Rho 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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