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.
Investment analytics startup Vuru raises $1M from Tim Draper and others
Vuru is investment analytics for the average Joe. Today the company raised $1 million from Tim Draper in partnership with Naveen Jain and Sony Mordechai. The company takes vast amounts of raw data about a potential investment, like how the company has been performing over the past ten years, and transforms it into actionable analysis, charts, and diagrams. Vuru has data on 5,500 stocks.
The Canada-based Vuru has 85,000 registered users and its website sees 55,000 pageviews a month. The money will be used to help the company grow its platform.
Vuru is currently incubating at Fintech Connection at Hero City.
Flare Capital raises $200M to invest in health care technology
Flare Capital is a venture capital fund dedicated to funding health care technology. Today it raised $200 million.
Formerly known as Foundation Medical Partners, the firm says it’s interested in “transformational technologies” that leverage real-time mobile solutions and big-data analytics.
Catalyst Investors closes its fourth fund at $377M
Catalyst Investors, a New York based growth equity firm, just closed a $377 million round of funding for its fourth fund.
The oversubscribed fund blew past its goal of $350 million. Catalyst Investors will use the money to make equity investments ranging from $10 million to $60 million in later stage companies with areas of focus including e-commerce, digital media, health care, IT, education technology, cloud computing, and data centers, among others.
ShipBob raises $1M to bring shipping infrastructure to small and medium businesses
Today, shipping startup ShipBob is raising $1 million to expand to Brooklyn, N.Y.
Like Shyp and Shipster, ShipBob offers to come to your house, pick up an item to be shipped, package, and deliver it. Users place a request for a shipment through ShipBob’s web interface. The company caters to small businesses that sell their wares through platforms like Shopify and Etsy.
Investors include SV Angels, Funders Club, and WeFunder.
Misterbnb takes in $2M for its LGBT-friendly travel-planning platform
Travel platform for the gay community Misterbnb just raised $2 million to launch in the U.S.
The Paris-based company launched to provide an Airbnb-like experience for members of the gay community, who may be worried about the safety of staying in other people’s homes.
Investors include 500 Startups, China Growth Capital, MicroVentures, AngelVest, Pole Capital Ventures.