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Visionnaire Ventures is a global technology investment firm focused on visionary people and ideas that can become world-class, market-leading companies. Based in San Francisco, California, with unparalleled global access, the team seeks out and funds innovative businesses anywhere in the world that are leveraging technology to evolve and create new Internet and mobile experiences. With the ability to fund companies across all stages from seed to growth, Visionnaire Ventures is focused on key market segments where novel ideas have the ability to become sea changes for people everywhere.

The Visionnaire Ventures team consists of seasoned entrepreneurs and executives who have founded and operated global internet, game and online media companies, and thus are able to support entrepreneurs companies as they build globally successful companies.

The team is currently seeking and funding companies active in diverse technology market segments including Commerce, Advertising, Mobile, Big Data, IoT.



IIoT Company GOFACTORY Secures $2 Million Seed Round

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Visionnaire Ventures leads the round backing IIoT applications where uptime is critical

SAN FRANCISCO – May 19, 2015 – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company GOFACTORY today announced the close of a $2 million seed round funded by Visionnaire Ventures and a group of seasoned executives in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

GOFACTORY, named to Gartner’s 2015 Cool Vendors List for Mobile and IoT Security, has developed a versatile, scalable IIoT service that analyzes data from connected assets in real-time and instantly notifies the right people with the information needed to respond to and solve critical issues.Continue Reading..


F​iscalNote Secures $7 Million in Series A Funding, Eyes Product and Global Expansion

DC-based technology firm uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence to forecast legislative outcomes and provide regulatory analysis.


WASHINGTON, DC – November 19, 2014 – FiscalNote, the premier legislative and regulatory analytics firm, today announced $7 million of Series A funding led by Visionnaire Ventures, a joint fund between Taizo Son and Temasek, the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund. FiscalNote intends to continue its content expansion and its engineering capacity to cover information both domestically and around the world, while continuing to expand its sales and marketing teams.

Other institutional investors involved in the round are Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, NEA, Winklevoss Capital, Enspire Capital, Green Visor Capital, and Middleland Capital. Among the round’s angel investors are Steve Case (former CEO and Chairman of America Online) and Duke Chung (co-founder and CMO of Parature). Last year, the start-up raised a $1.3 million round of funding led by Mark Cuban​, Jerry Yang,​ NEA, and First Round’s Dorm Room Fund.

“We are very excited to join a team at FiscalNote that has already realized considerable success disrupting the open data space,” said Keith Nilsson, co-founder and Managing Partner at Visionnaire Ventures. “Led by a group of forward-looking innovators, FiscalNote has quickly become the leading provider of intuitive, cutting-edge tools for legislative and regulatory analysis.”

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Content Analytics Raises $4 Million in Series A Funding to Scale Its eCommerce Optimization Solution

ContentAnalytics-200200 LogoContent Analytics, an eCommerce analytics platform that recommends optimization strategies across millions of SKUs and listings for major retailers and brands, today announced that Almaz Capital has led a $4 million Series A funding. Also joining in the round for the first time is dunnhumby Ventures, the venture capital arm of UK-based dunnhumby, a customer science company with many large B-to-C clients currently building out their eCommerce strategies. Content Analytics had previously raised $1.5 million from founders, angels and seed funds including Visionnaire Ventures, Zetta Venture Partners and WTI along with Dr. Eric Hahn, Nancy Schoendorf, Jonathan Feiber and several others.

Content Analytics will use the investment to scale sales and marketing, expand the customer base of brands and retailers globally, and grow the engineering team.

The company was founded by David Feinleib, a Big Data expert and author of Big Data Bootcamp and producer of The Big Data Landscape. Feinleib leads the company as CEO, and is a successful serial entrepreneur with prior exits to HP and EMC. In addition to Feinleib, the leadership team includes Jeff Green, Director of Engineering, who is a leader in machine learning and analytics. Green formerly held positions at SAP Labs, NavalResearch Laboratory, and NASA Ames Research Center.

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Leeo Forms to Build Digital Dialogue Between People and Their Homes

Former leaders from Guitar Hero and Beats Electronics join forces with RoboteX chief robot designer to bring greater comfort and confidence to life at home via Internet of Things

Leeo, Inc. made its public debut today with a stated goal of creating and enabling smart home products and services that are simple to use and accessible to all. The company develops products and services for itself as well as select enterprise partners. Founded by RoboteX co-founder Adam Gettings and venture investor Eddy Chan, the company has attracted world-class talent and funding. Since the company’s incorporation in 2013, it has raised approximately $37 million in financing.

Built on the idea that smart products and services in the home are too complicated and cost-prohibitive, Leeo’s products and services are designed to make smart, simple, plug-and-play devices that help people feel more confident and comfortable in their homes. With best-in-class capabilities in product design, brand creation, hardware engineering, manufacturing, software development and data science, the company has developed its own Leeo-branded products and services, while simultaneously working alongside strategic partners to enable their Internet of Things initiatives.

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Helpshift Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding to Bring CRM to Mobile Apps

helpshift-logoHelpshift, the leading CRM for mobile apps, today announced that it has closed its Series A financing round of $10 million. The funding round was led by Intel Capital with participation from Visionnaire Ventures and existing investors True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. This follows the company’s seed funding of $3.2 million in October 2012, bringing the total to $13.2 million in funding to date.

“We’ve seen incredible global adoption of our platform among all parts of the app ecosystem, from games to m-commerce, to lifestyle apps,” said Abinash Tripathy, co-founder and CEO, Helpshift. “We’ve realized we have something that most mobile companies could benefit from and the only challenge for us has been the ability to scale to meet the explosive demand. This round of funding will enable us to attack each of these major mobile verticals and bring the benefits of Helpshift to thousands of app publishers,” he said.

In just one year, Helpshift has been installed on more than 150 million devices and reduced incoming support tickets by more than 90 percent for leading companies including Supercell, Glu Mobile, Flipboard and other top app publishers. Helpshift is fast becoming the customer management platform for mobile publishers interested in increasing user engagement and lowering churn.Continue Reading..


Krux Raises $35 Million in Series B Funding

KRUX - 200200 LOGOKrux, a global leader in cloud-based data management, has raised $35 million in Series B funding.

The round was led by SAP Ventures and includes three additional prominent new investors – Time Warner Investments, Visionnaire Venturesand Temasek – and all of the existing investors – Accel Partners, IDG Ventures and The Entrepreneurs Fund. In total, Krux has raised $50 million since its inception in 2010. Proceeds will be used for a rapid expansion of its global sales and support teams as well as research and development initiatives.

Krux’s cloud-based data management platform (DMP) helps marketers and publishers improve revenue and engagement with customers through the delivery of personalized, real-time marketing and advertising experiences as they navigate from their laptops to tablets to smartphones to connected TVs and back again.

“In the last year, our cross-screen DMP has enjoyed accelerated growth and marketplace penetration with more than 1.6 billion unique monthly users including some 300 million mobile devices,” said Tom Chavez, co-founder and CEO, Krux. “We already operate seven offices across four continents supporting more than 100 enterprise clients.  Data management is fast becoming the center of the enterprise marketing stack. With the support of our original and new investment partners, we will gear-up aggressively to address this significant marketplace opportunity.”

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Savioke Raises $2 Million Seed Funding from Morado Venture Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Google Ventures and Visionnaire Ventures

SAVIOKE - 200200 LOGOSavioke announced that it raised $2 million in seed financing from lead investor Morado Venture Partners, along with AME Cloud Ventures, Google Ventures, and other investors.  Savioke will use the funding to further develop its inaugural robot, focusing on the services industry.

CEO Steve Cousins and the team at Savioke established the company in 2013. Cousins was previously president and CEO of the personal robotics pioneer Willow Garage, where he oversaw the creation of the robot operating system (ROS), the PR2 robot, and the open source TurtleBot. In the last three years of his tenure at Willow Garage, Cousins also managed the successful spin-off of eight different robotics companies.

“We are passionate about delivering easy-to-use yet sophisticated robots that can help people. Our goal is to improve the lives of people by developing and deploying robotic technology in service environments.”

— Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke

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Softbank and Gungho Acquire 51% of SuperCell

SUPERCELL - 200200 LOGOThe rise and rise of Supercell was rewarded Tuesday with the announcement that Japanese telecoms and Internet giant Softbank and its subsidiary Gungho Online Entertaiment will acquire a 51% stake in the Helsinki-based mobile gaming company for $1.53 billion. The full release by Softbank is viewable here.

Supercell is best known for Clash of Clans, the incredibly popular iOS game (currently in testing for an Android release) which helped to drive mobile revenues to $2.4 million per day in April 2013, and has consistently been the #1 or #2 grossing app in the United States App Store through the purchase of “gems”. According to Supercell, Clash of Clans has been the top-grossing app in 122 national Apple AAPL +0.06% app stores, with Hay Day, their other iOS game, top grossing in 78.

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