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ScriptRock picks up $8.7 mln Series A

ScriptRock has received $8.7 million in Series A funding. August Capital led the round with participation from return backers Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital. Also, August Capital’s Vivek Mehra has been appointed to ScriptRock’s board. Based in Mountain View, Calif., ScriptRock is a provider of configuration monitoring.

Peter Thiel Backs New Zealand-based Xero

Venture investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has invested NZ$4 million ($2.98 million) in New Zealand-based Xero Limited. Xero, which provides online accounting software, will use the financing to expand into the U.S. market. The investment will be the first made through Valar Ventures, Thiel’s New Zealand investment firm.

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