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Online identity platform About.me pulls in $11 mln Series B

Online identity platform About.me said Tuesday that it has closed $11 million in Series B funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund and Bullpen Capital. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for expansion and product building. In addition to the funding, Brad Feld, managing director at Foundry Group, has been added to About.me’s board of directors.

Foundry Group backs Nix Hydra

Nix Hydra said Thursday that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Foundry Group and Mike Lazerow, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Media. Based in Los Angeles, Nix Hydra is a software entertainment firm focused on developing products for young women.

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Recent funds in UTIMCO’s portfolio make gains: VCJ

The University of Texas Investment Management Company’s venture portfolio includes bets on recent funds from Union Square Ventures, IA Ventures, Foundry Group, True Ventures, Cendana Capital and now Techstars and Pinto Technology Ventures. A good number have started well and, through early this year, continued to make gains.

Distil Networks pulls in $10 mln Series A

Distil Networks said Wednesday that it has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Foundry Group and Techstars’ Bullet Time Ventures led the round with participation from ff Venture Capital, IDEA Fund Partners and Militello Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Ryan McIntyre of Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures’ David Cohen have been named to Distil Networks’ board of directors. Based in Arlington, Virginia, Distil Networks is a provider of bot detection and mitigation solutions.

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UTIMCO’s bet on young firms continues to pay off: VCJ

The University of Texas Investment Management Company’s bet on young, emerging venture firms over the past decade or so, including Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Foundry Group, continues to pay off, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

ScaleVP leads Series B round for Pantheon

Pantheon said Thursday that it has raised $21.5 million in Series B financing. Scale Venture Partners led the round with participation from OpenView Partners, Foundry Group and First Round Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Rory O’Driscoll, a partner at ScaleVP, has been added to Pantheon’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, Pantheon is a website platform for professional developers, designers and marketers.

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Orboxtix nabs $15.5 mln

Orbotix has secured $15.5 million in funding. The investors were Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics and Foundry Group. Based in Boulder, Orbotix is a connected toy company.

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Unified buys VC-backed Awe.sm

Unified said Thursday that it has acquired Awe.sm. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, Awe.sm is a social media measurement platform. Its backers include Upfront Ventures, Neu Venture Capital, Foundry Group and Apricot Capital.

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AppDirect snags $35 mln Series C funds

AppDirect said Thursday that it has closed $35 million in Series C funding. New backer Mithril Capital Management led the round with participation from previous investors that include iNovia Capital and Foundry Group. In addition to the funding, Ajay Royan of Mithril has been added to AppDirect’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, AppDirect is a cloud service marketplace.

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Wine app Drync racks up $2.1 mln

Drync said Wednesday that it has received $2.1 million in funding. Investors included Cross Link Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, KEC Ventures and Foundry Group. Also, the firm has named Brian Carr as its COO. Based in Boston, Drync is a wine app.

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Crowdtap nabs $5 mln Series B funds

Crowdtap has received $5 million in Series B funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from Tribeca Venture Partners, Alta Communications and The Mustang Group. Based in New York City, Crowdtap is a social influence marketing platform.

Map maker MapBox Raises $10 mln from Foundry Group to scale

MapBox, which has offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this morning announced it closed a $10 million Series A round from Foundry Group. MapBox has been largely bootstrapped until now, although it has received more than $649,000 in grants from the Knight Foundation, including $575,000 as a winner of the 2012 Knight News Challenge Data. Ryan McIntyre, managing director of Foundry, discussed his firm’s investment in a blog post here. The company provides map making services to create customized, interactive maps for websites and apps using open-source tools and data. The funding will be used by MapBox to grow its staff beyond its current number of 35.

LeadPages secures Series A led by Foundry Group

Minneapolis¬based software company LeadPages has announced a $5 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group with participation from Arthur Ventures. LeadPages was launched in January of 2013 by co-founders Clay Collins, Tracy Simmons, and Simon Payne

Yesware secures series B led by Battery Ventures

Yesware has secured $13.5 million in series B funding. The round was led by Battery Ventures, with existing investors Google Ventures, Foundry Group, IDG Ventures, and Golden Venture Partners all participating. In total, Yesware raised $18.5 million.

Fitbit Raises $43M From Qualcomm, SAP, Softback, Foundry, True

Fitbit raised $43 million in additional funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which makes fitness tracking devices, raised the money from Qualcomm Ventures, SAP Ventures, SoftBank Capital, Foundry Group and True Ventures, according to TechCrunch.

Foundry Group Raises $218M Toward Select Fund

The Foundry Group has raised $218 million toward a $225 million Foundry Group Select Fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing is date Aug. 5 and lists the four Foundry managing directors: Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson. An additional $7 million remains to be raised.

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