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Julep Beauty snags $30 mln Series C funds

Seattle-based beauty brand Julep Beauty said Monday that it has secured $30 million in Series C financing. The investors included Azure Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Altimeter Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Maveron.

Apptio Raises $45M From Janus, Hillman, Andreessen, Madrona, Others: CORRECTION

Apptio said it raised a $45 million Series E round of funding led by Janus Capital, the Hillman Company and an unnamed institutional investor. The round was joined by existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Shasta Ventures, and accounts managed by T. Rowe Price Associates. The new round brings the total raised to $136 million.

IPad App Developer Haiku Deck Snags $3M

Haiku Deck, which makes an iPad app to make it simple to create and share presentations,announced it has raised $3 million in a Series A round. Trilogy Partnership led the round, which included participation from Madrona Venture Group, Founders Co-op and individual investors, including Sarah Leary (co-founder of Nextdoor). Haiku Deck had previously raised less than $1 million in seed funding.

Venture-Backed Appature Sells to IMS Health

IMS Health, a Parsippany, N.J.-based healthcare industry data firm, has acquired Appature, a Seattle-based software company that had raised roughly $10 million, including from Madrona Venture Group and Ignition Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rover.com Raises $7 Mln Series B Round

The Foundry Group has led a $7 million Series B funding round for Rover.com. Existing investor Madrona Venture Group also participated. Brad Feld, a Foundry MD, is joining Rover.com’s’ board. Seattle-based Rover.com connects dog owners with approved, reviewed and insured sitters.

Tubular Picks up $2.5M

(Reuters) – Tubular, a small San Francisco start-up that provides analytics for YouTube content creators, has raised $2.5 million in venture capital in the latest sign of how far the business ecosystem has evolved around the Google-owned video repository.

SNUPI Technologies Launches with Venture Funding

SNUPI Technologies has launched with $1.5 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group, Radar Partners and the founders. The technology, also called SNUPI (Sensor Network Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure), was developed at the University of Washington and Georgia Institute of Technology by professors Shwetak Patel and Matt Reynolds and others.

Madrona Appoints Erika Shaffer as Strategic Comms Director

Madrona Venture Group has appointed Erika Shaffer as director of strategic communications. Shaffer has worked in technology for over 20 years and comes to Madrona Venture Group after eight years at the SutherlandGold Group, a tech and consumer communications firm based in San Francisco.

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