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  • 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 →

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    LendUp Lands $47.5M

    San Francisco-based LendUp, a provider of loans to those who do not traditionally qualify for bank loans, has raised $47.5M in a Series C funding. The funding was led by Y Combinator Continuity, and also included Google Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, QED Investors, Data Collective, Susa Ventures, Radicle Impact, Bronze Investments and SV Angel....Continue →

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Logikcull Gets $10M For eDiscovery

    San Francisco-based Logikcull, a developer of electronic discovery software and tools, has raised $10M in a Series A funding, the company said this morning. The funding was led by OpenView, and also included Storm Ventures. The company, led by Andy Wilson, says it automates the costly and complex process of eDiscovery and legal search.Continue →

  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    Apple Buys Gliimpse

    Mountain View-based Apple has acquired personal health data and electronics medical records startup Gliimpse, according to a report today. Fast Company said that Apple acquired the company earlier in the year. Gliimpse was founded by Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharan.Continue →

  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    Genee Acquired By Microsoft For Meeting Scheduling Software

    San Francisco-based Genee, a startup developing scheduling tools driven by artificial intelligence (AI) software, has been acquired by Microsoft. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Microsoft said that Genee's co-founders, Ben Cheung and Charles Lee, have joined the company. Microsoft will use Genee's technology to improve Office 365....Continue →

  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    Rovi, DISH In Patent Licensing Deal

    San Carlos-based Rovi said this morning that it is in a 10-year patent licensing deal with DISH. Financial details of the deal were not announced, however, Rovi said in an 8-K that DISH will pay a monthly, per-subscriber fee, but that it will also pay $60M to DISH in the next year related to patent licensing by TiVo, which Rovi is in the process of acquiring. The patent licensing deal is subject to Rovi closing its acquisition of TiVo....Continue →

  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    Quanergy Gets $90M For Self Driving Vehicle Sensors, Joins Unicorn Club

    Sunnyvale-based Quanergy, a developer of 3D, LiDAR sensors which are being used for autonomous vehicle sensors and development, has raised $90M in funding, the company said this morning. According to Quanergy, the funding values the company at more than $1 billion. The funding came from Sensata Technologies, Delphi Automotive, Samsung Ventures, Motus Ventures and GP Capital. The company has now raised $150M in funding. Quanergy is led by Louay Eldada....Continue →

  • Friday, August 19, 2016

    Mapbox Acquires Human

    San Francisco-based mapping software developer Mapbox has acquired Human, a startup developing activity tracking software for smartphones, according to Human. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Human said that the anonymous data being collected by its apps is currently being used by Mapbox to improve OpenStreetMap, the open source mapping software behind Mapbox's tools.Continue →

  • Friday, August 19, 2016

    CellSavers Scores $15M For Mobile Cell Repair Service

    San Francisco-based CellSavers, which operates a mobile, on-demand cell phone repair service, has raised $15M in a Series A funding. The funding came was led by Carmel Ventures, and also included Sequoia Capital, a seed investor in the company. CellSavers said the funding goes to further expansion of its service. CellSavers wsas founded by Eyal Ronen and Itai Hirsch.Continue →

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