Battery Ventures and Greylock back GuardiCore

Cyber-security startup GuardiCore said Monday that it has raised $11 million in funding. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from Greylock IL and unnamed investors. In addition to the funding, Scott Tubin of Battery Ventures has been added to the firm’s board.


Online marketplace Weddington rings up $9 mln in Series A

Weddington Way, which operates an online marketplace for bridesmaid dresses, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Javelin Venture Partners. Existing investors Battery Ventures, Felicis Ventures and Trinity Ventures also participated. San Francisco-based Weddington has now raised $11.5 million in total funding. As part of the round, Alex Gurevich and Jed Katz from Javelin have joined the board.


More VCs tackling home security: VCJ

When venture capitalists talk about security investments, they’re usually referring to cyberspace. Lately, however, early-stage VCs have also actively invested in the brick-and-mortar world of home security.


Battery Ventures promotes six

Battery Ventures has promoted Alex Benik and Brian Lieber to partner. Also, Morad Elhafed and Paz Eshel have been promoted to vice president while Satoshi Harris-Koizumi and Evan Stein have been promoted to associate.


Nevada PERS bets more on venture: VCJ

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada has stepped up its venture capital investing over the past couple of years with commitments to Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.


AppDynamics secures $120 mln growth funds

AppDynamics has secured $120 million in growth financing led by new investors Battery Ventures, ClearBridge Investments and Sands Capital. Existing investors Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in the round. The $120 million includes $50 million in debt financing provided by Silicon Valley Bank. AppDynamics is an application intelligence provider.


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.


BlockScore attracts $2 mln seed funds

BlockScore said Thursday that it has secured $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Battery Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures, Boost VC and Y Combinator. The capital will be used for product development and sales expansion. BlockScore is a provider of ID verification and anti-fraud solutions for online businesses.


Battery Ventures backs WebPT

WebPT said Wednesday that it has received undisclosed funding from Battery Ventures. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth. Based in Phoenix, WebPT is a provider of electronic medical record solutions for physical, occupational, and speech therapists.


Zerto raises $26 mln Series D led by Harmony

Zerto has raised $26 million in Series D financing. New investor Harmony Partners led the financing, with participation from all current investors – Battery Ventures, Greylock IL, RTP Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. Zerto has developed a software-based platform for workload mobility, migration, protection and recovery in hybrid-cloud environments.


MassPRIM’s push into venture slowed last year: VCJ

The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management’s venture portfolio includes top name funds from Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Index Ventures, but after stepping on the gas early this decade, the board’s pace of commitments shifted to a lower gear last year, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.


HackerRank raises Series B

HackerRank has raised $9.2 million dollars in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures, Battery Ventures and angel investors. HackerRank is a platform used by hackers to hone their skills and companies to streamline their recruiting process.

DFJ Growth leads $30 mln round for SiSense

SiSense said Thursday that it has closed $30 million in financing. DFJ Growth led the round with participation from previous backers Battery Ventures, Genesis Partners and Opus Capital. In addition to the funding, Randy Glein, managing director at DFJ Growth, will join the SiSense board of directors. Based in New York City and Tel Aviv, SiSense is a provider of big data analytics.


Parking app SpotHero nabs $4.5 mln Series A

SpotHero has closed $4.5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V, e.ventures, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn has been added to SpotHero’s board of directors. Headquartered in Chicago, SpotHero is an on-demand parking app.


Battery Ventures leads Series B round for RiskIQ

RiskIQ has closed $25 million in Series B financing. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from previous backer Summit Partners. In conjunction with the funding, the firm has added Michael Brown of Battery Ventures to its board of directors. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., RiskiIQ is a provider of internet security solutions.

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