Handybook is a startup that helps users book preapproved cleaners and handy workers. Handybook has raised $10 million in funding mostly from existing investors led by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.
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Aereo is a web TV service company that has raised $38 million in Series B funding. Aereo plans on rolling out to 22 more U.S. cities this year starting in the late spring. This round of funding was led internally by Barry Dillar’s IAC. Previous investors Highland Capital Partners, FirstMark Capital, and First Round Capital also participated in this round.
Leap Motion has announced today that they have raised $30 million in Series B funding. Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald said that the company will be shipping a gesture-based controller in Q1 of this year. The company also signed a partnership with Asus. Asus is expected to bundle the Leap Motion controller with All-In-One PCs and high-end notebooks. The company will have other bundling partnerships to announce soon. “That’s a huge part of our distribution strategy.”
Handybook is a start up that launched out of the Innovation Lab at Harvard. The company allows users to book professional home services like handymen, cleaners, electricians, etc — sort of like Angie’s List. Handybook has raised $2 million in funding from Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst.
Bit9 has raised $34.5 million in a round of funding led by Sequoia Capital. Bit9 provides security solutions to companies that need to detect cyber threats. Previous investors Atlas Venture, Highland Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins, and .406 Ventures also participated in this round. Bit9 will be using this funding to fund new product development efforts and expand their sales/marketing. Bit9 believes that traditional security solutions are not sufficient at protecting organizations from next-generation targeted attacks. Bit9 protects over 700 organizations across the education, finance, government, healthcare, and retail sectors. Bit9 is based in Waltham, Massachusetts and secured a total of $82.5 million in funding since they launched in 2002.
Zoove has raised $15 million in Series D funding led by Panorama Capital. Existing investors that participated in this round include Cardinal Venture Capital, Highland Capital Partners, and Worldview Technology Partners. Zoove is the company that created StarStar Numbers, a registry of branded phone numbers such as **WEATHER and **SUZUKI.
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