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CloudPhysics appoints CEO and member of board

CloudPhysics has appointed Jeffrey Hausman as CloudPhysics CEO and member of the board of directors. The company, based in Mountain View, Calif provides predictive analytics for virtual datacenters and is backed by Mayfield, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Jafco Ventures.

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True(X) Media grabs $6 mln

According to a company spokesperson, True(X) Media has received an additional $6 million in financing from its previous backers Pinnacle Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Jafco Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. In addition to the funding, the firm has named James Murdoch, Mich Mathews and Jon Miller to its board of directors. True(X) Media is an engagement advertising platform.

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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. […]

Plastic Jungle Gets a New Backer

California-based gift card exchange Plastic Jungle received a strategic investment from Citi Ventures, the unit of listed financial services firm Citigroup. Specifics of the transaction were not publicized. Plastic Jungle, in prior rounds, has taken on more than $20 million from investors including Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Harrison Metal Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Bay Partners and Jafco Ventures.

Bill.com Adds $15.5M Series D

Bill payment and online invoicing company Bill.com has added $15.5 million in Series D financing. New investor Financial Partners Fund, a unit of Citi Capital Advisors, participated in the round, as did existing investors DCM, Emergence Capital Partners, August Capital, Jafco Ventures and Total Technology Ventures. The company is based in Palo Alto, Calif., and will use the money to expand operations, continue product development and for marketing efforts.

Asahi Kasei Pharma Acquires Artisan Pharma

Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp., a Tokyo-based biopharmaceutical company, has acquired Artisan Pharma for an undisclosed amount. Artisan will become a wholly owned subsidiary; as part of the acquisition, Artisan, based in Waltham, Mass., has changed its name to Asahi Kasei Pharma American Corp. Artisan has raised roughly $70 million since its 2006 founding, including Jafco […]

Sencha Completes Series B Funding

Sencha, a provider οf HTML5 frameworks аחԁ tools fοr desktop аחԁ mobile application developers, hаѕ completed a $15 million Series B round οf funding. Jafco Ventures led thе round, wіth existing investors Sequoia Capital аחԁ Radar Partners.

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