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Consumer Electronics Digital Media Home Improvement North America Smart Home

Brilliant Announces $40M Series B Financing

– Brilliant, the leading innovator in smart home control, lighting, and home automation systems, today announced a $40m Series B financing round.
– The round was led by Next47 and Celesta Capital with participation by Resideo Technologies, August Capital, Peak State Ventures, Gaingels, and Miramar Ventures.
– Founded in 2015, Brilliant’s mission is to accelerate mainstream adoption of smart home living with affordable and user-friendly home control and automation systems.

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Butlr Technologies Raises $7.9M in Seed Funding

– Butlr Technologies from Burlingam develops an anonymous, wireless and real-time people sensing platform.
– The company raised $7.9M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Hyperplane with participation from Founder Collective, Union Labs, 500 Startups, SOSV, E14 Fund, Tectonic Ventures, Scott Belsky, Chad Laurans and Sunny Vu.
– The new investment will be used to for continued market expansion and technology innovation.

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JetClosing closes $11M investment round, names Seattle tech vet Anna Collins as CEO

– Seattle digital home closing service JetClosing closed an $11m Series B round.
– Funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates invested, as well as Pioneer Square Labs and Trilogy Equity.
– Total funding to date is approximately $37m.
– JetClosing on Friday also announced that former Amazon leader and ex-Bulletproof 360 chief Anna Collins is taking over as CEO.
– Collins previously led Bulletproof, a lifestyle company whose signature product is the brain-boosting butter-infused Bulletproof Coffee, as president and COO.
– She spent about six years at Amazon, including a role as GM of Worldwide Prime Membership, and also held leadership roles at PhotoRocket, Microsoft,, and aQuantive.

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Plume picks up $270M at a $1.35B valuation to power smart home Wi-Fi for broadband providers

– Plume, a mesh-Wi-Fi platform, raised $270m funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and values the company at $1.35 billion.
– The company has deals in place with some 170 carriers around the globe that provide residential broadband services, reselling Plume’s mesh technology as a way to improve home Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Origin Wireless Secures $14M Funding

– Origin Wireless, a developer of a wide range of Wi-Fi smart home, health, well-being, and indoor tracking applications with high performance, low cost, and ease of use, announced it has closed its recent financing round and raised a total of $14m.
– The company received funding from key investors and partners including Verizon Ventures and

Europe Lighting Smart Home

Crocus Labs Raises Euro 300K in Funding

– Crocus Labs from Berlin develops a technology to recreate sunlight with LEDs.
– The company raised €300k in funding.
– Backers included High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF).

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