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Banjo snags $16 mln Series B funds

Banjo said Thursday that it has closed $16 million in Series B financing. Balderton Capital led the round with participation from BlueRun Ventures and Vegas Tech Fund. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Banjo is a social discovery app.

Lyst secures $14 mln Series B

Fashion ecommerce platform Lyst has raised $14 million in a Series B round led by venture capital firm Balderton Capital. DFJ Esprit and Accel Partners also invested.

Ezoic secures $5.6m Series A

Ezoic has closed a $5.6 million Series A funding round led by venture firm Balderton Capital alongside New Amsterdam Capital, Silicon Valley Bank and private investors. The company offers publishers an automatic way to improve site layout and advertising revenue.

Daniel Waterhouse joins Balderton Capital

Balderton Capital has appointed Daniel Waterhouse, formerly at Wellington Partners, as a general partner. Waterhouse will be based in London and will help lead early stage investments in the software and internet sectors.

Contentful Secures Seed Funds from Balderton and Point Nine Capital

Contentful, a new content management platform for web and mobile applications, has secured seed funding from Balderton Capital and Point Nine Capital. Contentful has also established a global advisory board of content and technology specialists including Alexander Bruehl, former partner at Atlas Capital; Francesco Cesarini, founder & technical director at Erlang Solutions; Daniel Heaf, chief digital officer at BBC Worldwide; Karen McGrane, CEO of Bond Art + Science; Todd Tran, head of advertising EMEA & APAC at Rovio and Michael Wolfe, serial entrepreneur and former EIR at Benchmark.

Rentify Secures Funding from Balderton Capital

UK software platform Rentify has secured a 2 million pounds ($2.7 million) Series A investment from European investor Balderton Capital. Launched in 2012, Rentify helps landlords to market, manage, and make money from their properties.

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