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Music app Crossfader racks up VC funding

Music app Crossfader has received an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors included Tapinator, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures, and True Ventures.

Neon Labs nabs $4.1 mln Series A

Neon Labs has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding. Mohr Davidow Ventures led the round with participation from return backers True Ventures and Steve Blank. Based in San Francisco, Neon Labs is an image selection platform for monetizing digital content.

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Streetline nabs $10 mln

Streetline, a smart parking company headquartered in Foster City, Calif., said Tuesday that it has raised $10 million in funding. The firm’s backers include Citi, Fontinalis Partners, RockPort Capital Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, True Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Streetline has appointed Abe Yokell to its board of directors.

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Soundhawk scores $5.5 mln

Soundhawk said Tuesday that it has raised $5.5 million in funding. The investors included Foxconn and True Ventures. Based in Cupertino, Calif., Soundhawk is focused on developing wearable hearing aid equipment.

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Helpshift calls on $10 mln Series A led by Intel

Helpshift, which provides customer help services for Circa, Flipboard, TinyCo and other mobile apps, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Intel Capital led the round, which also included Visionnaire Ventures and existing investors True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $13.2 million in total funding. As part of the funding, Susan Choe, managing partner at Visionnaire, has joined the board.

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Landmark, Insight shine in INPRS venture portfolio: VCJ

Funds from Landmark Equity Partners and Insight Venture Partners continue to shine brightest in the Indiana Public Retirement System’s early decade venture portfolio, according to an analysis by affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal.

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Puppet Labs raises $40 mln from venture backers

Cisco, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Triangle Venture Capital Group, True Ventures and VMware have invested $40 million in Puppet Labs, which provides IT automation software. The funding brings total venture capital raised to $86 million since June 2009. Puppet Labs also added Mukesh Sharma as vice president of sales, EMEA.

Valencell grabs more than $7 mln Series C

Valencell said Monday that it has raised more than $7 million in Series C financing. The investors included WSJ Joshua Fund, TDF Ventures, True Ventures and Best Buy Capital. Based in Raleigh, NC, Valencell is a provider of performance biometric data sensor technology.

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Online identity platform About.me pulls in $11 mln Series B

Online identity platform About.me said Tuesday that it has closed $11 million in Series B funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund and Bullpen Capital. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for expansion and product building. In addition to the funding, Brad Feld, managing director at Foundry Group, has been added to About.me’s board of directors.

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Recent funds in UTIMCO’s portfolio make gains: VCJ

The University of Texas Investment Management Company’s venture portfolio includes bets on recent funds from Union Square Ventures, IA Ventures, Foundry Group, True Ventures, Cendana Capital and now Techstars and Pinto Technology Ventures. A good number have started well and, through early this year, continued to make gains.

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Zana launches virtual Silicon Valley incubator

Zana has launched a virtual Silicon Valley incubator for entrepreneurs. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Zana offers mentorship, dialogue with experts and peer-led coaching. Shea Tate-Di Donna, the creator of True University for True Ventures, is Zana’s founder and CEO.

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WordPress parent Automattic rakes in $160 mln Series C funds

According to a post on its site authored by CEO Matt Mullenweg, Automattic, the creator of WordPress, has raised $160 million in Series C funding. Deven Parekh of Insight Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Chris Sacca, Endurance and True Ventures. To read Mullenweg’s announcement, visit here.

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True Ventures leads seed round for Understory

Understory said Wednesday that it has closed $1.9 million in seed funding. True Ventures led the round with participation from RRE Ventures, Vegas Tech Fund, SK Ventures and Andrew C. Payne. Based in Boston, Understory is a provider of next-generation weather sensor hardware and data networks.

Runscope snags $6 mln

According to an announcement on its site, Runscope has closed $6 million in Series A funding. General Catalyst led the round with participation from True Ventures and Lerer Ventures. Dr. Steve Herrold, managing director at General Catalyst, has been added to Runscope’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, Runscope is a provider of tools that help developers monitor APIs. To read more about the funding, 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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