IVP leads Series B funding of new video service Vessel

Institutional Venture Partners has led a $57.5 million Series B funding round in Vessel, a new video service that launched in recent weeks. Vessel’s current investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners and Bezos Expeditions all participated in the round. The San Francisco-based company, co-founded by former Hulu executives Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, previously raised $75 million in funding.


Bessemer, True back npm

Oakland-based npm Inc, a provider of software tools for JavaScript developers, has raised $8 million in a Series A round. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, which included True Ventures. As part of the funding, Bessemer Partner Ethan Kurzweil has joined the company board.


DCM Ventures, Snoop Dogg back on-demand marijuana delivery service Eaze

Eaze, which provides an on-demand marijuana delivery service, has raised $10 million in Series A funding that was led by DCM VenturesFresh VC, 500 Startups and others, including Casa Verde Capital, the venture outfit of Snoop Dogg. San Francisco-based Eaze previously raised $1.5 million in seed funding in November. The company was founded by CEO Keith McCarty, an early employee of Yammer. As part of the Series A round, Eaze has added DCM Ventures General Partner David Chao to its board of directors.


August Capital leads $17 mln funding of cloud security provider Palerra

Cloud security company Palerra announced it has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by new investor August Capital. Current investors Norwest Venture Partners, Wing Venture Capital and Engineering Capital also participated in the round. Palerra (formerly known as Apprity) emerged from stealth last November and has now raised $25 million in total funding. As part of the Series B funding, Vivek Mehra, general partner at August Capital, has joined the board.


Polaris leads Series C funding in CliQr

CliQr, a provider of a cloud-based app management platform, has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Polaris Partners. Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital also participated in the round. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has now raised $38 million in total funding since it was founded four years ago. As part of the round, Gary Swart, formerly CEO of oDesk and current venture partner at Polaris, has joined the board.


TriplePoint invests $20 mln in IIX

IIX announced it has raised $20 million in funding from TriplePoint Capital. Santa Clara, Calif.-based IIX, which provides interconnection solutions, raised $10.4 million in Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates last year.


IVP adds two to its investment team

Institutional Venture Partners announced two new additions to its investment team. Roseanne Wincek joins IVP as a vice president and will focus on investing in later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies. She previously was a principal at Canaan Partners. Also, Alexander Lim joins IVP as an associate and will focus on identifying and evaluating later-stage enterprise software, Internet and mobile investments. Prior to IVP, Lim worked at Credit Suisse.


3D imaging company Fyusion raises $13 mln

3D imaging company Fyusion has raised $13 million in a Series B round led by New Enterprise Associates and The University of Tokyo Edge Capital. Undisclosed angel investors also participated. The San Francisco-based company, which provides the Fyuse app for processing 3D images, last year raised $3.35 million in a Series A round.


Qualcomm Ventures leads $22 mln investment in Tapingo

San Francisco-based Tapingo today announced it has raised a $22 million round of funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, through its investment arm Qualcomm Ventures. DCM Ventures, Kinzon Capital and existing investors Khosla Ventures and Carmel Ventures also participated in the round. The company, which provides a mobile shopping platform that’s targeted to college students, has now raised $36 million in total funding, including a $10.5 million Series B round last year.


SupportPay adds $1.5 mln in seed funding

Child support payment app SupportPay announced it has raised $1.5 million in additional funding from current and new investors, including T5 Capital Partners and several high net-worth individuals. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company previously raised $1.1 million in seed funding.


Spruce raises $15 mln in Series A

San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Spruce has raised a $15 million Series A round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, Baseline Ventures and Cowboy Ventures. The company previously raised $2 million in seed funding.


Cloud Apps, Floodgate back GoFormz

GoFormz has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Cloud Apps Capital Partners and FLOODGATE. As part of the funding, Matt Holleran, general partner of Cloud Apps Capital Partners, has joined the company’s board of directors. The San Diego-based company provides a mobile business productivity platform.

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