Feb 11, 2021 · Sqreen

Datadog ($DDOG) to acquire application security management platform Sqreen

Cloud monitoring platform Datadog has announced that it plans to acquire Sqreen, a software-as-a-service security platform. Datadog ($DDOG) is a cl...

Jan 05, 2021 · Breaker

Twitter acquires social podcasting app Breaker

Twitter announced today that it has acquired social broadcasting app Breaker. The Breaker team will join Twitter to help “improve the health of ...

Dec 17, 2020 · Passport

Passport raises $12M Series A - hits 3M packages shipped

Passport, a technology startup that helps brands with all aspects of cross-border shipping, announced on Thursday it has raised $12 million in S...

Nov 17, 2020 · OpenPhone

OpenPhone raises $14M Series A to put your work phone in an app

OpenPhone announced today the close of a $14 million Series A financing to bring to our work phone the same modern communications features that ...

Oct 28, 2020 · The Graph

Graph Protocol raises $12M in token sale

The Graph has raised $12 million in a public sale of its native GRT token. The foundation building out the decentralized data protocol announced...

Oct 27, 2020 · Locker Room

Locker Room, live sports radio community raises $9.3M from Google Ventures

Locker Room, a social audio app where fans can talk sports and spontaneously join live conversations, launches Tuesday on the App Store.


Oct 19, 2020 · Unit21

Fraud detection API Unit21 raises $13M Series A

Unit21, a platform of no-code tools for risk and compliance teams, today announces $13 million in funding led by A.Capital Ventures. Diane Gree...

Oct 06, 2020 · Remotion

Remotion raises $13M to create a workplace video platform for short, spontaneous conversations

Remotion is launching their product in beta today and announcing that they’ve raised $13 million in funding, including a Series A led by Greyloc...

Oct 05, 2020 · Tone

Tone raises $4M to help e-commerce brands connect with their customers

In a post-COVID world, it’s clear online shopping has become the dominant form of shopping, but few companies have considered how you replace th...

Sep 29, 2020 · Collective

Collective, an automated backoffice platform for 50M+ freelancers, raises $9M seed round

Collective, a 2-year-old, 20-person San Francisco-based startup that’s been quietly building back-office services like tax preparation and bookkeep...

Sep 08, 2020 · Silk + Sonder

Silk and Sonder Lands $3.6M for Monthly Women’s Mental Health Program

Silk and Sonder is helping women with their daily self care in a way that is easy and fun. And it now has a new round of capital to expand its subs...

Jul 24, 2020 · Swoop

SaaS startup Swoop raises $3.2M to modernize mom-and-pop transportation companies

Chauffeured group transportation — the vehicles used for corporate outings, special events and even weddings — is a fragmented industry, with hundr...

Jul 07, 2020 · Replenysh

Replenysh raises $2M to build Operating System for recycled materials

Replenysh connects material recycling centers with mills to treat and reprocess materials and sell back to the biggest consumer brands (Unilever, P...

Jun 30, 2020 · Material Security

Material Raises $22M from Andreessen Horowitz to Redefine Enterprise Email Security

The $22M Series A led by A16Z with participation from Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Sun founder Andy Bechtolsheim and application security industry lea...

Jun 30, 2020 · The Graph

Decentralized Data API TheGraph raises $5M from Coinbase Ventures

Decentralized Data API TheGraph raises $5M from Coinbase Ventures, Multicoin, DTC Capital, Framework Ventures and others to decentralize the query ...

Jun 25, 2020 · Karat

A New Card Ties Your Credit to Your Social Media Stats

Founded by Instagram and finance alums, Karat wants to be the black card in every influencer’s wallet. Karat’s first product is the Karat Black Car...

Jun 10, 2020 · Transcend

Transcend raises $25M from Accel & Index Ventures for data privacy infrastructure platform

The $25M Series A led by Accel and Index Ventures comes just a year after their $4M seed round led by Accel. Transcend also announced they have add...

Jun 03, 2020 · Anvil

Anvil secures $5M from Google Gradient to make traditional paperwork thing of the past

The $5 million investment was led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused investment fund, with participation from Menlo Ventures and 122WEST. A...

May 21, 2020 · RunTheWorld

Virtual events platform RunTheWorld raises $11M from A16Z and Founders Fund

The Series A round comes just months after raising its $4M seed round from A16Z. The platform continues to see incredible adoption from conference ...

Apr 07, 2020 · TrueNorth

TrueNorth raises $3M to make independent trucker operations more seamless

TrueNorth, which graduated from YCombinator just a few weeks ago, announced today it raised a $3M seed round at a $15M valuation from a crop of inv...

Feb 27, 2020 · RunTheWorld

Andreessen Horowitz & 122WEST back live online events platform RunTheWorld

The live events platform announced today the close of a $4.3M seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from 122 West Ventures, Face...

Feb 20, 2020 · TrueNorth

TrueNorth, software suite for independent truckers, raises $600k pre-seed round

TrueNorth provides truckers with a platform to manage insurance, fuel and maintenance. It also helps truckers with route optimization, dispatch and...

Jan 29, 2020 · OpenPhone

OpenPhone raises $2M for its business phone number app

The round was led by Slow Ventures w/ participation from Kindred, YCombinator and 122WEST. The company is working on an app that lets you seamlessl...

Nov 26, 2019 · Supr Daily

Swiggy lines up $100M to deliver milk, other essentials w/ Supr Daily

Swiggy to invest $100M for its subscription based delivery business under our portfolio company Supr Daily, which delivers milk and other daily ess...

Nov 21, 2019 · Sheltr

Hippo Acquires Home Maintenance Platform Sheltr

Hippo, the insurance technology startup most recently valued at $1B, announced today the acquisition of Sheltr, a home maintenance platform and 122...

Nov 20, 2019 · Verto Education

Verto Education Raises $6M from First Round Capital, 122 WEST to Bring College Students Abroad

Verto annoucned today a $6.3M seed round led by First Round Capital with participation from 122 West Ventures. Founded in 2017, Verto connects firs...

Nov 04, 2019 · Kenzie Academy

Kenzie Academy Raises $100M ISA Fund to Pay for Students' Education

Education startup Kenzie Academy, one of the several new ventures that provide financing for students in exchange for a proportion of future earnin...

Oct 08, 2019 · 99.co

Southeast Asian real estate portal 99.co acquires iProperty & REA Group

99.co's last round was a $15M Series B that took it's valuation above $100M. The deal will make 99.co the market leader in Indonesia and positions ...

Oct 04, 2019 · Feature Labs

Alteryx acquires machine learning startup Feature Labs

Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, today announced that it has acquired Feature Labs, a data s...

Sep 30, 2019 · Kenzie Academy

Kenzie Academy Raises $7.77 Million to Build Tech Talent in Overlooked Places

To date, Kenzie has raised $13.6 million. This latest capital infusion comes about a year after its $4.2 million seed round. At that time, the comp...

Sep 24, 2019 · Audius

Meet SoundCloud rival Audius, free & anti-takedowns

Today Audius launches its music streaming and free hosting service backed by DJs like deadmau5 and Zed’s Dead, plus $5.5 million in A-list venture ...

Aug 16, 2019 · 99.co

Property marketplace 99.co raises $15m series B round

99.co, a property marketplace focused on Indonesia and Singapore, has raised a US$15 million series B round to accelerate regional expansion.

Aug 15, 2019 · Sheltr

Sheltr on Yahoo Finance: Home ownership doesn't have to come with big maintenance costs

Our portfolio company Sheltr was recently featured on a Yahoo Finance segment about home ownership and how to save money on maintenance.

Aug 14, 2019 · Vibely

Influencers taking their following offline one meetup at a time

Our portfolio company Vibely and some of their early influencer communities were recently featured in Forbes.

Aug 08, 2019 · RE:STORE

A Physical Space for Instagram Brands: Is This the Future of Retail?

Could Re:store, a VC-backed "WeWork for brands" in San Francisco, be the next Barneys?

Aug 03, 2019 · OpenPhone

OpenPhone gives you a separate business line for $10 per month

OpenPhone was recently featured in the Verge for its business telephony application that helps small businesses easily manage multiple business pho...

Jul 29, 2019 · Vahan

Y Combinator-backed Vahan is helping low-skilled workers in India find jobs on WhatsApp

In the last year, Vahan has amassed more than a million users and has helped over 20,000 people secure a job. Each day, around 5,000 users check Va...

Jul 29, 2019 · Dark

Dark emerges from stealth with unique 'deployless' software model

The company emerged from stealth today and announced $3.5 million in seed funding from Cervin Ventures, Data Collective, Harrison Metal and 122 Wes...

Jun 18, 2019 · Probably Genetic

Probably Genetic helps families identify genetic conditions early with AI and DNA tests

With new backing from Khosla & 122 West, Probably Genetic wants to test the DNA of children with autism to provide them early diagnoses of more tha...

Apr 04, 2019 · Transcend

Transcend raises $3.95M from Accel to give users more control over their data

Accel led the seed round with return backer 122WEST and South Park Commons also participating. Transcend plans to use the funds to continue to buil...

Apr 02, 2019 · Sqreen

Sqreen raises $14M from Greylock Partners for its Application Security Platform

122 West portfolio company Sqreen announced today that it raised $14M from Greylock Partners as well as surpassed its 500th enterprise customer.

Feb 13, 2019 · Elroy Air

Forget People, Elroy's Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo

If you dream of a world of smooth logistics, where emergency supplies, firefighting chemicals, and all the crap you order online moves through the ...

Dec 14, 2018 · Lemonbox

LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M

LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the U.S., has raised $2 million to develop its business.

Oct 16, 2018 · Passport

Passport raises $3M to redefine international shipping

Passport raises $3M to help ship products from US eCommerce companies to billions of international customers.

Oct 01, 2018 · RE:STORE

"WeWork for Retail" Brings Instagram Brands to Storefronts

122 West invests alongside Sequoia Capital and South Park Commons to bring your favorite instagram brands to shared storefronts in your city.

Sep 06, 2018 · Audius

Audius Signs 6 New Music Biz Advisors

Audius adds Beatport CEO, Twitch co-founder, former Avicii manager, Robinhood VP of product, Ultra Music head of business development, and Pandora ...

Aug 08, 2018 · Audius

SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music

122 West Ventures co-invests in $5.5M Series A alongside General Catalyst, Lightspeed, Kleiner Perkins and Pantera Capital.

Jul 24, 2018 · Unlock Protocol

Unlock wants to rebuild your feed through a decentralized paywall

General Catalyst, Consensys Ventures, Kindred Ventures, Betaworks, 122 West Ventures and Coinbase Ventures back $1.7M seed round.

Jul 18, 2018 · Kenzie Academy

Tech Training and Apprenticeship Startup Kenzie Academy Raises $4.2M

Kenzie’s latest funding round was led by Rethink Education. The seed round follows a $1.6 million seed raised in November 2017, bringing the compan...

Jul 01, 2018 · OpenPhone

OpenPhone lets you get a business phone number with an app

Meet OpenPhone, a startup in the current Y Combinator batch. The company has been working on an app to make it easier to get and use a business pho...

May 02, 2018 · Cipher

Coinbase acquires Cipher, a decentralized app browser and cryptocurrency wallet

Coinbase announced today that it has acquired Cipher Browser, a decentralized app browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain that it will be us...

May 01, 2018 · Origin Protocol

PayPal Co-Founder and First YouTube Engineer Joins Origin Protocol

Yu Pan began his career as founding engineer at PayPal and later was the very first employee at YouTube. He developed many core parts of PayPal’s p...

Apr 25, 2018 · Origin Protocol

Origin Protocol Nabs $28 Million for Peer-to-Peer Blockchain Platform

Token sale fuels massive funding round; about 45 companies have committed as customers. Team includes paypal co-founder & early youtube engineers. ...

Mar 06, 2018 · Neema

This Is the First Country to Adopt a Cryptocurrency As Its Official Currency

The Marshall Islands is partnering with Israeli company Neema to launch the SOV. It plans to sell some of the currency to international investors a...

Mar 04, 2018 · Neema

Marshall Islands Partners w/ Neema to Create its Own Cryptocurrency

The Marshall Islands is partnering with 122WEST portfolio company Neema to launch the SOV. The Marshall Islands will issue 24 million SOVs with hal...

Feb 24, 2018 · Feature Labs

Feature Labs launches out of MIT to accelerate the development of machine learning algorithms

Our portfolio company FeatureLabs announced a $1.5M round of financing led by Flybridge Capital with participation from 122WEST. Feature Labs ident...

Feb 17, 2018 · Sqreen

Sqreen wants to become the IFTTT of web app security

French startup Sqreen recently launched a Security Hub with dozens of plugins to put you in control of the security of your web app. In many ways, ...

Dec 23, 2017 · Elroy Air

Massive robot-powered drones may solve everything wrong with package delivery

San Francisco-based startup Elroy Air announced Dec. 22 that it’s secured $4.6 million in seed funding to build large, autonomous drones, capable o...

Oct 29, 2017 · Kenzie Academy

Kenzie is an ambitious project to bring tech jobs to Middle America

Kenzie academy and CEO Chok Ooi were recently featured in TechCrunch on their mission to build a 2-year software development education program in M...

Oct 11, 2017 · Kenzie Academy

A new startup is teaching middle America how to code

Business insider recently featured Kenzie and their ambitious mission to cultivate new engineering hotbeds in middle America.

Sep 14, 2017 · Patreon

Patreon raises big round at ~$450M valuation to get artists paid

TechCrunch has learned that Patreon has closed a big Series C round of funding, three sources confirm. Two say it values the startup at around $450...

Aug 03, 2017 · Patreon

Inside Patreon, The Economic Engine of Internet Culture

The Verge recently profiled Patreon and CEO Jack Conte and the tens of thousands of creatives pursuing their passion thanks to Patreon.

Jul 15, 2017 ·

122WEST at Experts Day w/ Andrew Chen, Eric Ries & Sarah Tavel

Our GP Evan Tana will be attending to advise a small, highly curated group of post-launch startups with some of the best minds in the tech world.

Jun 21, 2017 · Zenly

Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M

Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bou...

Jun 08, 2017 · Supr Daily

India’s Supr Daily raises $1.5 Million to expand its grocery delivery service

The new capital will be used to scale and build a city playbook to take the business to multiple cities in India.

May 18, 2017 · Patreon

Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators

Patreon doubled the number of monthly active paying patrons to 1 million, and the number of active creators to 50,000. It’s now on track to pay out...

Apr 06, 2017 · 99.co

99.co raises $7.9M from Sequoia & Eduardo Saverin as property battle heats up

Singapore property portal 99.co has raised US$7.9 million in fresh funding, it announced today. The round was co-led by Sequoia and Facebook co-fou...

Mar 19, 2017 · TechInAsia

TechInAsia Is Raising $6M To Double-down On Its Recruitment Business

The Company has raised over $10M to date and has over 100 employees in 3 countries. TIA launched its recruitment business in May 2016 and it claims...

Dec 07, 2016 · Feature Labs

Why You’re Not Getting Value from Your Data Science

FeatureLabs co-founder Kalyan Veeramachaneni recently published an essay in the Harvard Business Review about how businesses can realize the full p...

Jan 19, 2016 · Patreon

Patreon Gains $30 Million Series B Funding To Support Growth

Patreon recently closed on a fresh round of $30 million in Series B funding, led by Thrive Capital, to accelerate hiring to support it's 17,000 art...

Oct 19, 2015 · Feature Labs

An Algorithm May Be Better Than Humans At Breaking Down Big Data

Newsweek featured FeatureLabs co-founder Max Kanter and their proprietary Deep Feature Synthesis algorithm.

Oct 09, 2015 · Feature Labs

New MIT algorithm rubs shoulders with human intuition in big data analysis

The Washington Post recently profiled FeatureLabs' automated "Data Science Machine" that beat 615 of the 906 human teams it's come up against in 3 ...

Sep 01, 2015 · Shift

Used Car Retailer, Shift, Raises $50 Million from Goldman Sachs

With $50 million in new funding, the online used car marketplace Shift is hoping to drive off the stereotypes and outrace the stigma associated wit...