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Andreessen Horowitz leads $57 mln funding of Optimizely

Optimizely, which provides website optimization tools, has raised a $57 million Series B round of financing led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Benchmark Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. As part of the round, Scott Weiss, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, has joined the board. San Francisco-based Optimizely has now raised $88 million in total funding.

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Andreessen Horowitz and SoftTech VC back Halo Neuroscience

Halo Neuroscience has received $1.5 million in funding. Andreessen Horowitz and SoftTech VC led the round with participation from Kima Ventures, Fabrice Grinda and Josh Hannah. Based in San Francisco, Halo is a maker of wearable technology that helps brain activity.

Box IPO never had a set date, says company rep

Despite news reports that say that Box has delayed its IPO, according to a company spokesperson, there was never a set date for its rollout. Says the Box rep: “Since filing, we’ve planned on going when it makes the most sense for the market. That plan hasn’t changed.” Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., Box is a data storage provider. The company filed for an IPO earlier this year. Its backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, US Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Emergence Capital Partners.

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Social + Capital leads $42.75 mln round for Slack

According to a company spokesperson, Slack, a messaging and search platform, has received $42.75 million in funding. The Social + Capital Partnership led the round with participation from return backers Accel Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. In conjunction with the funding, Mamoon Hamid from Social + Capital has been added to Slack’s board of directors.

VC-backed GitHub president resigns following investigation into harassment claims

According to a blog post authored by GitHub CEO and Co-Founder Chris Wanstrath, the firm’s president (and one of its co-founders) Tom Preston-Werner has resigned following a probe into sexual harassment allegations levelled against him and his wife. Although Preston-Werner was cleared, writes Wanstrath, the investigation did uncover evidence of “mistakes and errors of judgment.” Based in San Francisco, GitHub is a social network for programmers. It is backed by Andreessen Horowitz and SV Angel. To read more of Wanstrath’s announcement regarding Preston-Werner’s resignation and the details surrounding the investigation of claims made against him, visit here.

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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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