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Startup seeks to match up projects with consultants: Buyouts

The sheer number of consultants available presents a big challenge. Assuming you don’t have the budget to hire one of the big guns, how do you make sure that your project and your consultant are a good match? And how do you get a competitive price? Sister magazine Buyouts checks in with a startup that is seeking to address the issue.

Sookasa closes Series A

Sookasa has announced Series A round of funding, led by Accel Partners. Existing investors include First Round Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel and other VCs and angel investors. Sookasa is an innovator in compliance for popular cloud applications and mobile devices.

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Content marketing platform Percolate nabs $24 mln

New York City-based content marketing platform Percolate said Tuesday that it has raised $24 million in Series B financing. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from previous backers GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures and WPP. Also, Percolate has added Mike Dixon of Sequoia to its board of directors.

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Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz leads Series A round for AltSchool

AltSchool said Tuesday that it has closed $33 million in Series A financing. Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from investors that included First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, Learn Capital and Omidyar Network. Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool is a network of micro-schools that offers personalized education for children.

Accel Partners leads Series B in MemSQL

MemSQL has secured $35 million in Series B funding. The investment was led by Accel Partners and included participation from Khosla Ventures and existing investors First Round Capital and Data Collective, as well as from several private financiers, and brings the total raised by MemSQL to $45 million.

DNAnexus secures $15 Million Series C

Cloud-based solutions provider DNAnexus has secured $15 million in Series C financing. The round was led by Claremont Creek Ventures, Google Ventures, TPG Biotech and First Round Capital.

Koru raises $4.35 Million

Education startup Koru has announced $4.35 million in funding. Investors are Maveron, who led the round, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and a16z seed as well as a small number of individual investors.

Mobile ad startup Voxel raises $1.6 mln in seed funding

Voxel, which launched Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from First Round Capital, Pinnacle Ventures, Sherpalo Ventures and individual investors Sanjay Jha (former Motorola CEO), David Limp (vice president of Kindle at Amazon) and Joyo Wijaya (co-founder of Tandem Ventures). The company was co-founded by Y Combinator alumni David Zhao and Russ d’Sa.

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