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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.
Lending startup Bond Street Marketplace raises $110M
Online lending company based in New York, Bond Street Marketplace, announced today that it raised $110 million in equity and debt funds. Bond Street lends funds to small businesses with applications that supposedly take less than 10 minutes to fill up. The lending company said businesses can receive the lent capital in less than a week.
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New $50M startup fund created by venture firm RVP
RezVen Partners announced today that it set up a $50 million fund to help “growing technology companies that demonstrate significant potential for reshaping the software and digital and social media landscapes.”
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The telemedicine service Doctor on Demand is doubling down on its enterprise partnership business, and is taking a new $50 million injection of venture capital funding to do it.
The names of the investors were not disclosed.
French audio tech startup Devialet nabs $20M and opens U.S. pre-orders for its $2,000 ‘Phantom’ speaker
There has always been demand for high-quality audio, which is why news of Devialet’s $20 million funding round, led by French business magnate Bernard Arnault, should come as little surprise. This takes the company’s total funding to the $50 mark, having raised $30 million back in 2012.
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New York-based Managed by Q, a “smart” office management service, announced today that it raised $15 million to open a new office in San Francisco — and oppose the 1099 economy.
The series A round was led by RRE Ventures. Greycroft Partners, Homebrew, Sherpa Ventures, SV Angel, and Steadfast Financial followed. Individual investors ranging from Jessica Alba to NBA commissioner David Stern participated as well.
Managed by Q has raised $17.4 million in funding to date.
Image framing startup Framebridge hangs up $7.7M
Framebridge announced today that it raised $7.7 million in series A round lead by New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Ventures. The online startup custom-makes art and picture frames from $39 to $159 with free shipping.
“Framebridge is transforming an industry that has been without innovation for hundreds of years,” said Revolution Ventures’ managing partner Tige Savage. Framebridge said the funds will be used to develop technology that helps it understand consumer trends.
Vox Mobile takes $6.7M to help enterprises mobilize
Vox Mobile wants to get all businesses mobilized: “We’re mobility as a service,” says Kris Synder, CEO of Vox Mobile. To grow its customer base, the company just raised $6.7 million in funding.
Vox Mobile’s platform handles bring your own device management, logistics, device imaging, security, mobile related expense management, and 24/7 support. To put it in context, Vox competes with the likes of VMware, along with other mobile enterprise managing players.
The funding from Telus Ventures, Permal Capital, Mutual Capital Partners Fund, and Edison Ventures will be used to increase marketing for its products and grow business.
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Palo Alto, California-based MentAd is announcing today it has raised $4.7 million to support its particular approach: “your next customer will be similar to the last.”
The company has developed a mass analysis and segmentation of historical customer data as a way of identifying the next wave of customers and the kind of advertising that will appeal to them.
The platform was launched last year, and the company claims it now has more than four dozen customers worldwide. The funding, consisting of a previously unannounced $1.2 million seed round and a recent $3.5 million Series A, will be used to grow the product development, marketing and sales teams, and to scale up business, mostly in the U.S.
Former Yankees player Derek Jeter announced today that his venture arm is investing in StopIt, an app that fights cyberbullying. Jeter’s youth organization, Turn 2 Foundation, also announced it is partnering with StopIt with the goal of helping elementary and high school students report cyber abuse.
Corporate events analytics startup Loopd gathers $1.5M
Loopd, a company that generates human interaction analytics for corporate events, announced today that it closed a $1.5 million “bridge round.”
The company has raised $2.6 million since its seed round last October. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and venture capitalist Tim Draper led Loopd’s latest round.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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