Category: Fundings and Exits

Everything But The House Raises $30M To Move Estate Sales Online

Everything But The House (EBTH), an online estate sale marketplace, has pulled in $30 million in new funding to help people who are downsizing sell their stuff to bargain hunters and collectors around the world. Greenspring Associates led the Series B round, with participation from previous investors Greylock and Spark Capital, which brings the company’s funding total to…

Mirantis Announces Second Straight $100m Round And Intel Partnership

Last October, Marantis, the pure-play OpenStack vendor announced a $100 million round. Just 10 months later, it’s back with an identical announcement. This time the investment is led by Intel Capital and includes a partnership with Intel to help accelerate OpenStack in the enterprise. Goldman Sachs, August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital also…

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take a photo of a mole and the app then performs a visual analysis, with the…

Israeli App Security Startup Snags $2.3M Seed Round

AppInside, a tool designed to help app developers check for security vulnerabilities, announced a $2.3 million seed round from Boston’s Accomplice today. When a company, whether a bank, hotel or car manufacturer (or any type of company), commissions an app, they are putting their brand reputation on the line when people download that app to their tablet…

Yoogaia’s Home Fitness Platform Gets $3M To Push For International Growth

Finnish fitness startup Yoogaia has pulled in a $3 million seed to stretch its home exercise platform into more markets. Investors in the round are Nokia Growth Partners, Inventure, Sanoma Ventures and Point Nine Capital. Although Yoogaia announced a $630,000 ‘seed’ round last October, it now terms that more of a ‘pre-seed/angel’ round — and says it’s hoping for a more sizable…

Global Video Service Viki Buys Soompi, A Fan Site For Korean Dramas, In Sub-$10M Deal

Viki, the global video site owned by Japan’s Rakuten, has made an acquisition of its own after it snapped up Soompi, an English-language news and fan site dedicated to Korean cinema and dramas, for “less than $10 million”. Interestingly, Viki bought Soompi from rival Crunchyroll, the anime video distribution company owned by the Chernin Group, which had acquired…