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PIPLEINE ( Venture Capital 11/16/2017 )
• Syapse, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of precision medicine software, raised $30 million in Series D funding. Investors include Ascension Ventures, GE Ventures, Intermountain Healthcare Innovation Fund, Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Amgen Ventures, Medidata Solutions, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and Roche Fund. (riseSEA knows GE)
• LightStep, a San Francisco-based provider of application performance management for enterprise software, raised $29 million in funding. Investors include c, Sequoia Capital, Cowboy Ventures and Harrison Metal. (riseSEA know Sequoia and Redpoint)
• Quantum Circuits, a New Haven, Conn-based startup developing quantum computers, raised $18 million in Series A funding. Canaan and Sequoia co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Tribeca Venture Partners. (riseSEA know Sequoia)
• Bossa Nova, a San Francisco-based developer of autonomous service robots for the global retail industry, raised $17.5 million in Series B funding. Paxion led the round, and was joined by investors including Intel Capital, WRV Capital, Lucas Venture Group, and Cota Capital. (riseSEA knows Intel)
• Collective Medical, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based network for care collaboration, raised $47.5 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round. (riseSEA knows Kleiner Perkins)
• Lessonly, an Indianapolis-based team training software solutions company, raised $8 million in Series B funding. OpenView led the round, and was joined by investors including Rethink Education, High Alpha Capital, and Allos Ventures.
• SAM Labs, a London-based edtech startup, raised $6.75 million in Series A funding. Touchstone Innovations and E15 Ventures co-led the round.
• Airside Mobile, Inc, an Arlington, Va.-based developer of the Mobile Passport app, raised $6 million in Series A funding. Blazar Ventures and Grotech Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Bain Capital Ventures and 8VC. (riseSEA knows Grotech)
• Choozle, a Denver, Colo.-based self-service programmatic ad platform, raised $6 million in Series B funding. The investors were not named.
• Lofelt, a Germany-based developer of haptic technology for use in gaming, AR, VR, automobile, consumer electronics, toys, medical, and entertainment, raised $5.4 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. Wolfman.One led the round, and was joined by investors including Q Venture Partners, Coparion, and Horizons Ventures. (riseSEA knows Horizons)
• Medigate, a Tel Aviv-based medical device security platform, raised $5.35 million in seed funding. Investors include YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital. (riseSEA knows Blumber)
• HUM Nutrition, a Los Angeles-based producer of vitamins, supplements and powders, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include CircleUp Growth Partners, Imaginary Ventures and Strand Equity Partners.
• GreenRush, a San Mateo, Calif.-based online marketplace for legally purchasing cannabis, raised $3.6 million in Series A funding. Investors include James Weil and Chris Burggraeve.
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