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Google Ventures leads funding of cybersecurity startup ThreatStream

ThreatStream, which provides a cloud-based platform to examine cybersecurity threats, announced it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding. Google Ventures led the round, with participation from Paladin Capital Group and individual investors Tom Reilly, former CEO of ArcSight and current CEO of Cloudera, and Hugh Njemanze, former CTO and founder of ArcSight. Reilly, Njemanze and Google Ventures General Partner Karim Faris are on the board of ThreatStream.

Google launches growth stage initiative Google Capital

Google on Wednesday launched Google Capital, a growth stage initiative designed to complement its venture capital arm, Google Ventures. Google Capital will be led by partners David Lawee, Scott Tierney and Gene Frantz, and, according to a Bloomberg report, has $300 million to invest.

DNAnexus secures $15 Million Series C

Cloud-based solutions provider DNAnexus has secured $15 million in Series C financing. The round was led by Claremont Creek Ventures, Google Ventures, TPG Biotech and First Round Capital.

Egnyte raises $29.5 mln in oversubscribed round

File sharing service provider Egnyte announced it raised $29.5 million in an oversubscribed Series D round of funding. Investors include Northgate Capital Group, strategic partners Seagate Technology and CenturyLink, as well as existing investors Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Polaris Partners. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company, which said it was looking to raise $25 million in the Series D, has now raised $62.5 million in total funding. CEO Vineet Jain told peHUB during a reception Tuesday night that it is considering an IPO in 2015.

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Heyday app launches, reveals $2 mln in seed funding

Heyday, which makes a photo journal app for the iOS platform, officially launched today. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded last year, told peHUB that it raised $2 million in seed funding, all of which was raised in July 2012. Investors include Google Ventures, Spark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CrunchFund, SV Angel and individual investors Shervin Pishevar, Keith Rabois, Garry Tan, Matt Ocko, Robin Chan, Kevin Chou, David Spector, Amitt Mahajan, Joel Poloney, Ben Narasin, Eric Ries, Saad Khan, Charles Moldow and Roy Sehgal.

Building Robotics secures seed funds

Building Robotics has secured a $1.14 million seed financing round by Claremont Creek Ventures, Google Ventures, Formation 8, Navitas Capital, Red Swan Ventures and prominent angel investors. Building Robotics’ initial product, Comfy, reconnects people to the heating and cooling in their work environments, providing more comfortable spaces while saving energy.

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