PE-backed SAVO Group adds to board of directors

SAVO Group has named Steve Collins to its board of directors. Collins is the former CFO at ExactTarget. Headquartered in Chicago, SAVO is a sales software developer. It is backed by Goldman Sachs, Sterling Partners and SAP Ventures.

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SAP Ventures leads Series B round for Krux

Krux, a provider of cloud-based data management solutions, has closed $35 million in Series B funding. SAP Ventures led the round with participation from Time Warner Investments, Visionnaire Ventures, Temasek, Accel Partners, IDG Ventures and The Entrepreneurs Fund. In addition to the funding, Nino Marakovic, CEO and managing director of SAP Ventures, will join Krux’s board.

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Goldman Sachs leads $35 mln round for SAVO

SAVO Group said Wednesday that it has secured $35 million in funding. Goldman Sachs led the round with participation from previous backers Sterling Partners and SAP Ventures. The capital will be used for expansion and to further develop SAVO’s sales and marketing applications. As a result of this transaction, Michael McGinn and Holger Staude of Goldman Sachs’ private capital investing group, have joined SAVO’s board. Headquartered in Chicago, SAVO is a sales software developer.

Career-building company Gild raises Series B

San Francisco-based Gild, which uses predictive technology to provide career counseling services, has raised $13.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor Menlo Ventures and included Draper Nexus and existing investors Baseline Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, SAP Ventures, Correlation Ventures and Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital. The company has now raised $27 million since it was launched in 2012.

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Corporate venture investing rebounds: VCJ

Corporate venture investing rebounded solidly in the first quarter with activity shifting to big-dollar expansion and later-stage deals, according to affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal. The quarter is the fourth in a row of heightened corporate participation in venture deal making.

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SAP Ventures leads $20 mln Series C funding in Jibe

SAP Ventures has led a $20 million Series C funding round in Jibe, Inc., a recruitment technology company. SAP Ventures’ Doug Higgins will join Jibe’s board of directors. Existing investors Polaris Partners, DFJ, Gotham Ventures, Longworth Venture Partners and Thrive Capital also participated in the funding round. Jibe has raised a total of $37 million in funding to date.

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VC-backed Kaltura buys pay TV service startup Tvinci

Open source video platform Kaltura has acquired Tvinci. No financial terms were disclosed. Tvinci is a provider of pay OTT TV services. Kaltura’s backers include SAP Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Intel Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Commonfund Capital.

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API company Apigee raises $60 mln from Pine River, Wellington, others

Apigee, which makes software for companies to manage application programming interfaces (APIs), announced this morning that it has raised $60 million from new investors Pine River Capital Management and Wellington Management Co, as well as prior investors. The San Jose, Calif.-based company said it has raised $171 million to date. The valuation for the new round was undisclosed. Just four months ago Apigee raised $20.5 million at a post-money valuation of $414.03 million from Bay Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Third Point, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). Apigee’s other investors include AccentureBlackRock-managed funds, Focus Ventures and SAP Ventures.

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VC-backed OnDeck hires new SVP of technology

OnDeck has hired Pamela Rice as senior vice president of technology. Previously, Rice worked at PayPal. Headquartered in New York City, OnDeck, which is backed by Google Ventures, SAP Ventures, RRE Ventures, Tiger Global and Institutional Venture Partners, is a small business lender.

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MuleSoft raises $50 mln

San Francisco-based MuleSoft announced today that it has raised a $50 million round that was led by existing investors New Enterprise Associates and Lightspeed Venture Partners as well as new investor Meritech Capital Partners. Also participating in the round are Cisco, Salesforce, SAP Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Canvas Venture Fund and Bay Partners. The company has now raised $131 million in total funding.

Violin Memory names Kevin DeNuccio CEO

Violin Memory‘s board of directors has appointed Kevin A. DeNuccio as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the Violin Memory board of directors. DeNuccio, 54, succeeds Howard A. Bain III, who was serving as interim CEO. Bain will remain chairman of the Violin Memory board of directors.

Joerg Sievert leaves his role at SAP Ventures

Joerg Sievert has left his role as managing director of SAP Ventures European Advisors, according to an e-mail that was confirmed by the firm. His LinkedIn profile does not yet list a new position, but the e-mail sent on Wednesday notes that he has accepted a job as a managing director of a “global fund.”

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