Startups and ideas across the globe that went VC hot this week

technology-worldmapA week full of activity for startup ecosystem across the world and we at iamwire have brought to you a few ideas and products that we think are getting valued by investors in various markets; Just to give you a glimpse of the demand and opportunity. Even this week (30th September to 5th October) a large number of startups and ideas grabbed the attention as they disclosed about investors money.

Lets have a quick look at the interesting lineup continent wise.

Australia

Company: Zookal
Launch: 2011
Location: New South Wales
Category: Ecommerce
About the Company: A textbook rental service
Funding Amount: USD 550,000
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Omer Regev, CFO of Gemini Israel Venture Funds and Filtro Investments
Click here to read the initial coverage

Europe

Company: RocketBank
Launch: 2012
Location: Moscow
Category: Mobile App
About the Company: A mobile banking startup
Funding Amount: USD 2 Mn
Type of funding: Seed round
Investors: Runa Capital
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Azimo
Launch: 2012
Location: London
Category: Payment Gateway
About the Company: It’s a social money transfer website where users can transfer money to friends or family via web, its mobile app or Facebook.
Funding Amount: USD 1 Mn
Type of funding: Seed
Investors: VC firm eVentures and angel investor Matt Cooper
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Love Home Swap
Launch: 2011
Location: London
Category: Travel Aggregator
About the Company: It allows members to swap homes for vacations
Funding Amount: GBP 1 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: MMC ventures
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Plenumedia
Launch: 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Category: Technology Outsourcing
About the Company: It is a Do-it-for-me platform for SMEs to do business online
Funding Amount: USD 6.5 Mn
Type of funding: Series B
Investors: Seaya ventures
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Soundrop
Launch: 2011
Location: Norway
Category: Music Discovery
About the Company: It is a social music discovery platform
Funding Amount: USD 3.4 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Northzone and Investinor
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: SocialSafe
Launch: 2009
Location: Great Britain
Category: Data Backup
About the Company: A Social media data backup startup
Funding Amount: USD 1 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Marco Sodi and investors from Knight Ventures
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Skyscanner
Launch: 2003
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Category: Travel
About the Company: A global travel search site
Funding Amount: Undisclosed
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Sequoia Investments
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Narrative (formerly Memoto)
Launch: 2012
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Category: Wearable Tech
About the Company: A wearable camera that takes pictures of the users life at 30sec intervals, to create a continuous life log for the user
Funding Amount: USD 3 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: True Ventures
Click here to read the initial coverage

North America

Company: Dataguise
Launch: 2006
Location: California
Category: Data Security
About the Company: It provides data security intelligence and protection solutions.
Funding Amount: USD 13 Mn
Type of funding: Series B
Investors: Toba Capital and others
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Evolent Health
Launch: 2011
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Category: Healthcare Tech
About the Company: It’s a population health management consultancy firm, it integrates the technology, tools and on-the-ground resources to support health systems in executing their population health care transformation objectives.
Funding Amount: USD 100 Mn
Type of funding: Second round of funding
Investors: TPG Growth; The Advisory Board Company and UPMC Health Plan
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Twitch
Launch: 2011
Location: San Francisco
Category: Online Video
About the Company: It’s a video platform and community for gamers, it allows gamers to broadcast their play and watch or chat with other gamers
Funding Amount: USD 20 Mn
Type of funding: Series C
Investors: Thrive Capital; WestSummit Capital and Take-Two Interactive
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: DoorDash
Launch: 2013
Location: California
Category: Food Delivery
About the Company: It’s a food delivery startup, currently operational in Mountain View and Palo Alto, California
Funding Amount: USD 2.4Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Khosla Ventures’ Keith Rabois; Charles River Ventures’ Saar Gur; SV Angel’s David Lee; YC partner Paul Buchheit; Benchmark co-founder Andy Rachleff; angel investor Russell Siegelman and Pejman Mar Ventures
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Tackk
Launch: 2012
Location: Ohio
Category: Digital Content
About the Company: It helps to create content by combining text, images, audio, video and share it anywhere.
Funding Amount: USD 1.2 Mn
Type of funding: Seed
Investors: ff Venture Capital, Hatch Partners and Drummond Road Capital
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Leaf
Launch: 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Category: Cloud Analytics
About the Company: It helps businesses sort, track and analyze their in-store transactions and access that information anywhere from the cloud
Funding Amount: USD 20 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Heartland Payment Systems
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Logentries
Launch: 2010
Location: Boston
Category: Big Data
About the Company: It provides log management service in cloud
Funding Amount: USD 10 Mn
Type of funding: Series A
Investors: Polaris Partners; Floodgate; Frontline Ventures and RRE Ventures
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Wrike
Launch: 2009
Location: California
Category: Enterprise Tech
About the Company: A real-time platform for organisations, it blends work management and collaboration
Funding Amount: USD 10 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Bain Capital
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Cigital
Launch: N/A
Location: Virginia
Category: Security
About the Company: A software security services and solutions company
Funding Amount: USD 50 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: LLR Partners
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Telogis
Launch: 2011
Location: California
Category: Cloud Enterprise Tech
About the Company: SaaS-based platform for companies that require dynamic routing, real-time work order management, commercial navigation, telematics and mobile integration services for their workforces in the field.
Funding Amount: USD 93 Mn
Type of funding:
Investors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Quri
Launch: 2012
Location: California
Category: Business Intelligence
About the Company: It’s a retail intelligence and analytics company.
Funding Amount: USD 10 Mn
Type of funding: Series B
Investors: Dana Stalder of Matrix Partners; Catamount Ventures and Simon Equity Partners
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Listia
Launch: 2009
Location: California
Category: Online Marketplace
About the Company: A used goods marketplace
Funding Amount: USD 9 Mn
Type of funding: Seed
Investors: General Catalyst partners
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Quantopin
Launch: N/A
Location: Boston
Category: Online Trading
About the Company: Algorithmic trading platform for browsers
Funding Amount: USD 6.7 Mn
Type of funding: Series A
Investors: Khosla Ventures and Spark Capital
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Madefire
Launch: 2012
Location: Berkley, California
Category: Mobile App
About the Company: It has developed Madefire App, which delivers a revolutionary comic book reading experience for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch: ‘Motion Books’.
Funding Amount: USD 5.2 Mn
Type of funding: Series A funding
Investors: True Ventures; Anthem Venture Partners; Crosslink Ventures; Correlation Ventures and various angels
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: OneLogin
Launch: 2009
Location: San Francisco
Category: Cloud Solution
About the Company: It provides cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) solution that offers simple single sign-on (SSO), making it easier for the companies to secure and manage access to web applications both in the cloud and behind the firewall.
Funding Amount: USD 13 Mn
Type of funding: Series B funding
Investors: The Social + Capital Partnership and Charles River Ventures
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: HireVue
Launch: 2004
Location: USA
Category: Digital Communication
About the Company: It is a digital interviewing platform
Funding Amount: USD 25 Mn
Type of funding: Series D funding
Investors: Sequoia Capital; Kickstart Fund and existing investors
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: UpCounsel
Launch: 2012
Location: California
Category: Recruitment
About the Company: An online workplace for businesses to easily find, hire and work with top attorneys.
Funding Amount: USD 1.5 Mn
Type of funding: Seed funding
Investors: Homebrew, Bobby Yazdani, SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, Haroon Mokhtarzada, and other angels
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: CardFlight
Launch: 2013
Location: New York
Category: Developer’s Solutions
About the Company: A platform connecting mobile developers with payment processors
Funding Amount: USD 1.6 Mn
Type of funding: Seed funding
Investors: ff Venture Capital; Payment Ventures; Apostolos Apostolakis; Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator; Plug & Play Ventures and Great Oaks Venture Capital
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Koality
Launch: N/A
Location: California
Category: Online Platform
About the Company: Integration platform for engineers and developers meant to cut down on errors and increase productivity.
Funding Amount: USD 1.8 Mn
Type of funding: Seed round
Investors: FF Angel Peter Thiel; Other angels and small funds
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Pursway
Launch: 2005
Location: USA
Category: Big data
About the Company: Helps companies to improve customer acquisition, cross-sell and retention by using algorithms and its proprietary database.
Funding Amount: USD 7.2 Mn
Type of funding: Series B
Investors: Battery Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Netskope
Launch: 2012
Location: California
Category: Cloud Security
About the Company: It performs deep usage analytics and enforces business and security policies.
Funding Amount: USD 21.4 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: Social+Capital Partnership and Lightspeed Venture Partners
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Tulip Retail
Launch: 2013
Location: Canada
Category: Multichannel Retail
About the Company: It creates end to end technology platform for in store and online sales for retailers.
Funding Amount: USD 2.4 Mn
Type of funding: N/A
Investors: SoftTech VC; Founder Collective; BoxGroup; Lerer Ventures; iNovia; Promus Ventures; KIMA Ventures; Matt Mullenweg, the founders of Bufferbox and Greg Kidd
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Cohealo
Launch: 2011
Location: Florida
Category: Mobile Healthcare
About the Company: It is an asset mobilization and analytics platform for the healthcare industry.
Funding Amount: USD 1.5 Mn
Type of funding: Seed round
Investors: Romulus Capital and other angel investors
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: Loom
Launch: N/A
Location: San Francisco
Category: Cloud storage
About the Company: It allows to add photos and videos to the cloud
Funding Amount: USD 1.4 Mn
Type of funding: Seed funding
Investors: Google Ventures; Tencent, Great Oaks VC, Overbrook Entertainment (Will Smith), Damon Way (founder, DC Shoes), and a few other angel investors.
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: MongoDB
Launch: 2007
Location: New York
Category: Big Data
About the Company: It is a noSQL database provider
Funding Amount: USD 150 Mn
Type of funding: Venture Round
Investors: T. Rowe Price Associates; Altimeter Capital and Salesforce.com; Intel Capital, NEA, Red Hat and Sequoia Capital.
Click here to read the initial coverage

Company: IRIS.TV
Launch: 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Category: Video Automation
About the Company: It helps video publishers monetize content by turning their TV Everywhere, mobile, and online video platforms into a personalized television experience for every viewer.
Funding Amount: USD 1.7 Mn
Type of funding: Seed funding
Investors: N/A
Click here to read the initial coverage

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