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Nervana feeling good with $3.3 mln funding led by DFJ

Nervana Systems, a developer of artificial intelligence algorithms, announced it has raised $3.3 million in a Series A round led by DFJ. Also participating in the round are current investor Allen & Co, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and Fuel Capital. As part of the funding, Steve Jurvetson has joined the board. The company previously raised $600,000 in funding.

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Enlighted scores $20 mln Series D

Enlighted said Wednesday that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. The investors were previous backers Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif. and India, Enlighted is a provider of efficiency solutions for commercial environments.

VC-backed PulsePoint expands team with new hire

New York-based ad tech platform PulsePoint has hired Mitchell Eisenberg as general counsel and SVP of corporate development. Previously, Eisenberg worked at Mediabistro. PulsePoint’s backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Gotham Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, Updata Partners and VantagePoint Capital Partners.

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Corporate venture investing rebounds: VCJ

Corporate venture investing rebounded solidly in the first quarter with activity shifting to big-dollar expansion and later-stage deals, according to affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal. The quarter is the fourth in a row of heightened corporate participation in venture deal making.

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Real-time analytics startup Chartbeat garners $3.1 mln

According to a blog post on its site by CEO Tony Haile, Chartbeat has raised $3.1 million in funding. Previous backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Freestyle Capital, LAUNCH Fund, SoftTech VC and Lowercase Capital. Based in New York City, Chartbeat is a provider of real-time analytics. To read more about the funding, visit here.

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Vaurum raises funds led by Battery Ventures

Vaurum has raised $4 million in seed funding from Battery Ventures and angel investors including Tim Draper, managing director and co-founder of investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Steve Case, former chairman and chief executive of America Online. Vaurum is a cryptocurrency company developing bitcoin exchange software for financial institutions.

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Doximity raises $54 mln from DFJ, T Rowe Price, others

Doximity said it closing a $54 million round of Series C funding co-led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Morgan Stanley Investment Management also participated in the round as a new investor. Existing investors Emergence Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures and InterWest Partners also joined the financing. Doximity, an online network for doctors, has more than tripled its user base since its last funding in September 2012 and has one in three U.S. doctors as members, the company said.

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VCs launch into new space: VCJ

Welcome to the era of “New Space,” where a small, but growing number of emerging hardware companies – many venture backed – are starting to take over the reins of space exploration as Washington, D.C., and other government agencies worldwide, shift the financial burden to private enterprise, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

Box adds Cisco chief technology and strategy officer to board of directors

Box has added Padmasree Warrior, chief technology and strategy officer for Cisco, to its board of directors. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners and U.S. Venture Partners as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures.

Box appoints healthcare advisors

Box has appointed Aneesh Chopra, the first chief technology officer of the US, and Glen Tullman, former CEO of Allscripts, to serve as special advisors for the company’s healthcare and life sciences practice. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures.

Roizen named operating partner at DFJ

Draper Fisher Jurvetson, which recently closed Fund XI with $325 million in commitments, has named Heidi Roizen an operating partner. DFJ announced the move on its blog, which you can read here. Roizen, who was formerly a managing director with Mobius Venture Capital, joined DFJ as a venture partner in February 2012.

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DFJ Esprit strengthens ties with Silicon Valley

DFJ Esprit has strengthened its ties with a global network of investors which includes the Silicon Valley venture capital firm that backed Hotmail, Skype, Box, Twitter and Tesla Motors. Simon Cook, managing partner of London-based DFJ Esprit, will join the board of the DFJ Global Network, based in Silicon Valley which was founded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, one of Silicon Valley’s leading investors.

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