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.
Via offers SUV rides to groups of passengers with compatible destinations in New York City. Passengers request a ride through an app, then wait less than 10 minutes to get picked up. If necessary, the Via algorithm might reroute the vehicle to a more direct path to the rider’s destination. The ride costs five bucks (if prepaid).
The service apparently works well enough. Now Via wants to expand into new markets and it’s taken in some fresh VC money to do it. The new $27 million round was led by Pitango Venture Capital, with Hearst Ventures, Ervington Investments, and 83North throwing in.
Honor launches with $20M to reinvent at-home care for seniors
Today Honor, a startup aiming to change the way at-home care works for seniors, launched in Contra Costa County, California with plans to expand “throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area.” The company raised $15 million from Andreessen Horowitz and $5 million from a number of angel investors to make this happen.
Read more: Company blog
The company just landed a second funding round of $5 million, bringing its total money raised to around $11 million. Now the company is in the process of developing a mobile edition of its network, according to a report from Mashable. The app is expected to debut this spring.
Online small biz loans company Can Capital secures $650M credit facility
New York-based Can Capital today announced it’s secured “a $650 million credit facility from a dozen leading lenders.” The company announced this news shortly after appointing a new chief technology officer.
Read more: Press release
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.