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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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Venture’s social media superstars: VCJ

Which venture capitalists have the most followers on Twitter, the highest Klout scores, more tweets than anyone else? Refinements in both the sites and how we use social media are increasingly turning it into a targeted marketing tool for communicating with entrepreneurs, building relationships, creating personal brands and improving portfolio company visibility.

DAG Ventures leads Series B round for ClearStory Data

ClearStory Data said Monday that it has received $21 million in Series B funding. DAG Ventures led he round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Also, the firm has named Shona Brown, a former senior vice president at Google, to its board of directors. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., ClearStory Data is a provider of data intelligence solutions.

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Cool Planet racks up $100 mln

Cool Planet Energy Systems has raised $100 million in Series D financing. The private placement was led by UBS and Goldman Sachs. North Bridge Venture Partners and Concord Energy were the lead investors. Also participating in the round were return backers BP, Energy Technology Ventures, Google Ventures and the constellation division of Exelon. Based in Camarillo, Calif., Cool Planet Energy Systems is a provider of solutions that convert non-food biomass into gasoline through mechanical and chemical processes.

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