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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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VC-backed M&A shifts to smaller deals: VCJ

Although large venture-backed acquisitions like WhatsApp and Nest Labs have dominated the headlines, most deals so far in 2014 are modest in size, an analysis by affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal has found.

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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.

Enplug snags $2.5 mln seed funds

According to a post on its site, Enplug has secured $2.5 million in seed funding. Investors included Oaktree Capital Co-Founder Larry Keele, Lightspeed Venture Partners Managing Director Justin Caldbeck, Atom Factory CEO Troy Carter, DominateFund, zPark Venture and Amidi Group. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Enplug is a provider of social media displays for businesses. To read further details about the funding, visit here:

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Elementum nabs over $60 mln

Elementum, which emerged from stealth mode in February, has received over $60 million in funding. Investors included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flextronics, Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, Aaron Levine, co-founder and CEO of Box and Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday. Also, Elementum has named Duffield, David Dibble, former EVP of Yahoo, David Henke, former SVP of LinkedIn and Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, chairman and co-CEO of Workday, to its board of advisors. Based in Silicon Valley, Elementum is a provider of supply chain management information solutions for the mobile workforce.

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Boundary racks up $22 mln

Boundary said Thursday that it has raised $22 million in Series C funding. Adams Street Partners led the round with participation from Triangle Peak Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Scale Venture Partners. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Boundary is a provider of IT infrastructure monitoring solutions.

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BlueVine scores $4 mln

BlueVine has closed $4 million in funding. The investors included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners Correlation Ventures, Kreos Capital, Kima Ventures and various unnamed angel investors. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., BlueVine is an online invoice financing service.

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