Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Funding Box: The Latest Startup Funding News

The Funding Box provides information on venture capital/private equity and startup funding. Here's a list of top startup funding stories. 
Ameyo, a Gurgaon, India-based contact center software provider, has raised approximately $5 million in Series A funding round. Forum Synergies (India) PE Fund Managers led the funding round. The new funds will be used to expand operations and grow offerings in cloud and sales space.

Signifyd, a San Jose, CA-based fraud protection provider, has raised $7 million in Series A funding round. Allegis Capital led this funding round with participation from from Resolute Ventures, IA Ventures, QED Investors, Lucas Ventures and Tekron Ventures. Signifyd, which has raised $11.7 million in total funding, intends to use the funds to further accelerate growth and expand its engineering, sales and marketing teams. Signifyd provides online businesses with a cloud platform to prevent payment fraud. 

Delphix, a CA_based provider of a Data as a Service platform or DaaS, has raised $75 million in funding round. Fidelity Management and Research Company with participation from Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, LLC, The Kraft Group ,and existing investors including Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture partners and icon Ventures. Delphix intends to use the funds to scale sales, marketing and operations across global geographies and to maintain its leadership in Data as a Service market. Delphix provides a Data as a service platform that allows enterprises to accelerate cloud migrations, custom development, and ERP roll-outs. The company's customers include leaders across all major verticals- financial services, insurance, telecommunications, government, high technology, retail, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. In 2015, the company acquired Axis Technology Software, a data masking startup.

CrowdStrike Inc., an Irvine, CA-based endpoint protection platform provider, has raised $100 million in Series C funding round. Google Capital led this funding round with participation from Rackspace and existing investors Accel and Warburg Pincus. CrowdStrike, which has raised $156 million in total funding, plans to use the funds to further accelerate its domestic and international expansion. CrowdStrike enables companies and organizations to detect, prevent and respond to cyber-attacks at any stage. It patented a lightweight endpoint sensor that can be deployed to over 100,000 endpoints, providing visibility into billions of events in real-time.

Copley Retention, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based student success/retention management solutions provider, has raised $1;.5 million in Series A funding round. Investors included USA Funds and existing investors Mark Cuban and Tom DiBenedetto. Copley Retention intends to use the funds to expand operations and extend its technology. Copley Retention identify at-risk and on-path students and offers a platform to manage early alerts and kudos, advising workflow and remediation for all students. 
 
Forks, a Seattle-based restaurant coupon app for iOS devices, has completed a funding round with Northwest Capital Consulting. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Forks intends to use the funds to continue to acquire users and expand its enterprise client base. Forks is a location-based app that offers coupons that are instantly redeemable at quick service, casual and fast casual restaurants. The company offers more than 50,000 individual restaurant options nationawide through partnerships with Valpak, Groupon, Restaurant.com and LivingSocial. The company has been offering mobile delivery of coupons to local, regional and enterprise restaurant businesses since 2013.

Airbitz Inc., a San Diego-based Bitcoin wallet provider, has raised $450,000 in funding round. Blockchain venture firm Block26 led this funding round. Airbitz provides a wallet that allows users to  receive, store, or sends funds with confidence. Airbitz's platform is protected by security that prevents any third party from accessing user funds or data.

Genymobile, a Paris and Lyon-based Android development company, has raised  €7m in Series A funding. Alven Capital led this round with participation from Bpifrance. Genymobile intends to use the funds to continue to advance products, open an office in San Francisco and boost manpower. Genymobile provides Genymotion, an android emulator for building and testing Android apps, Genydeploy, which allows users to install applications or VPN on several smartphones, and Genymaster, a tool to modify Android's source code to improve the security of the operating system. 

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