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VC-backed Veeva Systems adds to board of directors while two step down

Veeva Systems, which is backed by Emergence Capital Partners, has appointed Paul Sekhri to its board of directors while Young Sohn and Kevin Spain have stepped down. Sekhri is senior vice president of integrated care at Sanofi. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Veeva Systems is a provider of cloud-based software solutions for the global life sciences sector.

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Bitcoin wallet startup Xapo picks up $20 mln

Xapo, a bitcoin wallet startup in Palo Alto, Calif., has secured $20 million in Series A-1 funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Greylock Partners and Index Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Emergence Capital Partners, Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal, and Jerry Yang, founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures and co-founder of Yahoo!. In addition to the funding, Reid Hoffman and Mike Volpi have been added as Xapo’s board observers. To read further details about the funding, visit here.

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RRE leads funding of VigLink

VigLink, a data analytics company that provides online link sharing services, has raised $18 million in a Series C round that was led by RRE Ventures. Also taking part in the funding is existing investors Google Ventures, Emergence Capital, First Round Capital as well as Correlation Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $26 million in total funding. As part of the Series C round, Eric Wiesen, a general partner of RRE, has joined the board.

Box IPO never had a set date, says company rep

Despite news reports that say that Box has delayed its IPO, according to a company spokesperson, there was never a set date for its rollout. Says the Box rep: “Since filing, we’ve planned on going when it makes the most sense for the market. That plan hasn’t changed.” Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., Box is a data storage provider. The company filed for an IPO earlier this year. Its backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, US Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Emergence Capital Partners.

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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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Handshake grabs $8 mln Series A funds

Handshake said Monday that it has closed $8 million in Series A funding. New backer Emergence Capital Partners led the round with participation from previous investors SoftTech VC, MHS Capital and High Peaks Venture Partners. Based in New York City, Handshake is a sales order management platform for wholesalers.

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VC-backed Welltok buys mobile health firm Mindbloom

Welltok, a health optimization company in Denver, has acquired Mindbloom. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Seattle, Mindbloom is a mobile health firm. Welltok’s backers include NEA, IBM, Qualcomm Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners and Miramar Venture Partners.

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.

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VC-backed Veeva launches secondary offering

Veeva Systems will launch a secondary public offering of its stock. The number of shares that will be sold have yet to be set. Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan Securities will serve as lead underwriters. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Veeva Systems is a provider of cloud-based software solutions for the global life sciences sector. It is backed by Emergence Capital Partners.

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.

Box Chooses SDL to Accelerate International Growth

SDL has been selected by UK-based Box, a provider of online storage and collaboration software, as its preferred partner to expand into new international markets. Box is backed by venture capital firms 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 and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.

Box Adds to Team with Senior Sales Appointments

Box has hired four senior sales professionals to its team. Jim Priestley joins as senior vice president of sales; Stephen Morse joins as vice president of global sales engineering; Ryan Martin as vice president of platform sales; and Scott Hebert as vice president of vertical industry sales. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.

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Replicon Raises $20M to Help Track Employee Time

Replicon Inc., which provides cloud-based timesheet software to track employee time and expenses, announced it has raised US$20 million in Series A funding led by U.S. venture capital firms Emergence Capital Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership. The company, which has offices in Calgary, Alberta, and San Mateo, Calif., was founded in 1996. Replicon will use the new funds to support growth, with a focus on continued development of its direct sales channel, and extending its reach into Europe and APAC.

WellTok Raises $18.7M From Emergence, InterWest, NEA

WellTok, Inc. said it closed an $18.7 million Series B funding with  Emergence Capital Partners and InterWest Partners co-leading the round and New Enterprise Associates joining the funding. The company also appointed Executive Chairman Jeff Margolis to chief executive officer. Margolis founded TriZetto.

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