Neighborly Raises Series A

Neighborly raised a $25 million Series A round to further our mission of modernizing public finance. The investment was led by Joe Lonsdale at 8VC, Laurene Powell Jobs at Emerson Collective, with follow-on participation from Ashton Kutcher at Sound Ventures, Maven Ventures, Bee Partners, and Stanford University. We welcome newcomers Govtech Fund, Abstract.vc, and Fintech Collective.

Neighborly modernizes access to public finance. We connect borrowing communities with investors of every type, allowing cities to more easily issue debt and allowing community members to invest directly in their communities.

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Capsule raiseS $20 million

Capsule, a New York-based pharmacy delivery startup, has raised $20 million from Thrive Capital, founder Eric Kinariwala told TechCrunch editor Jordan Crook on stage today at Disrupt NY.

Thrive Capital led the round, with participation from Sound Ventures and Virgin Group.

(via TechCrunch)

SentinelOne raises a $70M C round to tackle multiple-vector cyber attacks

As workforces become increasingly mobile with laptops, smartphones and other handheld devices, the potential for vulnerability increases massively. The sophistication of cyber threats and targeted attacks is constantly evolving. SentinelOne is a cyber security player that has concentrated on this new, multiple-vector, attack method, among others. (via TechCrunch)

Today it announced a $70 million “C” funding round taking its total cash raised to more than $110 million. New investor – and current SentinelOne customer – Redpoint Ventures led the round along with new investment from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s firm, Sound Ventures. Existing investors include Third Point Ventures, Data Collective, Granite Hill Capital Partners, Westly Group, and SineWave Ventures. Included is private investor Andy Bechtolsheim, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems. Click here to read the full article.

Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures back Apptopia’s next-gen app intelligence platform

Apptopia, a startup that began its life as a marketplace for reselling apps before morphing into the app intelligence provider that’s now used by Google, Facebook, Pinterest, NBCU, and others, has closed on a second seed round of $2.7 million. The round, which was led by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, brings Apptopia’s total raise to date to $5 million. (via TechCrunch)

GrubMarket raises $20 million to expand its online farmer’s market

Forget food delivery. Just the organic slice of the grocery delivery business remains competitive in the U.S. with giants from the brick and mortar world, tech titans and upstarts all muscling in for a piece of an annual market that sees more than $40 billion in sales domestically

Civic launches a free service that aims to stop identity theft before it happens

A new startup called Civic, launching today, wants to help Americans stop becoming victims of identity theft. The company is aiming to topple similar identity protection services like LifeLock by focusing on a broader market than just credit monitoring, while also allowing people to respond to fraud alerts in real-time in order to prevent the fraud from actually taking place.