VC-baked Kateeva hires marketing VP

Newark, California-based Kateeva, a production equipment provider for makers of advanced electronics technologies, has named Dr. Jeff Hebb as vice president of marketing. Previously, he worked at Applied Materials. Kateeva’s backers include Cybernaut Venture, GP Capital Shanghai, Redview Capital and TCL Capital.

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Ford has a dark day with its second-quarter earnings sinking 9 percent to $2 billion, Uber is now legal in China but drivers will have to adhere to a new set of rules and Pinewood, the British film studio that’s home to cinematic spy James Bond, will be sold to a real estate fund for $423 million.

Travel booking startup Peek nets $10 mln

San Francisco-based travel booking startup Peek has raised $10 million in funding, according to company CEO Ruzwana Bashir. The investors included former Trulia CEO Pete Flint, TPG founder David Bonderman, ex-Oracle President Ray Lane and Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker. In addition to the funding, Flint has been added to Peek’s board.

BC Partners and PSP Investments to take majority stake in Keter

BC Partners and Public Sector Pension Investment Board have agreed to acquire Israel-based Keter Group, a resin consumer products provider. Keter’s founders, the Sagol family, will retain a minority stake and reinvest alongside BC Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. UBS and J.P. Morgan served as M&A advisers to BC Partners and PSP Investments.


Guggenheim to sell Rydex Fund Services to MUFG

MUFG Investor Services has agreed to acquire Rydex Fund Services, a mutual fund administration business, from Guggenheim Investments. No financial terms were disclosed for a deal that’s expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

Online grocery market Good Eggs picks up $15 mln

San Francisco-based Good Eggs, an online market that delivers groceries to customers’ homes, has raised $15 million in funding, according to a blog post on its site. The investors included Index Ventures, DNS Capital, Uprising, Collaborative Fund, Obvious Ventures and S2G Ventures.


NXT-ID buys PE-backed LogicMark

NXT-ID Inc has acquired LogicMark LLC, which is backed by Promus Equity Partners and Generation 3 Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Livingstone served as sellside adviser to LogicMark on the transaction. Louisville, Kentucky-based LogicMark is a provider of personal emergency response devices.

Cloudvirga grabs $7.5 mln Series A

Cloudvirga, an intelligent mortgage platform developer, has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding. The investors were Dallas Capital, Upfront Ventures and Tribeca Angels.

Arboretum leads Series B round for nVision

Mountain View, California-based nVision Medical Corp, a medical device company, has secured $12 million in Series B financing. Arboretum Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Catalyst Health Ventures. In addition to the funding, Dr. Tom Shehab of Arboretum has been added to nVision’s board of directors.

LeadGenius nabs $10 mln Series B

Berkeley, California-based LeadGenius, a marketing and sales platform for B2B companies, has raised $10 million in Series B financing. Lumia Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Javelin Venture Partners, Sierra Ventures, Better Ventures, Bee Partners, Y Combinator, Kapor Capital, Initialized Capital, Fuel Capital, Scrum Ventures and FundersClub. In conjunction with the funding, Martin Gedalin of Lumia Capital has been added to the LeadGenius board of directors while Noah Doyle of Javelin Venture Partners has become a board observer.


Wonder Workshop nets $20 mln Series B

Wonder Workshop Inc, a maker of robots that teach children the basics of computer science and coding, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. WI Harper Group and Idea Bulb Ventures led the round with participation from Learn Capital, Charles River Ventures, Madrona Venture Group and TCL.


Modulated Imaging scores $500K

Irvine, California-based Modulated Imaging has raised $500,000 in seed funding. The Cove Fund was the lead investor. Hamamatsu Photonics KK also participated in the round.


Chicago startup RedWave Energy raises $5.5 mln

Chicago-based RedWave Energy, an energy harvesting startup, has secured $5.5 million in funding. Energy Foundry led the round with participation from other investors that included Northwater Capital, EnerTech Holding Company and PRIME Coalition.