tout secures $3.1M
Video hosting, distribution, and monetization service Tout today announced it has secured $3.15 million in debt financing in a public company filing. The New York-based company specifically targets newsrooms and the entertainment industry.
Read more: SEC
Giveaways site Poshly raises $3M
Poshly, a New York and San Francisco-based beauty product giveaway site, today announced $2,997,853 in funding via a public filing with the SEC.
Read more: SEC
Site for tracking startup performance raises $750K
Today Visible announced a $750,000 raise — $250,000 of which was reported in a public filing with the SEC. The Indianapolis-based company offers tools which help startups track their performance and share that data with investors. (Editor’s note: this funding blurb was updated at 10:33 a.m. PT with an additional $500K raised)
Read more: SEC
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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