InVision raises $55M in Series D funding to make product design collaborative

invision-pink Collaborative prototyping and design tool InVision has raised a $55M Series D round led by Iconiq Capital, the venture firm known for investing funds for Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, among others. Existing investors Accel Partners and FirstMark Capital also participated in the round. The cash infusion comes a little less than a year after a $45M Series C. While the startup… Read More

If Fictiv helps build it, hardware startups will come

SONY DSC Building things is hard. It’s so hard that early stage capital deployed to hardware startups consistently makes up less than 3% of venture capital investments according to the WSJ. With Fictiv, Dave and Nathan Evans want to combine engineering expertise with rapid prototyping to bolster the industry. In the process, they might just convince an investor or two that hardware… Read More

POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version

POPAPP POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups (which POP participated in last year) , and other investors. POP, which launched for iPhone first, also released a new version that can be used to create apps for iPads, Android devices, and desktop as well. Read More