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  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    Grabr Gets $3.5M For International Goods Delivery

    San Francisco-based Grabr, which operates an online marketplace to help tap into a network of international travelers to purchase and transport items from overseas to buyers, has raised $3.5M in a funding round, the company said this week. The funding came from Alexey Repik of RBV Capital and also included Konstantin Nikolaev of N-Trans Group. Grabr is led by Daria Rebenok.Continue →

  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    SafeTraces Secures $1.5M For Food Safety

    Pleasanton-based SafeTraces, which develops DNA-based food safety and tracking technology, has raised $1.5M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Maumee Ventures, which is an arm of agribusiness company The Andersons, Inc. Safetraces is led by Anthony Zografos. SafeTraces says it develops invisible, edible, tasteless DNA barcodes which allow food producers to trace their products.Continue →

  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    Inscopix Finds $10M For Brain Mapping Tools

    Palo Alto-based Inscopix, which develops brain mapping technology, said this week that it has pulled in $10M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Playground Ventures, and also included AME Cloud Ventures and Floodgate Fund. The startup, a spinout of Stanford, says its brain mapping platform is aimed at helping to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for brain disease. Kunal Ghosh is CEO and co-founder of Inscopix.Continue →

  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    PRENAV Takes Flight With $6.5M In Funding

    San Carlos-based PRENAV, a developer of automated, commercial drone technology centered around computer vision algorithms, has raised $6.5M in a seed funding, according to the company. The funding was led by Crosslink Capital, and also included Haystack, Liquid 2 Ventures, and WI Harper Group, along with existing investors Pejman Mar Ventures, Toivo Annus, and others....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    BlueTalon Grabs $16M In Funding

    Redwood City-based Blue Talon, a developer of security and compliance software, has raised $16M in a funding round, the company said today. The funding was led by Maverick Ventures, and also included Arsenal Venture Partners, plus Signia Venture Partners, Data Collective, Divergent Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, and Stanford-StartX Fund. Matthew Kinsella of Maverick Ventures joins the company's board. The company says it has now raised over $25M in funding. Blue Talon is headed by Eric Tilenius....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    ClearCare Gains $60M For Home Care Agency Software

    San Francisco-based ClearCare, a developer of health records software used by home care agencies, has raised $60M in a funding round, the company said Wednesday. The funding was led by Battery Ventures. ClearCare's software is used by in-home patient care agencies, which provides services such as preparing meals, bathing and dressing, and assisting with mobility. Battery's Chelsea Stoner and Duncan Gills will join the company's board as a result of the funding....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    SelfScore Secures $7M In Funding

    Palo Alto-based SelfScore, a startup which offers up credit cards to international students to help them build a credit history in the U.S., has raised $7M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Pelion Venture Partners, and also included Accel Partners and Aspect Ventures. SelfScore was founded by Kalpesh Kapadia, who immigrated to the U.S. from India as a graduate student.Continue →

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Mill Road Capital Steals Away Skullcandy In $196.6M Deal

    South San Francisco-based private equity investor Mill Road Capital has stolen away electronic earbud and accessory maker Skullcandy, saying it will pay $196.6M to acquire the company. Skullcandy had been in the final stages of completing an acquisition by Incipio, which had been worth $177M. That deal had been announced in June. Skullcandy is based in Park City, Utah.Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Even Finds $2M For Personalized Headphone Experience

    San Francisco-based Even, a developer of "smart headphones" which can be tuned into your own personal preferences and hearing, has raised $2M in a Series A funding round, the company said today. The company (whose corporate name is MeQ) said the funding came from Firstime Venture Capital. Even says it takes an "EarPrint" of a user's hearing to customize how its earbuds present sound to a user.Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    SigOpt Raises $6.6M

    San Francisco-based SigOpt, a developer of cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence software, has raised $6.6M in a Series A funding round, the company said today. The funding came from Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, plus SV Angel, Stanford University, and Blumberg Capital. SigOpt is led by Scott Clark.Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    DroneDeploy Adds $20M For Drone Mapping Tools

    San Francisco-based DroneDeploy, which develops cloud-based software for drones, which are used to collect aerial imagery for the agriculture, construction, mining, inspection and surveying industries, has raised $20M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Scale Venture Partners and also included High Alpha Capital. Scale's Rory O'Driscoll joins the board as part of the funding. DroneDeploy, led by Mike Winn, says it has now raised a total of $31M....Continue →

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Kontena Finds Funding For Container Technology

    Menlo Park- and Helsink-based Kontena, a developer of "container" and microservices software to help developers better deploy their software in the cloud, has raised a round of funding, the company said on Tuesday. Size of the investment was not announced. Kontena said the funding came from Lifeline Ventures, and will go towards entering the market and scaling the company and business. Kontena is led by Miska Kaipiainen.Continue →

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