menlo ventures

  • $10 Million For UpCounsel Means Small Businesses Can Hire BigLaw Attorneys

    $10 Million For UpCounsel Means Small Businesses Can Hire BigLaw Attorneys

    UpCounsel, a marketplace for legal services, has pulled in $10 million in new funding to provide small businesses with attorneys at a fraction of the cost of a big law firm. Menlo Ventures led the Series A round, with participation from previous investors Homebrew and Metamorphic Ventures, which brings the company’s funding total to $13.9 million. When businesses hire a lawyer from a… Read More

  • Menlo Ventures Brings On Matt Murphy

    Menlo Ventures Brings On Matt Murphy

    Matt Murphy, who left his role as a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers earlier this year, is joining Menlo Ventures as a managing director. Murphy will be focusing on enterprise infrastructure and mobile first apps that apply to either consumer or the enterprise. In terms of the “mobile first apps” part, he pointed to applications like Slack and DocuSign as… Read More

  • Former Kleiner Kid Matt Murphy Heads To Menlo Ventures

    Former Kleiner Kid Matt Murphy Heads To Menlo Ventures

    Matt Murphy, formerly of Kleiner Perkins, is joining Menlo Ventures. The latter firm is currently investing a new $400 million fund. Murphy led Kleiner’s investment into Aerohive Networks, which is currently public, and has been involved with Egnyte, a firm that is looking to go public next year. Kleiner has become best known recently for gender bias suit filed by former denizen… Read More

  • Menlo Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its Twelfth Fund

    Menlo Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its Twelfth Fund

    Menlo Ventures is announcing today that it has $400 million in fresh capital to invest in new startups, thanks to the close of its twelfth fund. With a size equal to the firm’s previous fund, the firm’s partners hope to carry forth the same strategy that served them well in Menlo Ventures XI, and hopefully to repeat some of its success. Read More

  • RealtyShares Gets $10M From Menlo To Grow Its Platform For Crowdfunding Real Estate Projects

    RealtyShares Gets $10M From Menlo To Grow Its Platform For Crowdfunding Real Estate Projects

    RealtyShares has taken the idea of crowdfunding and applied it to the real estate market. After about a year of operations in which it was able to show product-market fit, the company has raised $10 million in funding from Menlo Ventures to quickly grow the number of projects made available to investors. Read More

  • Sustainable Development Goes Massively Online As EdCast Launches With Sustainability Expert Jeffrey Sachs

    Sustainable Development Goes Massively Online As EdCast Launches With Sustainability Expert Jeffrey Sachs

    In the spring of 2015 thousands of students from universities around the world will participate in online negotiations under the tutelage of Jeffrey Sachs to draft a comprehensive treaty on climate change, ahead of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change scheduled for December 2015 in Paris. The curriculum and its massive dissemination is the… Read More

  • Codeforindia Website Connects Western Coders With Indian Social Workers

    Codeforindia Website Connects Western Coders With Indian Social Workers

    Karl Mehta, the man who helped coordinate the technology response to Hurricane Sandy, has moved his attention to another emergency situation: India’s decaying social infrastructure. He has personally funded a new website codeforindia.org connecting western-educated, Indian-descended software engineers with social workers on the subcontinent. Read More

  • Ad Tech Company eXelate Raises $12M C Round Led By NewSpring Capital

    Ad Tech Company eXelate Raises $12M C Round Led By NewSpring Capital

    Ad tech company eXelate, a provider of data and analytics to help advertisers know more about who to target and how, has announced that it’s raised a $12 million C round, led by NewSpring Capital with participation from existing investors Carmel Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Trident Capital. The new capital brings the total raised by eXelate to $32 million, following its $15 million B… Read More

  • Six Must-Watch Backstage Videos From Disrupt Plus The Music (TCTV)

    Six Must-Watch Backstage Videos From Disrupt Plus The Music (TCTV)

    It’s been a very busy week at TechCrunch with our Disrupt conference and other internal disruptions, so you may have missed some great and revealing interviews. Devin Coldewey wrote a post with the Six Must-Watch On-Stage Videos from Disrupt. But there was a lot of activity going on backstage too. We did more than 60 interviews with entrepreneurs, VC’s, Angels, CEO’s, and… Read More

  • Data Storage Company Coraid Raises $25 Million Series B

    Coraid, a developer of Ethernet SAN storage solutions, this morning announced that it has closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures. All of Coraid’s Series A ($10 million) backers, including Allegis Capital and Azure Capital Partners, participated in this round. The reason why it’s interesting that Menlo Ventures led this sizeable financing round (sorry, Om)… Read More

  • eXelate Raises $15 Million For Behavioral Targeting Data Marketplace

    eXelate, a New York-based provider of data management tools for online publishers and operator of an open marketplace for audience targeting data, has raised $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by Silicon Valley’s Menlo Ventures with participation of Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures. The latter led the company’s initial $4 million financing round back in October 2007. Read More

  • Crowdcast Raises $6 Million For 'Social Business Intelligence' Solutions

    Crowdcast, a provider of social business intelligence (SBI) solutions, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Alsop-Louie Partners. The company’s name is a combination of the words ‘crowd’ and ‘forecast’, and its self-declared goal is to help companies find out what their people really know about… Read More

  • Videoconferencing Company Vidyo Raises $25 Million More

    Vidyo, which specializes in video conferencing technology, has closed a big round of financing. The company raised $25 million in a Series C round led by Four Rivers Group and joined by prior backers Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds and Star Ventures. Read More

  • TC50 Finalist DataXu Scores $11 Million More For Online Ad Bidding Platform

    Boston-based DataXu, provider of a real-time online ad bidding and optimization system, has secured $11 million in Series B funding to add to the $7.8 million in financing it raised in an earlier round (April 2009). The company, which was a finalist at last year’s edition of the TechCrunch50 conference and startup launchpad, raised the additional capital from Menlo Ventures and prior… Read More

  • Branders.com Scores Another $5 Million In Venture Capital

    Branders.com, an online-only promotional items store operator, raised another $5 million in venture funding, bringing the total invested in the company to $46 million. Participating in this round were Menlo Ventures, DCM, Venture Strategy Partners and Altos Ventures. Read More