On-demand meal service Sprig cooks up $45 mln

San Francisco-based on-demand meal service Sprig has secured $45 million in funding. The Social+Capital Partnership led the round with participation from other investors that included Greylock Partners, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, 500 Startups, Ludlow Ventures, Lumia Capital, IDG Ventures and CAA Ventures. In addition to the funding, Ted Maidenberg of Social+Capital has been added to Sprig’s board of directors.

Network security startup Illumio snags $100 mln Series C

Sunnyvale, California-based Illumio, a network security startup, has secured $100 million in Series C funding. The investors were BlackRock Funds, Accel Partners, Formation 8, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang.

CoreOS nets $12 mln in Google Ventures-led round

San Francisco-based CoreOS, a provider of open source enterprise solutions for Linux containers, has raised $12 million in funding. Google Ventures led the round with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Fuel Capital and Accel Partners.

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VC-backed IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services merge

IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services have completely merged. No financial terms were disclosed. IronPlanet is an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks while Cat Auction Services holds auctions on used heavy equipment. IronPlanet is backed by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

PC gaming service Raptr inks $14 mln

Mountain View, California-based PC gaming service Raptr has secured $14 million in funding. The investors were Advanced Micro Devices, Accel Partners, DAG Ventures and Tenaya Capital.

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Northwestern Mutual to acquire VC-backed LearnVest

Northwestern Mutual is planning on buying LearnVest, a New York City-based online financial planning program provider. No financial terms were disclosed. LearnVest’s backers included Accel Partners, American Express Ventures and Claritas Capital.

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Shuddle nets $9.6 mln Series A

Family-focused rideshare service Shuddle has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding. RRE Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures, Forerunner Ventures and Accel Partners.

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SimpliVity snags $175 mln Series D

Westborough, Massachusetts-based IT infrastructure company SimpliVity has secured $175 million in Series D funding. Waypoint Capital led the round with participation from return backers Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Meritech Capital Partners. Morgan Stanley was the placement agent for SimpliVity.

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VC-backed Etsy files for IPO

Brookyn-based Etsy Inc, a marketplace where people buy and sell “unique goods,” has filed for an IPO. The number of shares to be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Etsy plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ETSY.” Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are the lead underwriters. Etsy’s backers include Index Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Accel Partners.

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Accel and Matrix Capital invest in Xero

New Zealand-based software company Xero Limited has raised $110.7 million in funding from Accel Partners and Matrix Capital Management. In addition to the funding, Xero has named Russ Fujioka as U.S. President. The appointment is effective immediately. Fujioka will be working from Xero’s U.S. headquarters in San Francisco. Also, Graham Smith, a former chief financial officer at Salesforce Inc, has been added to Xero’s board.

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Training platform Grovo nabs $15 mln Series B

New York City-based professional and digital training platform Grovo has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The investors were previous backers Accel Partners, Costanoa Venture Capital, Greg Waldorf and SoftTech VC.

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TCV leads $100 mln round for WorldRemit

London-based online money transfer service WorldRemit has secured $100 million in Series B funding. Technology Crossover Ventures led the round with participation from previous backer Accel Partners. William Blair advised TCV on the transaction. In addition to the funding, TCV’s John Rosenberg has been added to WorldRemit’s board.

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E-commerce site Jet raises $140 mln

Stealth e-commerce startup Jet announced it has raise $140 million in new funding led by Bain Capital Ventures. Also participating in the round are Accel Partners, Coatue Management, General Catalyst Partners, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Temasek, Thrive Capital and others.

ClusterHQ rakes in $12 mln

UK-based ClusterHQ, which is building a data layer for Docker, has secured $12 million in Series A funding, it was announced on the company’s site. Accel Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Canaan Partners. To read more details about the funding, visit here.

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