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Bessemer leads $25 mln funding of cloud company CTERA

CTERA Networks, which provides a cloud storage services platform, has raised a $25 million Series C round of funding, led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners. Also participating was existing investors Benchmark Capital, Cisco and Venrock. The company has now raised $45 million in total funding. As part of the funding, Adam Fisher, a partner at Bessemer, has joined the board.

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Elasticsearch nets $70 mln Series C

Elasticsearch said Thursday that it has closed $70 million in Series C financing. The investors were New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures. In addition to the funding, Harry Weller, a general partner at NEA, has joined Elasticsearch’s board of directors. Headquartered in Amsterdam and Los Altos, Calif., Elasticsearch is a search and analytics platform provider.

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Clarizen secures $35 mln led by Goldman Sachs

Clarizen has closed a $35 million venture funding round led by Goldman Sachs & Co. Existing investors also participated in the round, including Benchmark Capital, Carmel Ventures, DAG Ventures, Opus Capital, and Vintage Investment Partners.

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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.

VC-backed Wix buys Israeli startup Appixia

Wix.com, a provider of free software for building websites, has acquired Appixia. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Israel, Appixia is a mobile commerce native app builder. Wix, which recently went public, is backed by Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Mangrove Venture Capital.

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Benchmark raises Founders’ Fund

Benchmark Capital has raised $34 million for its latest Founders Fund, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filings show Benchmark raised $22.75 million for Benchmark Founders’ Fund VIII and $11.3 million for Benchmark Founders’ Fund VIII-B.

Greylock leads $15 mln funding of open source project provider Docker

Docker, which runs an open source project used by cloud developers and operators to automate the deployment of apps, said it has completed raising a $15 million Series B round of funding. Greylock Partners led the round, which also included Insight Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, Trinity Ventures and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. As part of the funding, Jerry Chen, a partner at Greylock, will join the board.

Minted raises $41mln Series C

Minted, an online marketplace for independent design and art, has raised $41 million in its Series C financing, led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Allen & Company and existing investor Benchmark Capital both participated as investors in the round.

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