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Funding Roundup: Declara, Sentinel Labs, Piqora, Guardant Health, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Weebly, Pure Storage, AgLocal, Aerpio Therapeutics, InVisage Technologies, CorvisaCloud, Delivery Hero

Series A

Declara, a personal learning technology company, has raised $16 million in Series A funding led by GSV Capital led the investment; Catamount Ventures, Data Collective and Founders Fund participated in this round.

Cybersecurity company Sentinel Labs has raised $12 million in a Series A financing round led by Tiger Global.  Westly Group, Accel Partners, Granite Hill Capital Partners, and Data Collective also participated in this round. The company had earlier received $2.5 million in seed funding from investors such as Accel Partners, Data Collective, UpWest Labs, Granite Hill Capital Partners and Dan Scheinman.

According to a press release, San Mateo marketing and analytics company, Piqora has gained $7.7 million in a Series A investment round led by DFJ; Freestyle Capital, Lazerow Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Firebolt Ventures also participated in this round.

Series B

According to a press release, Redwood City biotech company, Guardant Health has secured more than $30 million in a Series B funding led by Khosla Ventures. Sequoia Capital and fresh investor Pejman Mar Ventures contributed to the round. The company said “The capital will go towards buttressing “the continued commercial expansion of its GUARDANT360 non-invasive tumor sequencing test”

According to a press release, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has raised $22.5 million in a Series B round led by Ysios Capital; Lux Capital, Crown Venture Fund, Polaris Partners and Third Rock Ventures also participated in this round. Waltham, MA-based Kala Pharmaceuticals develops treatments targeting ocular diseases.

Series C

Weebly, a San francisco website-making company,  has raised $35 million in a Series C funding round. Sequoia Capital and Tencent Holdings Ltd. invested in this round.

Series F

Pure Storage, Mountain View-based company,  has raised a massive $225 million in a Series F investment round that has valued the company at more than $3 billion. Tiger Global, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Wellington Management Company, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Redpoint Ventures are the investors. Total backing behind the enterprise storage array venture has now reached $470 million.


Meat Marketplace AgLocal becomes a consumer facing subscription service and announces that it has raised another $1.3 Million led by Chicago Ventures, with participation from Sam Yagan ( CEO), Bob Trahan (early Facebook engineer) and other prior investors.

 Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc., Cincinnati biopharma company, has raised $22 million in funding led by OrbiMed. The company concentrates on developing therapies for vascular diseases. Current investors Triathlon Medical Ventures, Satter Investment Management, Kearny Venture Partners, Venture Investors, Novartis Venture Funds and Athenian Venture Partners participated in this round.

 InVisage Technologies, Inc., Menlo Park semiconductor company, has raised $18 million in funding, GGV Capital, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, OnPoint Technologies, Intel Capital and Nokia Growth Partners participated in this round. This round brings the total funding to over $100 million.

According to a press, Cloud-based communications company out of Milwaukee, CorvisaCloud, LLC. has raised $30 million in funding from its parent company, Novation Companies, Inc. “According to DMG Consulting’s Cloud-Based Contact Center Infrastructure Market Report, more than 62 percent of organizations were using some type of cloud-based contact center solution as part of their operation in September 2013, and approximately half (45.6 percent) of the organizations that are not yet using cloud-based contact center solutions are planning to move in this direction in the next 18 months”

According to TechCrunch, the Rocket Internet company, Delivery Hero, which does food delivery across many countries has raised $85 million in a Series F funding round.