Australian startup Canva picks up $3.6 mln

Canva has secured $3.6 million in funding. The investors were Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund, Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures and Square Peg Capital. Based in Sydney, Australia, Canva is an online graphic design platform.

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Real estate platform Urban Compass snags $40 mln Series B

New York City-based real estate platform Urban Compass has received $40 million in Series B funding. The investors included Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, American Express CEO/Chairman Kenneth Chenault and Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion as well as invest more in technology.

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Hinge app picks up $4.5 mln

Hinge, a NYC-based app that helps users meet new people through friends, has received $4.5 million in funding. The investors included Founders Fund, Lowercase Capital, CAA Ventures, Lumia Capital, Middleland Capital and Great Oaks.

Newegg forms partnership with VC-backed BitPay to accept bitcoins

Electronics retailer Newegg has formed a partnership with BitPay to accept bitcoin payments on Newegg.com. In May, BitPay announced it had secured $30 million in Series A funding from Index Ventures, Horizon Ventures, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, RRE Ventures, TTV Capital, Sir Richard Branson and AME Cloud Ventures. BitPay’s total capital raised at the time was $32.7 million.

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Emerald Therapeutics snags Series B funds

Emerald Therapeutics, a biotech firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., has closed its latest Series B funding round, raising the total financing to $13.5 million. Founders Fund and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin were the lead investors. Schooner Capital also participated in the round.

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Bitcoin security platform BitGo snags $12 mln Series A

Silicon Valley-based bitcoin security platform BitGo said Monday that it has secured $12 million in Series A financing. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from investors that included Bridgescale Partners, Radar Partners, Founders Fund, Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Liberty City Ventures, Crypto Currency Partners and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s venture fund A-Grade Investments. In addition to the funding, Jeff Brody, founding partner of Redpoint, and Stratton Sclavos of Radar Partners, have been added to BitGo’s board of directors.

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New health insurance firm Oscar racks up $80 mln

According to a post on its site, Oscar, a new health insurance firm, has closed $80 million in Series A funding. Formation8 led the round with participation from Breyer Capital, Stan Druckenmiller, Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. To read details about the funding, visit here.

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Upfront Ventures leads Series A round for MakeSpace

New York-based storage startup MakeSpace has closed $8 million in Series A funding. Upfront Ventures led the round with participation from Founders Fund, OATV, Lowercase Capital, High Peaks Venture Partners and Collaborative Fund.

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3D printing company SOLS Systems raises $6.4 mln

SOLS Systems, a maker of 3D printing technology focused on orthotics, has announced it has raised a $6.4 million round of funding led by Lux Capital. Also participating in the Series A round is new investor Founders Fund as well as existing investors RRE Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Felicis Ventures, FundersGuild and Grape Arbor VC. The New York-based company has now raised just over $8.1 million in total funding since it was launched in 2013.

GSV Capital leads Series A round for personalized learning platform Declara

Declara has secured $16 million in Series A financing. GSV Capital led the round with participation from Data Collective, Founders Fund and Catamount Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Mark Flynn, co-managing partner of GSV Asset Management, has been added to Declara’s board. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Declara is a personalized learning platform.

VC-backed Domo appoints TPG principal to board

Enterprise software startup Domo has named Nehal Raj, a principal at TPG, to its board of directors. TPG Growth recently led a $125 million Series C round in Domo. The company’s other backers include Benchmark, Fidelity Investments, Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Greylock Partners, IVP, Salesforce.com, T. Rowe Price, WPP and Zetta Venture Partners.

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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.

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