Jafco Ventures raises $260 mln for fifth fund

Jafco Ventures, which invests in mid-stage tech firms, said Thursday that it has closed $260 million for its fifth fund. According to the firm, the pool’s LP base consists of institutional investors, endowments, foundations and family offices.

Kleiner Perkins, Jafco invest in big data startup Zephyr Health

Zephyr Health announced it has raised a $15 million Series B funding round that was co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Jafco Ventures. The San Francisco-based company, which provides companies in the life sciences industry a big data analytics platform, previously raised $1 million in funding from a private individual investor. As part of the recent round, Brook Byers, general partner at Kleiner Perkins, and Joe Horowitz, managing general partner at Jafco, have joined the board.

Twitter to acquire mobile advertising company MoPub

Mobile ad company MoPub said it has agreed to be acquired by Twitter. No financial details were provided. MoPub raised a $12 million Series B round from investors including Jafco Ventures, Accel Partners and Harrison Metal Capita in September 2012.

Huddle in Partnership With Softcat

Huddle has entered into a partnership with UK reseller Softcat. Huddle provides next generation content collaboration for government and enterprises and is backed by venture capital firms DAG Ventures, Eden Ventures, Matrix Partners and Jafco Ventures.

Cloud Networking Startup Pertino Secures $20M

Pertino, which develops software for managing wide area networks over the cloud, has raised $20 million in a Series B round led by new investor Jafco Ventures, with Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participating. Pertino raised nearly $9 million in a Series A deal from Norwest and Lightspeed in April 2012.

Awarepoint Picks up $14M

Awarepoint Corp., the real-time location system services provider for healthcare clients, has added $14 million in funding. Heritage Group led the round and was joined by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cardinal Partners, Venrock, Jafco Ventures, Avalon Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and Top Tier Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE: Awarepoint Raises $14 Million in Additional […]

Group Commerce Gets $21M From Jafco, Spark, Carmel, Others

Group Commerce Inc. said it raised a $21 million Series C round of funding from Jafco Ventures and existing investors Spark Capital, Carmel Ventures, and others. The funding will be used for technology development and to expand in the U.K., Germany and other European countries. PRESS RELEASE Group Commerce Receives $21 Million for Product Development […]

Monitise Snaps Up Clairmail

Monitise, a UK-based mobile money network, has acquired US-based Clairmail, a provider of mobile banking and payments solutions in a share-only transaction. Investor Growth Capital, JAFCO Ventures, Norwest Northwest Venture Partners and Outlook Ventures are all backers of Clairmail. (CORRECTION: Clairmail backer Norwest Venture Partners was incorrectly spelled in an earlier version of this story). PRESS […]

SocialVibe Promotes Tappin to CEO

Digital advertising technology company SocialVibe has appointed Todd Tappin as chief executive officer by the company’s board of directors. Tappin joined SocialVibe in June 2010 as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer. SocialVibe is based in Los Angeles, California and is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures and Pinnacle Ventures. […]

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