Fundings & Exits

Zeek, a startup that lets you buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers, closes $9.5M Series B

Zeek Israeli startup Zeek, whose app lets you buy and sell unwanted store gift vouchers, has closed $9.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Scale-Up Venture Capital, with participation from long list of additional investors, some of which contributed to the company’s Series A early last year. They include Blumberg Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated (via its venture investment… Read More
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IPO on horizon, subprime lending startup Elevate adds $545M in credit from Victory Park Capital

Close-up of a broken piggy bank with coins With an IPO on the horizon, subprime lender Elevate will have an additional $545 million credit faculty to support its growing customers. Elevate’s niche right now is providing loans to borrowers with creditscores between 575 and 625. As the company expands, it wants to provide loans to customers with even lower credit-scores. Ken Rees, CEO of Elevate, is quick to note that 65 percent… Read More
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Ava launches a wearable to help couples conceive

ava-3637 Tracking your period, peeing on a stick and carrying around a thermometer have been the dominant technologies over the past 20 years to help families conceive. If it sounds outdated, that’s because it is. TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alum Ava is hoping to change that with a wearable that helps couples pinpoint when a woman is in her fertile window and the time is right to… Read More
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Data visualization service Reflect raises $2.5M seed round led by DFJ

edit Reflect, a Portland, Oregon-based data visualization service, today announced that it has raised $2.5 million on an oversubscribed seed round led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Other participants in this round include Founders’ Co-Op, Liquid 2 Ventures (Joe Montana’s investment vehicle), Techstars, Stanford University and a number of angel investors, including Parse co-founder Ilya… Read More
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