Robotics changing laboratory employees to manufacture germs, inventory as a service for beauticians and a lot of other companies all got some spending cash this week. Heres the funding news from Silicon Valley:

  • Airbnb is supposedly in speak with raise $1 billion in funding at a $24 billion evaluation by the end of this month. Why? The business thinks itll pulldraw in over $900 million in revenue by 2016, practically quadruple exactly what it made simply 2 years ago (Wall Street Journal).
  • Because a growing number of institutional financiers like BlackRock and Fidelity are making late-stage financial investments in tech start-ups, VC firms wantwish to move down the ladder and make their bets earlier. For instance, Kleiner Perkins Caufield amp; Byers is introducing a brand-new fund to exclusively make seed-stage efforts, to be called KPCB Edge.
  • Cloud-based HR software maker Specifically raised $45 million in a Series C round led by Sequoia Capital, who was signed up with by returning investors Matrix Partners, True Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Greenspring Global Partners. Particularly has raised $78 million in total.
  • Making use of advanced robotics and device knowing innovation, Zymergen aims to make lots of money by cheaply synthesizing microorganisms made use of by other companies to produce products. Zymergen left stealth with $44 million in Series A financing this week, a round led by Data Collective with investment from Obvious Ventures, True Ventures, Max Levchin, Development Endeavors and others.
  • LiveIntent, which makes innovation for in-email display screen marketing, raised $32.5 million in a financing round led by FTV Capital, featuring participation from Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures (TechCrunch).
  • The freemium mobile carrier FreedomPop declined to offer itself and instead raised $30 million to expand into Europe in a round led by the European endeavor capital firm Partech Ventures.
  • The enterprise monetary planning software maker Tidemark raised $25 million in a round that featured a substantial strategic investment from the management software vendor Workday. Prior investors consisting of Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners and others likewise joined the round.
  • Andreessen Horowitz lead a $10 million Series An effort in Mayvenn, an Oakland-based business that offers hair extension inventory as a service for beauty consultants that mainly serve the African-American neighborhood. Andreessen Horowitz was signed up with by Core Development Capital, Trinity Ventures, Jimmy Iovine, Serena Williams and others (Wall Street Journal).
  • The Israeli cyber security startup enSilo landed a $10 million investment led by Lightspeed Ventures, who was signed up with by Carmel Ventures. EnSilo focuses less on avoiding hacks, however more on helping companies deal with the aftermath of major breaches (Dark Checking out).
  • Vox Mobile, which assists businesses adjust their items to mobile platforms, raised $6.7 million in a round led by TELUS Ventures, Mutual Capital Partners Funds, Edison Partners and Permal Capital (Forbes).
  • Reveal, a Snapchat-like social network powered by a shareable cryptocurrency, raised $1.5 million in seed financing from a group of investors including Stanfords StartX Fund, Increase VC, Digital Currency Group and Resolute Ventures Mike Hirshland (CoinDesk).