Lightspeed grabs $61 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Montreal-based Lightspeed, a POS platform for retailers and restaurants, has secured $61 million in funding. Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and Investissement Quebec led the round with participation from return backers Accel Partners and iNovia Capital.

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Accel leads funding of mapping analysis provider CartoDB

By Alastair Goldfisher — 5 months ago

New York-based CartoDB, a provider of data analysis for location-based information, has raised a $23 million Series B round of funding. New investor Accel Partners led the round, which includes new investor Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Earlybird Venture Capital and Kibo Ventures. The company has now raised $31 million in total funding. As part of the latest round, Harry Nelis, a partner at Accel, has joined the board.

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Netskope grabs $75 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Los Altos, California-based Netskope, a cloud access security broker, has raised $75 million in Series D funding. Iconiq Capital led the round with participation from return backers Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and the Social + Capital Partnership.

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NBCUniversal to invest $200 mln in Vox Media

By Luisa Beltran — 6 months ago

NBCUniversal said Wednesday it has agreed to invest $200 million in Vox Media. New York-based Vox, a digital media company, is backed by Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and General Atlantic. NBCUniversal is a unit of Comcast Corp.

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VC-backed SimpliVity hires Beaudoin as CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Westborough, Massachusetts-based IT infrastructure company SimpliVity has appointed Tom Beaudoin as chief financial officer. Prior to joining SimpliVity, Beaudoin worked at Nuance Communications where he served as executive vice president and CFO. SimpliVity’s backers include Waypoint Capital, Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Meritech Capital Partners.

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Duetto raises $30 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 6 months ago

Duetto said Tuesday it closed $30 million in financing led by Icon Ventures. Also participating in the round were Spectrum 28, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Altimeter Capital, Leland Pillsbury, founding partner, Co-Chairman and CEO of Thayer Lodging, and Marc Benioff, the founder, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com. Duetto provides hotel and casino profit optimization technology.

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TUNE buys FirstMark-backed Artisan Mobile

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

TUNE has acquired Seattle-based mobile marketing automation company Artisan Mobile. No financial terms were disclosed. TUNE’s backers include Icon Ventures, Performance Equity Management and Accel Partners while Artisan Mobile’s investors include FirstMark Capital.

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Accel leads $45 mln funding of InVision

By Alastair Goldfisher — 7 months ago

InVision, a New York-based provider of a cloud-based collaborative platform for product designers, has raised $45 million in Series C financing. Accel led the round and was joined by existing investors FirstMark Capital and Tiger Global. As part of the round, Vas Natarajan, a partner at Accel, has joined the board. The company has now raised $80 million in funding.

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VC-backed ForgeRock adds to team

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

San Francisco-based ForgeRock, a provider of identity management solutions, has named Aled Miles as executive vice president of global sales. Previously, Miles worked at Symantec. ForgeRock is backed by Meritech Capital Partners, Accel Partners and Foundation Capital.

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