The Funded: Internet TV, AI-powered recruiting chatbot among latest rounds

May 11, 2017 | 1677 Views

An Internet TV network, a recruiting chatbot powered by artificial intelligence and a startup that helps pinpoint crop stress for farmers are among the latest Bay Area funding deals.

Grammarly, San Francisco, $110 million: General Catalyst led the round for the AI-powered writing assistant. It was joined by Breyer Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, SignalFire and Spark Capital. Read more here.

Gainsight, Redwood City, $52 million: Lightspeed Venture Partners led the Series E round in this "customer success" software provider, with Cisco Systems joining as a new investor. Read more here.

Tubi TV, San Francisco, $20 million: Jump Capital led the Series B round for the Internet TV network company. It was joined by Danhua Capital, Cota Capital and Foundation Capital.

Vera, Palo Alto, $15 million: Hasso Plattner Ventures led the round for the data-centric security platform. It was joined by Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, Clear Venture Partners, Amplify Partners and Leslie Ventures.

Attivo Networks, Fremont, $15 million: This provider of "deception for cybersecurity defense" has raised its Series B funding from Omidyar Technology Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Trident Capital Cybersecurity and Macnica Ventures.

Remix, San Francisco, $10 million: Sequoia Capital led the Series A round in this startup focused on helping local governments plan better public transit.

Ceres Imaging, Oakland, $5 million: Romulus Capital led the Series A round for this startup that uses cameras, sensors and software to pinpoint crop stress in the field for farmers.

Datos IO, San Jose, undisclosed amount: Cisco Systems and NetApp invested an undisclosed number of millions of dollars in this cloud data management startup. Read more here.

RedLock, Menlo Park, $12 million: The Series A round for this internet security software developer included money from Sierra Ventures and Storm Ventures.

Mya Systems, San Francisco, $11.4 million: Emergence Capital was the lone investor in the round for this developer of a recruiter chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to automate outreach to job candidates.

Simple Habit, San Francisco, $2.5 million: This online meditation platform provider emerged from the latest batch at Y Combinator and the accelerator is among its backers. Others who participated in this seed round include New Enterprise Associates, FJ Labs and Foundation Capital.

Plume, Palo Alto, undisclosed amount: Comcast invested in this Wifi device startup in this round of fundin

Empower, San Francisco, undisclosed amount: Sequoia Capital is the investor in the round for this financial management app for millennials.

Source: Business Journals