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Funding Daily: Farming’s big payday

Funding Daily: Farming’s big payday


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Today’s funding stories:

Good Eggs grabs $21M

Good Eggs, a company that helps people shop for locally farmed, harvested, and prepared food, announced that it has raised $21 million in new funding. Good Eggs is more or less like a farmers’ market on demand. Through its service, customers can shop for and pre-order product items, such as eggs, vegetables, bakery items, meat, and flowers, from local producers, and have them delivered at home or to be picked up at a convenient local spot. The company says it currently works with more than 600 producers in Brooklyn, the Bay Area, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Index Ventures led the round, with additional participation from Uprising. The company also redesigned its site for an easier shopping experience.

Read more on Good Eggs’ blog.

Conservis, a company that provides software to farming industry, has raised a fresh $10 million round of funding today. Conservis provides an enterprise-level platform where farmers can get an overview of a farming operation, as well as the ability to manage planting, harvesting, controlling inventory, marketing, and more. The platform gives those farmers a real-time view of the operations across both desktop and mobile. It also backs up all the data in the cloud.

Read more on VentureBeat: Farm management startup Conservis harvests $10M

Healthcare providers are under pressure to better monitor and care for older and at-risk patients between doctor visits. Current systems focus on providing care only after a patient has gotten sick enough to return to the doctor’s office (or the ER). So caregivers need an effective way to stay in touch with patients and keep them following doctors’ orders while they’re at home. Outcomes could be improved, costs could be contained, and patients could be healthier and happier.

Read more on VentureBeat: Wellframe raises $8.5M to grow mobile patient engagement platform

Berlin’s Adjust, a mobile analytics and attribution startup, has raised $7.6 million in third funding round. Founded on the notion of bringing accountability and transparency to mobile marketing, the company plans to use the money to expand in the U.S., China, and Japan. Adjust provides services such as analytics, such as who is using an app, and attribution, or which advertiser is sending the most valuable users to the app.

Read more on VentureBeat: Berlin’s Adjust app analytics firm raises $7.6M as it expands overseas

Few developers boast of their ability to incorporate printing functions into applications, because they can focus on more interesting tasks and worry about such ancillary tooling. Today Lob, a startup that makes printing into a simple external service, is touting a $7 million supply of new venture funding, making it a more viable option for developers and the companies where they work.

Read more on VentureBeat: Lob gets $7M to make printing and mailing docs as easy as an API call

While Apple was busy fielding media inquiries about a hack into several celebrity iCloud accounts, two factor authentication service Authy was finalizing a $3 million funding round. “When I talk to big online services, many of them are totally mortified of changing the user experience and educating the user base,” Authy president and COO Mark Boroditsky tells me by phone. He says most of the big companies are waiting for an authentication service to gain critical mass before adopting. Safe to say, Authy hopes to be that service.

Read more on VentureBeat: Two-factor authenticator Authy gets $3 million to help secure the web


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