Swipely is a payment marketing startup that has raised $12 million in Series B. Swipely was founded by Angus Davis, the founder and CEO of TellMe, a company that was acquired by Microsoft. This is the first round of funding that Swipely raised since the company moved from allowing users to share credit card purchases with friends to working on a payments, loyalty, and marketing model.
Greylock Partners Posts
Marqeta is a platform that rewards customer loyalty, which can replace messy incentive programs. Marqeta created the +M Platform to help serve the needs of large enterprises, membership organizations, and affinity groups. Marqeta has raised $14 million in a new round of funding from Greylock IL (an affiliate of Greylock Partners), Granite Ventures, Commerce Ventures, and other strategic investors.
CrowdMed is a startup that passed through the Y Combinator accelerator program in the Winter 2013 class. CrowdMed uses crowdsourcing to speed up the level of diagnosing rare medical conditions. CrowdMed believes that by crowdsourcing medical data and applying patented predictive technology, they can help users identify the medical conditions that patients have. CrowdMed estimates that people have saved over $2.9 million in healthcare costs by using crowdsourcing. CrowdMed has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Y Combinator, and SV Angel.
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.
CreativeLIVE is an online classroom company that has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), CrunchFund, and Google Ventures. Existing investor Greylock Partners also participated in this round. James Slavet of Greylock joined the board of directors at the company.
Boulder, Colorado based Rally Software has filed an S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a $70 million IPO. Deutsche Bank and Piper Jaffray will be the lead book-running managers for the IPO. Needham & Company, JMP Securities, and William Blair & Company will be co-managers of the deal.
Actifio is a virtualization data company that has raised $50 million in Series D funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Other existing investors that participated in this round include Andreessen Horowitz, ATV Capital, Greylock Partners Israel and North Bridge Venture Partners.