Australian startup Canva picks up $3.6 mln

Canva has secured $3.6 million in funding. The investors were Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund, Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures and Square Peg Capital. Based in Sydney, Australia, Canva is an online graphic design platform.

Norwest Venture Partners leads Series B round for Threadflip

Threadflip said Wednesday that it has raised $13 million in Series B funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures. Based in San Francisco, Threadflip is a fashion marketplace for women.


RelayRides rakes in $25 mln Series B

RelayRides said Tuesday that it has received $25 million in Series B funding. Canaan Partners led the round with participation from return backers August Capital, Google Ventures and Shasta Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Deepak Kamra, general partner at Canaan Partners, will join RelayRides’ board of directors. RelayRides is a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace.


Shasta Ventures raises $300 mln fund

Shasta Ventures has raised $300 million for its fourth fund, Shasta Ventures IV. Shasta Ventures III raised $265 million in 2011 and invested in 28 portfolio companies.


Shasta Ventures leads $4 mln Series A funding round in Survios

Shasta Ventures has led a $4 million Series A funding round in Survios, which has a technology platform for virtual reality and entertainment. Additional investors included Renata Quintini of Felicis Ventures and Gen Isayama of World Innovation Lab. Rob Coneybeer, managing director at Shasta Ventures, will join the board.


Swipely raises Series C to accelerate growth

Swipely has completed a $20 million Series C round of financing. Pritzker Group Venture Capital led the investment and was joined by existing investors First Round Capital, Index Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Swipely is a simple way for merchants to understand customers and grow sales.


Anaplan raises $100 mln Series D led by DFJ Growth

Planning platform business Anaplan has completed a Series D round of $100 million in financing, bringing total investment in the company to $150 million. The round was led by DFJ Growth with participation from Brookside Capital, Coatue Management, Sands Capital Management, and Workday and Anaplan’s current investors, Granite Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners,, and Shasta Ventures.


VC-backed M&A shifts to smaller deals: VCJ

Although large venture-backed acquisitions like WhatsApp and Nest Labs have dominated the headlines, most deals so far in 2014 are modest in size, an analysis by affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal has found.


Google acquires VC-backed Adometry

According to a blog post on its site, Adometry has been acquired by Google. No financial terms were disclosed. Adometry is a marketing solutions provider for online brands. Its backers included Shasta Ventures, Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures. To read the announcement, visit here.



Aviso inks $8 mln Series A

Aviso has secured $8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Cowboy Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Subrah Iyar, founder and CEO of WebEx, Roger Sippl, founder and CEO of Informix and Vantive, Dave Hersh, founding CEO of Jive Software and Ron Gill, CFO of NetSuite.


Fandango agrees to buy MOVIECLIPS from VC-backed ZEFR

Fandango has inked an agreement to acquire MOVIECLIPS from ZEFR. No financial terms were disclosed. MOVIECLIPS is a YouTube network that encompasses a catalog of film clips, trailers and videos. Headquartered in Venice, Calif., ZEFR is a platform that builds social marketing and rights management software for online video. Its backers include Institutional Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital and Richmond Park Partners.

TigerText taps three for board

TigerText, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of real-time messaging, has added Sean Flynn, Steve Yecies and Vijay Lathi to its board. Flynn is partner at Shasta Ventures while Yecies is a venture partner at OrbiMed and Lathi is a managing director at New Leaf Ventures.


Spiceworks raises $57 mln led by Goldman Sachs – Reuters

Information technology network company Spiceworks has raised $57 million in venture capital funding led by Goldman Sachs. The Austin, Texas-based company has also secured funding in the past from Austin Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Adams Street Partners, and Tenaya Capital.

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