Series A

  • NextHealth raises $8.5M from Norwest to drive down medical costs

    NextHealth raises $8.5M from Norwest to drive down medical costs

    One of the few remaining universal truths is that healthcare costs are too high. Insurance companies are bucking under the pressure from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and they are willing to try almost anything if it means reducing costs. With a shiny $8.5 million Series A from Norwest Venture Partners, NextHealth will be making that exact promise of reducing healthcare costs to U.S. Read More

  • Veriflow raised $8.2 million to help IT pros avoid network outages and breaches

    Veriflow raised $8.2 million to help IT pros avoid network outages and breaches

    Remember when Target lost millions of customer credit card numbers to hackers who got in to their networks, of all things, through the company’s connected HVAC systems? A startup called Veriflow Systems Inc. just raised $8.2 million in a Series A round of venture funding to prevent that kind of thing with technology it’s calling “mathematical network… Read More

  • Microsoft confirms Microsoft Ventures VC arm, renames old one ‘Microsoft Accelerator’

    Microsoft confirms Microsoft Ventures VC arm, renames old one ‘Microsoft Accelerator’

    As Google moves ahead to develop its Area 120 in-house incubator program, Microsoft is also looking to get more of its startup ducks in a row. On Monday, the company quietly, officially unveiled Microsoft Ventures — a new arm that will focus on “Series A and beyond” investments in North America and Israel, with the first investments to be revealed in the coming weeks. If… Read More

  • Tally raises $15 million for app to make credit cards less expensive, easier to manage

    Tally raises $15 million for app to make credit cards less expensive, easier to manage

    San Francisco-based Tally Technologies raised $15 million in Series A venture funding to launch an app that promises to help people maintain good credit while avoiding fees, charges and other credit card affiliated pains. Shasta Ventures led the Series A and was joined by the company’s earlier backers — Cowboy Ventures and AITV. Silicon Valley Bank also invested. Read More

  • AirMap raises $15M Series A round to develop its airspace management system for drones

    AirMap raises $15M Series A round to develop its airspace management system for drones

    AirMap, a startup that provides drone operators with airspace information to let them know when and where they can fly, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners, with Lux Capital (which led the company’s $2.6 million seed round), Social Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, Bullpen Capital and the Pritzker Group… Read More

  • Product discovery platform Influenster secures $8M in Series A funding from Ebates

    Product discovery platform Influenster secures $8M in Series A funding from Ebates

    Product discovery and reviews platform, Influenster, has raised $8 million in financing from Ebates, a leading online cashback shopping service. Ebates is a subsidiary of Rakuten — the multi-billion dollar Japanese holding corporation which owns stakes in the entertainment service, Viki, the messaging service, Viber, and was a lead investor in Pinterest. As part of the agreement… Read More

  • Rhumbix Wants To Be The Palantir For Construction

    Rhumbix Wants To Be The Palantir For Construction

    Two former Naval Engineers are trying to turn construction management on its head. Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni Zachary Scheel and Drew DeWalt are behind Rhumbix, a company whose product optimizes construction management and labor payment as well as divining best practices out of user data. The company’s platforms is centered on a phone app with different iterations… Read More

  • Separating The Sizzle From The Steak Crunch Network

    Separating The Sizzle From The Steak

    Seed rounds are all about the sizzle, the exciting promise of the future if things go as dreamed. Risk is high — but the reward, if it works, is far greater. Smart people with great ideas and strong skills can raise money based on their passion, vision and tenacity. But when it comes time to raise a Series A, it’s all about the steak — what you’ve accomplished. Read More

  • Riding The Funding Wave Crunch Network

    Riding The Funding Wave

    When we observed an increase in Series A fundings in the first quarter of 2015, we had two theories as to what was happening. First, people are attracted to the Series A figures more than Series B or beyond. This is similar to how people bid on mid-market houses in San Francisco, overbidding on houses around $2 million, but the $5 million houses see much less competition. Second, we might see… Read More