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Xamarin raises $54 mln in Series C funding

Xamarin, a mobile app development platform, has raised $54 million in Series C funding from new and existing investors, including Charles River Ventures, Floodgate, Ignition Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Lead Edge Capital. Xamarin has raised a total of $82 million in three funding rounds.

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VC-backed Refinery29 hires Zalaznick as strategic advisor

New York-based media company Refinery29 has hired Lauren Zalaznick as a strategic advisor. Recently, Zalaznick served as executive vice president at NBCUniversal. Refinery29’s backers include Stripes Group, FLOODGATE, First Round, Hearst Corp., Lerer Ventures and Eastern Capital.

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Floodgate and IDG-Accel back Tapatalk app

According to a blog post on its site, Tapatalk has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. Floodgate and IDG-Accel led the round. Based in Santa Monica, Calif. and Shanghai, Tapatalk is a social app that connects users through their hobbies and interests. To read the announcement, visit here.

Compare Metrics nabs $3.8 mln

Compare Metrics has secured $3.8 million in financing. Austin Ventures led the round with participation from Julie Allegro of Allegro Venture Partners, Bob Greene of Contour Ventures, Capital Factory, Mike Maples Jr. of Floodgate, Brett Hurt of Hurt Family Investments, Ralph Mack and Adam Ross. Based in Austin, Compare Metrics is a provider of adaptive commerce navigation and discovery tools.

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LEGO subscription service Pley grabs $6.75 mln

Pley (formerly known as Pleygo) said Monday that it has received $6.75 million in Series A funding. Allegro Venture Partners led the round with participation from Floodgate, Correlation Ventures, Maven Ventures and Western Technology Investments. Based in San Jose, Calif., Pley is a LEGO subscription service.

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VC-backed Ensighten buys TagMan

Ensighten, which is backed by Insight Venture Partners, Volition Capital, LeadEdge Capital and FLOODGATE, has acquired TagMan. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in London and New York, TagMan is a tag management and marketing data platform.

VC-backed Bigcommerce announces new hires

Bigcommerce has named West Stringfellow as chief product officer and Ron Pragides as vice president of engineering. The firm has also opened a new office in San Francisco. An e-commerce platform for SMBs, Bigcommerce is backed by Steve Case’s Revolution Growth, General Catalyst Partners and FLOODGATE.

OutboundEngine Launches and Secures Series A

OutboundEngine has closed a $1.6 million Series A investment round. Floodgate, Austin Ventures, Silverton Partners and Capital Factory participated in this round of funding. OutboundEngine provides a hands-free marketing platform that puts marketing on autopilot.

Xamarin Raises $12M From Charles River, Ignition, Floodgate: CORRECTED

Xamarin said it raised $12 million in a Series A financing from Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners, and Floodgate. The development tools company will use the funds for product expansion and to build a sales and marketing team. PRESS RELEASE Xamarin Raises $12M to Help Businesses Address Mobile Developer Shortage  Company’s platform already enables 150,000 […]

Mass Relevance Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Austin, Texas-based Mass Relevance has appointed Matt Corey as chief marketing officer. The venture-backed company enables entertainment, media, retail, and manufacturing brands to drive real-time engagement through social curation. Its investors include Austin Ventures, Floodgate and select angel investors. PRESS RELEASE Mass Relevance, the technology leader in social curation and integration, today announced the appointment […]

Twitter Acquires Dasient

Dasient has been acquired by Twitter! Dasient is focused on solving web-scale security problems involving malware and other types of online abuse. Investors in the company include Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Floodgate, and Benhamou Global Ventures. PRESS RELEASE The Dasient team is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Twitter! Effective immediately, we […]

Is Gowalla a Sign of the Times for Investors?

On Monday, more than 500 outlets reported that Facebook is acquiring the location-based startup Gowalla, which will shutter in January. Gowalla’s team will now work on Facebook’s new Timeline feature. The acquisition was unexpected for several reasons, including that Austin-based Gowalla has been eating Foursquare’s dust for some time. There were also niggling questions over […]

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