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.
Even as the dust is still settling from the introduction of Apple Pay, the point-of-sale (POS) wars are heating up. iPad POS vendor Revel System today announced it has scored $100 million in new funding to take on the likes of Square, NCR, and others in the still-growing market of brick-and-mortar electronic commerce.
We might have hit data-breach fatigue, but online fraud and security is still a huge concern and resource drain for retailers. Forter, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based company, provides a fraud prevention solution with a real-time decision engine (it decides whether a transaction is legitimate or fraudulent) for online retailers. And today, the company announced that it has raised $15 million in a second round of institutional funding.
Evident.io, a startup with cloud-based software for monitoring usage of the popular Amazon Web Services public cloud in order to detect security risks, said today that it’s raised $9.85 million in a new funding round. The money puts Evident on the map for companies that want to watch for potential vulnerabilities as they tap public clouds.
Healthcare.com raises $7.5M
Healthcare.com, a privately-owned tool for research and comparison of health insurance options, announced it has raised $7.5 million in new funding. Former Priceline executives Jeffery H. Boyd and Robert J. Mylod, Jr. led the round. Healthcare.com will use the money to continue building out the company’s product and to expand its reach in the U.S. market.
Read more: Press release
Cavendish Kinetics grabs $7M
Cavendish Kinectics, a company that makes radio frequency technology and solutions for wireless devices, announced it has raised $7 million in new funding. Tallwood Venture Capital and Wellington Partners led the round, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures and other existing investors.
Read more: Press release
With smartphones getting bigger and bigger and advertisers turning their attentions to the medium, it’s no surprise that new social networks are popping up that focus entirely on video. Ocho, a new social network launching today on iOS, is announcing that it has raised $1.65 million in funding from Mark Cuban among other investors. The network also has partnerships with Vice Sports.
Gimlet Media grabs $1.5M
Gimlet Media, the new podcasting startup founded by Matt Lieber and NPR producer Alex Blumberg, announced that it has raised $1.5 million in new funding. Betaworks, Knight Enterprise Fund and Lowercase Capital have, Marco Arment, Groupon founder Andrew Mason, and Charles Duhigg invested in the round.
Read more: WSJ
Vericred raises $1.125M
Vericred, a startup building a system for providing credentials to healthcare providers, announced it has raised $1.125 million in seed funding. The company will use the new funding to launch its first product and to expand its healthcare provider data repository.