Beijing, China-based outbound visa service ByeCity received $20 million in its Series B funding from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Chinese private equity firm CBC Capital.
San Francisco, US-based educational analytics startup BrightBytes pocketed $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners to help schools identify learning gaps in their systems.
San Francisco, US-based real-time economic data tracking platform Premise nabbed $11 million in a Series B funding round led by Social+Capital Partnership to continue tracking prices of food staples in Asia, Latin America, US, and Europe.
Redwood City, US-based social media startup Banjo landed $16 million in a Series B funding led by Balderton Capital to fund its growth, international expansion, and product development.
Newport Beach, US-based micro investing app Acorns raised $5.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Jacobs Asset Management to let people invest in index funds using their spare change.
San Diego, US-based facial expression recognition startup nabbed $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Seth Neiman and launched an app for Google Glass to track people's sentiments.
San Mateo, US-based predictive analytics startup Reflektion scored $8 million in its second funding round led by Intel Capital and Nike to ramp up its sales and marketing activities.
Shanghai, China-based pet e-commerce site Boqii landed $25 million in a Series B funding led by undisclosed US investors to fuel its brand building and expansion efforts.
London-based DueDil obtained $17 million in its Series B financing round led by previous backer Oak Investment Partners and joined in by Notion Capital and Passion Capital, TechCrunch reported.
London, UK-based hotel metasearch Top10.com raised $8 million in a Series B financing round led by Balderton Capital to fuel its expansion into Europe and its plans to beef up its workforce.
Waterloo, Australia-based mobile payment startup Beat the Q bagged $1 million in funding from high-net worth individuals to partially fund its planned acquisition of Sydney-based loyalty app eCoffeeCard.
Spree Commerce, a maker of open source software that enables online retailers to build their own online storefronts, grabbed $5 million in its Series B round, VentureBeat reported.
Piazza, a social Q&A platform that connects students, teaching assistants and professors, has rolled out a new recruiting tool with the help of an additional $8 million from Khosla Ventures and Bessemer Ventures in a Series B round which quietly closed last year, TechCrunch reported.
Cybersecurity startup CounterTack based in Waltham, Massachusetts closed its Series B funding round with an additional $3 million to bring the financing total to $15 million.
Thesan Pharmaceuticals, a biotech firm that develops therapies for skin conditions, raised $49 million for its Series B round led by existing investor Novo Ventures and joined in by SV Life Sciences, Lundbeckfond Ventures and Novartis Venture Fund.