Conductor Secures $20m Series C

Conductor, a search engine optimization technology business, has secured $20 million in Series C financing led by Investor Growth Capital. Existing investors FirstMark Capital and Matrix Partners also participated in the round.

textPlus Raises Funds Led by The Raine Group

textPlus, a provider of free mobile communications worldwide, has raised $18 million in capital led by The Raine Group. Previous textPlus investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners have also joined in this fourth round of funding for the company. Proceeds will be used towards international expansion, product development and strategic acquisitions.

Work4 Labs Attracts Series A from Matrix Partners

Work4 Labs has received $11 million in Series A funding from Matrix Partners and a group of select industry experts. Work4 Labs uses Facebook and other social networks to help businesses hire for positions at every level, from hourly workers to mid-level executives.

Zendesk Powers Up With $60M

Zendesk, a provider of on-demand, help desk, customer services support network, has raised $60 million in new funding including $45 million in equity. Investors include new investors Index Ventures, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs and existing investors Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners. The San Francisco-based company also secured $15 million in debt from Silicon Valley Bank. Zendesk has now raised more than $80 million in total funding since it was founded in 2007. CEO Mikkel Svane told peHUB in an email that the conmpany doesn’t have any acquisitions planned. “But we are focusing heavily on attracting the right talent and DNA to the company. We need a bigger pile of chips on the table to continue to execute at the pace we’re executing,” he said.

Mobile Advertising Startup Adelphic Mobile Launches, Raises $2M from Matrix Partners

Adelphic Mobile today launched its intelligent Predictive Data Platform to allow companies to buy and sell mobile advertising at scale and optimize those campaigns. The company, which raised $2 million in seed funding from Matrix Partners, is founded by mobile advertising vets Jennifer Lum and Changfeng Wang. PRESS RELEASE Adelphic Mobile Introduces Intelligent Predictive Data PlatformTM for […]

CloudBees Appoints New VP of Business Development

CloudBees, a Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation provider, has appointed Andrew Lee, former director of strategy and corporate business development at VMware, as vice president of business development. Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and a team of middleware and […]

Kariana Appoints Matrix Partners Co-Founder

Kariana Resources has appointed Joel Dumaresq as the company’s new chief executive officer and as an additional director. Herrick Lau has resigned from his position as chief executive officer and will continue to act as a director of the company. Dumaresq is co-founder and partner of Matrix Partners, a Canadian private-equity and merchant banking group. […]

Skyfire Raises $8m in Series C

Skyfire Labs, a provider of mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility, has raised $8 million in its Series C financing. Verizon Investments, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications participated in the round, alongside current investors Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Skyfire is based in Mountain View, Calif., in the heart of […]

Polyvore Raises Series C

Polyvore, a fashion community website, has raised $14 million in Series C financing, led by DAG Ventures with participation from new investors Goldman Sachs and Vivi Nevo (NV Investments). Early Polyvore investors Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners also participated in the funding round. PRESS RELEASE Polyvore, Inc., the web’s largest fashion community site, today announced […]

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