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Beauty Noted appoints new president/CEO, also grabs $2.2 mln

Beauty Noted has named Kate Thorp as president and CEO. Also, the firm has received $2.2 million in seed funding. Kortschak Investments led the round with participation from IDG Ventures and Crosslink Capital. Headquartered in Sausalito, Calif., Beauty Noted is a crowdsourcing platform focused on beauty products.

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Cisco joins investment round for Ayla

Ayla Networks, which provides services for the Internet of Things, has raised $14.5 million in a Series B round from Cisco, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Linear Venture, SAIF Partners, SJF Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and Voyager Capital. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Ayla, which provides a cloud-based platform for connecting devices and appliances, has now raised about $20 million in total funding. As part of the latest round, Peter Cook of IFC and Ben Ng of SAIF Partners have joined the board.

VC-backed RadiumOne board fires CEO in wake of guilty plea to battery charges

RadiumOne‘s board of directors has fired Gurbaksh Chahal as CEO and chairman. The firm’s COO Bill Lonergan has been named as Chahal’s replacement. Although no reason for Chahal’s termination was given in the company’s statement on this development, according to various news reports, RadiumOne faced pressure to make this decision in light of Chahal’s recent guilty plea to battery and domestic violence charges against his girlfriend. Based in San Francisco, RadiumOne is a provider of media buying solutions. It is backed by Crosslink Capital, DFJ Espirit, Adams Street Partners and Trinity Ventures.

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TakeLessons snags $7 mln

TakeLessons said Tuesday that it has secured $7 million in funding. Lightbank led the round with participation from Crosslink Capital, SoftTech VC, Triangle Peak Partners and Moore Venture Partners. TakeLessons is an online marketplace for qualified and vetted teachers.

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Hired secures $15 mln Series A funding

Hired has secured a $15 million Series A round. The financing was led by Crosslink Capital and Sierra Ventures with additional participation from SoftTech VC and Sherpa Ventures.

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Meritech Capital leads $40 mln round for Coupa Software

Coupa Software said Thursday that it has secured $40 million in Series F funding. Meritech Capital led the round with participation from Icon Ventures, Northgate Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Battery Ventures, El Dorado Ventures and Blue Run Ventures also participated. In addition to the funding, George Bischof, managing director of Meritech Capital Partners, has been added to Coupa’s board as an observer. Based in San Mateo, Calif., Coupa Software is a provider of cloud-based solutions for finance.

Crosslink to raise two venture funds

Crosslink Capital has set out to raise two new venture funds, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filings, released Friday, show the firm plans to raise Crosslink Ventures VII and Crosslink Bayview VII. No fundraising targets were listed and no first sales were announced.

Big Data Company DataStax Raises $45M Series D

DataStax, which provides a big data platform built on Apache Cassandra, has raised $45 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners and new investors DFJ Growth and Next World Capital. The company has now raised about $110 million in total funding since it was founded in early 2010.

Scripted.com Raises $4.5M In Crosslink & Redpoint Led Deal

Scripted.com said it raised $4.5 million in a Series A financing led by Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Joining the round are James Currier and Stan Chudnovsky from Ooga Labs, Branchout CEO Rick Marini, Bebo co-founder Michael Birch, Military.com co-founder Chris Michel and LA angel Paige Craig. Chris Moore from Redpoint Ventures and Eric Chin from Crosslink Capital will be join the board.

TakeLessons Secures Financing

TakeLessons, an online service marketplace for music lessons in the US, has secured a $4 million round of venture capital financing, bringing the total investment into the company to more than $12 million. Triangle Peak Partners led the round with participation from Siemer Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and SoftTech VC.

Prosper Names Former Charles Schwab Executive CTO

Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Prosper has appointed Scott Strait as chief technology officer. Prosper has raised $80.9 million in venture capital and is backed by investors including Accel Partners; Larry Cheng of Volition Capital; David Silverman of Crosslink Capital; Court Coursey of TommorrowVentures; Timothy Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Capital One Co-founder Nigel Morris of QED Investors; Eric Schwartz; DAG Ventures; Mertiech Capital and Omidyar Network.

On The Run Tech is Formed

Postcard on the Run has formed On The Run Tech, its parent company that specializes in building mobile apps that let users create customized physical products right from their mobile device. On The Run Tech recently closed a seed round of $1.3 million bringing the total amount of funding to date to $2 million. Selena Gomez, an investor and creative advisor to the company, participated in the new round along with Crosslink Capital, Crosscut Ventures, Siemer Ventures, Miramar Venture Partners, Newport Coast Investments and Double M Capital among other investors.

ServiceMax Inks $27 Million New Funding

ServiceMax, a provider of cloud-based, mobile and social field service applications has secured $27 million series D investment led by Crosslink Capital. Also participating in the round were Emergence Capital Partners, Mayfield Fund and Trinity Ventures. ServiceMax has raised $52 million to date.

Validity Sensors Secures $20m Series E led by TeleSoft Partners

Validity Sensors, a Natural ID™ authentication business has secured approval for $20 million in Series E financing. The first closing of $10 million took place on October 4th, 2012 and was led by TeleSoft Partners, along with full participation from existing investors, including Crosslink Capital, Panorama Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Venture Tech Associates.

Big Data Company DataStax Racks Up Third Round of Funding

DataStax, the provider of the open source database management system Apache Cassandra, has raised a $25 million Series C round of funding. Meritech Capital Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital. The company has now raised $38.7 million in fudning since 2010.

Crosslink Raises $320 Mln with Latest Fund

Crosslink Capital said it raised $320 million for its latest fund. Crossover Fund VI will be actively invested through April 30, 2018 and 6% of total funding has been committed by Crosslink’s General Partners and employees. Crosslink, of San Francisco, is s venture capital and growth equity firm with over $1.8 billion in assets. Investments include Pandora, Ancestry.com and Omniture.

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