–VC Reads–

  • The Peter Thiel Degree: Jessi Hempel of Backchannel profiles the Thiel Fellowship and discusses the use of a college degree in entrepreneurship.
  • The Criticality of Timing: Scott Belsky, investor and Behance founder, on the dynamics of time in growing a startup.
  • How to Launch a Startup in Europe: The Founder Institute goes through the legal, funding and institutional framework of the European tech scene.


  • PatientPing (Boston, MA), patient care coordination: $31.6M Series B from Andreessen Horowitz, Leerink Transformation Partners.
  • Augmedix (San Francisco, CA), remote scribe service: $23M undisclosed from McKesson Ventures, OrbiMed.
  • Elysium Health (New York, NY), dietary supplements: $20M Series B from General Catalyst.
  • Vida Health (San Francisco, CA), patient-health coach matching platform: $18M Series B from Canvas Ventures.
  • Emanate Wireless (Cleveland, OH), healthcare IT services: $1.5Mundisclosed from undisclosed angels.


  • Breather (Montreal, Canada), on-demand workspace booking: $40M Series C from Menlo Ventures.
  • Movinga (Berlin, Germany), home removal: $18M Series C from Global Founders Capital, Earlybird Venture Capital, et al.
  • The Coaching Inn (Boston, UK), coaching inn chain: $12.6M undisclosed from Business Growth Fund.
  • autoGraph (Seattle, WA), emotional intelligence and compliance: $4.7MSeries B from Rally Capital.


  • Finicity (Salt Lake City, UT), financial data aggregation and insights: $42MSeries B from Experian.
  • Vestorly (New York, NY), content marketing for financial services: $8.5Mundisclosed from Richmond Global Ventures.
  • Clearsurance (Newburyport, MA), crowdsourced insurance: $2M Seed from Undisclosed.


  • Nantero (Woburn, MA), carbon nanotubes for microchips: $21M undisclosed from Globespan Capital Partners.
  • Menlo Micro (Irvine, CA), digital-micro-switch platform: $18.7M undisclosed from Microsemi Corporation, Corning, Paladin Capital Group, et al.
  • ES Explore (Dallas, TX), hydrocarbon indication at seismic resolution: $12Mundisclosed from Sovereign Resources LLC, Unity Hunt.

–Consumer Products–

  • KeyMe (New York, NY), key copy kiosks: $25M undisclosed from Benefit Street Partners.
  • PlayMonster (Beloit, WI), family entertainment products: $23.5M Credit Facility from MB Business Capital.


  • SnapLogic (San Mateo, CA), big data platform: $40M Series F from Vitruvian Partners.
  • Zepl (San Francisco, CA), end-to-end data analytics: $4.1M Series A from Vertex Ventures.


  • Kenna Security (San Francisco, CA), risk exposure management: $15MSeries B from PeakSpan Capital.
  • Fhoosh (Miami, FL), cybersecurity software platform for business: $2Mundisclosed from Volta Global.

–Consumer Internet–

  • SparkPost (San Francisco, CA), cloud email delivery: $10M Loan from Wellington Financial.
  • Waggle (New York, NY), pet/animal video platform: $2.3M Seed from Raine Ventures.


  • AxonVR (Seattle, WA), VR haptics: $5.8M Seed from NetEase.
  • AI/Machine Learning–
  • Alluvium (New York, NY), AI for industrial use cases: $2.5M Seed from IA Ventures, Lux Capital, Bloomberg Beta.

–Funding Breakdown–

–Biotech/Health– 5 Deals: $94,100,000

–Enterprise– 4 Deals: $75,300,000

–Fintech– 3 Deals: $52,500,000

–Industry4.0– 3 Deals: $51,700,000

–Consumer Products– 2 Deals: $48,500,000

–Data/Storage– 2 Deals: $44,100,00

–Cybersecurity– 2 Deals: $17,000,000

–Consumer Internet– 2 Deals: $12,300,000

–AR/VR– 1 Deal: $5,800,000

–AI/Machine Learning– 1 Deal: $2,500,000