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.
Uber could raise $1B more
Car service startup Uber has reportedly “expanded its Series E round of venture financing by $1 billion,” the New York Times reports. This change suggests that Uber will raise a total of $2.8 billion in its latest round.
Read more: NYT
K2 raises more than $100M for business app platform
Bellevue, Wash.-based K2 provides a cloud platform for rapid development and deployment of business applications across a range of stationary or mobile devices.
The company has just raised a massive new round of more than $100 million. The round was lead by K2 CEO and co-founder, Adriaan van Wyk, and Brian Decker, a principal at the venture capital firm Francisco Partners.
K2 says it’ll use the new money to continue to build out its cloud platform.
Axcient takes on $25M
Axcient, a startup providing cloud-based backup and disaster recovery for ensuring the availability of companies’ application and data, announced a new $25 million funding round today. Industry Ventures led the round in the Mountain View, Calif.-based startup. Allegis Capital, Peninsula Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Thomvest Ventures also participated. Axcient said it has also raised a debt facility that it will announce later. The idea is to spend money on sales and marketing and pay for a new “reseller compensation program”, according to a statement.
It’s not just customers that companies want engaged. Today, the cloud-based Glint is launching what it calls “the industry’s first real-time employee engagement platform.” It is also announcing it has raised $15.5 million over two rounds.
The company raised $6.5 million in a series A and $9 million in a series B round, both of which were led by Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures, with participation from angel investors that included former Twitter CEO Ev Williams. The funding is being used to build out sales and marketing, and to expand the platform.
A Valley coffee shop chain just raised $15M
Philz Coffee, a Silicon Valley favorite unbeknownst to New Yorkers like yours truly, has raised $15 million to expand. The brand will presumably compete with other San Francisco favorites, like Google Ventures-backed Blue Bottle.
Read more: TechCrunch
RapidMiner adds on $15M
Predictive analytics startup RapidMiner said today that it’s taken on $15 million in fresh funding. Ascent Venture Partners and Longworth Venture Partners led the round. Earlybird Venture Capital and Open Ocean Capital also participated. To date Cambridge, Mass.-based RapidMiner has raised $20 million.
Shopping startup Shopa picks up $11M
Shopa, a London-based startup that brings a social component to its e-commerce site for men’s and women’s clothing, today said that it has taken on $11 million in new cash from Octopus Investments and Notion Capital. Now the startup, which has launched its shop in the United Kingdom and in the U.S., is looking to expand into China and India.
BlueTalon, a startup concerning itself with restricting people’s access to data sitting inside the Hadoop open-source big-data software, is announcing today that it’s secured $5 million as it prepares to accept lots of new customers.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.