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Intent Media nets $22.7 mln Series C

Intent Media said Monday that it has raised $22.7 million in Series C financing. Insight Venture Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Matrix Partners and Redpoint Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Bradley Twohig of Insight Venture Partners has been added to Intent Media’s board. Based in New York, Intent Media is a provider of intelligent advertising solutions for travel firms.

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Job-matching platform Jobr rakes in $2 mln

According to a blog post on its site, Jobr, a job-matching platform, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, The Hive, Tekton Ventures, Structure Capital, Tim Draper and Fabrice Grinda. Also, the firm has named Ellen Levy, who is also investing in Jobr, as an advisor. To read further details about the funding, visit here.

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Salesforce.com to buy VC-backed RelateIQ

According to an announcement on its site, RelateIQ will be acquired by Salesforce.com. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., RelateIQ is a provider of solutions that improve business relationships. Its backers include Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners and Formation 8. To read the post, visit here.

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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.

Tastemade snags $25 mln Series C

Santa Monica, Calif.-based digital media startup Tastemade said Thursday that it has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Scripps Networks Interactive led the round with participation from Liberty Media, Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

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Bitcoin security platform BitGo snags $12 mln Series A

Silicon Valley-based bitcoin security platform BitGo said Monday that it has secured $12 million in Series A financing. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from investors that included Bridgescale Partners, Radar Partners, Founders Fund, Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Liberty City Ventures, Crypto Currency Partners and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s venture fund A-Grade Investments. In addition to the funding, Jeff Brody, founding partner of Redpoint, and Stratton Sclavos of Radar Partners, have been added to BitGo’s board of directors.

True(X) Media grabs $6 mln

According to a company spokesperson, True(X) Media has received an additional $6 million in financing from its previous backers Pinnacle Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Jafco Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. In addition to the funding, the firm has named James Murdoch, Mich Mathews and Jon Miller to its board of directors. True(X) Media is an engagement advertising platform.

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VC-backed Homejoy buys Get Maid

Home services platform Homejoy said Thursday that it has acquired Get Maid. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in New York, Get Maid is an on-demand maid service. Homejoy’s backers include Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Fuel Capital, First Round Capital and Max Levchin.

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Wochit picks up $11 mln

Wochit said Monday that it has raised $11 million in funding. Marker led the round with participation from previous backers Cedar Fund, Greycroft Partners and Redpoint Ventures. Headquartered in New York City, Wochit is a cloud-based video creation platform.

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Igneous Systems garners $23.6 mln Series A funds

Igneous Systems said Wednesday that it raised $23.6 million in Series A financing. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures and Isilon Systems co-founder, Sujal Patel. According to the firm, the capital will be used for product development and to expand its engineering and leadership teams. Concurrent with the funding, Ron Bernal, venture partner at NEA, has been added to Igneous Systems’ board of directors. Based in Seattle, Igneous System is “reimagining the future of rapidly-expanding data center infrastructures.”

Beepi racks up $5 mln

According to a post on its site, Beepi has raised $5 million in funding. Investors included Jeff Brody of Redpoint Ventures, Tina Sharkey, Brian Sharples, Rich Boyle and Silicon Valley Bank. In conjunction with the funding, Jeff Brody will join Beepi’s board of directors. Based in Los Altos, Calif., Beepi is a car marketplace that connects buyers and sellers. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Venture’s social media superstars: VCJ

Which venture capitalists have the most followers on Twitter, the highest Klout scores, more tweets than anyone else? Refinements in both the sites and how we use social media are increasingly turning it into a targeted marketing tool for communicating with entrepreneurs, building relationships, creating personal brands and improving portfolio company visibility.

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VC-backed 2U rolls out IPO

2U has launched its IPO of 9.175 million shares after pricing it at $13 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TWOU.” Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse Securities are the lead underwriters. 2U builds online learning platforms. Its backers include Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, CIty Light Capital and Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

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