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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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SingleHop secures $14.8 mln

SingleHop has secured $14.8 million in venture debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank and Farnam Street Financial. This supplements the company’s 2012 Series A of $27.5 million, led by Battery Ventures. SingleHop is a platform for cloud IaaS and managed hosting for SMBs, enterprises, and service providers worldwide.

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Battery Ventures and Venrock back 6Sense

6Sense, which has emerged from stealth, has raised $12 million in Series A financing. Battery Ventures and Venrock led the round with participation from Silicon Valley Bank. In conjunction with the funding, Roger Lee, general partner at Battery Ventures and Brian Ascher, a partner at Venrock, have joined 6Sense’s board. Based in San Francisco, 6Sense is a B2B predictive intelligence engine for sales and marketing.

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Sprinklr bags $40 mln

Sprinklr said Tuesday that it has secured $40 million in Series D funding. The investors were ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures and Intel Capital. Headquartered in New York CIty, Sprinklr an enterprise social relationship platform for large businesses.

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