funding

  • DaWanda secures €4 million to go international

    The discussion regarding copycats of US startups in europe is still an ongoing one, and largely due to the fact that the copycats are often heartless rip-offs. DaWanda, a marketplace for DIY goods, took the successful concept of Etsy, which was founded in 2005, to Europe and has since then grown into a company with 65 employees and 1,9 million products for sale. But in contrast to other… Read More

  • Virident Grabs $21 Million From Intel Capital, Cisco, Sequoia And More For Enterprise Storage Solutions

    Virident Grabs $21 Million From Intel Capital, Cisco, Sequoia And More For Enterprise Storage Solutions

    Virident, a company that offers flash-based storage solutions for enterprise, announced today that it has closed a $21 million series C funding round. The investment was led by Globespan Capital Partners, with strategic investments from Intel Capital, Cisco and contributions from existing investors, Sequoia Capital and Artiman Ventures. The series C round brings Virident to a total of $37… Read More

  • With Funding In Tow, MineralTree Launches A Disruptive Banking And Payment Solution Aimed At SMBs

    With Funding In Tow, MineralTree Launches A Disruptive Banking And Payment Solution Aimed At SMBs

    For SMBs, managing banking and payment processes is not as easy — or as secure — as it should be. So, coming out of stealth today is a Boston-based startup called MineralTree that is looking to fix both of these problems. Tomorrow, at the Small Business Banking Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, MineralTree will officially launch its first product: A cloud-based banking and… Read More

  • Don’t Launch A Company, Launch A Fund (Or The Series A Will Die)

    Don’t Launch A Company, Launch A Fund (Or The Series A Will Die)

    Editor’s note: This guest post is authored by Adeo Ressi, who is the founder of The Founder Institute and TheFunded.com. You can follow him on Twitter here. Every investor and entrepreneur knows there is something scary about the current startup economy. There is an enormous amount of angel capital available, while at the same time there is a small amount of Series A and a large and… Read More

  • Zenprise Raises $30 Million In New Funding

    Zenprise Raises $30 Million In New Funding

    Mobile device management company Zenprise, Inc. today announced it has raised $30 million in new financing. The round was led by Silicon Valley-based Greylock Partners, with participation from all of Zenprise’s existing investors. The investment will be used to support the company’s growth and accelerate product development, sales and marketing efforts. Read More

  • TechStars Grad ReportGrid Raises $750K Seed Round

    TechStars Grad ReportGrid Raises $750K Seed Round

    ReportGrid, a recent graduate form the 2011 TechStars Boulder class has just raised a seed round in the amount of $750,000. The company, a data analytics as a service offering, is notable for powering its API for analytics and reporting through a cloud-scalable database and visualization engine. Principal investors in the round included Launch Capital, David Cohen, Walt Winshall, Doug Derwin… Read More

  • Vienna-based Speedinvest closes $10m fund to bridge the EU/Valley divide

    Slowly, but surely, Vienna is building its own reputation as a startup hotspot and eventually there might be a fight between Berlin, London, Copenhagen and Vienna, although London and Berlin are ahead at the moment. There have been a number of large exits driven by Austrian-born founders (exits from UCP, Jahjah, 3united and last.fm exceed 1 billion USD). Companies such as Wikitude, Runtastic… Read More

  • Stealthy Startup Dashlane Raises $5 Million In Series A

    Stealthy Startup Dashlane Raises $5 Million In Series A

    Stealthy consumer Internet startup Dashlane is announcing today that it has closed $5 million in Series A funding led by New York City-based firms Rho Ventures and FirstMark Capital. Also participating in the round is Dashlane co-founder Bernard Liautaud. Dashlane won’t say much about its product offering just yet, only that it’s designed to eliminate the hassles involved with… Read More

  • MakerBot Takes $10 Million In Funding From Foundry Group, Angels

    MakerBot Takes $10 Million In Funding From Foundry Group, Angels

    MakerBot Industries, creator of home 3D printers, has announced a total of $10 million in funding from a number of investors, the bulk coming from Foundry Group. Also included in the round were Bezos Expeditions, True Ventures, and RRE, along with a dozen or so angel investors. The company started in 2009 with around $75,000 in seed money, and since then has put together and sold some 5200… Read More