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The Honest Company, co-founded by Jessica Alba, raises $25 mln

The Honest Company, which operates site to sell natural, non-toxic products, has raised a $25 million round that was led by Institutional Venture Partners. ICONIQ Capital and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners also participated in the round. The Los Angeles-based company, co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, has now raised $52 million in financing.

Listia raises $9 mln from General Catalyst

Online trading marketplace Listia raised a $9 million Series round led by General Catalyst Partners. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company had previously raised about $2 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel and other investors, including individuals Naval Ravikant and Max Levchin. As part of the Series A funding, Neil Sequeira, a partner at General Catalyst, will join the board.

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Altimeter Capital Wants to Hedge Its Bets with Venture Fund

Plenty of hedge fund managers have dipped a toe into the venture business in recent years. A Boston-based group is taking things a massive step further, though. Altimeter Capital – an investment firm that has raised roughly $310 million since 2008 to take long and short positions in mostly public travel companies — is raising a $75 million venture fund, according to a new Form D filed with the SEC.

Brazilian Software Company Leads GoodData’s Series D

Big data company GoodData has raised a big round of $22 million, led by TOTVS Ventures, the investment arm of the big Brazilian enterprise software company TOTVS S.A. Also participating in the round are existing GoodData investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Next World Capital and Tenaya Capital. San Francisco-based GoodData, which helps corporations crunch data generated by SAP and other enterprise software programs, has now raised about $75 million in total funding.

Yuchun Lee Joins General Catalyst Partners as EIR

Yuchan Lee — cofounder of the marketing software company Unica, which sold to IBM for about $480 million in 2010 — has joined the Cambridge, Mass.-based venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners as an entrepreneur in resident. Most recently, Lee served as the vice president and general manager of IBM’s Enterprise Marketing Management Group.

ParElastic Raises $5.7m in Series A

Cloud data management business ParElastic Corporation has raised $5.7 million in a Series A round financing led by General Catalyst Partners. The company’s existing investors including Point Judith Capital, CommonAngels and LaunchCapital also participated in the round. The Series A brings ParElastic’s total financing to $8.7 million.

General Catalyst Recaps Oceans Healthcare

General Catalyst Partners has recapped Oceans Healthcare. Financial terms were not announced. Lake Charles, La.-based Oceans is a provider of psychiatric facilities for geriatric patients. Co-Founders Jason Reed and Nick Guillory will remain as CEO and COO, respectively. The Braff Group advised Oceans Healthcare.

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