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Segment raises a $27M round to expand its ‘partner ecosystem’
Segment, a service that lets users collect consumer data for analytics and marketing, announced today that it closed a $27 million funding round.
The company said that it’ll be “expanding the partner ecosystem and [its] ability to get your data from all the places it’s created to all the places where you need to use it.”
Thrive Capital led the round. Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins, and Jon Winkelried followed. Segment has raised at least 44.6 million to date and its clients list includes Rdio, Conde Nast, and Atlassian.
Period and fertility tracking app Clue raises $7M for growth
Berlin-based digital female health company Clue announced today that it took in a $7 million investment led by New York’s Union Square Ventures and London’s Mosaic Ventures.
Clue is startup that has developed an app that helps women to keep track of their menstrual cycle by using data analytics and research.
“Clue calculates and predicts the users’ periods, fertile windows and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and informs them when they are the most or least likely to get pregnant,” the company explained.
The funding round, Clue says, will help the company launch new features and accelerate growth in new markets. Clue has a total of $10 million in investments.
Image recognition app for places Phind closed a $755K seed round
Phind, an app that wants to become the Shazam of images, announced that it closed its oversubscribed seed round with $755 thousand in its pocket.
“Our goal is to take image recognition to the next level,” said Rishi Jhunjhnuwala, Phind’s CEO.
The startups’s image recognition technology lets uses take a picture of a place or landmark so that they can get information on what they are looking at, exactly. To do this, Jhunjhnuwala says he and his team spent over a year to develop the app, and its 2.0 version.
The seed funds came from Angel investors in Asia and the United States.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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