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Julep Beauty snags $30 mln Series C funds

Seattle-based beauty brand Julep Beauty said Monday that it has secured $30 million in Series C financing. The investors included Azure Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Altimeter Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Maveron.

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View from the secondary market: Sought-after venture capital funds

Secondaries broker Setter Capital has published a list of the 25 most sought after venture capital funds on the market. Brand names like Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates topped the list, but overall venture funds have less demand than buyout funds, in part because of venture GPs’ tight control over transfer of LP stakes.

Andreessen Horowitz leads Series B round for Omada Health

Digital therapeutics firm Omada Health said Wednesday that it has raised $23 million in Series B financing. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and previous backers that include U.S. Venture Partners and The Vertical Group. Also, Balaji S. Srinivasan, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, has been added to Omada Health’s board of directors.

VC-backed Okta taps Salesforce.com former SVP for new position

Okta said Monday that it has hired Krista Anderson as its first chief customer officer. Anderson is a former senior vice president at Salesforce.com. Based in San Francisco, Okta is an identity management service. It is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital.

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Andreessen Horowitz backs image-sharing platform Imgur

Imgur said Thursday that it has secured $40 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz. Also, Lars Dalgaard, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will join the firm’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, Imgur is an image-sharing platform.

Sookasa closes Series A

Sookasa has announced Series A round of funding, led by Accel Partners. Existing investors include First Round Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel and other VCs and angel investors. Sookasa is an innovator in compliance for popular cloud applications and mobile devices.

DAG Ventures leads Series B round for ClearStory Data

ClearStory Data said Monday that it has received $21 million in Series B funding. DAG Ventures led he round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Also, the firm has named Shona Brown, a former senior vice president at Google, to its board of directors. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., ClearStory Data is a provider of data intelligence solutions.

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Andreessen Horowitz raises $1.5B fourth fund

Andreessen Horowitz announced the closing of a $1.5 billion fourth fund that will mix growth and early stage investing. In a blog post, Managing Partner Scott Kupor said Andreessen Horowitz Fund IV will capitalize on the growth of the mobile Internet and the decline in startup creation cost to back young companies. Industry sources said the fund will be evenly divided between growth and venture investing. The firm now has $4.2 billion under management.

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