Work4 is an online recruitment startup that uses social networks for finding leads for jobs and advertising. The company has raised $7 million in funding to expand its product and reach outside of the U.S. This round of funding was led by Serena Capital with participation from existing investor Matrix Partners.
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CloudBees is a platform-as-a-service company that can test out code. CloudBees has raised $11.2 million in funding led by Verizon Ventures. Other investors that participated in this round include Blue Cloud Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Matrix Partners. CloudBees offers tools for building and deploying applications, including a hosted MySQL database and a hosted version of the Jenkins continuous-integration (CI) server for testing code.
Postmates is an on-demand delivery startup that has received $16 million in Series B funding led by Spark Capital. Spark venture partner Nabeel Hyatt will be joining the board of directors at the company. Other investors that participated in this round include SoftTechVC, Matrix Partners, Scott Banister, Naval Ravikant, Russel Simmons, Thomas Korte, Shervin Pishevar, Dave Morin, and David Sacks.
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Apartment List is a startup that aims to help users find a good apartment. Apartment List has raised $6 million in follow-on funding led by Glynn Capital and Passport Capital. This is on top of the $15 million that the company raised in funding a few months ago led by Matrix Partners.
Confer is a cyber-security software company that has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. Confer enables companies to efficiently collect intelligence about cyber-security threats. Confer’s software can be downloaded onto devices and sense questionable behavior. Confer is expected to make their software available this quarter. Confer was incorporated in early 2013 and raised $8 million in funding last fall. The company has been in stealth mode. Confer currently employs around 20 people.
Apartment List has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Apartment List is a popular apartment search engine that launched two years ago. Based in San Francisco, Apartment List has 55 employees that consolidates listings from several services. Apartment List is led by CEO John Kobs. Jobs is also the CEO of Vertical Brands, a startup incubator that Apartment List was created at. Dana Stalder of Matrix Partners is joining the Apartment List board of directors.