Deals - Q1 2014 Review - The Next Generation
Over the past couple of days, we've been taking a look at some of the major deals over Q1 2014.
On Tuesday, we highlighted The Big Ones (exited or ready for one), yesterday we listed The Next Level (mid-stage companies).
Today, we are going to take a look at The Next Generation, meaning companies that have raised a seed or a Series A round of funding.
* Sprout cover photo from Shutterstock
Dunwello raised $1.4M in funding
Matt Lauzon's (Founder of Gemvara) latest company is Dunwello, a professional tool to help you be both happy and productive at work.
Dunwello raised $1.4M in funding.
Investors: NextView Ventures, G20 Ventures, the Vegas Tech Fund, Bridge Boys, Axel Bichara, Gautam Gupta, Jeremy Hitchcock and Mark Guadagnoli.
PillPack raised $4M in funding
PillPack is disrupting the pharmacy industry with a better and more personalized experience and convenient packaging.
PillPack was part of last year's Spring Techstars class. They announced $4M in funding from Atlas Venture and Founder Collective.
Drizly raised $2.25M in funding
Need beer, wine, or liquor delivered? There's an app for that!
Drizly, the Amazon of alcohol delivery, raised $2.25M in funding. The company was founded by three Boston College classmates.
Their investment came via Atlas Venture's AngelList syndicate, plus Abundance Partners, Breakaway Ventures, Continental Advisors, Fairhaven Capital, Reynolds & Company Venture Partners, and many local Boston angels.
CO Everywhere raised $6M in funding
CO Everywhere, the hyper-local location services app, raised $6M in funding led by Morningside Group.
Rocketmiles raised $6.5M in funding
Rocketmiles is located in both Boston and Chicago. They are a travel booking site that helps consumers get on vacation faster through a new class of miles incentives.
They raised $6.5M in Series A funding. Investors: August Capital, Atlas Venture, Peterson Ventures, Link Ventures, Chicago Ventures, & Sam Yagan (CEO of Match.com).
HourlyNerd raised $4M in funding
HourlyNerd, an online marketplace that connects small businesses with top MBAs for freelance consulting.
They raised $4M for their Series A funding. Investors: Greylock, Highland Capital, Mark Cuban & Bob Doris.
Codeship raised $2.6M in funding
Codeship, a continuous deployment platform that automates software deployment, raised $2.6M in funding. They were also part of the Spring 2013 Techstars class.
Investors: Sigma Prime Ventures, Boston Seed Capital, Devonshire Investors, and some angels.
Change Collective raised $1.4M in funding
Change Collective, a life betterment site/mobile app with a mission to give people "the tools to succeed with change," raised $1.4M in funding.
Investors: NextView Ventures, Founder Collective, and Eniac Ventures.
ClearSky Data raised $12M in funding
Ellen Rubin & Lazarus Vekiarides launched ClearSky Data, a stealth-mode startup with $12M in funding.
Ellen previously founded CloudSwitch, which was acquired by Verizon. Lazarus was an early team member at EqualLogic.
Investors: Highland Capital Partners & General Catalyst.
Photo credit: Scott Kirsner's Innovation Economy post.
Confer raised $8M in funding
MachineShop raises $3M in funding
ZappRx raised an additional $1M in seed funding
ZappRx, the specialty pharmacy care coordination platform, raised an additional $1M in seed funding (on top of the $1M they raised previously).
Investors: Atlas Venture, SR One (the venture arm of GlaxoSmithKline).
Kensho raises $10M in funding
Kensho, a pioneer in cloud-based intelligent computer systems capable of answering complex financial and market research questions posed in natural language, raised $10 million in seed funding.
Investors: General Catalyst, NEA, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Devonshire Investors (the private equity arm affiliated with Fidelity Investments), and other VCs participated