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Plastiq inks $10 mln led by Khosla Ventures

Plastiq has raised $10 million in Series B financing. Khosla Ventures led the round, with participation from investors from the previous round, Atlas Venture and Flybridge Capital Partners. Plastiq is a payments company that enables consumers to pay with their credit card of choice regardless of merchant acceptance.

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BlockScore attracts $2 mln seed funds

BlockScore said Thursday that it has secured $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Battery Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures, Boost VC and Y Combinator. The capital will be used for product development and sales expansion. BlockScore is a provider of ID verification and anti-fraud solutions for online businesses.

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Khosla, Aaron Levie back ThoughtSpot

Redwood City, Calif.-based ThoughtSpot has raised $30 million in what it calls an oversubscribed Series B round. Khosla Ventures led the funding, which also includes Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. As part of the financing, Keith Rabois, partner at Khosla, has joined the board. ThoughtSpot, which provides search and data analysis, previously raised $10.7 million in funding.

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Andreessen Horowitz leads Series B round for Instacart

Instacart, an on-demand grocery service, has received $44 million in Series B funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from previous backers Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Canaan Partners. Also, Box CEO Aaron Levie and Y Combinator President Sam Altman made personal investments.

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HackerRank raises Series B

HackerRank has raised $9.2 million dollars in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures, Battery Ventures and angel investors. HackerRank is a platform used by hackers to hone their skills and companies to streamline their recruiting process.

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Sequoia Capital leads $17.3 mln round for DoorDash

According to a blog post on its site, DoorDash has received $17.3 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from Khosla Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Pejman Mar Ventures and Ted Zagat. Also, the firm has added Alfred Lin to its board. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., DoorDash enables small business owners to offer local delivery services. To read the announcement, visit here.

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Actor Dempsey invests in VC-backed CrowdMed

San Francisco-based healthcare startup CrowdMed said Tuesday that it has received an undisclosed investment from actor Patrick Dempsey. CrowdMed is backed by NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, SV Angel, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator.

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New health insurance firm Oscar racks up $80 mln

According to a post on its site, Oscar, a new health insurance firm, has closed $80 million in Series A funding. Formation8 led the round with participation from Breyer Capital, Stan Druckenmiller, Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. To read details about the funding, visit here.

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Bets pay off for venture funds in UC portfolio: VCJ

Last year saw several top performing funds in the University of California’s recent-vintage venture portfolio consolidate performance gains, as others continue to advanced, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reported.

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Cleantech climbing out of venture’s doghouse: VCJ

Nest Labs sold to Google for $3.2 billion this February, but Opower’s high-flying IPO has come back down to earth. Cleantech is not yet out of venture’s doghouse, but there are signs of renewal, as the year-to-date investment pace reflects this middle ground.

Guardant Health snags over $30 mln

Guardant Health said Tuesday that it has closed over $30 million in Series B financing. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from Sequoia Capital and Pejman Mar Ventures. Based in Redwood City, Calif., Guardant Health is a provider of cancer testing.

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Khosla Ventures and ex-Citigroup CEO Pandit back Fundbox

San Francisco-based risk engine creator Fundbox has raised $17.5 million in funding. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from investors that included SV Angels, former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit and former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer.

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