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.
MuleSoft, a company selling software for application integration and application programming interface (API) management, announced a $128 million round today.
The company carries a valuation just over $1.5 billion, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason told VentureBeat in an email.
The enterprise communication company Switch Communications today announced a new $35 million round of funding, which it will use for an expansion into Asian markets.
Amasia structured and led the round, which included Felicis Ventures, SoftBank, and Work-Bench Ventures. Previous investors Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures also participated.
Internet connected sensor systems startup Samsara gets $25M in Series A from Andreessen Horowitz to help the development of large-scale wireless systems. The funding will allow Samsara to begin shipping their first products in the upcoming weeks.
The startup’s technology has become one of the most popular open-source projects on the GitHub source code repository website — but all this time, it has never generated revenue, cofounder and chief executive Geoff Schmidt told VentureBeat in an interview. That should be changing later this year, as the startup introduces Galaxy, a service for running Meteor applications on top of cloud infrastructure — without having to worry about provisioning or managing that infrastructure.
Google Ventures is the leading investor in a $15 million round of funding for the Farmers Business Network, a company that is using big data to show farms large and small how to make the most of their business.
Farmers Business Network is the brainchild of Charles Baron, a former program lead of energy innovation and geothermal projects at Google. For $500 a year farmers can contribute to and access FBN’s giant store of farming data that tells them which products and methods deliver the highest yields for a specific crop in a given location.
New York-based Justworks, a human resources and payment tool for small and medium-size businesses, announced a $13M raise in Series B round led by Bain Capital Ventures with returning investors Thrive Capital and Index Ventures.
Hightower, a platform that allows real state businesses to manage leases, raised $13M Series B funding led by RRE Ventures.
Directly, a costumer service app maker used by businesses like Pinterest, Airbnb, Udemy and Republic Wireless, announced it raised $10M in Series A lead by Costanoa Venture Capital at the On-Demand Conference today.
Lithuanian public transport mobile app, Trafi, announced it raised $6.5M in a Series A funding round led by Octopus Investments alongside EBRD Venture Capital Investment Programme and BaltCap. Trafi plans to hire a new VP of Growth and open a London-based office.
DataHero, a startup with cloud software for data visualization that can connect to several other cloud services, announced today a $6.1 million funding round.
DataHero also announced a new partnership with marketing-automation software company HubSpot that will allow HubSpot customers to analyze data from HubSpot and other sources using DataHero’s technology.
BetterCompany announced it raised $6M led by BlueRun Ventures to prepare for US expansion.
The social network for employees had previously raised $1.7M in seed funding lead from David Sacks and others.
Mobcrush has raised $4.9 million to fuel its community of mobile-gameplay livestreaming fans.
The startup is a good example of another company trying to steal a march on its PC-based rivals by coming up with a “mobile-first” version of an existing service. In this case, Mobcrush is trying to one-up livestreaming giant Twitch, which Amazon acquired last year for $970 million.
GoFactory announced it raised a $2M in a seed round by Visionnaire Ventures and a group of seasoned executives in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. The company expects to use the funding to expand to “several industries that can benefit from real-time insight and response,” said GoFactory’s CEO, Allan McNichol.
San Francisco-based video learning company, Zapticon, raised $1.5 in seed funding from investors including NewSchools Venture Fund, Redcrest Enterprises, Scion Capital and Telegraph Hill Capital.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.