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Atlas Venture leads $2.25 mln seed round in Button

Atlas Venture has led a $2.25 million seed round in Button, a New York City-based startup focused on creating more efficient methods of finding and retaining customers for on-demand companies like Uber and Instacart. Other investors in the seed round included DCM, Greycroft Partners, Mesa+ and VaynerRSE along with angel investors Tim Kendall, head of product at Pinterest, Ray Rothrock, former partner at Venrock, Scott Kurnit, founder of about.com and Gary Fritz, former president of Expedia Partner Services Group.

Smartling names CFO

Smartling has hired Adi Dehejia as chief financial officer. Previously, Dehejia was the CFO for Rhapsody International. Based in New York City, Smartling is a provider of cloud-based translation software solutions. It is backed by Tenaya Capital, First Round Capital, IDG Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock and Harmony Partners.

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Bessemer leads $25 mln funding of cloud company CTERA

CTERA Networks, which provides a cloud storage services platform, has raised a $25 million Series C round of funding, led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners. Also participating was existing investors Benchmark Capital, Cisco and Venrock. The company has now raised $45 million in total funding. As part of the funding, Adam Fisher, a partner at Bessemer, has joined the board.

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Grand Rounds attracts $40 mln Series B

Grand Rounds has received $40 million in Series B funding. Greylock Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Venrock and Harrison Metal Capital. Based in San Francisco, Grand Rounds helps connect patients with highly specialized medical care.

VC-backed Zafgen raises $96 mln for IPO

Zafgen has debuted its IPO after pricing its 6 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ZFGN.” Leerink Partners and Cowen and Company are the lead underwriters. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Zafgen is a biopharmaceutical company focused on treating severely obese patients. Zafgen’s investors include RA Capital Management, Brookside Capital, Venrock and Alta Partners.

PowerVision rakes in $30 mln Series D

PowerVision has closed $30 million in Series D funding. The investors included Aisling Capital, Correlation Venture Partners and Venrock. Based in Belmont, Calif., PowerVision is developing an intraocular lens.

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NEA, Venrock invest in VeloCloud

VeloCloud Networks announced today that it has raised $21 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates, Venrock and the incubator The Fabric. VeloCloud is a provider of cloud-based networking services and is based in Los Altos, Calif.

VC-backed RefleXion Medical hires new VP of engineering

RefleXion Medical has named David Q. Larkin as vice president of engineering. Previously, Larkin worked at Intuitive Surgical where he most recently served as vice president of engineering. Based in Burlingame, Calif., RefleXion Medical is a medical device company developing a biologically-guided radiation therapy system for cancer treatment. It is backed by Sofinnova Partners, Pfizer Venture Investments and Venrock.

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Campise joins SoftBank

Marissa Campise has left Venrock to join SoftBank Capital as a partner. Her move was initially reported by re/code on June 6 and tweeted by SoftBank Partner Joe Medved here. Campise’s bio at SoftBank is available here. As previously reported by peHUB, Campise joined Venrock in 2011 from Greycroft Partners. Among the deals she was involved with while at Venrock included Klout, which was acquired by Lithium in March, and Burner, which raised $2 million in funding last year.

Coherus BioSciences nabs $55 mln Series C

Coherus BioSciences has raised $55 million in Series C funding. The investors included KKR, Venrock, RA Capital Management, Rock Springs Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Sofinnova Ventures, Lilly Ventures and Vivo Capital. Based in Redwood City, Calif., Coherus BioSciences is a biologics platform focused on biosimilars.

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Battery Ventures and Venrock back 6Sense

6Sense, which has emerged from stealth, has raised $12 million in Series A financing. Battery Ventures and Venrock led the round with participation from Silicon Valley Bank. In conjunction with the funding, Roger Lee, general partner at Battery Ventures and Brian Ascher, a partner at Venrock, have joined 6Sense’s board. Based in San Francisco, 6Sense is a B2B predictive intelligence engine for sales and marketing.

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Venrock hires former Versant Ventures exec Samuels as partner

Venrock has hired Camille Samuels and Doug Dooley in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Samuels, a former managing director at Versant Ventures, joins as a partner to focus on biotech and consumer health, while expanding her focus into healthcare companies. Dooley, formerly an entrepreneur, will focus on infrastructure technologies and cloud-centric software.

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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.

Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos and Venrock back Juno Therapeutics

Juno Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotech company focused on developing immunotherapies for cancer, has raised an additional $56 million in Series A funding, closing the round at $176 million. The investors included Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment firm of Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and Venrock. Also, Juno has named Dr. Mark W. Frohlich as executive vice president of R&D and Barney Cassidy as general counsel.

VC-backed Zafgen nabs $20 mln from Oxford and MidCap Financial

Zafgen has secured a $20 million loan from Oxford and MidCap Financial. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Zafgen is a biopharmaceutical company focused on treating severely obese patients. Zafgen’s investors include RA Capital Management, Brookside Capital, Venrock and Alta Partners.

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Lithium Technologies acquires VC-backed Klout

Lithium Technologies has acquired Klout. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, Klout measures social web influence. Its backers include KPCB, Venrock, IVP, ff Venture Capital, Greycroft Partners, Lucid Ventures, Draper Nexus Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Zelkova Ventures.

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