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The year 2014 started very well indeed for some companies, that were successful at raising funding – and even more so if the amount happened to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars! Here are the Venture Capital Investments on January 2014

Venture Capital Investments January 2014

(most funded companies)

Date Name Amount Series
20/01/2014 Dropbox $250M
04/01/2014 Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund $200M
06/01/2014 LegalZoom.com $200M
24/01/2014 Harry’s $122.5M
31/01/2014 One Kings Lane $112M E
14/01/2014 Nutanix $101M D
07/01/2014 View $100M
13/01/2014 Delivery Hero $88M E
13/01/2014 Turn $80M E
23/01/2014 Stripe $80M C

Venture Capital Investments starts off with Dropbox, the Y Combinator backed file hosting service, which closed it series C round with $350M from BlackRock and T. Rowe Price.

LegalZoom raised the money through the selling of more than $200 million of its outstanding equity to a company backed by the Permira funds, making Permira Funds LegalZoom’s largest shareholder.

New York based Harry’s, a company that sells good quality shaving supplies, raised funding from Highland Capital Partners, Thrive Capital, SV Angel, Tiger Global Management, Lakestar and Harrison Metal. The funding allowed it to grow to 400 employees and to purchase Feintechnik, an old German razor factory. These are quite some achievements for a company that only launched a little over a year ago, in March 2013.

One Kings Lane is an e-commerce platform for home decor. It raised $112M in series E funding from Mousse Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, Scripps Networks Interactive, Institutional Venture Partners.

Nutanix, a virtualized datacenter platform, completed its series D round with a $101M investment from several different sources – SAP Ventures, Battery Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Riverwood Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

The “dynamic glass” manufacturer View, secured $100M in funding from Madrone Capital Partners. The glass reacts to external conditions, by becoming more tinted in intense light and less tinted as it gets darker, thereby reducing the amount of energy that buildings use on lightin

Now onto the three under $100M – Delivery Hero, Turn and Stripe. German-based Delivery Hero, a worldwide network of online food ordering sites, raised $88M from Insight Venture Partners and German Startups Group. It operates in 14 countries and works with over 60,000 participating restaurants. The funding will help it take on its main competitors, including Just Eat.

Turn, data and media management platform to centralize offline and online marketing data, was funded by ClearBridge Investments, BlackRock, Focus Ventures, Shasta Ventures, NorthPort Investments, Norwest Venture Partners, Trident Capital, Firsthand Technology Value Fund and Fidelity Investments.

Finally, Stripe, the online payments platform, raised $80M from Allen & Company, Founders Fund, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures to invest in international growth.

Don’t forget to check out the most funded companies and VC firms of December 2013!






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