battery ventures

  • Coupa up 87% in software IPO

    Coupa up 87% in software IPO

    Coupa was off to the races when it went public on Thursday. The “spend management” software company priced its IPO at $18 and saw its shares almost double during its first day of trading. With clients like Nike and Toyota, Coupa helps companies keep tabs on everyday expenditures and competes with divisions of Oracle and SAP. Founded a decade ago, they claim they’ve saved… Read More

  • Coupa is the latest unicorn to file for an IPO

    Coupa is the latest unicorn to file for an IPO

    It has been a slow year for tech IPOs, but cloud software maker Coupa has publicly filed. This is generally an indication that the company will debut on the stock market in a matter of weeks. The unicorn, whose largest shareholders include Battery Ventures and BlueRun Ventures, plans to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker, “COUP.” The company plans to raise roughly $75 million… Read More

  • In-app marketing startup Insert raises $10M

    In-app marketing startup Insert raises $10M

    Insert is the new startup from the team behind app development company Worklight (which was acquired by IBM for $70 million). Today it’s announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Insert CEO Shahar Kaminitz said that where Worklight (where he was founder and former CEO) was focused on “the core development of the application,” he’s come to realize… Read More

  • GrubMarket raises $20 million to expand its online farmer’s market

    GrubMarket raises $20 million to expand its online farmer’s market

    Forget food delivery. Just the organic slice of the grocery delivery business remains competitive in the U.S. with giants from the brick and mortar world, tech titans and upstarts all muscling in for a piece of an annual market that sees more than $40 billion in sales domestically. Some have flamed out, like Farmigo, which recently closed shop. And others done some belt-tightening, like… Read More

  • Narvar raises $22 million to help internet retailers deliver physical goods without frustrating customers

    Narvar raises $22 million to help internet retailers deliver physical goods without frustrating customers

    Battery Ventures led a $22 million, Series B investment in Narvar Inc., a company helping internet retailers keep their customers happy post-purchase, meaning until their packages are delivered, and if need be, successfully returned for an exchange or refund. Battery was joined by Fung Capital, a logistics-focused fund, and Narvar’s earlier backers Accel Partners and Freestyle… Read More

  • Analytics startup Amplitude raises $15M

    Analytics startup Amplitude raises $15M

    Amplitude announced this morning that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. In the past, the web and mobile analytics company has pitched itself as a more affordable alternative to Mixpanel. More recently, CEO Spenser Skates said the bigger vision is to make user data available to everyone in a company, not just data scientists. “It’s so easy to look up any piece of… Read More

  • Battery Ventures Closes On $950 Million Across Two Funds

    Battery Ventures Closes On $950 Million Across Two Funds

    Battery Ventures, an investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Menlo Park, Boston, and Herzliya, Israel, has raised $950 million across two new funds: a main fund, Battery Ventures XI, which is a $650 million pool, and a side fund that will support the company’s larger investments, which closed with $300 million. The firm previously similarly closed a $650 main fund and a… Read More

  • Lending Company Earnest Raises $275 Million As FinTech Remains In The Spotlight

    Lending Company Earnest Raises $275 Million As FinTech Remains In The Spotlight

    The lending segment of the financial services industry has been one of the areas that has attracted the most interest from venture investors with mature companies like SoFi raising a massive $1 billion round. Earnest raised $75 million in equity and the company received another $200 million in debt from a syndicate of mostly undisclosed insurance companies led by New York Life. Read More