Morgan Stanley leads $30 mln funding of Samanage

Cary, North Carolina-based Samanage, a provider of employee service success solutions, announced it has raised a $30 million investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. The company has now raised $70 million in funding. Source: Press release

Origin emerges from stealth with funding from DCM Ventures

San Francisco-based Origin, which focuses on additive manufacturing in mass production, has emerged from stealth and announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by DCM Ventures. As part of the funding, Jason Krikorian, general partner of DCM, has joined the board. The company, founded in 205, previously raised $2.3 million from Floodgate, Stanford University, Joe Montana and other investors. Source: Company release

Danish company Templafy raises $15 mln

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Templafy, a provider of enterprise template management and document creation, announced it has raised an additional $15 million in its Series B round. The funding comes from existing investors, including Insight Venture Partners and Dawn Capital, as well as Series A investors SEED Capital, Preben Damgaard, the company’s founders and management and other private investors. The company, founded in 2014, also has offices in London and New York and has now raised $40.2 million in total funding. Source: Company announcement

Engineer.ai raises $29.5 mln

San Francisco-based Engineer.ai, which provides a human-assisted AI that empowers users to build and operate software, announced it has raised $29.5 million in Series A funding, led by Lakestar and Jungle Ventures with participation from Softbank’s DeepCore. The company was founded in 2012. Source: Company announcement

ScienceLogic raises $25 mln growth funding from Square 1 Bank

Reston, Virginia-based ScienceLogic, a provider of artificial intelligence software for IT operations management, announced that it has secured $25 million in growth financing from Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank. The company, founded in 2003, previously  raised more than $80 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital and New Enterprise Associates. Source: Company release

Greylock, Sequoia back Rockset

San Mateo, California-based Rockset, provider of a cloud-based search and analytics company, emerged from stealth today and announced that it has raised $21.5 million in seed and Series A funding from Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital. The Series A round was $18.5 million. Jerry Chen, a partner at Greylock, and Mike Vernal, a partner at Sequoia, are on the board. The company was founded in 2016 by former Facebook engineers Venkat Venkataramani and Dhruba Borthakur. Source: Press release

IVP leads funding of cloud infrastructure company HashiCorp, valued at $1.9 bln

San Francisco-based HashiCorp, a cloud infrastructure automation company, announced it has raised $100 million in Series D funding at a company valuation of $1.9 billion. New investor IVP led the round, which included Bessemer Venture Partners, another new investor. Existing HashiCorp investors GGV Capital, Mayfield, Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures also participated in the round. The company, founded in 2012, has now raised $174 million in total funding. IVP noted in a blog post on its investment that HashiCorp powers the internet. “If you’ve ever streamed on Pandora, pinned on Pinterest, or simply swiped a credit card, you’ve probably relied on HashiCorp’s software to deliver a reliable, secure and performant experience.” Source: Press release

Foundry Group leads $25 mln funding in Molekule

San Francisco-based Molekule, which develops air purification technology, announced it has raised a $25 million Series B round of funding. Foundry Group led the funding, which included participation from existing investors Crosslink Capital and Uncork Capital. The company, founded in 2014, previously raised a $10 million Series A round of funding. Source: Company announcement

VC-backed 3D custom-printed eyewear company King Children launches

New York-based King Children, which provides custom-made eyewear, announced its launch and disclosed that it has raised $2 million in funding. Investors include Great Oaks VC, RBC Venture Partners, Gen Z Capital and Casper co-founder Neil Parikh. The company uses depth control and the 3D face scanning technology of Apple’s iPhone X to make the custom-printed eyewear. Source: Company announcement

Sentieo raises $19 mln led by Centana

San Francisco-based Sentieo, provider of financial research platform, announced that it has raised $19 million in Series A funding. Centana Growth Partners led the financing, which included existing investors. Source: Company announcement

Glasswing leads $5.5 mln funding of AI marketing company Zylotech

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Zylotech, a provider of AI-driven customer analytics for marketers, announced it has raised $5.5 million in funding. Glasswing Ventures led the round, which included Geekdom, Revel Partners and Rubicon Ventures. The company also announced that Rudina Seseri, founder and managing partner of Glasswing, has joined the board. Zylotech was spun out of MIT and officially launched in 2017. Source: Company announcement

Costanoa leads funding in health savings accounts provider Lively

San Francisco-based Lively Inc, which operates a Health Savings Account platform, announced it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round led by Costanoa Ventures. Other investors include Y Combinator, Point Judith Capital and Transmedia Capital. As part of the financing, Costanoa Partner Mark Selcow will join the board. The company, founded in 2016, previously raised $4.2 million in seed funding. Source: Company announcement

Food quality tester Clear Labs raises $21 mln

Menlo Park, California-based Clear Labs, provider of a platform for food safety testing, announced it has raised $21 million in funding. The Series B2 round was led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Wing VC, Dentsu Ventures, Felicis Ventures and Khosla Ventures, along with a number of food production companies. The company, founded in 2014, has now raised $45 million in total funding. Currently, the Clear Labs platform supports high-volume testing for Salmonella, but the company expects to add support for additional pathogens and software features in 2019. Source: Company press release

HeadSpin raises $20 mln

Mobile performance testing service provider HeadSpin announced it has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding. The round includes new investors ICONIQ, Battery Ventures, EQT Ventures, Kearny Jackson, Adam D’Angelo, Ross Mason and Ryan Hoover. They join existing investors GV, Telstra Ventures, Danhua Capital, Nexus Ventures Partners, NextWorld Capital and others. The company was founded in 2015. Source: Company announcement

Accel leads $35 mln funding in insurtech company Ethos

San Francisco-based Ethos, a life insurance company that uses predictive analytics, announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding. Accel led the round, which include GV and previous investors Sequoia Capital and Arrive, a subsidiary of Roc Nation, as well as a debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank. The company, founded in 2016, has now raised $46 million in total funding. As part of the latest round, Accel Partner Nate Niparko will join the board and GV General Partner Tyson Clark will join the board as an adviser. Source: Company release

Collagen maker Geltor raises $18 mln

San Leandro, California-based Geltor, which designs animal-and GMO-free proteins, including collagen, announced last week it raised $18.2 million in a Series A round of funding. Cultivian Sandbox Ventures led the financing, which included GELITA, ADM Ventures, Cavallo Ventures and Box Group. The company, founded in 2015, has now raised $23 million to date. Source: Press release

VR company Spatial emerges from stealth, announces $8 mln seed funding

New York-based Spatial, which is developing augmented reality platform for remote collaboration, has emerged from stealth an announced it has raised $8 million in seed funding from firms and individuals. Investors include iNovia Capital, Garrett Camp with Expa, Samsung Next, Joi Ito, Mark Pincus and Andy Hertzfeld. The company was founded in 2016 by Anand Argarawala and Jinha Lee. Source: Press release

Crowdsourced recruiting company Teamable raises funding, announces acquisition

San Francisco-based Teamable, which leverages social networks to operate a hiring platform, has raised $5 million in additional funds and acquired Simppler, which developed machine learning-based matchmaking technology that focuses on finding people to hire. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Teamable raised the funds from new investor Foundation Capital and previous investors True Ventures and SaaStr Fund. The company has now raised $10 million since it was founded in 2013. Foundation was also an investor in Simppler, along with Greylock Capital. Simppler, which had raised more than $3 million in funding, was the brainchild of Vipul Sharma, who earlier in his career ran machine learning engineering at Eventbrite. Source: Company announcement

8VC leads funding of SaaS company Ushur

Santa Clara, California-based Ushur, a provider of a SaaS service engagement platform leveraging enterprise data, announced it raised a $12 million Series A round. 8VC led the funding, with participation from new and existing seed investors. As part of the funding, Pankaj Patel, former executive vice president and chief development officer of Cisco, and Bhaskar Ghosh, partner and CTO at 8VC, have joined the board. David Moskowitz, a principal at 8VC, has joined as a board observer. Source: Press release