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VC-backed pet insurance firm Trupanion debuts IPO

Trupanion has launched its IPO after pricing its 7.125 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “TRUP.” RBC Capital Markets, Barclays and Stifel are the lead underwriters. Based in Seattle, Trupanion is a pet insurance provider. It is backed by Maveron and Highland Capital Partners.

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Highland Capital backs Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes said Thursday that it has closed $30 million in Series A funding from Highland Capital Partners. Rupert Cook of Realise Capital Partners advised Malwarebytes on the transaction. Based in Calif., Malwarebytes is a provider of solutions that protect consumers and businesses from advanced online threats.

PE-backed Imprivata raises $75 mln for IPO

Imprivata has rolled out its IPO after pricing its 5 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “IMPR.” JP Morgan and Piper Jaffray are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata is a provider of authentication and access management solutions for the healthcare sector. Its backers include General Catalyst Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners.

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VC-backed pet insurance firm Trupanion files for IPO

Trupanion has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. RBC Capital Markets, Barclays and Stifel will serve as the lead underwriters. Based in Seattle, Trupanion is a pet insurance provider. It is backed by Maveron and Highland Capital Partners.

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Revolution Growth leads Series B round for Handybook

Handybook, a New York City-based on-demand home cleaning and repair service, said Wednesday that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Revolution Growth led the round with participation from previous backers Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners. According to the firm, the capital will be used for personnel hiring and product building.

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VC-backed 2U rolls out IPO

2U has launched its IPO of 9.175 million shares after pricing it at $13 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TWOU.” Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse Securities are the lead underwriters. 2U builds online learning platforms. Its backers include Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, CIty Light Capital and Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

VC-backed Nebula hires SVP of engineering

Nebula has hired Herb Schneider as senior vice president of engineering. Schneider was the co-founder of GridIron and Extreme Networks. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Nebula is a private cloud company. Its backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Comcast Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.

Violin Memory names Kevin DeNuccio CEO

Violin Memory‘s board of directors has appointed Kevin A. DeNuccio as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the Violin Memory board of directors. DeNuccio, 54, succeeds Howard A. Bain III, who was serving as interim CEO. Bain will remain chairman of the Violin Memory board of directors.

BlueTarp Closes $15m Funding Round

BlueTarp Financial, a credit provider for the building supply industry, has closed a $15 million equity round led by new investor Long Ridge Equity Partners. BlueTarp’s existing investor group, including Highland Capital Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, Village Ventures and Trinity Ventures also participated in the round.

Reuters – Gigamon Shares Soar in Debut

Shares of Gigamon Inc, a maker of data traffic management software, jumped as much as 37 percent in their market debut, underscoring investor confidence in enterprise software start-ups, writes Reuters. The company, valued at about $680 million at the opening price, is backed by Highland Capital Partners.

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VMTurbo Raises Series C In Deal Led By Globespan

VMTurbo said it raised Series C funding in a deal led by Globespan Capital. VMTurbo’s funding now totals $25 million. The company had raised a $10 million of Series B in 2011 and at that point had $17.5 million in total funding, according to news reports at the time. This suggests the current round is $7.5 million. VMTurbo didn’t provide details. Existing investors include Bain Capital Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.

Rent the Runway Fashions a Series C Round Add On

Rent the Runway, which rents designer clothes, shoes and accessories to users, has raised $4.4 million in additional Series C funding from American Express and Novel TMT Ventures. The company previously raised $20 million in Series C funding from Advance Publications, parent company of Condé Nast, Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

BAROnova Closes Series C

trong>BAROnova has closed its Series C financing of $27.3 million, led by investments from Sante Ventures and Boston Scientific Corporation, an innovator of medical devices and technologies. Investors included Series B investors ONSET Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Arboretum Ventures, along with new investor Lumira Capital. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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