Nextdoor is a private social network company for neighborhoods. Nextdoor has raised $60 million in funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Tiger Global Management. This round of funding also included new investor Comcast Ventures. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, and Shasta Ventures also participated in this round.
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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.
Ouya is an Android-powered gaming console that retails for $99. The console was originally supposed to start selling on June 4th, but now it will be delayed to June 25th. Ouya also announced that they have received $15 million in venture capital funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Other investors that were part of this round include Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures, and Occam Partners. This funding is on top of the $8.6 million that Ouya raised from Kickstarter in August 2012.
VoloMetrix is an enterprise analytics company that has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding, led by Shasta Ventures. The company raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Shasta last year. VoloMetrix has the ability to analyze business applications to help managers understand what is happening in the sales field. VoloMetrix can be integrated with e-mail, instant message, and CRM tools to get data from employees and give managers insights.
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Crittercism is a company that helps you monitor mobile app performance. The company has raised $12 million in funding led by Google Ventures. Other investors that participated in this round include Shasta Ventures and Opus Capital. Wesley Chan of Google Ventures will be joining the board of directors.
Extole is a San Francisco based consumer-to-consumer social advocacy company that has raised $7.6 million in funding from Shasta Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Trident Capital. Extole has grown significantly in 2012 after adding clients like Shutterfly, Seamless, Zazzle, and T-Mobile. Extole raised $5 million back in 2010 and another $10 million in February 2012. The company will be using the funding to scale their growth and accelerate product development.