Business, Investments

Top 10 VC investments this week

1. Takealot | $100M

South African e-commerce website, has raised USD 100 million in a fresh round of funding. It aims to accelerate the online shopping business in Africa. Founded in 2010 by Kim Reid, the company has secured a total funding of USD 10 million, till date.

Deal Investors: Tiger Global Management

2. Acquia | $50M

Burlington based, digital business solution provider, Acquia has raised USD 50 million in series F round. The new funds will be used to add more features to its services, increase sales and marketing, while adding more channel partners and push new products in marketing commerce applications. The company plans to go public with total funding amount of USD 118.50 million.

Deal Investors: New Enterprise Associates, Split Rock Partners

3.ExtraHop | $41M

ExtraHop raised USD 41 million in series C round. The existing investors also participated in the round. Founded in 2007, it is a venture of Network’s architects Jesse Rothstein and Raja Mukerji. The company provides real-time operational intelligence for complex, dynamic production environments.The raised funds will be used for fueling the growth and building new products around its Wire Data Analytics platform. Till date, including this round, the company has secured total funding of USD 61.6 million.

Deal Investors: Technology Crossover Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group

4. Trifacta | $25M

Launched in 2012 by Joe Hellerstein, Sean Kandel, and Jeffrey Heer, the software company has raised USD 25 million in a fresh round. The company aims to utilize the raised funds for grow its business by expanding its sales and marketing efforts. Till date, the company has secured a total capital of USD 41.30 million including the recent Series A (USD 4.30 million, October 2012), Series B (USD 12 million, December 2013) and Series C (USD 25 million, may 2014) from Accel partners and others.

Deal Investors: Ignition Partners , Greylock Partners, Accel Partners

5. Hipmunk | $20M

Online travel company, Hipmunk has raised USD 20 million in series C round. This funding will be used to reach new heights of de-agonized travel planning. Founded in 2010, Hipmunk is a venture of Co-Founder Steve Huffman and Adam Goldstein. California based, travel search site aims to help people book travel faster and more efficiently. The company has secured total capital USD 40.20 million including five rounds of investment.

Deal Investors: Oak Investment Partners

6. Swipely | $20M

The payments service provider company, Swipely has raised USD 20 million in series C round of funding. It aims to accelerate product development and market expansion. Last year, it secured USD 12 million from Index partners and others. The company has raised total funding amount of USD 40.50 million.

Deal Investors: Pritzker Group, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital

7. Pepperfry | $15M

Online lifestyle marketplace has raised USD 15 million in Series C round. The company plans to invest in offline marketing, expanding selection in current and adjacent categories. Mumbai based, had started operations in 2011 and was founded by CEO Ambareesh Murty. The company has secured a total funding of USD 28 million, till date.

Deal investors: Bertelsmann India Investments, Norwest Venture Partners

8. GrabTaxi | $15M

Location based smartphone booking and dispatching platform, GrabTaxi, has raised USD 15 million in series B round. The new funds will be used to fuel Grab Taxi’s growth into new cities in Southeast Asia, as well as driver loyalty and retention programs. At present, it is having operations in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore, with around 20,000 drivers registered. Till date, including this round, the company has raised a total capital of USD 25 million including recent series A (USD 10 million, april 2014) round of funding.

Deal Investors: GGV Capital, Qunar, Vertex Venture Holdings

9. Apixio | $13.5M

San Mateo, California based Apixio has raised USD 13.5 million in a fresh round. It aims to utilized raised funds in providing health care services more accurately. The new capital has raised total Apixio’s investment upto USD 22.60 million. It was founded in 2009 by Imran Chaudhary and provides an instant access to relevant clinical information.

Deal Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Silicon Valley angel investors

10. Skycatch | $13.2M

Scalable Aerial Robotics Platform, Skycatch has raised USD 13.2 million in a fresh round of funding. It will use raised funds for accelerating its existing business categories. California headquartered, Skycatch was launched in 2013 by Christian Sanz, Christopher Bumgardner. Recently, it has secured USD 3.20 million in seed round of investment. The total funding amount of the company is USD 19.60 million.

Deal Investors: Richard Levandov, Ram Shriram,  ff Venture Capital, Google Ventures

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