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.
Emergence Capital has closed its fourth fund, Emergence Capital Partners IV, with $335 million.
The venture firm plans to focus on enterprise technologies, particularly software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud technologies, mobile tech, and tools for helping people work together better.
Jet.com, which plans to launch an online e-commerce marketplace, has raised a $140 million convertible note, led by Bain Capital, that gives the company a reported post-money valuation of $600 million. And it hasn’t even launched its site yet. All there is at Jet.com right now is a big “coming soon” banner. Jet is based in Hoboken, N.J.
That amount tops the $100 million raised by Paris ride-sharing leader BlaBlaCar last summer, a round that at the time was considered the biggest ever in French history. The $115 million round not only will accelerate Sigfox’s growth, but it should cement its place at the top of any list of Europe’s hottest startups.
AppDirect just grabbed $50 million to grow its e-commerce platform that sells cloud products from the likes of Samsung, Comcast, and Rackspace.
Today’s raise brings the company’s total funding to $110 million. AppDirect is a cloud-based marketplace featuring hundreds of software-as-a-service apps. It connects businesses and consumers to the software they’re looking for and gives its clients a management system for handling billing, distribution, and reselling services.
Miovision secures $24M to connect traffic signals to the Internet
Internet of things company Miovision this week announced a $24 million ($30M CAD) funding round led by MacKinnon, Bennett & Co. The Ontario-based company says it plans to use the new capital to “expand its team and accelerate its vision of smart cities and cloud-based traffic management technology.”
Read more: Press release
Curated shopping site Fancy (formerly “The Fancy”) announced yesterday that it had raised a Series D round of funding led by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Domit, Japanese company Culture Convenience Club (CCC), and investor and America Movil executive Arturo Elias.
People are hungry for good service at restaurants, and that’s why mobile concierge app Reserve just raised $15 million. Reserve books a dinner reservation and sets up a payment option (including tip) so that when you’re done with the meal, you just get a thank you card — not a bill.
Human Ventures Capital led the syndicate round, a new firm founded by Reserve’s co-founder Joe Marchese, and Expa, a startup strategy company.
Las Vegas-based TuneGo, a fledgling music discovery service for indie musicians, has raised $1.2 million and is planning the official launch of its platform for later this quarter.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.