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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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This morning read all about Galen Partners back on the fundraising trail after a near seven year break, why women are still under-represented in private equity and how co-investments with mezzanine funds could be impacting negatively on IRRs.

VC-backed Achaogen debuts IPO

Achaogen has launched its IPO after pricing its 6 million shares at $12 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “AKAO.” Credit Suisse Securities and Cowen and Company are the lead underwriters. Based in South San Francisco, Achaogen is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Its backers include 5AM Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Venrock, Versant Ventures, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Domain Associates and Alta Partners.

NTT invests in VC-backed Quantenna Communications

NTT Finance Corp, which is part of the NTT Group, has made an undisclosed investment in Quantenna Communications. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Quantenna Communications is a provider of Wi-Fi solutions. Its backers include DAG Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture Partners, Telefonica Ventures and Venrock.

Klout reportedly acquired by Lithium for $100 mln

San Francisco-based Klout has reportedly been acquired for $100 million by Lithium Technologies. The companies have not yet announced a deal, but online publications, including re/code reported last week that the deal is closed. Klout, which measures the influence of users on social media, has raised at least $40 million in known financing since it was founded in 2008.

CloudFlare discloses it raised $50 mln in funding a year ago

CloudFlare, which offers cloud-based services to improve security and website performance, announced its 2013 report card, including how it quietly raised $50 million in Series C funding in December 2012. The funding came from Union Square Ventures and Greenspring Associates, with existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners and Venrock also participating. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $77 million in total funding.

Ed Park Joins Board of Healthcare Tech Company Kyruus

Boston-based healthcare tech company Kyruus has a new board member: Ed Park, the COO of Athenahealth. Park was an early investor in Kyrruus, which has raised roughly $20 million from investors including Highland Capital Partners and Venrock since 2011.

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