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VC-backed Ensighten buys TagMan

Ensighten, which is backed by Insight Venture Partners, Volition Capital, LeadEdge Capital and FLOODGATE, has acquired TagMan. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in London and New York, TagMan is a tag management and marketing data platform.

Prosper Names Former Charles Schwab Executive CTO

Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Prosper has appointed Scott Strait as chief technology officer. Prosper has raised $80.9 million in venture capital and is backed by investors including Accel Partners; Larry Cheng of Volition Capital; David Silverman of Crosslink Capital; Court Coursey of TommorrowVentures; Timothy Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Capital One Co-founder Nigel Morris of QED Investors; Eric Schwartz; DAG Ventures; Mertiech Capital and Omidyar Network.

Visual IQ Gets Backing from Volition and Fog City

Marketing intelligence software provider Visual IQ has received $12 million in funding from Boston-based Volition Capital and existing investor San Francisco-based Fog City Capital. The new funds will be used for the company’s product innovation and sales growth. PRESS RELEASE Cross channel marketing intelligence software provider Visual IQ today announced that it has received $12 […]

Technology Crossover Ventures Backs iPipeline

Technology Crossover Ventures has put an undisclosed amount into iPipeline, a provider on-demand marketing, selling and processing technology. As a result, Technology Crossover Ventures general partner Robert Trudeau will join iPipeline’s board. iPipeline is also backed by NewSpring Capital and Volition Capital.

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Larry Cheng: When the Majority Is Wrong

Despite the fact that often times the majority rules, that doesn’t mean the majority is right. The most poignant example comes from a premier venture capital firm I once worked for. One of the opportunities they gave their investment professionals was the opportunity to invest personally and on a discretionary basis in each round of […]

Volition Capital Adds Jake Colognesi to Team

Jake Colognesi has joined Volition Capital, a technology-oriented growth equity and venture capital firm, as a senior associate. He will focus on software, technology-enabled services and Internet investments. He worked previously as an associate at Fidelity Ventures.

Volition Capital Promotes Sean Cantwell to Partner

Boston-based venture firm Volition Capital has promoted Sean Cantwell to the post of partner, focusing on software, technology-enabled services and Internet investments. Cantwell presently sits on the boards of Volition portfolio companies iPipeline, G5 Search Marketing, Ping Identity and EnterpriseDB. Before joining Volition, Cantwell was a vice president at Fidelity Ventures. He began his career at Arthur Andersen and has degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Business School.

Ping Identity Calls Up $21M in New VC

Cloud identity security company Ping Identity has closed on $21 million in fresh capital, the company announced Tuesday. Triangle Peak Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, and existing investors Appian Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, General Catalyst Partners, SAP Ventures and Volition Capital provided the round. The infusion will be used to accelerate development and to bolster sales efforts. Ping Identity is based in Denver.

Prosper Adds $17M, New Backers DFJ & Crosslink

Social lending website Prosper.com has added $17 million in new funding from new investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, as well as return backers Accel Partners, CompuCredit, Omidyar Network, TomorrowVentures, and Volition Capital. As a result of the round, Tim Draper, founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Crosslink General Partner Jerome Contro will join the Prosper board. To date, Prosper has raised $74.85 million in venture capital.

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