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Video platform JW Player nets $20 mln Series C

Online video platform JW Player has received $20 million in Series C funding. Greycroft Growth and Greenspring Associates led the round with participation from Cue Ball Capital and e.ventures. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth, expansion and product development.

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Cord Project ropes in $1.8 mln seed

New York-based voice startup Cord Project said Thursday that it has closed $1.8 million in seed funding. Metamorphic Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Ventures, Greycroft, Dave Morin of Slow Ventures, Gary Vaynerchuk of Vayner/RSE and Carmelo Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb of Melo7 Tech Partners.

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Lithium Technologies acquires VC-backed Klout

Lithium Technologies has acquired Klout. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, Klout measures social web influence. Its backers include KPCB, Venrock, IVP, ff Venture Capital, Greycroft Partners, Lucid Ventures, Draper Nexus Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Zelkova Ventures.

ThisCLICKS secures first Series A round

ThisCLICKS, a mobile technology company that specializes in modern cloud labor management software, has received $4 million in a first round of Series A funding. Investors include E.ventures, Greycroft and Arthur Ventures.

New Enterprise Leads $35 Mln Round for Braintree

Braintree said Wednesday that it raised a $35 million Series B round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates . Existing investors, including Accel Partners, RRE Ventures and Greycroft, also participated. Chicago-based Braintree, a payments platform for online and mobile commerce, has raised a total of $70 million in funding.

United Sample Raises $3 Million

United Sample, an Encino, Calif.-based provider of online sample solutions for the market research industry, has raised $3 million in Series B funding. Greycroft Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer DFJ Frontier.

Alan Patricof Dissents

Alan Patricof has been hearing the VC industry’s doom and gloom — including Sequoia Capital’s graveyard deck — and thinks that a lot of it is overstated. In comments to PaidContent, he says:

The comments made by the partners of Sequoia Capital at their recently held ‘CEO Summit’ have been widely covered by leaks to numerous bloggers. These bloggers have disseminated the details and spread the contagion of the sentiments to the public at large, unfortunately running the risk that the words become a self-fulfilling prophesy. Without challenging the comments, which expressed a heightened degree of doom and gloom for the economic prospects of young start-up companies particularly, I do think it calls for a somewhat more restrained response on the outlook and required action before throwing the baby out with the bath water.

Kind of reads a bit like shooting the messenger, so now is probably a good time to tell you that I’ll be interviewing Patricof as part of the North American VC Summit on Oct. 28 in Quebec City. He’ll give a 20 minutes speech, and then I’ll do a 20 minutes Q&A with him. Later that same afternoon, I’ll do the same thing with David Rimer of Index Ventures. In between will be a luncheon keynote from Steven Schwarzman. Get more info here.

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