battery ventures

  • Video Analytics Startup Vidyard Raises $35M

    Video Analytics Startup Vidyard Raises $35M

    Vidyard, a startup that says it can improve companies’ video marketing and sales, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, OMERS Ventures, iNovia Capital and SoftTech VC. The Y Combinator-incubated startup has now raised more than $60 million total. Vidyard offers a number… Read More

  • Lending Company Earnest Raises $275 Million As FinTech Remains In The Spotlight

    Lending Company Earnest Raises $275 Million As FinTech Remains In The Spotlight

    The lending segment of the financial services industry has been one of the areas that has attracted the most interest from venture investors with mature companies like SoFi raising a massive $1 billion round. Earnest raised $75 million in equity and the company received another $200 million in debt from a syndicate of mostly undisclosed insurance companies led by New York Life. Read More

  • Testing Company Optimizely Raises $58M As It Moves Into Personalization

    Testing Company Optimizely Raises $58M As It Moves Into Personalization

    Optimizely, the company that has become synonymous with A/B testing, has raised $58 million in Series C funding. Optimizely has now raised a total of $146 million. The new round was led by Index Ventures, with general partner Ilya Fushman joining Optimizely’s board of directors. Also participating in the funding were past investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Battery… Read More

  • Football Media Platform 90min Scores $15M Further Funding

    Football Media Platform 90min Scores $15M Further Funding

    There’s money in the beautiful game, even if it’s not very evenly distributed. London-headquartered 90min, which describes itself as a ‘contributor-driven’ football media platform (meaning that it relies largely on unpaid, volunteer writers) has raised a further $15 million. Leading the round is German media group ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, while 90min’s… Read More

  • Blue Jeans Network Raises $76.5M To Bring Video Conferencing Beyond The Office

    Blue Jeans Network Raises $76.5M To Bring Video Conferencing Beyond The Office

    Blue Jeans Network, a company that provides cloud-based video conferencing services, has raised $76.5 million in its fifth round of financing. NEA led the Series E round, joined by Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Glynn Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Quadrille Capital. Jeter Ventures, a new fund launched by MLB all-star Derek Jeter, also participated. When Blue Jeans launched in… Read More

  • DevOps Automation Service Chef Raises $40M Series E Round Led By DFJ Growth

    DevOps Automation Service Chef Raises $40M Series E Round Led By DFJ Growth

    The Seattle-based DevOps and IT automation service Chef today announced that it has raised a $40 million Series E round led by DFJ Growth, DFJ’s fund for investing in $10 million+ rounds. One part of this round worth $32 million already closed earlier this year, but since then, a number of new investors have come on board. Read More

  • Koru Raises $8M Series A Round For Its Talent Marketplace

    Koru is a Seattle-based talent marketplace that helps college grads find jobs at tech companies by putting them through an intensive business program. As the company today announced, it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Maveron, with participation from new investors City Light Capital and Trilogy Equity Partners, as well as existing investors Battery Ventures and First Round. Read More

  • Born Out Of A Cisco Consulting Gig, Predictive Sales Tool 6Sense Raises $12M

    Born Out Of A Cisco Consulting Gig, Predictive Sales Tool 6Sense Raises $12M

    Of the many ways that big data analytics is impacting how enterprises do business, one of the most interesting has been in the area of predictive intelligence — the idea that by looking at all of the data being created in and around your organisation, you can help figure out what to do in the future. In the latest development in this space, 6Sense — a startup that was created… Read More

  • Battery Ventures Debuts Powered, Its Content Hub For Entrepreneurs

    Battery Ventures Debuts Powered, Its Content Hub For Entrepreneurs

    Content is the new black for VCs, with First Round Capital, Sequoia, and even Andreessen Horowitz ramping up original content for founders. Today, Battery Ventures is debuting its content hub, called Powered by Battery. There are some similarities to First Round’s Harvard Business Review-style, and the content on the site is definitely more how-to, marketing copy than hard-hitting… Read More