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Polarr lands $11.5 mln Series A

Silicon Valley and China-based Polarr, an provider of edge AI technology for photography, video and other creative processes, has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding. Threshold Ventures led the round with participation from Cota Capital and Pear Ventures. Source: Press Release
Tags: China, Trends, Silicon Valley, Cota Capital, VC Deals

AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A

Bay Area photography startup Polarr announced this morning that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A. The new round of funding, led by Threshold Ventures with participation from Pear Ventures and Cota Capital, brings the startup’s total funding to around $12.5 million, according to the latest Crunchbase figures. At the moment, the company is probably best known for its photography app for iOS and Android, which utilizes machine learning and AI to improve image editing. The company says it...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Photography, Samsung, Qualcomm, Cota Capital, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Apple, Polarr, Pear Ventures, Recent Funding, Borui Wang, Threshold Ventures

Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes $6M to gift card holders, vendors

Several weeks after a sudden shutdown left customers and vendors in the lurch, meal-kit service Munchery has filed for bankruptcy. In the Chapter 11 filing, Munchery chief executive officer James Beriker cites increased competition, over-funding, aggressive expansion efforts and Blue Apron’s failed IPO as reasons for its demise. Munchery owes $3 million in unfulfilled customer gift cards and another $3 million to its vendors, suppliers and various counterparties, the filing reveals. The compa...
Tags: Food, Startups, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Munchery, Venture Capital, Blue Apron, Silicon Valley, Menlo Ventures, Cota Capital, Online Food Ordering,, Estrada, Sherpa Capital, Kate Clark

After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver

On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is ceasing operations effective immediately, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday. Founded in 2010, the San Francisco-based business had raised a total of $125 million in venture capital funding, reaching a valuation of $300 million with an $87 million round in 2015, according to PitchBook. Munchery was backed by Greycroft, ACME Ventures (formerly known as Sherpa Capital), Menlo Ventures, e.Ventures, Cota Capital, M13 and mor...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, New York, San Francisco, Munchery, Menlo Ventures, Crunchbase, Deliv, Cota Capital, Bart,, Josephine, Sherpa Capital, Seattle Los Angeles, PitchBook Munchery

B2B monetization platform RecVue lands $5 mln

Palo Alto, California and India-based RecVue, a B2B monetization platform, has raised $5 million in financing. Cota Capital and EPIC Ventures led the round with participation from Long Light Capital. Source: Press Release
Tags: India, Trends, Cota Capital, Palo Alto California, VC Deals, RecVue

Companies tracking mutations in cancer cells can provide a key to unlocking better therapies

Investors and entrepreneurs are beginning to bring new diagnostic tools to market that promise better results for cancer patients through the identification of mutations in cancer cells that can create more targeted therapies. Earlier this month, research using technology developed by the startup Mission Bio helped identify cellular mutations in acute myeloid leukemia cancer cells that could be indicators of potential relapse or recurrence of the cancer after therapy. In the study, which was pre...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Texas, Biology, Medicine, Breast Cancer, California, Cancer, Tech, Ceo, Genetics, Pennsylvania, Disease, Machine Learning, University of Pennsylvania, Cancer Treatment

Retail Robot Maker Bossa Nova Raises $29M to Monitor Shelves

Bossa Nova, a robotics company geared toward grocers and other sellers of related consumer products, announced today it has raised $29 million in new funding. The round was led by Cota Capital, with previous investors such as Intel Capital, Lucas Venture Group, and WRV Capital and new investors LG Electronics and China Walden Ventures participating. Bossa Nova now has raised a total of $70 million. Bossa Nova, which is based in San Francisco and Pittsburgh, PA, makes an artificial intelli...
Tags: Startups, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Investment, Walmart, E-commerce, People, Camera, Innovation, Venture Capital, Retail, National, Intel Capital, Pittsburgh, Cota Capital

Robotics company Bossa Nova raises $29 mln led by Cota Capital

Cota Capital has led a $29 million Series B-1 funding round in Bossa Nova, which provides product data for the global retail industry, the company announced. New investors include China Walden Ventures and LG Electronics. The company’s total funding is now $70 million. The new funding will go toward hiring and research and development. The company is also considering expanding internationally. PRESS RELEASE Bossa Nova, the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global reta...
Tags: Trends, Walmart, United States, Cota Capital, LG Electronics, Bossa Nova, VC Deals, Bobby Yazdani, China Walden Ventures, China Walden Ventures LG Electronics, Bruce McWilliams

Price Check on Aisle 3: Retailers Turn to Robots to Manage Inventory

Inventory management is crucial to operating a successful retail operation. And as hard as it may be to believe, retailers “don’t really know what’s on the shelves,” says Sarjoun Skaff, founder and CTO of Bossa Nova Robotics. A combination of the sheer number of products a retailer like Walmart has on offer and the pace of 24/7 shopping makes it very difficult to maintain real-time inventories. “If it isn’t on the shelf, the shopper can’t buy it,” Skaff adds. Bossa Nova, along with San Fr...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Australia, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Investment, Walmart, E-commerce, Web, Analytics, People, Online, Software, Pepper, Innovation reels in $4 mln from Cota Capital

San Francisco-based, a financial regulatory platform provider, has secured $4 million in financing. The investor was Cota Capital. Source: Press Release
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Compliance, Cota Capital, VC Deals, Cota Capital Source

The Funded: Startups with TV platforms, AI technology raise rounds

A pair of TV platforms and a pair of artificial intelligence-related startups are among this week's newly disclosed fundings. Here are the details: • adRise, San Francisco, $21 million: An SEC filing shows this Internet-connected TV platform is partway through raising a new $24 million round. It lists Bobby Yazdani of Signatures Capital as a new board member. The company previously raised around $14 million from DHVC, Foundation Capital and Cota Capital. • WinView, Redwood City, $12 million:…...
Tags: SEC, Cota Capital, Redwood City, Bobby Yazdani, Signatures Capital, DHVC Foundation Capital

Eight gets $6 mln seed for sleep technology

New York-based Eight, which makes a smart mattress cover to track sleep patters, closed a $6 million seed funding round. Investors in the round include Y Combinator, Yunqui Partners, Azure Capital, Cota Capital, Comcast Ventures, Vast Ventures, Stanford University, Galvanize Ventures, Y Combinator partner and Scribd co-founder Jared Friedman and others. Eight was formerly known as Luna. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 2, 2016 — Eight ( the technology company changing the fu...
Tags: Amazon, Y Combinator, New York, Stanford University, Luna, Comcast Ventures, Cota Capital, Eight, Scientific Advisory Board, VC Deals, Jared Friedman, Azure Capital, Galvanize Ventures, Vast Ventures, Yunqui Partners, Eight Sleep Tracker

Tubi TV Grabs $6 Million From MGM, Lionsgate And Others For Its Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Service

 Tubi TV, a company offering a free alternative to paid subscription video services like Netflix, is announcing today new investments from two major Hollywood studios, MGM and Lionsgate, who have joined in the San Francisco-based startup’s $6 million Series B round of financing. The round was led by new investor Cota Capital, and included participation from existing investor… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Hollywood, Lionsgate, San Francisco, Netflix, MGM, Tubi TV, Cota Capital, MGM Lionsgate, Tubi