Southeast Asian-focused Wavemaker joins DFJ Global Network

Wavemaker Pacific, an early-stage investor that focuses on Southeast Asia, has joined the DFJ Global Network. Wavemaker Pacific, which becomes the 15th member of the DFJ Network, invests in mobile, Internet and software companies in the region from its Singapore headquarters. The firm invests from a S$20 million ($16 million) early-stage fund. Wavemaker Pacific’s parent fund, Santa Monica, California-based Wavemaker Partners (formerly known as Siemer Ventures), will remain independent and will continue to make early-stage investments in U.S. companies.

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Former Fusion-io sales exec joins Menlo as venture partner

Menlo Ventures announced on its blog this morning that it has hired Jim Dawson, former chief sales officer of Fusion-io, as venture partner. At Menlo, Dawson will look focus on storage and infrastructure. Dawson joined Fusion-io in 2009 and left in late 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile. Before Fusion-io, he was with 3PAR and Scale8 before that.


Bessemer leads $25 mln funding of cloud company CTERA

CTERA Networks, which provides a cloud storage services platform, has raised a $25 million Series C round of funding, led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners. Also participating was existing investors Benchmark Capital, Cisco and Venrock. The company has now raised $45 million in total funding. As part of the funding, Adam Fisher, a partner at Bessemer, has joined the board.


Susa Ventures launches $25 mln seed fund

Susa Ventures has officially launched this morning, announcing on its blog that it has raised $25 million to make seed-stage investments in data-centric-businesses. LPs were not disclosed. The firm has already made 20 investments, including adtech startup Namo Media, which raised $1.9 million in funding from Susa, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures and other seed-stage investors. Twitter bought the startup in early June for a reported $50 million.


Helpshift calls on $10 mln Series A led by Intel

Helpshift, which provides customer help services for Circa, Flipboard, TinyCo and other mobile apps, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Intel Capital led the round, which also included Visionnaire Ventures and existing investors True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $13.2 million in total funding. As part of the funding, Susan Choe, managing partner at Visionnaire, has joined the board.

Storm leads expanded seed round for search company Algolia

Algolia, which said it provides a developer-friendly SaaS API for database search, has announced the close of its seed round with an additional $1.2 in funding led by Storm Ventures. Additional investors in the expanded seed round include individual investors from Box, Eventbrite, Google, Microsoft and Stripe. The financing brings the company’s total funding to $2.8 million. Algolia also announced that Chrisoph Janz of Point Nine Capital has joined the Board. Algolia, founded in 2012 in France, initially raised $1.6 million in seed-stage funding from 500 Startups, Alven Capital, Index Ventures and Point Nine Capital.


Khosla, Aaron Levie back ThoughtSpot

Redwood City, Calif.-based ThoughtSpot has raised $30 million in what it calls an oversubscribed Series B round. Khosla Ventures led the funding, which also includes Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. As part of the financing, Keith Rabois, partner at Khosla, has joined the board. ThoughtSpot, which provides search and data analysis, previously raised $10.7 million in funding.


NEA, Venrock invest in VeloCloud

VeloCloud Networks announced today that it has raised $21 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates, Venrock and the incubator The Fabric. VeloCloud is a provider of cloud-based networking services and is based in Los Altos, Calif.


RRE leads funding of VigLink

VigLink, a data analytics company that provides online link sharing services, has raised $18 million in a Series C round that was led by RRE Ventures. Also taking part in the funding is existing investors Google Ventures, Emergence Capital, First Round Capital as well as Correlation Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $26 million in total funding. As part of the Series C round, Eric Wiesen, a general partner of RRE, has joined the board.


Weave raises Series A from Conway’s new firm

Weave, which provides telecom services to small and medium-sized businesses, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. A Capital, the early-stage firm newly launched by Ronny Conway, who left Andreessen Horowitz last year to raise a fund, led Weave’s financing. Homebrew, Fuel Capital, SV Angel, Y Combinator and Initialized Capital also joined the round. Pleasant Grove, Utah-based Weave was launched with seed-stage funding from Y Combinator earlier this year.


Exabeam raises $10 mln from Norwest, Aspect

Big data security analytics company Exabeam has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Aspect Ventures and individual investor Shlomo Kramer also participated. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company has now raised $13 million in total funding, having previously raised $3 million from Kramer. As part of the Series A funding, Matt Howard of Norwest and Theresia Gouw of Aspect have joined the board.


Andreessen Horowitz powers up Mesosphere with $10 mln Series A

San Francisco-based Mesosphere announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz,with an additional $500,000 in funding from Data Collective and Fuel Capital. The company, which also has an office in Germany, provides an operating system for data centers to read the open source Apache Mesos. It previously raised $2.25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Foundation Capital and SV Angel. The company was founded by former engineers from Twitter and AirBnB.


Campise joins SoftBank

Marissa Campise has left Venrock to join SoftBank Capital as a partner. Her move was initially reported by re/code on June 6 and tweeted by SoftBank Partner Joe Medved here. Campise’s bio at SoftBank is available here. As previously reported by peHUB, Campise joined Venrock in 2011 from Greycroft Partners. Among the deals she was involved with while at Venrock included Klout, which was acquired by Lithium in March, and Burner, which raised $2 million in funding last year.

Career-building company Gild raises Series B

San Francisco-based Gild, which uses predictive technology to provide career counseling services, has raised $13.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor Menlo Ventures and included Draper Nexus and existing investors Baseline Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, SAP Ventures, Correlation Ventures and Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital. The company has now raised $27 million since it was launched in 2012.

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