GitLab raises $100 mln, led by Iconiq, surpasses $1 bln in valuation

San Francisco-based GitLab, provider of an open core collaboration platform for developers, announced it has raised a $100 million Series D round of funding valuing the company at $1.1 billion. The funding round was led by Iconiq Capital, the Silicon Valley fund that is an investment vehicle for the founders of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The company, which has now raised more than $145 million since it was founded, is eyeing an IPO in 2020. Other backers include GV, Y Combinator and Khosla Ventures. Source: Company announcement

Norwest leads $30 mln funding in Singular

San Francisco-based Singular, provider of a data analytics platform for marketing intelligence, announced it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, which included General Catalyst, Method Capital, Telstra Ventures, Translink Capital and Thomvest. As part of the funding, Scott Beechuk, a partner at Norwest, will join the board. Singular, founded in 2014, has now raised $50 million in total funding. Source: Press release

AR company Blippar raises $37 mln

London-based Blippar, which develops augmented reality and computer vision technology, announced it has raised a $37 million funding round led by Candy Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. The company did not specify by name, but said current investors also participated in the round. The company, founded in 2011, has now raised more than $137 million in financing, including a $54 million Series D funding round led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the government of Malaysia, in 2016. Source: Company announcement  

Microbial genomics company uBiome raises $83 mln

San Francisco-based uBiome, which uses AI and precision sequencing to analyze microbes, announced it has raised $83 million in a Series C round of funding. OS Fund led the round, which included 8VC, Y Combinator, family offices and other new and existing investors. The company, founded in 2012, has now raised $105 million in total financing. Source: Company announcement

Harmony Partners leads funding of StreamSets

San Francisco-based StreamSets Inc, a provider of a DataOps platform for data integration, said it raised $35 million in a Series C round of funding. Harmony Partners led the funding, which included new investor Tenaya Capital and existing investors Battery Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. The company, founded in 2014, has now raised more than $65 million in total funding. Source: Company announcement

FTV Capital makes growth investment in Strata Fund Solutions

Salt Lake City-based Strata Fund Solutions, a provider of fund service administration services for venture, private equity and other asset managers, announced it has raised a growth equity investment from FTV Capital. As part of the transaction, FTV Capital Managing Partner Brad Bernstein and Partner Kyle Griswold have joined board. Source: Company press release

Factual raises $42 mln

Los Angeles-based Factual, provider of a location-data platform, announced it has raised $42 million from Upfront Ventures, Felicis Ventures and other new and existing investors. The company, founded in 2008, has now raised $104 million in total funding. Source: Press release

Bark raises $9 mln led by Signal Peak Ventures

Atlanta-based Bark, which uses machine learning to help parents monitor their children’s internet and social media habits, announced it has raised $9 million in a Series A round. The funding was led by Signal Peak Ventures, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures and existing investors, including Symmetrical Ventures, Fuel Capital, Hallett Capital and Atlanta Seed Company. The company, which was founded in 2015, previously raised $1.9 million in funding. Source: Company announcement

Slack raises late-stage round at $7.1 bln valuation

San Francisco-based Slack, provider of collaboration tools and services, announced it has raised $427 million in Series H funding at a post-money valuation of more than $7.1 billion. Lead investors in the Series H equity round are Dragoneer Investment Group and General Atlantic. They were joined by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and funds advised by Wellington Management, and Baillie Gifford and Sands Capital, as well as existing investors. The company has now raised nearly $1.27 billion since it was founded in 2009. Source: Blog post

Semmle raises $21 mln in Series B round led by Accel

San Francisco-based Semmle, provider of a software engineering analytics platform, announced it has raised $21 million in a Series B round of funding. Accel Partners led the round, which included participation from Work-Bench. The company, founded in 2006, has now raised $31 million in total funding since it was founded in 2006. As part of its investment, Accel’s Ping Li and Vas Natarajan will join the board. Source: Company news

DoorDash raises $250 mln more at $4 bln valuation

San Francisco-based DoorDash, which operates an on-demand restaurant delivery service, announced that it raised $250 million in a growth round co-led by Coatue Management and DST Global. The company, founded in 2013, has now raised about $1 billion in funding. DoorDash said in a blog post that it’s been a breakout year for the, with 250 percent year-over-year growth and a near doubling of its footprint since January to more than 1,000 cities in the United States and Canada. Source: Press release

Fitness company Freeletics announces investors

Munich, Germany-based Freeletics, which provides a personal workout plan and a fitness app, announced it has raised capital with FitLab and New Evolution Ventures. Other investors include Causeway Media Partners, JAZZ Venture Partners, Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures and ward.ventures. The amount of the funding was undisclosed. Mark Wan from Causeway and John Spinale from JAZZ will join the board. The company was founded in 2013. Source: Company announcement

Healthcare company myLAB Box raises $1.56 mln in seed

Los Angeles-based myLAB Box, provider of an at-home STD testing service, announced it has raised $1.56 million in seed funding. K5 Ventures and Texas HALO Fund led the round, with participation from Morgan Stanley, Pasadena Angels, Pipeline Angels and Sand Hill Angels. The company, founded in 2013, has now raised $2.1 million in funding. Source: Press release

Wireless internet provider Common Networks raises $25 mln

San Francisco-based Common Networks, a provider of affordable enterprise-grade internet service, announced it has raised $25 million in Series B funding. General Catalyst led the round, which included existing investors Eclipse Ventures and Lux Capital. As part of the latest round, General Catalyst Managing Director Hemant Taneja has joined the board. The company, founded in 2016, has now raised more than $34 million in funding. Source: Company release

Auto security camera maker Owl raises $10 mln more in Canvas-led round

Palo Alto, California-based Owl Cameras, developer of an automobile security camera, announced it raised $10 million in a Series A1 round led by Canvas Ventures. Also participating in the round were Series A investors Defy, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Capital and CSAA Insurance Group. The company, founded in 2016, has now raised $28 million in total funding. As part of the latest infusion, Canvas General Partner Rebecca Lynn has joined the board. Owl said its product is now available for Android and iOS users, featuring real-time video, alerts, and dual HD cameras focused on inside and outside of the vehicle. Owl was founded by Andy Hodge, who previously was an executive with Dropcam. Source: Company announcement  

AR platform provider Ubiquity6 raises $27 mln from Benchmark, Index

San Francisco-based Ubiquity6, which provides an AR platform, announced it raised $27 million in Series B funding, led by Benchmark and Index Ventures. As part of the funding round, Benchmark General Partner Mitch Lasky will join the board. The company, founded in 2017 by Anjney Midha and Ankit Kumar, has now raised more than $37 million from Benchmark, Index, First Round Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Gradient Ventures and others. In addition, the company announced the rollout of its first public beta experience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, inspired by the museum’s current René Magritte exhibit. Source: Company announcement

Defy leads $8 mln Series A round in Airspace Technologies

Carlsbad, California-based Airspace Technologies, a provider of delivery system logistics platform, announced it has raised an $8 million Series A round of funding. Defy led the round, which included participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Prologis Ventures, Cross Culture Ventures and Schematic Ventures. The company was founded in 2015, including by Co-Founder and CEO Nick Bulcao, a veteran of the logistics industry. Source: Company release

Stealth company Kebotix announces $5 mln seed round

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Kebotix, a materials discovery company that’s still in stealth, announced it has raised more than $5 million in seed-stage funding. One Way Ventures, the Boston firm founded by two former directors of Techstars, led the round. The company was founded last year by a group of Harvard University scientists, including Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik, who has since left Harvard for the University of Toronto. Kebotix is led by CEO Jill Becker, who is listed as a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners. Source: Company announcement

Naspers commits to invest $500 mln in letgo

New York-based letgo, which operates a peer-to-peer marketplace to buy and sell goods locally, announced that Naspers has committed to invest $500 million into the company, $150 million of which was transferred earlier this summer. The company, founded in 2015, previously raised more than $475 million from Naspers, Accel, Insight Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, 14W, Eight Roads Ventures and other investors. Source: Letgo press release

RiskRecon raises $25 mln, led by Accel

Salt Lake City, Utah-based RiskRecon, which provides risk management cybersecurity services for the enterprise, announced it has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Accel led the round and was joined by existing investors Dell Technologies Capital, General Catalyst, and F-Prime Capital. Existing individual investors Mickey Boodaei, Rakesh Loonkar and Paul Sagan also participated in the round. The company, founded in 2015, has now raised more than $40 million in funding. As part of the Series B round, Accel Partner Nate Niparko has joined the board. Source: Company announcement