Job-matching platform Jobr rakes in $2 mln

According to a blog post on its site, Jobr, a job-matching platform, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, The Hive, Tekton Ventures, Structure Capital, Tim Draper and Fabrice Grinda. Also, the firm has named Ellen Levy, who is also investing in Jobr, as an advisor. To read further details about the funding, visit here.

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BarkBox fetches $15 mln Series B

BarkBox has raised $15 million in Series B funding, a company spokesperson confirmed. The investors included Resolute VC, RRE, Lerer Ventures, Bertelsmann, Vast Ventures, Box Group, Slow Ventures, Daher Capital and CAA. Based in New York City, BarkBox is an e-commerce and content company for dog lovers.

VC-backed Refinery29 hires Zalaznick as strategic advisor

New York-based media company Refinery29 has hired Lauren Zalaznick as a strategic advisor. Recently, Zalaznick served as executive vice president at NBCUniversal. Refinery29′s backers include Stripes Group, FLOODGATE, First Round, Hearst Corp., Lerer Ventures and Eastern Capital.

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Lightspeed, Lerer Ventures invest $1 mln seed funding in Fresh Nation

Lightspeed Venture Partners and Lerer Ventures have invested $1 million in a seed funding round in Fresh Nation, an online market for farmers’ markets. Fresh Nation creates delivery zones for fresh local food by connecting neighboring farmers’ markets into a single online site. Fresh Nation is available now in select East Coast regions, and with the funding the company will expand the service to the Los Angeles region.

X.ai nets $2.1 mln

New York City-based artificial intelligence firm x.ai has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. IA Ventures, Softbank and Lerer Ventures led the round.

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Giphy racks up funding

According to a blog post on its site, Giphy, a search engine for GIFs, has secured funding. No financial terms were disclosed although according to various outlets, the amount was $2.4 million. The investors included Betaworks, Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures and CAA Ventures. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Soldsie fetches $4 mln Series A

Soldsie, a San Francisco-based social selling service, said Thursday that it has secured $4 million in Series A funding. First Round Capital led the round with participation from SoftTechVC, Lerer Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Ventures, e.Ventures, 500 Startups and various angels.

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FieldLens grabs $8 mln Series A funds

FieldLens said Thursday that it has secured $8 million in Series A funding. OpenView Venture Partners led the round with participation from Softbank Capital, High Peaks Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Borealis Ventures and NYC Seed. FieldLens is a mobile field management app for construction professionals.

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PolicyMic scores $10 mln

Digital media firm PolicyMic has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Netscape founder Jim Clark and WebMD led the round with participation from previous backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, Advancit Capital, Red Swan Ventures and the Knight Foundation.

Runscope snags $6 mln

According to an announcement on its site, Runscope has closed $6 million in Series A funding. General Catalyst led the round with participation from True Ventures and Lerer Ventures. Dr. Steve Herrold, managing director at General Catalyst, has been added to Runscope’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, Runscope is a provider of tools that help developers monitor APIs. To read more about the funding, visit here.

Northzone leads Series A round for Bloglovin

Bloglovin said Thursday that it has closed $7 million in Series A funding. Northzone led the round with participation from other investors that included Betaworks, Lerer Ventures, White Star Capital and Bassett Investment Group. Bloglovin is a platform that helps users follow and track their favorite blogs.

VC-backed SHIFT hires MD for UK and Europe

SHIFT has named Kate Burns as managing director of its UK and European operations. Burns is the former CEO of AOL Europe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SHIFT is a provider of marketing solutions for social advertisers. It is backed by Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital, Founder Collective, Rincon Venture Partners, Baroda Ventures, Crosscut Venture Partners and DN Capital.

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