VC funding: RedSeal, Expanse, PubNub, Buckzy

Technology companies such as RedSeal, Expanse, PubNub, Buckzy Payments, Labelbox, Tilson, Diameter Health, among others, have announced their latest VC funding rounds from investors.
VC funding investments

Private equity firm Symphony Technology Group picked up 70 percent stake in cybersecurity company RedSeal in a deal valued at about $70 million. RedSeal has raised $142 million to date.


Expanse, an Internet information technology (IT) operations management platform, has raised $70 million in Series C funding led by TPG Growth. New investors include Arianna Huffington, Peter Thiel, Egon Durban, Taylor Glover, Sam Palmisano, as well as existing investors NEA, IVP, Founders Fund, and MSD Capital, have also participated.


PubNub has secured $23 million in Series D funding. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is one of the new investors, while all existing investors participated during this round. The company’s total funding reached $70 million till now.

Buckzy Payments

Buckzy Payments, a fin-tech company, closed $1.75 million seed round led by Canada based Mistral Venture Partners and joined by New York based Revel Partners.


Labelbox, a training data platform for machine learning applications, announced a Series A round of $10 million in capital led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, with participation from previous investors Kleiner Perkins, First Round Capital, and angel investor, Sumon Sadhu.

Diameter Health

Diameter Health, a clinical data integration company, has raised $9.6 million in Series A-1 funding round — led by new investor Optum Ventures along with existing investors Diameter Health investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health.


Tilson will receive up to $100 million from funds managed by SDC Capital Partners. The investment will support Tilson’s expansion of nationwide network infrastructure design-build services.

Entangled Group

Entangled Group, an education venture, announced a Series B investment of $15 million led by investors Hereditas Capital Management and TDM Partners of Hong Kong and education investor Rethink Education., which operates marketplace for luxury furnishings, jewelry, fine arts and vintage fashion, announced a Series D funding round of $76 million – led by T. Rowe Price Associates. Other investors include Groupe Artemis, Foxhaven Asset Management, Sofina Group; Michael Zeisser, former chairman of U.S. Investments for Alibaba Group; and Allen & Company.

Seal Software

DocuSign announced a $15 million investment in artificial intelligence software leader Seal Software.


Kong, API and service lifecycle management platform for modern architectures, has raised $43 million in Series C financing, led by Index Ventures with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Charles Rivers Ventures, as well as new investors GGV Capital and World Innovation Lab (WiL). Kong has now raised $71 million to date.


Ellevest, a digital investment platform, raised a $33 million funding round, led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. New investors include Pivotal Ventures, the investment and incubation company founded by Melinda Gates; PayPal; Elaine Wynn, co-founder of Wynn Resorts; Eric Schmidt, former chairman of Google and Alphabet; Valerie Jarrett; Gingerbread Capital; and Mastercard. Returning investors include Aspect Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Morningstar, Astia Angels, Creditease Fintech Investment Fund, and Ulu Ventures.

Empowered Education

Empowered Education has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Rethink Education.


Teridion, a cloud-based WAN service company, has closed $9 million in financing, led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), with participation from existing investors Magma Ventures and SingTel Innov8. The financing brings the company’s total funding to $35 million.


CareMonkey, an online system which helps schools streamline their paper workflow processes with a digital forms platform, has raised $1.5 million dollars in seed funding. The funding round was led by Peter Bencivenga alongside New Ground Ventures and Rethink Education.

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