Welltok, a Denver, CO-based health optimization platform, closed its most recent funding round (Series D) of $37m. Read about it here. Two new investors joined the round, Hearst Health Ventures, a unit of Hearst Corporation focused on investments in health IT and technology-enabled healthcare services, and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health […]

Dear Readers, 2014 was a great year for FinSMEs. After five years, it consolidated its role as a leading financial news blog being currently red and appreciated by venture capital professionals, entrepreneurs, analysts, bloggers, journalists and market researchers worldwide. Another meaningful award came (read here). 2014 was an year in which I personally had the opportunity to meet, […]

Three Rounds Uber raises $2.4m in two rounds in June (here) and in December (here) Airbnb Raises $450m (read here) The IPOs of the Year Alibaba (read here) Rocket Internet (read here) OnDeck (read here) Three Acquisitions WhatsApp by Facebook (read here) Oculus VR by Facebook (read here) Nest by Google (read here) The Flop Fab FinSMEs […]

Everything But The House (EBTH), a Cincinnati, OH-based online estate sale company, raised a $13m Series A round of funding. The round was led by Spark Capital and Greycroft Partners, with participation from individual investors. The company intends to use the funds to grow and bring its services to approximately 50 cities within the next two […]

ABPathfinder, an Overland Park, KS-based provider of a tool to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of autism therapy, raised a significant Series A funding round. The round was led by FCA Venture Partners, a Nashville-based healthcare venture capital firm, with participation from existing investors, Dundee Venture Capital and a new outside investor, Arkansas-based Tonic Fund. […]

SysCloud, a New Jersey- and India-based provider of data security and backup solutions for businesses and schools using Google Apps, raised $2.5m in Series A funding. The round was led by Inventus Capital Partners with participation from existing backer KAE Capital. In conjunction with the funding, John Dougary of Inventus will be joining the board […]

Google Cloud Platform has teamed up with Startupbootcamp, the global network of accelerator programs for startups. The deal will allow current and future startups in Startupbootcamp’s nine sector-specific accelerators benefit from: – Google Cloud Platform credits worth $100,000, allowing them to build, test and deploy applications on Google’s infrastructure. – One-to-one mentorship from experienced Google […]

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Radnor, Pa.-based specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal cannabinoid treatments, closed a $13m funding round. New investors include Perceptive Advisors LLC. The company intends to use the proceeds for development efforts for its transdermal cannabinoid therapies. Led by Armando Anido, chairman and CEO, Zynerba Pharmaceuticals is developing two […]

S2C Inc., a San Jose, California-based maker of rapid SoC/ASIC prototyping systems, completed a US$4.6m Series C financing. The round was led by GVT Fund and Industrial Technology Investment Corp (ITIC). The company intends to use the funds to expand its sales and support channels and accelerate R&D activities. Founded in 2003 and led by […]

Record year for digital health, with $5 billion invested to date. According to the quarterly funding report from StartUp Health, the global growth platform for entrepreneurs transforming healthcare (StartUp Health Insights: Digital Health Funding Rankings Q3 2014), capital in the sector is on track to nearly double year-over-year. In details, the report highlights that funding in […]

ScriptRock, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of a configuration monitoring platform, received $8.7m in Series A funding. The round was led by August Capital with participation from existing backers Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital. In conjuntion with the funding, August Capital’s Vivek Mehra joined ScriptRock’s board. The company intends to use the funds to […]

Greenhouse Software, a San Francisco and New York City-based recruiting optimization platform, raised $7.5m in Series A funding. The round was led by Social+Capital Partnership, with participation from Resolute Ventures and Felicis Ventures. In conjunction with the funding Mamoon Hamid, General Partner at Social+Capital Partnership, will join Greenhouse’s Board of Directors. The company intends to […]

Perosphere, a Danbury, Conn.-based specialty pharmaceutical company, received a $1.5m loan from Connecticut Innovations. The company intends to use the funds to build its headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing space in Danbury. Founded in 2011 and led by Solomon Steiner, president and CEO,  Perosphere is focused on developing rescue medications. Its lead drug candidate, a reversal agent […]

Songza, a Long Island City, NY-based free streaming music service, has been acquired by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG). The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Built by the team that founded crowd-priced MP3 download store AmieStreet.com in 2006 from their dorms at Brown University, Songza is available on the web at www.Songza.com and as an application […]