Michael Pao, entreprenuer-in-residence, Greylock Partners

Greylock adds marketplace-focused EIR

Greylock Partners announced this morning that Michael Pao is joining the firm as an entreprenuer-in-residence. Pao joins Greylock after spending the past 4-plus years at Uber, where he most recently was was the head of product on the growth team. Greylock says that as an EIR, Pao will spend his time founding a new marketplace startup and will help advise portfolio companies in business strategy and operations.


Founders Fund leads Series B funding of Branch Metrics

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Branch Metrics, which develops “deep linking” technology to allow mobile users to discover and share apps and app content, announced it has raised $35 million in a Series B funding round led by new investor Founders Fund. Existing investors participating in the round include New Enterprise Associates, Pejman Mar Ventures, Cowboy Ventures and individuals Zach Coelius and Ben Narasin (now a partner at Canvas Ventures). New investor Madrona Venture Group also took part in the round, which brings the company’s total funding to $53 million. As part of the round, Scott Nolan, a partner at Founders Fund, has joined the board.

Ginko leads funding of Cedexis

Cedexis, a provider of Internet measurement and optimization software, announced it has raised $22 million in Series B funding. Ginko Ventures led the round, with participation from Foxconn, Nokia Growth Partners, Citrix Systems Ventures and previous investors Advanced Technology Ventures and Madrona Ventures. The company has now raised round $33 million in total funding.


Jitterbit racks up $20 mln in KKR-led round

Alameda, Calif.-basedJitterbit Inc, which develops open source data integration software for the enterprise, announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B round led by KKR. The company previously raised $5 million in strategic funding from investors, including Salesforce, Autodesk and Primera Capital. As part of the Series B round, KKR executive Vincent Letteri will join the company’s board.

Michael Miao, associate, IVP

IVP hires associate

Menlo Park, Calif.-based late-stage investor IVP announced that Michael Miao has joined the firm as an associate. Miao previously worked on the strategic finance team IVP portfolio company Dropbox.


IVP leads Series C funding of big data company Qubole

Mountain View, Calif.-based Qubole, a big data-as-a-service provider, announced it has raised $30 million in Series C financing. IVP led the round, which included existing investors CRV, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. As part of the funding, IVP General Partner Somesh Dash has joined the board. The company has now raised $50 million in total funding, including a $13 million Series B round in late 2014.


Canadian machine-learning startup raises Series A

Waterloo, Ontario-based machine-learning company Maluuba announced it has raised C$9 million ($6.2 million) in a Series A funding round from Emerillon Capital, Nautilus Ventures and undisclosed strategic investors. The company has now raised C$12 million ($8.3 million) in total funding. As part of the round, Brian Kang, managing director of Nautilus, and Ludovic Andre, managing director of Emerillon, have joined the board.


Cloud computing company Luminal raises $20 mln, changes name to Fugue

Frederick, Maryland-based Luminal announced it has changed its name to Fugue, the same name as its cloud operating system, raised $20 million in a Series C round of funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round, which includes previous investor Core Capital. The company has now raised $34 million in total funding.


Cyber security company Appthority raises $10 mln

San Francisco-based Appthority, a provider of mobile enterprise security services, announced it has raised $10 million in Series B funding from existing investors U.S. Venture Partners and Venrock, as well as new investors Blue Coat Systems and Knollwood Investment Advisory. The company previously raised $6.25 million in a Series A round in 2012.


Foursquare checks in with $45 mln financing

Jeff Glueck, the newly appointed CEO of New York-based Foursquare, announced via a Medium post this afternoon that the company has raised $45 million in equity funding led by Union Square Ventures. Other investors included Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, DFJ Growth, Andreessen Horowitz and Spark Capital. In addition, co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley is moving to an executive chairman position, following the CEO appointment of Glueck, who had been serving as COO.


Shasta leads funding in Boomerang Commerce

Mountain View, Calif.-based Boomerang Commerce, which provides smart pricing solutions for retailers, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round led by Shasta Ventures. Existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures also participated in the round. The company has now raised $20.5 million in total funding.


MovieLaLa wraps up seed round

San Francisco-based MovieLaLa, which operates a social network for fans of movies and provides marketing platform for movie distributors, has now raised $1.4 million in seed-stage commitments, thanks to a bevy of entertainment media moguls. Investors include Jonathan Miller, former CEO at NewsCorp and AOL; Jay Rasulo, former CFO of The Walt Disney Company; David Anderman, former COO of LucasFilm; Jim Wyatt, former CEO of William Morris Endeavor; and Gregory Milken from the philanthropic Milken Family in Los Angeles.


Bessemer leads funding of SmashFly

Concord, Mass.-based SmashFly Technologies, provider of a recruitment marketing platform, has raised $22 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Existing investor OpenView Venture Partners also participated in the round, which brings the company’s total funding to $31 million. As part of the Series B round, Bob Goodman, partner at Bessemer, has joined the company board.


ICONIQ leades $94.5 mln funding of Datadog

New York-based Datadog, a provider of a monitoring service to track how applications run in the cloud, has raised $94.5 million in an oversubscribed Series D funding round of funding. ICONIQ Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors Index Ventures, OpenView Ventures, Amplify Partners, Contour Ventures and others. The company has now raised about $148 million in funding since it was founded in 2010.


Balderton promotes two to the partnership

London-based Balderton Capital announced it has promoted Rob Moffat and James Wise each to partner. Moffat and Wise have been members of Balderton’s investment team for a combined total of 11 years, The firm has now announced five new partners since October 2013.


Vertex Ventures raises nearly $151 mln

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Vertex Ventures has raised $150.95 million for its inaugural early-stage fund, according to a regulatory filing. The firm was co-founded by General Partners In Sik Rhee and Jonathan Heiliger to make early-stage investments in enterprise and cloud infrastructure companies.


Jackson Square aims to raise $150 mln

San Francisco-based Jackson Square Ventures has filed to raise $150 million for Jackson Square Ventures II LP, according to a regulatory document. Not listed is Managing Director Bob Spinner.