From companies like Eko raising $2 million for a smartphone-connected stethoscope to BugCrowd raising $6 million in Series A funding to continue to grow their crowdsourced enterprise security startup, this past week was another busy one in the world of startups. Intriguing ventures in a wide variety of sectors successfully raised investor funding, including markets like cloud technology, ride-sharing, and SaaS startups. For a glimpse at some of the startups in the fundraising spotlight this past week, check out SnapMunk’s funding roundup for the week ending March 13, 2015:
Memebox offers curated boxes of Korean beauty products.
Webgility provides ecommerce accounting software that integrates with platforms like QuickBooks, Xero, and NetSuite.
PhaseBio is a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating drugs for metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and endocrine disorders.
SignalFx provides monitoring solutions for cloud-based applications.
ClassPass lets users create their own fitness program via a monthly subscription to multiple fitness studios.
Lyft offers a peer-to-peer mobile-app enabled ride-sharing platform in multiple cities.
Spaceflight offers satellite-launching services and solutions.
Highfive provides video conferencing solutions including hardware and cloud-based software.
Classkick offers an iPad-enabled feedback platform for teachers.
VaporChat offers a mobile-messaging platform that allows users to ‘vaporize’ their messages, including privacy tools like screenshot protection and data removal.
Steelwedge provides a cloud-based supply chain management platform.
Lingual.ly offers an immersive cloud-based language learning platform for both web and mobile users.
StarMaker offers a digital-first music creation and artist-discovery platform.
Feetz offers customizable 3D-printed footwear.
Favor raises [url=https:://www.constant-content.com/document/new/about:blank]$13 million Series A[/url]
Favor provides a mobile-app enabled delivery-on-demand service.
Kira Talent offers software for video interviewing of recruitment candidates as well as a talent assessment platform.
Splash provides an event management platform that includes everything from custom mobile-responsive websites for events to ticket sales and attendee check-in tools and software.
Agilene offers an exception reporting and fraud intelligence platform for the retail industry. Features include business intelligence tools, integrated video, and real-time data tracking.
As you can see from the above-listed companies, investor interest in startups crosses all verticals. Education technology, space exploration, and ephemeral messaging were just a few of the sectors enjoying a funding infusion from angel investors and venture capital backers. While rumors of a tech bubble continue to make the rounds, savvy entrepreneurs are ‘capitalizing’ on the current frothy investment environment and are raising funding to help grow their startups. Stay tuned to SnapMunk; we’ll continue to offer highlights of startups making moves so you can remain up-to-date on fundings in StartupLand.
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