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mParticle Raises $45 Million Series D and Debuts New Audience Reach Extension Capabilities

mParticle announces new funding and the launch of new capabilities, featuring a LiveRamp partnership to help brands deliver privacy-friendly personalization at an unprecedented scale mParticle, the Customer Data Platform (CDP) of choice for multi-channel consumer brands, announced it raised $45 million in Series D funding led by Arrowroot Capital with participation from existing investors to accelerate the growth of its platform. With the round, Matthew Safaii, Managing Partner at Arrowroot Capital, will also join the…

CleverTap Names Julie Simon Vice President of Marketing for Asia-Pacific Region

B2B Industry Veteran to Spearhead Go-To-Market Strategy and Regional Growth CleverTap, the leading AI-powered customer lifecycle and user retention platform, announced that Julie Simon will join the company as vice president of marketing for Asia-Pacific. In this newly-created role, Simon will lead all aspects of marketing for APAC, including go-to-market strategy, digital marketing, partner marketing, and branding and awareness programs. "As CleverTap continues its aggressive global expansion strategy, bringing on a…

Digital River Announces $50 Million in Incremental Funding to Accelerate Evolution as a Global Ecommerce Enabler

Digital River, the most experienced global ecommerce enabler for established and fast-growing brands, announced today that it has raised a total of $50 million in incremental funding to accelerate its transition into a premier provider of API-based global ecommerce solutions. The investment, led by Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris”) and with participation from several of Digital River’s existing co-investors, will help Digital River accelerate the development of its modular offering that enables brands to create…

Leanplum Raises $27 Million in New Funding and Announces Leadership Changes for Growth

George Garrick joins as CEO Sheri Huston joins as CFO Russ Fradin joins Board of Directors Leanplum, the leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, announced that it has raised an additional $27 Million as an extension of its Series D growth round. The funding was led by Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Canaan, and Launchub, and will be used to bolster Leanplum's product development and go-to-market (GTM) efforts. The company also announced today the…

Coassemble Lands $4.4 Million Series A Funding Round to Democratize Online Training for Business

Online training platform uses learner-first design to engage teams Coassemble, a company democratizing online training for global brands, has announced a $4.4 Million Series A funding round led by Equity Venture Partners (EVP) and advised by Clinton Capital Partners. Bootstrapped for a large portion of its corporate lifecycle, this round brings the total funding raised by Coassemble to $6.6M. Coassemble will use the funding to grow its product development, sales and marketing teams, with a focus on scaling its U.S.…

Teikametrics Raises $15M to Extend its AI-Powered Multi-Channel Optimization Across Amazon and Walmart

Teikametrics, a leading SaaS provider of AI-powered optimization for brands and sellers on Amazon and Walmart, announced the completion of a $15 million strategic funding round backed by new and existing investors. The announcement follows Teikametrics’ selection as one of Walmart’s first exclusive advertising optimization partners, and the addition of Srinivas Guddanti, a 14-year senior Amazon veteran, as its Chief Product Officer. “We’re thrilled to lead this new round of capital in Teikametrics” Tweet this Jump…

Whatfix Raises $32 Million in Series C Funding to Empower Enterprises to Drive Digital Adoption and Prepare for the Future of Work

Led by new investor Sequoia Capital India, and with participation from existing investors, Whatfix joins the family of tier-one B2B enterprise SaaS leaders funded by premier VC firms Whatfix, the leader in Digital Adoption Solutions (“DAS”), announced it has secured $32 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital India led the round, with participation from existing investors Eight Roads Ventures-a global proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, F-Prime Capital, and Cisco Investments. Whatfix plans to use the…

Stateless Appoints Judd MacRae as Vice President of Finance

Financial Leader MacRae Brings Track Record of Success in Profitable Scalability and Expansion Stateless, Inc., the company reinventing network connectivity, announced the appointment of Judd MacRae as Vice President of Finance. In this role, MacRae will support on Stateless’ fast-paced growth through financing strategies, developing the company’s finance and analytics teams and implementing sound financial management practices. @Stateless_inc appoints Judd MacRae as Vice President of Finance. Judd’s expertise to help…

Esper.io Announces $7.6 million Series A to Offer Full Stack Development and Management Platform for Dedicated Android Edge Devices

Madrona Venture Group leads round Supporting First DevOps platform for Orchestrating Android Smart Devices Esper.io announced the closing of their Series A funding round led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from all existing seed investors including Root Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Haystack Ventures, and Pathbreaker Ventures. “Esper’s team brings years of the platform, mobile, retail and customer experience at Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft to this problem and their platform provides a clean end-to-end…

Pegasystems Inc. Prices $525.0 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world’s leading enterprises, announced the pricing of its offering of $525,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the “notes”) in a private offering (the “offering”) to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  The offering size was increased from the previously announced offering size of $450.0 million aggregate principal…

Pegasystems Inc. Announces Proposed Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Pegasystems Inc. ("Pega"), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $450,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the "notes") in a private offering (the "offering") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").  Pega also expects to grant the initial purchasers of the notes an option to…

Toast Announces $400 Million in Series F Funding

Toast valued at $4.9B Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the US, announced a $400M Series F funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, TPG, Greenoaks Capital, and Tiger Global Management with participation from Durable Capital Partners LP, TCV, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, G Squared, Light Street Capital, Alta Park Capital, and others. Toast Announces $400M in Series F Funding, Valued at $4.9B Focused on empowering restaurants of all sizes to compete on a…

GumGum Kicks Off 2020 with New Board Appointment Following Record 2019 Earnings and $22 Million Funding Round

Veteran CMO Lisa Licht brings deep marketing expertise to the AI firm as it prepares to launch disruptive contextual advertising, brand safety and video solutions GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced that leading global marketing executive Lisa Licht has joined its Board of Advisors. Licht’s addition comes as the company ramps up to launch several new technologies in 2020 and on the heels of two key growth milestones––record $155M global revenue in…

AdQuick.com Raises $6 Million in Series-A Funding to Build the Operating System of Out of Home (OOH) Advertising

Led by existing investor Initialized Capital, AdQuick will use funds to accelerate product development and hiring in its Los Angeles HQ to make OOH easy for everyone AdQuick.com, the Out of Home (OOH) advertising software company, today announced the close of a $6 million series-A funding round, bringing total funding to $9.4M. The round was led by existing investor Initialized Capital with participation from WndrCo, Shrug Capital, The Todd & Rahul Angel Fund and Michael Kassan's MediaLink. This new investment will fuel…

PredictHQ Announces $22M in Funding to Advance Demand Intelligence

Investment Led by Sutter Hill Ventures to Fuel Ongoing Product Development for Uncovering Catalysts Behind Demand PredictHQ, the demand intelligence company, today announced $22 million in Series B funding led by Sutter Hill Ventures and joined by existing investors. “This funding enables us to move more quickly on our mission to bring demand intelligence to the world. In today’s hyper connected world, it just doesn’t make sense for businesses to miss out on factoring the significant impact of real-world events into their…

Databook Secures $5 Million Seed Funding from Threshold Ventures

"Moneyball for Sales" AI-driven Platform Combines Intent Data and Real-time Insights to Drastically Boost Enterprise Sales Performance Databook, the AI-powered, enterprise customer intelligence platform, announced the company has secured a $5 million seed round led by Threshold Ventures. Josh Stein, Managing Partner at Threshold, will join Databook's Board. The funding will be used to scale Databook's product and go-to-market teams to tackle the customer intelligence market, projected by MarketWatch at $5 billion by 2022.…

Clipchamp Raises $9 Million in Series a to Empower the World’s Creatives With Its Next-Generation Video Creation Platform

Lead investor, Tola Capital, backs Clipchamp as the company launches US presence  Global video creation platform Clipchamp, Inc. announced it has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round to deliver on its vision of making the creation of beautiful video content accessible to creatives and enterprises. Originally founded in Australia, Clipchamp also announced the company has reincorporated in the United States, with its headquarters remaining in Brisbane, Australia. The Series A funding round was led by Tola Capital …

Docugami Announces $10 Million Seed Funding Round Led by SignalFire

Additional investment from NextWorld Capital, document technology luminaries, and notable angel investors Docugami, the Seattle-area document engineering startup that transforms how businesses create and manage documents for greater productivity, compliance, and insight using breakthrough artificial intelligence, announced it has secured a $10 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley venture fund SignalFire, with participation by NextWorld Capital and others. Docugami also announced that Bob Muglia, former CEO of…

IAB “250 Brands to Watch” Identifies the Most Disruptive US Direct-to-Consumer Brands and Services

IAB has unveiled the most disruptive, influential DTC brands. More than 3,500 brands were analyzed before IAB narrowed the list to the most important 250 direct-to-consumer products. This year, for the first time ever, 100 service companies were added. "These brands epitomize the growing disruptor brand economy, representing the leading edge of business development across the U.S. and globally," says IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg. "We watch these brands because their business model, personalized relationships with consumers…

Casted Secures $2.35 Million Seed Funding, Launches First Marketing Platform for Branded Podcasts

High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures, and SaaS industry leaders infuse Casted with growth capital for category-leading podcasting platform Casted, the first SaaS (software-as-a-service) marketing platform for branded podcasts, today announces $2.35 million in seed funding as it launches from the High Alpha venture studio. The round included institutional and individual investors, including High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures, Tappan Hill Ventures, and other leading SaaS angel investors. “In recent years, we have all seen…