TriLumina raises $8.5 mln

TriLumina Corp. said Wednesday it closed an $8.5 million Series A round of funding with Stage 1 Ventures, and with current investors Cottonwood Technology Fund and Sun Mountain Capital. Albuquerque, New Mexico-based TriLumina is a semiconductor laser technology company.

ToutApp scores $15 mln Series B

Sales platform ToutApp has secured $15 million in Series B funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from previous backers Sigma West, Founder Collective, 500 Startups and the Launch Fund. In addition to the funding, Scott Weiss of Andreessen Horowitz has been appointed to ToutApp’s board of directors.

YouMail attracts $5.5 mln Series B

Irvine, California-based YouMail, a provider of intelligent cloud-based telecom services, has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding via a private placement. The investors were not identified; however, Digital Offering managed the private placement. Also, YouMail has named Brian Davi as its vice president of marketing. YouMail’s previous backers include Vantage Point Capital Partners, the Crunch Fund, Wavemaker Ventures and Tech Coast Angels.

Tempered Networks picks up $15 mln Series A

Ignition Partners has led a $15 million Series A funding round for Tempered Networks, a provider of secure connectivity for critical infrastructure and information. IDG Ventures also participated in the round. In conjunction with the funding, John Connors, a managing partner at Ignition Ventures, has been added to Tempered Networks’ board of directors.

Seven Lakes Technologies snares $20 mln from Carrick Capital

Carrick Capital Partners has provided $20 million in Series A funding to Seven Lakes Technologies, a Westlake Village, California-based provider of software and solutions for the oil and gas exploration and production sector. Union Square Advisors LLC was financial advisor to Seven Lakes Technologies in the transaction. In addition to the funding, Jim Madden and Steve Unterberger of Carrick Capital Partners have been added to Seven Lakes Technologies’ board of directors.

PeachWorks grabs $4 mln Series A

PeachWorks, a provider of restaurant management solutions, has raised $4 million in Series A funding. Allos Ventures led the round with participation from Huron River Ventures, Arsenal Venture Partners and Invest Detroit. In addition to the funding, PeachWorks has named Mark Symonds as CEO. Symonds is a former CEO of Plex Systems.

CloudMine snags $5 mln

Safeguard Scientifics has led a $5 million Series A funding round for cloud mobile platform CloudMine. The other investors in the round included MentorTech Ventures, DreamIt Ventures, DeSimone Group Investments, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Mid-Atlantic Angel Group and Robin Hood Ventures. In addition to the funding, Safeguard’s Philip Moyer and David Luk have been appointed to CloudMine’s board of directors.

Service commerce platform Booker nets $35 mln Series C

New York City-based Booker, a service commerce platform, has secured $35 million in Series C funding. Medina Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included First Data, Jump Capital, Signal Peak, Bain Capital Ventures, Revolution Ventures and Grotech Ventures.


Options away raises $3.5 mln

Options Away said Tuesday that it raised a $3.5 million Series A round led by OCA Ventures and joined by Thayer Ventures and Chicago’s Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Chicago-based Options Away allows consumers to lock-in flight prices.

Maverick Capital Ventures invests in Vserv

Maverick Capital Ventures, the venture capital fund affiliate of Maverick Capital, has invested in Vserv. Mumbai, India-based Vserv provides a smart data platform for mobile marketing in India and SEA. The company has raised a total of $18 million to date, including a $3 million first round from IDG Ventures India.

Chiasma snags $70 mln Series E

Chiasma Inc has received $70 million in Series E financing. The investors included Rock Springs Capital, Sofinnova Ventures, MPM Capital, F2 Capital, 7 Med Health Ventures, Abingworth and ARCH Venture Partners. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts and Jerusalem, Chiasma is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on treating acromegaly.


RockYou picks up $23 mln

San Francisco-based interactive media company RockYou has secured $23 million in funding. Columbia Capital led the round.


NEA leads $35 mln round for Mersana

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Mersana Therapeutics Inc, a provider of Fleximer antibody-drug conjugate technology, has secured $35 million in Series B-1 financing. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Rock Springs Capital Management, Elliott Sigal, former head of R&D at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer Venture Investments and Fidelity Biosciences. Also, Mersana has appointed Anna Protopapas as president and CEO. And, Protopapas and Dr. Elaine V. Jones, executive director of Pfizer Venture Investments, have been added to Mersana’s board of directors.


Fashion retailer Nasty Gal scores $16 mln Series C

Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Nasty Gal has raised $16 million in Series C funding. Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy, led the round. In addition to the funding, Johnson, a former CEO of JC Penney, has been appointed to Nasty Gal’s board.

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