Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Funding and M&A Activity Across the Techstars Ecosystem

The shift into 2016 has already seen some notable funding news for Techstars grads.

Congratulations to Techstars companies that were recently acquired:

SimpleRelevance (Chicago '13) acquired by Rise Interactive

Also, a big high five to the Techstars alumni companies below that have recently received investments!  

This brings us to a total of 90% of Techstars companies active or acquired and over $2B raised by our accelerator companies. Congrats to all!

  Placester (Boston '11), is a real estate advertising service that helps real estate agents and brokers market themselves better. Placester recently raised $27M in a Series C round.
  Bluecore (NYC '13), is a marketing automation solution for ecommerce brands. Bluecore received $21M in a Series B round led by Georgian Partners in December.
  Degreed (Kaplan '13), the company that scores and organizes users formal and informal education to unlock employment and learning opportunities, recently raised $21M in Series B.
  Nestio (NYC '11), announced an $8M Series A round in December. Nestio is a leasing and marketing platform for residential landlords.  
  Bevi (Boston '14), the Boston-based company that provides smart beverage machines, recently announced a $6.5M Series A round.
  Revolar (Boulder '15), is a company that developed a wearable with the sole purpose to help keep you safe. Revolar announced a $3M seed financing round in late 2015.
  Streamroot (Boston '14) is a video streaming startup that raised $2.5M in a recent funding round. Streamroot cuts bandwidth costs for online broadcasters through its peer-to-peer video delivery solution.
  Codeship (Boston '13) has raised another $1.5M in funding. Codeship automates the process of testing and releasing updates to software apps.
AdHawk (Boulder '15), the company that aggregates digital marketing campaigns across platforms and makes optimization recommendations, recently raised $1.4M.
  MetricStory (Austin '15), is a company that automates the entire process of setting up high value web analytics. The company raised $1.4M in funding this past December.
  Slash (NYC '15), the New York based company that developed a keyboard app that lets users share rich media in mobile messaging without opening a separate app, has recently raised $1.3M in funding.  
  Sundar (Boston '14), a company that aims to redefine the apparel and design industries through a curated digital platform for materials discovery and supplier sourcing, recently raised $1.3M in funding.
  Innervate (Seattle '15) raised $1.3M to help developers and gamers build a better relationship. Innervate builds community and marketing tools for games.
  Matcherino (Seattle '15), a company that developed an eSports engagement platform for spectators and gamers, recently announced that it has raised a $1.2M seed round.
  Cashforce (Barclays NYC '15), a company that brings banks and businesses closer together through an automated cash management platform, has announced a €1M Series A funding round ($1.08M).

 



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