Northern Trust expands alternatives group

Northern Trust has expanded its alternatives group with two appointments focused on investment opportunities in venture capital and secondary markets for private equity. James R. ‘Trey’ Hart III joined Northern Trust from Greenspring Associates and Adam R. Freda was previously at Wind Point Partners.

CloudFlare discloses it raised $50 mln in funding a year ago

CloudFlare, which offers cloud-based services to improve security and website performance, announced its 2013 report card, including how it quietly raised $50 million in Series C funding in December 2012. The funding came from Union Square Ventures and Greenspring Associates, with existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners and Venrock also participating. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $77 million in total funding.

Medialets Raises $10m from Greenspring

Medialets has closed $10 million dollars from Greenspring Associates to accelerate the growth of its mobile and tablet advertising platform. Medialets is a mobile advertising campaigns business.

AtTask Raises $17m for Growth

AtTask, a Software-As-A-Service project and work management solutions provider has closed a growth round of capital, raising a total of $17 million. The round was led by Baltimore-based Greenspring Associates, which has been an existing shareholder of AtTask since December 2009. The round includes Escalate Capital, University Venture Fund and Domo‘s Josh James.

Digital Chocolate Seals Debt Financing from NXT Capital

Social gaming company Digital Chocolate Inc. has closed on a $5 million venture loan from NXT Capital‘s Venture Finance Group. The company, based in San Mateo, Calif., is backed by investors including Sutter Hill Ventures, Intel Capital, Bridgescale, DN Capital, Outlook Ventures and Greenspring Associates.

IntegenX Raises $40 Million

California-based IntegenX Inc., maker of DNA identification technology, raised a $40 million Series C round led by new investor Essex Woodlands. Domain Associates, QuestMark Partners, Greenspring Associates, Cross Creek Capital, RONAholdings LLC, Samsung Ventures, and strategic partner In-Q-Tel also participated in the funding. Joining the company’s Board of Directors are Ronald Eastman of Essex Woodlands and Ben Shapiro of QuestMark Partners, the statement said.

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