Rent the Runway Fashions a Series C Round Add On

Rent the Runway, which rents designer clothes, shoes and accessories to users, has raised $4.4 million in additional Series C funding from American Express and Novel TMT Ventures. The company previously raised $20 million in Series C funding from Advance Publications, parent company of Condé Nast, Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Ability Network to Merge with Ivans

Bain Capital Ventures‘ portfolio company, ABILITY® Network has entered into an agreement to merge with Stamford, CT-based IVANS, a provider of secure insurance data communication services. Ability has also entered into an agreement to sell the property and casualty business of IVANS to Applied Systems, a provider of insurance software. ABILITY and Applied Systems are portfolio companies of Bain Capital Ventures and Bain Capital, respectively.

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Persado Raises $15M In Bain Led Deal

Persado said it raised $15 million of Series A funding in a deal led by Bain Capital Ventures. The company will use the money to expand sales and marketing efforts, increase R&D and establish a headquarters in New York City.

Billtrust Merges with Best Practice Systems

Billtrust, an 11-year-old outsourced billing company based in Hamilton, N.J., has merged with Best Practice Systems, an Engelwood, Colo.-based billing company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but notably, Billtrust raised a $25 million round from Bain Capital Ventures last November with an eye toward acquiring “one to two” companies per year, as Billtrust CEO Flint Lane told peHUB at the time.

Telefonica Digital Acquires Video Platform Company TokBox

Telefonica Digital, a global business division of telecoms giant Telefónica, has acquired the San Francisco-based  video communications platform TokBox for undisclosed terms. Five-year-old TokBox had raised $26 million from investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and DAG Ventures. PRESS RELEASE: Telefonica Digital today announced its acquisition of TokBox, the leading video communications platform. The acquisition […]

BloomReach Secures Series C led by New Enterprise Associates

BloomReach, a creator of big data marketing applications, has secured $25 million in Series C funding, led by New Enterprise Associates. Existing investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, also participated in the third round, bringing BloomReach’s total funding to $41 million to date. BloomReach is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Rapid7 Acquires Mobilisafe

Rapid7, a provider of security risk management solutions, has acquired Mobilisafe, a Seattle-based mobile risk management provider. Rapid7 is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures.

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