Salesforce.com has acquired Clipboard, a website that is similar to Pinterest. Clipboard’s founders said that they will be shutting down the website on June 30th. Existing users will be able to download their data into a personal archive that lets you view your clips and boards offline.
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Upstart is a company that makes it possible for users to raise money for entrepreneurial projects. The people that raise the money pay lenders back with a percentage of their income for 10 years. The company has raised $5.9 million in Series A funding led by First Round Capital. Other investors in this round include Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Eric Schmidt (Google executive chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce.com CEO), and Scott Banister (IronPort co-founder). Kiva co-founder Jessica Jackley and former Nebraska governor Bob Kerrey have also joined Upstart as advisors.
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FlightCar is a startup that is change the landscape in the airport car rental business. The company allows travelers that are leaving town to make their cars available for people that are visiting town. FlightCar piloted their service at the San Francisco International Airport a few months ago and has plans to expand to other cities over the next year.
Sift Science is a company that has raised $5.5 million in funding to help fight fraud. Investors that participated in this round include Y Combinator, SV Angel, Start Fund, Alex Rampell, Harj Taggar, Garry Tan, Lee Linden, Kevin Scott, Alexis Ohanian, Rich Barton, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital, Founder Collective, Max Levchin, Chris Dixon, Marc Benioff, and several others. Sift Science has created technology that helps e-commerce companies, payment companies, and retailers detect fraudulent activity. Albert Wenger of Union Square will be joining Sift’s board of directors.
MessageMe is a multimedia app that has hit 1 million users that is sending around 500 notifications per second. The company has also raised $1.9 million in funding from True Ventures, First Round Capital, Google Ventures, SVAngel, Resolut.vc, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, and Social+Capital Partnership. MessageMe lets their users send videos (YouTube), music (iTunes) and doodles to each other to distinguish themselves from apps like Facebook and Apple iMessage.
Nomi is a startup that was started by former Buddy Media and Salesforce.com executives. The company has raised $3 million in seed funding led by First Round Capital. Other executives that participated include Greycroft Partners, SV Angel, Ralph Mack, Forerunner Ventures, Dave Tisch, Andy Dunn, and Sam Decker.
AppNexus is a company that has a real-time bidding platform that has raised $75 million in funding. The Series D round of funding was led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Investors that participated in this round include Venrock and Tribeca Venture Partners. AppNexus has raised a total of $140.5 million.
Flatiron Health is an intelligent oncology data platform that has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Google Ventures. First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, Great Oaks Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, SV Angel, IA Ventures and several angel investors participated in this round. Angel investors that participated in this round include Chris Dixon, Jared Hecht, Ken Fox, Aaron Levie, Jack Abraham, David Tisch, and Ed Zimmerman. Google Ventures general partner Dr. Krishna Yeshwant is joining Flatiron’s board.