Today’s Fundings, Acquisitions, and IPOs: Clover, JetSmarter, Zillow

July 23, 2015

3:12 pm

Today, private air, subscription flights, and a dating app announced funding. Also, big news in real estate.  You can now get this delivered directly to your inbox – learn more.

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TapMesh Raises $500K Seed Round for Its Mojo Messaging Platform

The New York, NY-based TapMesh, the creator of the Mojo Messenger – the first messaging system that incorporates apps directly into chats – announced earlier today that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. The funding was led by a cohort of tech, payments, and mobile industry veterans, including several ex-Googlers.

Moscow-Based CarPrice Raises $40M in Series B Round

CarPrice, a Moscow, Russia-based online used car broker and auctioneer, announced that it has closed a $40 million Series B round of funding led by Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V, along with participation from Almaz Capital and other investors. The new financing will enable the company to make an international expansion as well as to increase the car stock.

JetSmarter Raises $20M Series B for Private Air Transportation

The New York, NY-based JetSmarter, which is aiming to make transportation by private air more accessible for all consumers, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series B financing. The funding round is unique in that it includes participation from the likes of The Saudi Royal Family, Jay-Z, Goldman Sachs, and Twitter.

Subscription Flight Service Beacon Raises $7.5 Million

The subscription flight service, Beacon, announced yesterday that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Romulus Capital with participation from MiVentures, Western Technologies Investment, and other early stage investors. For a flat fee of $2,000 per month, subscribers to Beacon can take unlimited flights on any Beacon route. The service is set to launch its first flight this September.

Agriculture Startup Agrible Brings in $4.1M Series A Funding

Champaign, Ill-based Agrible, an agriculture tech startup focused on predictive analysis, raised $4.1 million in a Series A round of funding led by Serra Ventures with participation from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). Through Agrible’s predictive analytic technology, farmers and agricultural companies can increase their yields and profitability through field-specific data and forecasts.

Clover Raises $2M for Its On-Demand Dating Service

Clover, the mobile on-demand dating service, announced today that it has closed $2 million in funding led by Social Starts with participation from a group of private investors. Through Clover, users are matched with someone for a date as soon as the very same evening. This new financing brings Clover’s total funding to $4 million.


Zillow Acquires Cincinnati-Based DotLoop

Zillow announced yesterday that it had entered an agreement to acquire the Cincinnati, OH-based DotLoop. Through DotLoop, real estate agents, buyers, and sellers can complete transactions through a secure online platform.

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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