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  • Thursday, February 11, 2016

    JetBlue Launches Venture Capital Arm In Silicon Valley

    JetBlue has set up shop in Silicon Valley with a new, venture capital arm, called JetBlue Technology Ventures, the company said this morning, to invest in, incubate, and partner with early stage startups. The airline said its new wholly owned subsidiary will be based in Redwood City, as the GSVlabs campus....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Renew Financial Raises $70M For Clean Energy Financing Programs

    Oakland-based Renew Financial, which provides financing for residential, clean energy and energy efficiency projects, said today that it has raised $70M in a growth capital funding. The funding came from Angeleno Group, Apollo Capital Management, Claremont Creek Ventures, LL Funds, Inc., NGEN Partners, and Prelude Ventures....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Edyn Harvests Funding Round

    Oakland-based Edyn, a developer of a gardening system which lets people monitor their garden using their smartphone, has raised a round of funding, the company said Wednesday. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding was led by Fenox Venture Capital, and also included Ideabulb Ventures, Morningside Group, Indicator Ventures and angel investors. Edyn said the funding will go to support the retail rollout of its Water Valve, a smart irrigation controller....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Velano Vascular Finds $3.5M

    San Francisco-based Velano Vascular, a developer of technology for automating blood draws, said earlier this week that it has raised an additional $3.5M in funding. The funding came from First Round Capital, White Owl Capital, Kapor Capital, and Safeguard Scientifics, in addition to Griffin Hospital, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, along with Ed Ludwig (Becton Dickinson), Oscar S. Schafer, Stuart Herskovitz (Qosina), members of Medline's leadership team, and D-W Investments....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    NuuED Nabs $3M For Mobile Learning Tools

    Oakland-based NuuED, a developer of mobile learning tools, said on Wednesday that it has raised $3M in a funding round. The funding came from DuKlaw Ventures, and also included Deutsche Gruppe. NuuED, which was founded by Derrick O'Neal, develops NuuED Spiral, an interactive tool that the company said provides educational materials, information, tools, games, and more depending on person's learning personality.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    OpsPanda Gets $5M For Sales Resource Planning Software

    Palo Alto-based OpsPanda, a developer of cloud-based sales resource planning software, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, according to the startup. The funding was led by TDF Ventures, and also included an un-named university, plus PivotNorth Capital. OpsPanda says it uses predictive analytics sdoftware to help sales teams with setting their sales targets and goals. OpsPanda is led by Jon Kondo.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Crunchbase Finds $2M More, Clamps Down On Data Access

    San Franciso-based Crunchbase, the provider of crowd-source investment data that was spun out of AOL last year, has raised $2M in a Series A2 round, the company said today, and put in place some major pricing and data access plans. The funding came from Salesforce Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, SV Angel, and 8 Partners....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    ARMO BioSciences Takes $50M

    Redwood City-based ARMO BioSciences, which is developing immunotherapy drugs, announced today that it has raised $50M in a Series C financing. The financing came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), OrbiMed, DAG Ventures and NanoDimension, plus HBM Healthcare Investments, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Celgene Corporation, Industrial Investors Group and private investment funds advised by Clough Capital Partners L.P. ARMO's products are targeted at the treatment of cancer....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Sunverge Energy Scores $36.5M For Energy Storage Systems

    San Francisco-based Sunverge, a developer of energy storage systems for the electric utility industry, has raised $36.5M in a Series C funding, according to the company. The funding came from AGL Energy Ltd., along with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), SBCVC, Siemens Venture Capital and Total Energy Ventures International. Sunverge develops energy storage systems which helps utilities with automatic demand response....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Commerce.Innovated Selects New Accelerator Class

    Commerce.Innovated, a startup accelerator program run by Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard, said today that it has selected four new startups to participate in its latest program. Commerce....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Iron.io Bumps Series A To $11.5M

    San Francisco-based Iron.io, a developer of cloud-based messaging and task processing services, said today that it has raised additional funding in its Series A funding. The round now stands at $11.5M. The new funding came from Sapphire Ventures, and increases the round size by $3.5M. Sapphire joins Baseline Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Divergent Ventures, Ignition Partners and Cloud Capital Partners in investing in the company. Iron.io is led by Chad Arimura....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Stellar Loyalty Picks Up $4M For European Expansion

    Foster City-based Stellar Loyalty, which develops software used by companies to manage loyalty marketing, has raised $4M in additional Series A funding, the company said today. The startup said the funding was led by TDF Ventures and also included InterWest Partners. The company says it now has raised $9M in its Series A funding. The funding goes towards European expansion for the company. Stellar Loyalty is headed by Kevin Nix.Continue →

     
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