Online investing firm Betterment garners $32 mln

New York-based investing platform Betterment said Tuesday that it has received $32 million in funding. New backers Citi Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners and Northwestern Mutual Capital joined previous investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures and Anthemis Group in the round.

Tintri raises $75 mln in its run up to an IPO

Tintri, a provider of storage management technology for virtual machines, has raised a $75 million Series E round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners. Existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures and New Enterprise Associates also participated. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has now raised $135 million in total funding since it was founded in 2008. As part of the new funding, Jeff Horing of Insight Venture Partners, has joined the board of directors.

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EdgeCast acquisition signals outstanding growth for CDN industry

EdgeCast Networks, which has agreed to acquired by Verizon, is the most capital-efficient CDN in history — reaching profitability within three years and with less than $15 million in invested capital, writes guest columnist Pravin Vazirani, a managing director at Menlo Ventures, EdgeCast’s largest shareholder.

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The micro-cap IPO disappearing act

Decimalization has clearly damaged the market for small-cap IPOs. The VC industry would be “much healthier if we went back to the days when stocks traded in 1/8 or even 1/4 dollar increments for small companies,” writes guest blogger Mark Siegel of Menlo Ventures.

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Twitter pays engineer $10 mln as Silicon Valley tussles for talent

Twitter Senior Vice President of Engineering Christopher Fry raked in $10.3 million last year, just behind Twitter CEO Dick Costolo‘s $11.5 million, Reuters reports. Welcome to Silicon Valley, where a shortage of top engineering talent amid an explosion of venture capital-backed startups is inflating paychecks.

IVP Backs Video Camera Maker Dropcam

Dropcam, maker of a high-definition Wi-Fi video camera, has raised a $30 million Series C round led by Institutional Venture Partners. Existing investors Accel Partners and Menlo Ventures also invested in the round, as did new investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $47.8 million in total capital.

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