Binary Capital leads funding of gaming startup Unikrn

Seattle-based Unikrn, a provider of a gaming platform focused on e-sports, announced it has raised $7 million in funding led by Binary Capital. Other investors in the round include Mark Cuban and returning investors Advancit Capital, Freelands Group, 500 Startups, Indicator Ventures and Tabcorp. The company previously raised $3 million in a seed-stage round of funding earlier this year.


Adaptive Insights raises $75 mln in late-stage round

Palo Alto, Calif.-base Adaptive Insights announced it has raised $75 million in a Series G round of funding from new investor JMI Equity, along with existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, ONSET Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cardinal Venture Capital, Monitor Ventures and Information Venture Partners. The company has now raised more than $176 million in total funding, including a $45 million round two years ago.


Causeway backs VenueNext, developer behind the Levi’s Stadium mobile app

San Francisco-based VenueNext has raised a $9 million Series A round of funding from Causeway Media Partners. Live Nation Entertainment, Twitter Ventures, Aruba Networks and other strategic investors also participated in the round. The company, which was incubated within the San Francisco 49ers organization and debuted at the team’s Levi’s Stadium last year, develops a mobile app that connects users with venue operations, such as ordering food within the stadium, as well as ticketing, parking services and using video replay.


Mayfield leads funding of storage startup Portworx

Portworx, a San Francisco provider of storage software, emerged from stealth mode this week and announced it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Mayfield Fund invested most of the round, and the other backers are undisclosed. Mayfield Managing Director Navin Chaddha is on the company board.

Chris Dixon, general partner, Andreessen Horowitz

software company Envoy raises $15 mln from Andreessen Horowitz

San Francisco-based Envoy, provider of sign-in software for office visitors to register and check-in via an iPad-based system, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The company previously raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Semil Shah, Marc Benioff, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan and other angel investors.


Jelli scoops up $21 mln in funding

Jelli, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of an ad platform for the radio industry, announced it has raised a $21 million Series B round of funding from Relay Ventures, Intel Capital, First Round Capital, iHeartMedia and Universal Music Group.


Bessemer promotes Shen to VP

Bessemer Venture Partners, which invests from a $1.6 billion fund it raised in February, has promoted Kristina Shen from investment professional to vice president.


Homebrew hires head of talent

San Francisco-based Homebrew, which earlier this year raised $85 million in new funds to make early-stage and growth investments, announced it has hired Beth Scheer as its Head of Talent.

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