battery ventures

  • Clean Urban Energy Raises $7 Million To "Turn Buildings Into Batteries"

    A Chicago startup Clean Urban Energy (CUE) raised $7 million in a series A round from Battery Ventures and Rho Ventures, the company announced today. CUE’s software-as-a-service “exploits the thermal mass of commercial office buildings to make [them] more efficient,” according to a company press statement. The software was developed at the University of Colorado, which struck… Read More

  • Custom Clothier J. Hilburn Raises Another $5 Million And Adds Suits To Its Wardrobe

    Custom men’s clothing company J. Hilburn is expanding its product line to suits today and raised a $5 million C round from Bridgescale Partners and existing investor Battery Ventures. That brings the total capital invested in the Dallas startup to $12 million. The funds will be used to accelerate its development of new products and as working capital for clothing inventory. J. Read More

  • Floral Delivery Service H.Bloom Picks Up $2.2 Million In Series A Funding

    In a city like New York, there are two main options to get floral bouquets in your home on a regular basis. You can make arrangements with your neighborhood’s floral shop, which can easily run north of $125 per pop. Or, if price is a factor, you can drop by the local bodega or deli shop to pick up a few bunches. The prices can be as little as $10 for a dozen roses— but as they say… Read More

  • Doctor And Contractor Reviews Site Angie's List Scores Another $22.5 Million

    Angie’s List, which offers consumers a way to review and rate doctors, contractors and service companies on the Web, has raised another big round. The privately-held company this morning announced that it has secured a $22.5 million equity financing round from “multiple institutional investors”, including Silicon Valley firm Battery Ventures. For the first time, public… Read More

  • GreenBytes Nabs $3.5 Million More For Energy-Efficient, Enterprise Data Storage

    According to a new SEC filing, Rhode Island startup GreenBytes Inc. added $3.5 million to the series A round they raised last year, led by Battery Ventures and initially consisted of $7.5 million. GreenBytes provides “energy-efficient, inline deduplication storage appliances.” In plainer English, the company makes hardware and software that IT operations teams use to store and… Read More

  • SafetyWeb Secures $8 Million So Parents Can Better Secure Their Kids Online

    When we last wrote about SafetyWeb in November, they hadn’t launched yet. Still, that didn’t stop Battery Ventures from pumping in a $750,000 angel round of funding. Now they’re about three months post-launch and investors are clearly liking what they’re seeing as the service has just raised another $8 million. SafetyWeb is a services that allows parents to monitor… Read More

  • BlockChalk Draws $1 Million In Seed Financing From Schachter, Battery, And Founder Collective

    Geo-messaging startup BlockChalk raised $1 million in seed financing from an impressive group of investors, including Delicious founder Joshua Schachter, Lotus founder Mitch Kapor, the Founder Collective, Battery Ventures, Harrison Metal, Josh Stylman, Tom McInerney, and David Liu. Schachter, in particular, has been investing heavily in geo startups (he is also an investor in Foursquare… Read More

  • New Money Going To Venture Funds Down 31 Percent In First Quarter

    New Money Going To Venture Funds Down 31 Percent In First Quarter

    Venture capital firms are having their own problems raising new money from limited partners. Capital inflows in the first quarter were down 31 percent annually to $3.6 billion in the U.S., according to the National Venture Capital Association. Venture funds were also down 11 percent from the fourth quarter. Only 32 funds were able to raise money in the first quarter, down from 44 last… Read More

  • Angie's List Gets $35 Million in New Investment From Battery Ventures

    Everybody’s got an opinion, and if you can collect them together that can be worth quite a bit of money. Angie’s List, one of the largest sites for local service provider ratings, has received $35 million from Battery Ventures, bringing its total funding to $48M. Battery will now hold a minority stake in the company. Angie’s List was founded in 1995, and provides users… Read More