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Capital Gains: Bigcommerce Gets Bigger, Kik Messenger's New Round and More

Big commerce gets $50 million, Kik gets $38 million and more funding news.

Vjeran Pavic

Here’s a roundup of the funding news from this week:

  • Bigcommerce, a software service that helps small businesses set up online shops, announced a $50 million investment round led by SoftBank Capital, with additional funding from American Express Ventures, Telstra Ventures, Revolution Growth and General Catalyst. To date, Bigcommerce has raised $125 million in total.
  • The makers of the messaging app Kik raised $38 million in a new round, bringing the company’s total funding since 2009 to $70 million. Kik also acquired the GIF-focused messaging service Relay.
  • Custom T-shirt startup Teespring closed a $35 million funding round led by Khosla Ventures, amid a number of legal disputes involving trademark violations. Khosla Ventures’ Keith Rabois will be joining the Teespring board.
  • The ride-sharing startup Getaround closed a $24 million Series B funding round, led by AutoTrader owner Cox Enterprises, with participation from Menlo Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners and SOS Ventures.
  • Accompani, a professional network manager co-founded by former Google execs, said in a press release that it had raised $15 million in a Series B funding round. Investors in this round included Iconiq Capital, Charles River Ventures and Cowboy Ventures.
  • The video ad technology startup Eyeview said it landed a $15 million investment from Marker LLC, which was already an investor in the company.
  • PlutoTV, which makes a TV guide for Web video, raised $13 million in a Series A funding round led by U.S. Venture Partners, with participation from returning investors Chicago Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Luminari Capital and the satellite TV operator Sky.
  • The Finnish gaming startup Seriously said that it raised an additional $5 million from prior investors, giving the company a total of $10 million in funding to date.
  • Assembly, a startup founded last year that is working on profit-sharing technology for open-source projects, announced a $2.9 million funding deal (The Verge).
  • The photo-sharing startup Cooliris said on its website that it had been acquired by Yahoo.

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