Cardiologs raises $6.4M to bring image recognition to EKG analysis

 You’ll find image recognition technology in almost every kind of consumer service you would use today — like Facebook, Google, or any number of other apps — but Yann Fleureau is hoping that he can build a whole business off of its increasing success in healthcare.
Fleureau hopes that his startup, Cardiologs, can use image recognition to analyze an EKG and detect potential… Read More

Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

 Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including Georgian Partners, FirstMark Capital, and Felicis Ventures. As part of the deal, NVP’s Scott Beechuk will join the board of directors at Bluecore. When… Read More

Drug discovery startup Recursion raises $60 million in Series B from Data Collective 

 Recursion, a drug discovery startup out of Salt Lake City, Utah has announced a $60 million Series B round, led by Data Collective (DCVC). Recursion started out in 2014 on a mission to identify 100 new treatments in 10 years. That’s a lofty goal, considering the discovery for just one drug can traditionally take decades and tens of millions of dollars, with a high rate of failure… Read More

Robotics process automation startup Kryon pulls in $12M Series B investment

 In an industry that tends to concentrate its startup energy in Silicon Valley, Kryon defies convention. The robotics process automation (RPA) startup has its US headquarters in New Jersey. The location didn’t matter when it came to getting investment capital as the company announced a  $12 million Series B today. The round was led by Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG) and Vertex Ventures.… Read More

Roku nearly doubles since IPO, up another 13% on day two

 Digital streaming business Roku has soared in its public debut. After pricing its IPO Wednesday at $14 per share, Roku finished its first day of trading at $23.50, up nearly 68%. And by the end of Friday, Roku closed at $26.54, or up 90% in less than 48 hours. The company is now valued at about $2.6 billion. So this must be great news for the company, right? Well, sort of. Read More

Alibaba is leading a $27M investment in open source database startup MariaDB

 Alibaba has spent 2017 pushing its cloud computing business and now it is preparing to make its first major investment in a Western startup in the space.
The Chinese e-commerce giant has agreed to lead a €22.9 million ($27 million) investment in MariaDB, the European company behind one of the web’s most popular open source database servers, according to a source with knowledge of… Read More

Roku surges 30% in stock market debut

 Roku is off to the races since going public on the stock market. After pricing its IPO shares at $14, the digital content streaming company began trading at $15.78 per share Thursday morning. It’s now trading above $18, up about 30%. Bankers usually recommend that companies “pop,” in the debut, to make a good impression on public investors. But this can be hard to predict. If… Read More

Eden raises $10 million Series A to build out its office management marketplace

 Eden, the office management and tech support platform, has today closed $10 million in Series A funding led by Spectrum 28, with participation from Fifth Wall Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Canvas Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Eniac Ventures and other existing investors. Eden started out as a tech support service for both businesses and consumers. The… Read More

Managed By Q, the office management system, acquires Hivy

 Managed by Q, the platform that helps office managers handle day-to-day operations, has made its first acquisition, picking up Y Combinator graduates Hivy for an undisclosed amount.
Managed By Q lets office managers book cleanings, handy work, IT help, and order office supplies thanks to a partnership with Staples. MBQ has raised upwards of $72 million and now serves New York, Chicago, San… Read More

Didi invests $200M in Chinese auto trading platform RenRenChe

 China’s Didi Chuxing is already well-known for making investments, but this time around the ride-sharing company has stepped beyond backing companies in its core industry with its latest deal. That’s because Didi has backed RenRenChe, China-based online peer-to-peer car marketplace, via a strategic investment that is confirmed at $200 million. It’s not clear what… Read More