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RRE leads funding of VigLink

VigLink, a data analytics company that provides online link sharing services, has raised $18 million in a Series C round that was led by RRE Ventures. Also taking part in the funding is existing investors Google Ventures, Emergence Capital, First Round Capital as well as Correlation Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $26 million in total funding. As part of the Series C round, Eric Wiesen, a general partner of RRE, has joined the board.

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General Catalyst and Google Ventures back ScalingData

According to a blog post on its site, ScalingData has closed $4.4 million in funding. General Catalyst led the round with participation from Google Ventures and Brian Stevens, CTO at Red Hat. In addition to the funding, Donald Fischer of General Catalyst has been added to ScalingData’s board. ScalingData is a developer of data center solutions. To read the announcement, visit here

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Move Loot snags $2.8 mln seed funds

Move Loot said Monday that it has secured $2.8 million in seed funding. First Round Capital and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Google Ventures, SV Angel and Y Combinator. Based in San Francisco, Moot Loot helps users buy and sell used furniture online.

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Corporate venture investing rebounds: VCJ

Corporate venture investing rebounded solidly in the first quarter with activity shifting to big-dollar expansion and later-stage deals, according to affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal. The quarter is the fourth in a row of heightened corporate participation in venture deal making.

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VC-backed Homejoy buys Get Maid

Home services platform Homejoy said Thursday that it has acquired Get Maid. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in New York, Get Maid is an on-demand maid service. Homejoy’s backers include Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Fuel Capital, First Round Capital and Max Levchin.

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DataPad snags $1.7 mln seed funds

DataPad has secured $1.7 million in seed funding. The investors included Accel Partners, Google Ventures, a 16z Seed Fund, SV Angel and Ludlow Ventures. Based in San Francisco, DataPad is a developer of next-generation data discovery for teams.

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Google Ventures and NEA back big data startup Tamr

Tamr has secured more than $16 million in financing. Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Google Ventures’ Rich Miner and NEA’s Peter Barris have been added to Tamr’s board of directors. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Tamr is a big data startup.

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VC-backed Flatiron Health agrees to buy Altos Solutions

Flatiron Health has agreed to acquire Altos Solutions. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of May 2014. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Altos Solutions is a provider of web-based oncology-specific software applications. Flatiron Health’s backers include Google Ventures, First Round Capital and LabCorp.

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VC-backed M&A shifts to smaller deals: VCJ

Although large venture-backed acquisitions like WhatsApp and Nest Labs have dominated the headlines, most deals so far in 2014 are modest in size, an analysis by affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal has found.

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peHUB First Read

In First Read this morning there’s fund news from Thomas H. Lee and newly public Ares, a review of Brazilian private equity fund performance and Carlyle’s Applus sets its IPO price.

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San Francisco startup URX bags $12 mln

URX has closed $12 million in Series A funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from First Round Capital, Google Ventures and SV Angel. In addition to the funding, Rich Wong of Accel Partners will join URX’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, URX is a mobile deeplinking provider.

KPCB leads Series A round for Synack

Synack said Thursday that it has closed $7.5 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Allegis Capital and Shape Security CEO Derek Smith. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., Synack is a provider of security testing solutions.

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Individuals targeted as San Francisco tech money protests intensify: Reuters

Demonstrations against the grip on San Francisco held by wealthy technology workers took a personal turn on Friday with protesters taking aim at a Google lawyer they say personifies the tensions being stirred by abundant tech money, sister news service Reuters reported. One of those targeted recently is Kevin Rose, a partner at Google Ventures.

Morado Venture Partners leads $2 mln round for Savioke

According to a blog post on its site, Savioke has secured $2 million in seed funding. Morado Venture Partners led the round with participation from AME Cloud Ventures, Google Ventures and unnamed individual investors. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Savioke is a maker of robots for the service sector. To read more details about the financing, visit here.

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