Split grabs $8 mln in Accel-led round

Silicon Valley-based Split, a service that gives companies control over their users’ experience, has raised $8 million in Series A financing. Accel led the round with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sway Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Lightspeed’s Arif Janmohamed and Accel partners Ping Li and Steve Loughlin have been added to Split’s board.

ViewRay takes in about $26.1 mln

ViewRay Inc, a provider of an MRI-guided radiation therapy system, raised about $26.1 million in a private placement. Puissance Capital Management led the round with participation from other investors that included OrbiMed Advisors LLC, Kearny Venture Partners and Acuta Capital Partners.

Stand-up comedy app Laugh.ly inks $2.25 mln seed

Laugh.ly, a streaming stand-up comedy app, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding. The New York Angels led the round with participation from Barbara Corcoran, the Wharton Alumni Angel Network, Social+Capital, Backstage Capital, Treehouse Capital, Accelerator Ventures and Atlas Holdings.

LLCP ups two to senior MD

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has promoted Paul Drury and Matthew Frankel to senior managing director. Drury joined the firm’s Chicago office in 20015 while Frankel came on board in 2010.

Obama final press conference

PE HUB Second Opinion

Second Opinion wraps up the day with news that Eli Lilly is buying migraine-prevention company CoLucid for about $960 million, the U.S. Labor Department is suing both Oracle America and JPMorgan Chase for discrimination and outgoing President Obama holds his final news conference.

PE-owned SMS and Curvature to merge

Systems Maintenance Services Inc, which is owned by Partners Group, and Curvature, a portfolio company of Quad-C, have agreed to marge. No financial terms were disclosed. At the closing of the deal, Quad-C will exit, leaving Partners Group as the sole owner of the combined entity that will be known as SMS | CURVATURE. SMS is a provider of IT data center life cycle services while Curvature helps companies procure, maintain and upgrade IT equipment.

Rhythm Superfoods collects $6 mln

Austin, Texas-based Rhythm Superfoods, a producer of organic and non-GMO plant-based superfood snacks, has secured $6 million in Series D financing. The lead investor was 301 IncGeneral Mills‘ new business development and venture unit. Other backers in the round included Blueberry Ventures and CircleUp Growth Fund.

Salsify fetches $30 mln Series C

Boston-based Salsify, a product content management platform provider, has raised $30 million in Series C funding. Underscore.VC led the round with participation from return backers Venrock, Matrix Partners and North Bridge.

PE-backed ConsortNT makes two acquisitions

ConsortNT has acquired Altea, a software testing and certification company and Estia, a specialist data intelligence consultant. No financial terms were disclosed. ConsortNT is backed by Ardian, NAXICAP Partners and EPF Partners.

Z Capital-backed Modere to buy Jusuru

Modere, a portfolio company of Z Capital, has agreed to acquire Anaheim, California-based Jusuru International, a maker of anti-aging products. No financial terms were disclosed.

FLYR gathers $8 mln in Peter Thiel-led round

San Francisco-based FLYR, a travel and data science company, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Peter Thiel led the round with participation from other investors that included JetBlue Technology Ventures, Streamlined Ventures, AXA Strategic Ventures, Amadeus, Western Technology Investment and Chasm Capital Management. In conjunction with the funding, Phin Upham has been added to FLYR’s board of directors.