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Trending on peHUB this week: 500 Startups openly markets new fund, Harvard and Nebraska Investment Council post job openings, and Formation 8 grabs spotlight.

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Reputation startup Traity grabs $4.7 mln Series A

Reputation standard startup Traity said Thursday that it has raised $4.7 million in Series A funding. ACTIVE Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included Horizons Ventures, KRW Schindler Private Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Lanta Digital Ventures and 500 Startups.

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500 Startups to openly solicit for new seed fund

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups will openly market its next seed fund taking advantage of newly approved rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission allowing the broad public solicitation of investors.

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Box buys VC-backed cloud storage provider Streem

Data storage firm Box has acquired Streem, the latter confirmed in an announcement on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in San Francisco, Streem is a provider of unlimited cloud storage solutions. Its backers include Y Combinator, Arbor Ventures, Ironfire Capital, 500 Startups, Start Fund and Socialatom Ventures. To read the post, visit here.

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Love With Food pulls in $1.4 mln

Love With Food has received $1.4 million in funding. The investors included Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, TEEC Angel Fund, Angel List Syndicate, Ironfire Capital and Scrum Ventures. Love With Food is a consumer food marketing data platform.

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Parking app SpotHero nabs $4.5 mln Series A

SpotHero has closed $4.5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V, e.ventures, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn has been added to SpotHero’s board of directors. Headquartered in Chicago, SpotHero is an on-demand parking app.

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OLSET bags $1.1 mln seed funds

OLSET said Friday that it has received $1.1 million in seed funding. The investors included Montage Ventures, Digital Garage and 500 Startups. Based in San Francisco, OLSET is a big data travel tech firm.

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Soldsie fetches $4 mln Series A

Soldsie, a San Francisco-based social selling service, said Thursday that it has secured $4 million in Series A funding. First Round Capital led the round with participation from SoftTechVC, Lerer Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Ventures, e.Ventures, 500 Startups and various angels.

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Spark Capital leads Series A round for Storefront

Storefront said Monday that it has closed $7.3 million in Series A funding. Spark Capital led the round with participation from investors that included Mohr Davidow Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, 500 Startups, Box Group, SV Angel and Vikram Pandit. In addition to the funding, Mo Koyfman has been added to Storefront’s board. Storefront is an online marketplace that helps designers and artists find retail space to sell their products.

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Bessemer Venture Partners backs cloud platform Nitrous.IO

Nitrous.IO said Tuesday that it has secured $6.65 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included 500 Startups, Crunchfund, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Golden Gate Ventures. In addition to the funding, Sunil Nagaraj of Bessemer Venture Partners has been added to the Nitrous.IO board. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., Nitrous.IO is a cloud-based developer platform.

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Crowdfunding platform Fundable buys VC-backed LaunchRock

Business crowdfunding platform Fundable has acquired LaunchRock. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Walnut, Calif., LaunchRock helps startups launch their businesses. Its backers include 500 Startups, Venture51, Quotidian Ventures and Trinity Ventures.

McClure raises $2 mil for 500 Luchadores

Dave McClure has raised just over $2 million from 24 investors for 500 Luchadores, a Mexico-focused seed fund, according to an SEC filing. McClure, founder of 500 Startups, began raising 500 Luchadores in November 2012. It has a target of $5 million.

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