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Startups and ideas that raised funding in the passing week

This week (17 Nov- 23rd Nov) we saw some diverse startups like Wevorce, which helps people in taking a divorce; Hightail, that provides tools for easy sharing of digital content; LittleBits, that makes lego-style electronics kits for kids; and many other different ones that raised funding.


It raised USD 10.5 Mn in Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures and RRE Ventures, with a strategic investment from Nielsen Ventures. The company provides mobile retargeting, and is based out of New York. The previous investors include Metamorphic Ventures, Eniac Ventures, and Nextview Ventures.

Wevorce wevore

The company uses technology and social media to help people get a divorce in a less painful manner. It recently raised USD 1.7 Mn from investors including Foundation Capital and Sam Altman. The total funding amount raised till date was USD 2 Mn.

Appear Here apear

It is an online marketplace, based in UK, for short term retail space and has raised EUR 1 Mn. The funding round was led by Howzat Partners, MMC Ventures, and Forward Investment Partners. Other investors include Meyer Bergman, Playfair Capital, Ballpark Ventures, Marc Hazan (of Spotify) and Miroma Ventures.

Colingo 5

It uses Google Hangouts based video chat to help people learn English from the native speakers. The funding amount includes a total of USD 2.4 Mn from Atlas, 500 startups and more.

Shake shake

It raises USD 3 Mn to bring legal documents online within the user’s smartphone reach. The app simplifies the detailing procedure and then gives a final contract within a few minutes.

Apartment List apartment

The company raised USD 15 Mn in a funding round led by Matrix Partners. It is basically an apartment search site, which consolidates millions of listings on a map based interface

LifeCake lifekake

Based in London, it is a family photo sharing service, built by former Skype, Qualcomm, and Yahoo engineers. It is currently in beta and raised USD 1 Mn in a seed funding round led by Balderton Capital

LIttleBits litile-bits

It makes lego-styled electronics kits for children to create fun objects at home. Based out of New York, the firm raised USD 11.1 Mn in Series B. The investors include True Ventures, Foundry Group, Two Sigma Ventures and Vegas Tech Fund, Khosla Ventures, Mena Ventures and others. The total funding raised till date is USD 15 Mn.

ALOHA aloha

It offers nutritional supplements in the form of drink which can complement real food. The company raised USD 4 Mn from Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Highland Capital Partners, FF Angel and others


It raised USD 7.2 Mn in Series A-1 funding from Atlas Ventures, Freestyle Capital, and Boston Seed Capital and Angels including John Battelle and Brightcove. It allows TV channels to buy small chunks of ‘air time’, in order to benefit small players.

Signpost signpost

It raises USD 10 Mn in Series B from OpenView Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Scout Ventures, and WikiHow founder Jack Herrick. It is the cloud-based platform that makes digital and mobile marketing simple and effective for SMBs. The total funding raised till date was USD 15 Mn.

Hightail Hightail

It provides tools that allow easy, secure sharing and control over the user’s digital content like a professional. In a recent Series E round the company raised USD 34 Mn, led by Western Digital. The total funding raised till date is USD 82.7 Mn.

Index Index

It has raised USD 7 Mn in a Series A round led by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Khosla Ventures, AIMCo and 819 Capital. The startup is working towards transforming offline retail by strengthening the connection between retailers and their customers.

Multichannel multichanner

The company raised USD 3 Mn from angel investors in Europe and Asia. It is basically a cloud based platform which allows companies to asses their marketing spend.

BIME Analyticsbime

It raised USD 4 Mn from Alven Capital, based in Paris. A cloud based platform, BIME is based out of France and lists Cisco, Husqvarna, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sony, and Western Union as customers. It excels in managing data at any scale.


The company provides short animated or hand-crafted videos to explain topics or companies, with customers including BMW, eBay, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, and IKEA. It raised USD 5.4 Mn from Japanese investors, and is expected to utilize the raised sum for further expansion.


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