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Correction: Whittl announced that it raised $3.3M. Not $1.3M as if was originally written.
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.
HackerOne raises $25M to make the Internet safer via bug bounty programs
HackerOne, the platform for running and managing security bug bounty programs, today announced that it has closed a $25 million round led by New Enterprise Associates. This figure brings the total amount raised to $34 million, more than tripling the $9 million series A round led by Benchmark in May 2014.
This additional money is going towards encouraging hackers to find exploits. Don’t be alarmed: Hackers get paid when they responsibly notify companies so they can fix issues before attackers have a chance to exploit them.
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Security startup Barkly secures $12.5M from NEA
New Enterprise Associates led a $12.5 million round for endpoint security company Barkly. The startup announced the raise today, bringing its total funds to $17 million since it was founded in 2013. In a canned statement, Barkly revealed that it will use the funds to recruit new talent and drive product development.
VenueNext gathered $9M
Causeway Media Partners led a $9 million round for VenueNext, a platform for venues in which attendees can access tickets, points of sale, and location services. The platform’s first client was the 49ers’ new home, the Levi’s Stadium, with an app that VenueNext says allowed “65 percent of season ticket holders linking their tickets to the Levi’s Stadium app” and “over $1.5 million in mobile in-app purchases of food beverage, merchandise and parking.”
Live Nation Entertainment, Twitter Ventures, and Aruba Networks also participated in the round. Causeway’s managing partner Mark Wan will join VenueNext’s board.
Whittl gets $3.3M for expansion
Appointment booking website Whittl announced yesterday that it closed a series A round with $3.3 million in its pocket. The Chicago-based company helps users book appointments for multiple local services “crazy fast.” It also has a feature that lets them pay online, with no fees.
Origin Ventures and KGC Capital led the round, and GrubHub’s cofounder Mike Evans also participated. Whittl said it will use the funds to expand its services to more cities.
CareerFoundry snags $1M for ed tech programs
CareerFoundry, the Germany-based provider of “online mentored courses” in web development and UX design, announced today that it raised $1 million in a seed round led by Tengelmann Ventures. German investor Stefan Glänzer and cofounder of academic social network Mendeley, Paul Föckler, also participated in the round.
The ed tech company told VentureBeat it has raised a total of $1.3 million and that it is planning on new vertical investments for the end of the year.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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