Cleaning services provider Homejoy said that it had raised USD38 million in new capital from its Series A and Series B funding rounds, which saw the participation of Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Max Levchin, First Round Capital, Oliver Jung, and Mike Hirshland.
ClearDATA Networks, Inc, a cloud computing platform and service provider focused on the healthcare industry, received USD14 million in new funding from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Excel Venture Management, Norwest Venture Partners and other institutional investors.
Germany-based second screen TV startup Wywy announced that it has secured USD7 million in Series B funding for its expansion to Europe and the United States.
California-based pharmaceutical company PaxVax Inc raised USD22 million in a Series B funding round for the late-stage trial of its single-dose oral cholera vaccine for travelers.
Stem Inc. today announced the closing of a $15 million Series B financing round. Iberdrola, GE Ventures joined Series A investor Angeleno Group in committing financing for the round.
Optoro Inc, a Washington, DC-based reverse logistics company has raised an undisclosed further Series B funding from Swan & Legend Venture Partners. Earlier this year, they have secured an earlier Series B funding amounting to USD 23.5 million from Revolution LLC and Grotech Ventures.
US-based education startup Coursera added another USD20 million to its USD43 million Series B funding, bringing in a total of USD63 million for the round.
Cousera raised an additional USD 20 million in funding, bringing to a total tally of USD 63 million raised just from its Series B funding round. Backers behind this round were three of the universities that offered courses on Coursera and existing investors such as GSV Capital and Learn Capital.
France-based black car service provider LeCab raised USD6.8 million (EUR5 million) in a Series B funding round from undisclosed investors, to be used for the expansion of the company's service and manpower.
Texas-based marketing startup Hiplogiq raised USD7 million in a Series B funding round from Hadron Global Partners, to be used for the company's growth, expansion, and product promotion.
Russian millionaire and entrepreneur Yuri Milner recently led a Series B funding round for genetics upstart GenapSys for the commercialization of the company's genome-sequencing platform.
Formation 8 led the Series B round for preschool-focused digital learning company Kidaptive which raised USD 10.1 million to further develop its first product, Leo's Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series for iPad.
creativeLIVE, a live online classroom that provides free learning sessions, received USD21.5 million in its Series B financing round, and will be using it for its planned mystery investment in infrastructure and company expansion.
Berlin-based task management company 6Wunderkinder raised USD19 million in a Series B funding round to be used for the firm's expansion in the US and business development.
Bitcasa Inc., a cloud storage company based in California, raised USD11 million in its venture round funding. Bitcasa has raised USD19.5 million since it's launch in September 2011.