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FreeCharge raises $33 mln Series B

FreeCharge has raised $33 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital, Sofina and RuNet. Freecharge is building an advertising platform that captures online and offline purchase behavior and brand preferences of consumers.

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VC-backed Okta names CMO

Okta has hired Andrew Wittman as chief marketing officer. Prior to joining Okta, Wittman worked at CA Technologies. Based in San Francisco, Okta is an identity management service. It is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital.

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AirStrip rakes in $25 mln

AirStrip said Tuesday that it has secured $25 million in funding. Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust led the round. Based in San Antonio, Texas, AirStrip is a provider of mobile healthcare applications.

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General Catalyst looks for payday with HubSpot IPO

Marketing software provider HubSpot Inc, which has raised about $100 million in venture capital, on Monday registered for an initial public offering. The filing shows that VCs own 66 percent of the company, led by General Catalyst Partners, which owns about 27 percent.

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Google Capital leads $100 mln round for Thumbtack

San Francisco-based consumer service Thumbtack said Wednesday that it has raised $100 million in funding. Google Capital led the round with participation from return backers Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital and Javelin Venture Partners.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners leads Series B round for Comprehend

Comprehend said Monday that it has received $21 million in Series B funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backer Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Peter Nieh of Lightspeed has been added to the firm’s board of directors. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Comprehend is a provider of clinical data insights tools.

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Lone investor Sequoia ups its investment in Medallia

Medallia, which provides SaaS-based customer experience management software, announced it has raised $50 million in capital from Sequoia Capital. The Palo Alto, California-based company has now raised $105 million in total funding, all of it from Sequoia.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners leads Series A round for EverString

EverString said Tuesday that it has received $12 million in Series A funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures. EverString helps firms identify and engage with prospective customers.

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More VCs tackling home security: VCJ

When venture capitalists talk about security investments, they’re usually referring to cyberspace. Lately, however, early-stage VCs have also actively invested in the brick-and-mortar world of home security.

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Mobile game developer Kiwi snags $15 mln Series B

Kiwi said Wednesday that it has received $15 million in Series B funding. Northgate Capital led the round with participation from DFJ and previous backer Sequoia Capital. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Kiwi is a mobile game developer.

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Sequoia Capital leads $25 mln Series D funding round in Druva

Sequoia Capital has led a $25 million Series D funding round in Druva, a data protection business. Other participants in the funding include Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. The funding round comes 10 months after the company raised $25 million in Series C funding from the same investors. Druva has raised a total of $67 million since 2010.

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Metanautix racks up $7 mln Series A

Metanautix said Tuesday that it has closed $7 million in Series A funding. The investors included Sequoia Capital, the Stanford University endowment fund and Shiva Shivakumar, former VP of engineering at Google. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Metanautix is a big data analytics firm.

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Mayfield Fund and Sequoia Capital back Knowlarity

Singapore-based cloud telephony startup Knowlarity has received $16 million in Series B funding, the company announced on its site. Mayfield Fund led the round with participation from previous backer Sequoia Capital. To read the post, visit here.

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