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Houzz snags $165 mln in Sequoia-led round

Palo Alto, Calif.-based home remodeling and design platform Houzz has secured $165 million in funding. Sequoia led the round with participation from Oren Zeev, New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DST Global and T. Rowe Price.

VC-backed Interlude names president and COO

Interlude, a New York-based digital media company that designs, develops and markets interactive video technology, has hired Jim Spare as president and chief operating officer. Spare is the former CEO of Canesta. Interlude’s backers include Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, NEA, Marker and Innovation Endeavors.

Branch Metrics picks up $2.75 mln

Palo Alto, Calif-based mobile software firm Branch Metrics said Tuesday that it has received $2.75 million in funding. New Enterprise Associates’ Scott Sandell and Forest Baskett led the round.

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NEA leads $6 mln Series A funding in Placemeter

New Enterprise Associates has led a $6 million Series A funding round in Placemeter, a platform that translates video feed into structured data that can be analyzed in real time. Other investors in the funding included Qualcomm Ventures, Collaborative Fund and existing investors. Placemeter previously raised $1.7 million in seed funding from NEA, Triplepoint Capital and angel investors.

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LPs warm up to venture: VCJ

Near record distributions are bringing limited partners back to the asset class. As fund commitments jump so do capital flows.

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Travel startup GoEuro raises $27 mln

New Enterprise Associates has led a $27 million Series A funding round in Berlin-based travel planning startup GoEuro. Existing backers Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Lakestar also participated in the round. The company, which allows travelers to schedule trips on planes, trains and buses, had previously raised a $4 million seed-stage round from Battery and Hasso Plattner. As part of the Series A funding, NEA General Partner Forest Baskett has joined the board.

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Growth equity an eclectic mix at Hawaii ERS: VCJ

The growth equity portfolio at the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System is an eclectic mix of small-scale later stage funds and massive multi-billion capital pools with a broad, balanced approach. Results are reasonably good.

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Bubble-year funds struggle to get ahead: VCJ

Many bubble-year funds still struggle to turn the corner. This is the case at the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii, where mixed results describe a portfolio of 23 funds with vintages of 1998, 1999 and 2000.

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D2L racks up $85 mln Series B

D2L, a Canadian educational tech company, has raised $85 million in Series B funding. The investors included Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Graham Holdings, Four Rivers Group, Aurion Capital, New Enterprise Associates, OMERS Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

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D2L raises $85 mln in Series B funding from VC group

Educational technology company D2L Inc. has closed an $85 million Series B funding round led by a large institutional investor. Other investors participating in the funding round include Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Graham Holdings, Four Rivers Group, Aurion Capital and existing investors New Enterprise Associates and OMERS Ventures. Silicon Valley Bank provided debt financing. D2L has raised a total of $165 million.

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NEA leads $10 mln Series B funding round in Luminal

New Enterprise Associates has led a $10 million Series B funding round in software startup Luminal, which develops products for operation and maintenance of cloud-based systems. Previous investors participating in the funding round include Core Capital and the Maryland Venture Fund. Luminal has raised a total of $13.8 million to date.

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Casper snags $13.1 mln Series A

New York City-based mattress maker Casper has secured $13.1 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from other investors that included SV Angel, A-Grade Investments, Slow Ventures, Consigliere Brand Capital, Silas Capital, Cendana Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital. In addition to the funding, Tony Florence of NEA and Ben Lerer of Lerer Hippeau Ventures have been added to the firm’s board of directors.

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Bitglass raises $25 mln in Series B funding

Data protection business Bitglass has raised $25 million in Series B funding. New investors include a large global bank and SingTel Innov8, the venture arm of SingTel Group. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates and Norwest participated in the funding round. Scott Sandell, GP and head of NEA’s technology investing practice, will join Bitglass’ board. Bitglass has raised a total of $35 million to date.

Merz completes VC-backed Ulthera acquisition

Merz has completed its acquisition of Ulthera, a Mesa, Arizona-based provider of non-surgical lifting and tightening treatments. The value of the transaction is up to $600 million. Ulthera was backed by New Enterprise Associates and Apposite Capital.

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