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The Honest Company raises $70 mln

The Honest Company, which was co-founded by the actress Jessica Alba and which sells eco-friendly natural, non-toxic products online, has raised $70 million in a round led by funds associated with Wellington Management Company.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners leads Series B round for Comprehend

Comprehend said Monday that it has received $21 million in Series B funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backer Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Peter Nieh of Lightspeed has been added to the firm’s board of directors. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Comprehend is a provider of clinical data insights tools.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners leads Series A round for EverString

EverString said Tuesday that it has received $12 million in Series A funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures. EverString helps firms identify and engage with prospective customers.

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Andreessen Horowitz funds big data firm Adatao

According to a blog post on its site, Silicon Valley-based big data firm Adatao has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Bloomberg Beta. In addition to the funding, Peter Levine of Andreessen Horowitz has been added to the company’s board. To read the announcement, visit here.

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AppDynamics secures $120 mln growth funds

AppDynamics has secured $120 million in growth financing led by new investors Battery Ventures, ClearBridge Investments and Sands Capital. Existing investors Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in the round. The $120 million includes $50 million in debt financing provided by Silicon Valley Bank. AppDynamics is an application intelligence provider.

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Avere picks up $20 mln Series D

Avere Systems said Thursday that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. Western Digital Capital led the round with participation from return backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is a provider of hybrid cloud solutions.

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Men’s clothing brand Bonobos picks up $55 mln Series D

Bonobos said Thursday that it has closed $55 million in Series D funding. Coppel Capital led the round with participation from investors that included Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nordstrom, Mousse Partners, Glynn Capital Management, Forerunner Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Based in New York City, Bonobos is a men’s clothing brand.

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MapR Technologies scores $110 mln

MapR Technologies, a Hadoop technology company based in San Jose, Calif., has closed $110 million in financing. Google Capital led the round with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. In addition to the equity financing, MapR has raised $30 million in debt financing led by Silicon Valley Bank.

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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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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.

Netskope nets $35 mln Series C funds

Netskope said Thursday that it has secured $35 million in Series C funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership. In addition to the funding, Eric Wolford, a partner at Accel Partners, will join Netskope’s board. Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., Netskope is a provider of cloud app analytics.

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