Fund Raise

SMB payroll startup Gusto raises $200M Series D, plans R&D expansion to NYC

Every employee loves receiving their paycheck. It just so happens, though, that paying employees can be a royal pain, what with incredibly diverse labor laws across all 50 U.S. states. While large, Fortune 500 employers have a bevy of options, from traditional firms like ADP to newer entrants like Workday, small and medium businesses (SMBs) face the brunt of the challenge — too small to be attractive to the biggest players, but still responsible for following the complexity of U.S. labor law.

Gusto was founded to solve that problem for SMBs, and so far, it has seen strong adoption. The company crossed the 100,000 customer barrier in the past year, out of an estimated six million small businesses in the United States. “I feel like we are still at the beginning stages,” Gusto’s founder and CEO Josh Reeves told TechCrunch….

Icertis Cements Undisputed CLM Market Leadership with $115 Million Round

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 17, 2019Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, today announced the closing of a $115 million Series E round. With this funding, Icertis becomes the first Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) company in the world to be valued at more than a billion dollars.

Icertis is recognized as the CLM category leader due to its groundbreaking AI-infused Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform and unparalleled success in winning Global 2000 customers. It counts some of the most sophisticated enterprises across all major verticals, as well as 5 of the world’s top 10 most valuable companies, as its customers. Today, the ICM platform helps customers worldwide manage over 5.7 million contracts with an aggregate value of more than $1 trillion.

The round was co-led by Greycroft and Premji Invest with participation from existing institutional investors including B Capital Group, Cross Creek, Eight Roads, Ignition Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and PSP Growth…

MX Raises $100 Million in Series B Financing, Signs 2,000th Customer

$175 million total funding to date will be used to deliver next generation data solutions

SILICON SLOPES and LEHI, Utah – June 25, 2019 – MX, the leading data platform for banks, credit unions and fintechs, today announced a $100 million financing round. In addition, the company announced it has reached the 2,000 customer milestone with the signing of Synovus Financial Corp. as its newest customer.

The round was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from new investors H.I.G. Growth Partners, Point72 Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, and Cross Creek Capital; from existing investors Industry Ventures, Digital Garage, TTV Capital, and Commerce Ventures; as well as from customers National Bank of Canada and Washington Federal Bank……

Sumo Logic Completes $110 Million Funding Round to Further Fuel Growth and Expansion

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 8, 2019 – Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, today announced a $110 million funding round led by Battery Ventures, with contributions from new investors including Tiger Global Management and Franklin Templeton, as well as participation from existing investors. With a current valuation over $1 billion, a record FY19 achievement of more than $100 million in revenue, and over 2,000 customers and more than 100,000 users worldwide leveraging its service, Sumo Logic is firmly positioned as the SaaS machine data analytics leader of choice for the cloud era.

BILL.COM ANNOUNCES FINANCING LED BY FRANKLIN TEMPLETON

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 2, 2019 - Today Bill.com, a business payments and software platform leader, announced an $88M funding round led by Franklin Templeton with participation from Mastercard, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC and others.

The small and midsized business segment represents a massive U.S. business payments market that’s ripe for disruption. While consumer payments have experienced abundant innovation, business payments have lagged behind. More than $58 trillion in B2B payments are made annually with 80% of them paper checks, which come at a high cost including potential for errors and security issues…

Clearbit - Our Next Chapter

When we raised our seed round in 2015, we told ourselves that was the only funding we’d ever need. We focused on staying lean and raced to profitability within our first nine months. For the past three years, Clearbit has been profitable. We are in this for the long term, which chiefly requires building a sustainable business….

Looker Closes Series E Financing Round of $103 Million

Looker today announced it has closed a Series E financing round of $103 million led by Premji Invest, with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from Looker’s current investors. Looker has raised a total of $280.5 million since 2013.

Bright Health Announces $200 Million Series C Funding Round as Unique Care Partner Health Plan Model Ushers in the Next Generation of Healthcare

Bright Health, an insurance company that provides exclusive Care Partner Health Plans for everyday individuals at competitive prices, today announced it has raised $200 million in an oversubscribed Series C funding round. The financing includes two new investors, Declaration Partners and Meritech Capital, as well as existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Flare Capital, Greenspring Associates, Greycroft Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Redpoint Ventures, and Town Hall Ventures.