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VC-backed Deliv taps Amazon’s Helms to head delivery operations

Deliv said Wednesday that it has hired Jeff Helms to head its delivery operations. Previously, Helms worked at Amazon where he launched its first logistics delivery stations in North America. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Deliv is a provider of same-day delivery services. Its backers include Upfront Ventures and RPM Ventures.

Venture-Backed Wide Open Spaces Emerges From Stealth

Wide Open Spaces emerged from stealth mode and launched today. The venture-backed company, which raised $1.75 million in a previously unannounced seed round from Mercury Fund, RPM Ventures and Dundee Venture Capital last year, operates an online site called openseason to sell hunting and fishing items.

Xtime Raises $23M From Bessemer, Lumia, RPM And Saints

Xtime said it raised $23 million in a deal led by Bessemer Venture Partners and joined by Lumia Capital and existing investors RPM Ventures and Saints Capital. The company said Jeremy Levine, a Bessemer partner, and DFJ Venture Partner Heidi Roizen have joined the board.

Greylock Puts $5M in BountyJobs

BountyJobs, the online marketplace that introduces corporate recruiters with headhunters, has closed a new round of financing for $5 million, which was led by Greylock Partners. Joining Greylock in the round was Accel Partners and Michigan-based RPM Ventures.

JanRain Raises $15.5M

JanRain, the provider of social identity management solutions for businesses, collected $15.5 million from investors including Anthem Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier, RPM Ventures, Tim Draper, and founder Larry Drebes with participation from Square 1 Bank. Emergence Capital Partners led the funding round. The company counts MTV, Tribune Co. and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group among its clients.

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