Rho Ventures

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

    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

  • How Worried Are Consumers about Privacy?

    How Worried Are Consumers about Privacy?

    The need to protect consumer privacy online has been in the spotlight lately, more than ever. In February the U.S. Senate created a new Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, which will be chaired by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. AdWeek quoted Franken <a href=””>saying , “The boom of new technologies over the last several years has made it easier to keep… Read More

  • NYC's FinTech Innovation Lab Calling Tech Talent To Wall Street

    NYC's FinTech Innovation Lab Calling Tech Talent To Wall Street

    Big Apple business leaders are at it again—trying to make New York City as sweet a home as can be for tech startups, this time with a 12-week bootcamp-type program, called the FinTech Innovation Lab. The lab is geared for entrepreneurs with skills and concepts that could benefit Wall Street. According to a statement from the New York City Investment Fund, the U.S. financial services… Read More

  • Totsy Lands $5 Million In Funding For Flash Sales Site For Children Products

    Totsy Lands $5 Million In Funding For Flash Sales Site For Children Products

    Exclusive - Totsy, a private sale site targeting moms of kids aged 0-7 (and moms-to-be), has raised $5 million in Series A funding from DFJ Gotham and Rho Ventures. The financing round follows the startup’s recent “acquisition” of competitor bTrendie’s member base. Totsy is the umpteenth niche-specific (in this case, for everything from prenatal care products, baby… Read More

  • Videoconferencing Company Vidyo Raises $25 Million 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