Series A Round

Startups That Chase Big Investment Rounds Are Focusing on the Wrong Thing

Forget fundraising. Build your customer pipeline instead.<p>In season 2, episode 1 of the television show <i>Silicon Valley,</i> protagonist Richard is sitting in a bar with Javeed, a one-time successful startup founder who is now broke and alone. After Javeed learns about Richard's series of progressively …

Startups

Bespoke Post snaps up $6 mln Series A

New York City-based <b>Bespoke Post</b>, an ecommerce service, has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to a source familiar with the …

Investing

8.5% From This New Preferred Stock

Teekay LNG Partners has issued its second preferred stock, the 8.50% Series B cumulative perpetual preferred.<p>Distributable cash covers the preferred …

Business

Cloud video distributor Zype snags $4.9 mln Series A

New York City-based <b>Zype,</b> a cloud video distributor, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding. <b>Runa Capital</b> led the round with participation from …

Investing

FDA OK of TransEnterix's Senhance triggers accelerated expiration of Series A Warrants; shares up 6% premarket

• One-year Series A Warrants issued by TransEnterix (NYSEMKT:TRXC) in its April equity offering will now expire at 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, October 31. …

Stock Markets

The Founder’s Guide to Raising a Series A Venture Financing

<b>When are you ready to raise a Series A?</b><p>The snide answer is that you are ready to raise an A when you can convince a VC to give you a term sheet. The …

Venture Capital

Healthcare Startup OHM Healthcare Raises Pre-Series A Funding

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Startups

HappyOrNot raises $14.5 million to expand its ‘smiley’ feedback terminals

HappyOrNot, the Finnish company behind the familiar feedback system that puts physical terminals in retail and other public locations, has raised $14.5 million in a Series A round of funding led by European VC firm and early Spotify investor Northzone, with participation from Australia’s …

Startups

Finnish customer feedback analytics firm HappyOrNot raises $14.5M Series A led by Northzone

Startups

Social commerce startup Meesho gets $3.4M Series A to build a reseller network in India

While most of the attention paid to India’s e-commerce boom focuses on big players like Flipkart, there’s another fast-growing sector: people, mostly women, who resell items on social media. Several startups now exist to serve the so-called “housewife reseller” market. One of them, Y Combinator …

Startups

CastBox reveals $16 million in funding as global surge in podcast investment continues

If finding out what’s hot in tech requires little more than following the money, then podcasting startups have been positively roasting in recent months.<p>A few weeks back, New York-based Anchor raised $10 million in a series A round of funding led by Google’s venture capital arm, GV, which followed …

Android Auto

Games developer Supersolid raises $4M Series A round led by Index Ventures

Supersolid, a London-based mobile games developer with more than 50 million downloads under its belt, is best known for the smash hit games like Super Penguins, Adventure Town and Pororo Penguin Run. It was created by a team of highly experienced mobile and social games veterans with backgrounds in …

Startups

Groupize Adds $3.25 Million to Series A Financing Round Led by Thayer Ventures

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Groupize, the Simple Meetings technology leader, announced today that it has closed an additional $3.25 million in Series A2 funding. Thayer Ventures led the investment round with participation from existing investors including Golden Seeds and Launchpad …

Startups

CloudZero locks in $5 mln Series A

<b>CloudZero</b>, a site reliability management platform for cloud computing, has secured $5 million Series A funding. <b>Matrix Partners</b> and <b>Underscore VC</b> led …

Investing

ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI

Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup, founded in 2015 by Andrew Arruda, Jimoh Ovbiagele and Pargles Dall’Oglio at the University of Toronto, is announcing an $8.7 million Series …

Startups

Withlocals’ data-driven approach to private tours impresses investors

Withlocals.com, a Netherlands-based marketplace connecting travellers with local tour guides, has raised €3.5 million ($4.3 million) in a Series A …

Data-Driven

250ok, Email Service Firm, Pulls $2.6 Million In Series A Funding

250ok, an email analytics and deliverability company, has raised $2.6 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Arthur Ventures.<p>The …

Advertising Industry

Japan’s Mobile Gaming Company Akatsuki Launches $50M AR Fund (EXCLUSIVE)

Japanese mobile gaming company Akatsuki has launched a new $50 million investment fund for augmented reality (AR) and other advanced media …

Augmented Reality

Ometria Raises $6 Million In Series A Funding

Ometria, a provider of a customer marketing platform, has raised $6 million in Series A funding, for a total of $11 million. The firm competes with …

Advertising Industry

AI-powered customer marketing platform Ometria raises $6M Series A

Ometria, a customer marketing platform which says it’s “AI-powered” has raised $6m in Series A funding. US-based Summit Action led the round, along with an investment syndicate backed by individuals with roles inside some key retailers. Ometria has now raised a total of $11m to accelerate the …

Startups

French intranet solution LumApps raises $8 million to internationalise

France’s LumApps, an intranet for business content, has announced a funding round of $8 million. The Series A round was led by Idinvest …

European News

Global Medical REIT: Avoid The Common, Buy The 7.5% Preferred

Investors should avoid Global Medical REIT's common stock.<p>There is a misalignment of interest between the external manager and common …

Investing

Home Décor and Furnishing Startup, MyGubbi Raises $2.5M in Pre-series A Round

A tech enabled home-decor and interior design solutions provider, MyGubbi is positioned to disrupt the market by offering a platform which empowers …

Startups

Sourcegraph raises $20M Series A for a semantic, global code search cross-reference engine

Venture Capital

Student micro-financing startup SlicePay raises Series A round

SlicePay, a digital payment platform catering to college students, has raised $2 million (about Rs 13 crore) in a Series A round from Japanese …

Startups

Innovative Food: Startups Raise $206m to Meet Consumer Demand for Protein & Novel Ingredients

Protein-rich foods are in particular demand, but with the meat industry responsible for more than 15% of greenhouse gas emissions, Innovative Food …

Agriculture

Term Sheet -- Friday, October 6

DAYS OF CHANGE<p>Happy Friday, Term Sheet readers.<p>Aaron Schildkrout, Uber’s head of driver product, came to the office a few weeks ago for a Q&A. It was …

Venture Capital

Fashion ecommerce 21Buttons raises $10 million Series A round

21Buttons, a fashion ecommerce app based in Barcelona, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Kibo Ventures and JME VC with participation …

European News

MessageBird raises $60m Series A funding – MessageBird

We are thrilled to announce that MessageBird has raised a $60m Series A round led by Accel in Silicon Valley, with significant participation from …

Startups

HYPR raises $8 million Series A from RRE, RTP, Boldstart and Mesh

<b>HYPR</b> said it raised $8 million of Series A capital in a deal led by <b>RRE Ventures</b> and joined by existing investors <b>RTP Ventures, Boldstart Ventures</b>, and<b></b> …

Startups