Marcos Battisti, Intel Capital

Marcos Battisti appears to depart Intel Capital

Marcos Battisti appears to have left Intel Capital, according to his LinkedIn profile. Battisti was most recently a vice president managing the firm’s investment activity in Western Europe and Israel, his profile says. He also was a long-time managing director. Battisti no longer is listed among staff on the Intel Capital website. Attempts to reach Battisti were unsuccessful. Intel Capital could not immediately be reached for comment.

Angel activity falls in 2015

Angel activity fell last year, but investors were willing to pay more for their deals, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.


Demisto raises $6 mln from Accel, others

Demisto said it raised $6 million in Series A capital from Accel, Cylance CEO Stuart McClure, Lookout CTO Kevin Mahaffey and Blue Coat Systems President Mike Fey, according to a press release. The company also announced the availability of its Demisto Enterprise security bot, the press release said.


Entelo raises $12 mln from Shasta, Battery

Entelo said it raised $12 million of Series B financing in a round led by  Shasta Ventures and joined by existing investor Battery Ventures, according to a press release. Entelo, a recruiting platform, will use the money to fund growth, particularly in the enterprise and mid-market segments, the release said.


Scoop raises $5.1 mln from Signia, Index, others

Corporate carpooling startup Scoop said it raised $5.1 million in a deal led by Signia Venture Partners and joined by Index Ventures, BMW i Ventures and Workday Corporate Ventures, according to a news story on TechCrunch. Scoop was founded by Jonathan and Robert Sadow, with backgrounds at Google and Bain & Company, respectively, TechCrunch said.


Newark Venture Partners has a $23 mln first close on $50 mln fund

Newark Venture Partners has closed on $23 million toward a $50 million fund, according to a press release. The newly created Newark, N.J.-based firm, founded by Audible founder Don Katz, attracted limited partners including Audible, an Amazon company, Dun & Bradstreet and Prudential Financial, the release said.


Sam Brasch rejoins Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Sam Brasch has joined Kaiser Permanente Ventures as a senior managing director, according to a press release. He previously served as a managing director at the firm before leaving in 2014 to become a venture partner at New Leaf Venture Partners, according to the release and his LinkedIn profile.


SeamlessDocs raises $7 mln Series B: report

SeamlessDocs has raised $7 million of Series B capital in a round led by Motorola Solutions and joined by Govtech Fund, the New York State Innovation Fund and 1776, according to a report on TechCrunch.

Dedrone raises $10 mln in Menlo led deal

Dedrone said it raised $10 million of Series A capital in a round led by Menlo Ventures, according to a press release. As part of the deal, Venky Ganesan, a Menlo managing director, will join the board. The company is developing drone detection technology.


Geodesic raises maiden fund of $335 mln

Geodesic Capital said it raised a maiden fund of $335 million, according to a press release. The firm was co-founded by former ambassador to Japan John V. Roos, previously CEO of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Ashvin Bachireddy, a former growth stage partner at Andreessen Horowitz, the press release said.


Nearpod raises $9.2 mln from Reach, Storm, Rothenberg, Benioff, others

Nearpod said it raised $9.2 million of Series A funding in a round led by Reach Capital and joined by Storm Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Marc Benioff, Deborah Quazzo of GSV Advisors, AGP Miami, Arsenal Venture Partners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Krillion Ventures, Intuit co-founder Scott Cook and his wife, Signe Ostby, and Stanford’s StartX fund.


Hyperloop One raises $80 mln from Sherpa, EightVC, GE Ventures, Khosla, others

Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop Technologies, said it raised $80 million of Series B financing from existing investors Sherpa Ventures, EightVC, ZhenFund and Caspian Venture Partners, and new investors 137 Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Fast Digital, Western Technology Investment, SNCF, the French national rail company, and GE Ventures. The company is conducting an open-air technology test on Wednesday north of Las Vegas.