Twitter buys VC-backed CardSpring

Twitter has acquired CardSpring, the latter confirmed in a post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, CardSpring is a payments infrastructure firm. CardSpring’s backers included Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Morado Venture Partners, SV Angel, Data Collective, Felicis Ventures and the Webb Investment Network. To read the announcement , visit here.

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VC-backed ForgeRock beefs up staff with new hire

ForgeRock, a provider of identity relationship management solutions, has named Eve Maler as vice president of innovation and emerging technology. Most recently she worked as a principal analyst for Forrester Research. ForgeRock is backed by Meritech Capital Partners, Accel Partners and Foundation Capital.

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Accel Partners and Stripes Group back stock media firm Pond5

Pond5, a New York-based online marketplace for video footage and stock photos, said Wednesday that it has secured $61 million in financing. The investors were Accel Partners and Stripes Group. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth, hiring and product development.

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Salesforce.com to buy VC-backed RelateIQ

According to an announcement on its site, RelateIQ will be acquired by Salesforce.com. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., RelateIQ is a provider of solutions that improve business relationships. Its backers include Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners and Formation 8. To read the post, visit here.

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Duetto nets $21 mln in round led by Accel

Duetto said Wednesday that it has raised $21 million in financing. Accel Partners led the round with participation from previous backers that included Battery Ventures and Altimeter Capital. Based in San Francisco and Las Vegas, Duetto is a provider of hotel revenue management solutions.

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Men’s clothing brand Bonobos picks up $55 mln Series D

Bonobos said Thursday that it has closed $55 million in Series D funding. Coppel Capital led the round with participation from investors that included Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nordstrom, Mousse Partners, Glynn Capital Management, Forerunner Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Based in New York City, Bonobos is a men’s clothing brand.

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Meritech leads Series C round for ForgeRock

ForgeRock said Thursday that it has secured $30 million in Series C funding. Meritech Capital Partners led the round with participation from Accel Partners and Foundation Capital. In addition to the funding, Paul Madera, co-founder and managing director of Meritech, has been added to ForgeRock’s board of directors. ForgeRock is a provider of identity relationship management solutions.

Nokia’s HERE to buy VC-backed Medio Systems

Nokia subsidiary HERE is planning on buying Medio Systems. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Seattle, Medio Systems is a provider of predictive analytics for mobile applications. Its backers included Mohr Davidow Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partnership, Accel Partners and Frazier Technology Ventures.

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SAP Ventures leads Series B round for Krux

Krux, a provider of cloud-based data management solutions, has closed $35 million in Series B funding. SAP Ventures led the round with participation from Time Warner Investments, Visionnaire Ventures, Temasek, Accel Partners, IDG Ventures and The Entrepreneurs Fund. In addition to the funding, Nino Marakovic, CEO and managing director of SAP Ventures, will join Krux’s board.

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T. Rowe Price leads $50 mln round for Plex

Plex said Tuesday that it has received $50 million in funding. T. Rowe Price led the round with participation from return backer Accel Partners. Pacific Crest Securities was financial advisor to Plex on this transaction. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Plex is a provider of ERP solutions for the manufacturing business.

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Bally agrees to buy VC-backed Dragonplay

Bally Technologies has agreed to buy Israeli social casino firm Dragonplay for approximately $100 million. The transaction is expected to close in July 2014. The Raine Group provided financial advice to Dragonplay on the deal. Dragonplay was backed by Accel Partners, Entrée Capital and Founder Collective.

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Trifacta nets $25 mln Series C

Trifacta said Thursday that it has received $25 million in Series C financing. Ignition Partners led the round with participation from return investors Greylock Partners and Accel Partners. Concurrent with the funding, Frank Artale, a managing director at Ignition Partners, has joined the Trifacta board. Based in San Francisco, Trifacta is a data transformation platform provider.

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