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.
Pluribus Networks grabs $50M
Pluribus Networks, a software-defined networking provider, announced it has raised $50 million in new funding. Temasek Holdings led the round, with all existing investors, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Menlo Ventures, Mohr Davidow and AME Cloud Ventures, also participating.
Read more: Press release
Shazam, maker of the popular app for identifying songs, announced today that it has raised $30 million in new funding, bringing its total valuation to more than $1 billion. The newly minted “unicorn” isn’t disclosing this round’s investors, although executive chairman Andrew Fisher told the Wall Street Journal that they have purchased just under three percent of the company’s equity, and have not previously invested in Shazam.
Sophisticated personal social robots for the home look like big business, and investors clearly want in. That’s the message today with the announcement that Jibo Inc. — whose small, table-top Jibo robot can serve as a personal secretary, an educational assistant, a social media director, and more — has closed a $25.3 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by RRE Ventures, and joined by Charles River Ventures, Fairhaven, Osage University Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, Two Sigma Ventures, Formation 8, Samsung Ventures, and additional angel investors.
The race is on for analytics companies to make data easier and more useful. One recent entry in that race, Interana, today announced that it has raised $20 million to propel its approach to visual data discovery tools.
Supplier invoicing is far from sexy, but for one company, it’s incredibly good business. Taulia, a company providing cloud-based invoicing, dynamic discounting, and payments tools, is announcing today that it has raised a fresh $15 million, its third lump of funding in less than a year.
Ringly grabs $5.1M
Ringly, maker of a connected women’s rings, announced it has raised $5.1 million in new funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, with participation from Highline Ventures Partners, Silas Capital, PCH, First Round Capital, Social+Capital, Mesa+, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, and others.
Read more: Ringly blog
After launching early last year, True Link Financial just pulled in $3.5 million in funding to help America’s elderly from getting roped into scam charges. The technology is simple enough in concept. True Link provides its clients with a pre-paid credit card. The card not only puts in place a spending limit, it also guards against potential spending pitfalls — like unauthorized additional charges companies sometimes stick consumers with.
After extending an angel round of investment, security startup Bastille just scooped up an additional $1 million in funding from investors including David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners. The company first raised $1.5 million in September of last year, but kept the round open. Tom Noonan and John Huntz provided much of the initial investment.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.