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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Accel Partners leads Series B round for KnCMiner

Swedish bitcoin mining company KnCMiner has raised $15 million in Series B funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from Creandum, GP Bullhound and private investor Martin Wattin. GP Bullhound also served as advisor to KnCMiner on the transaction.

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Mobile marketing platform TUNE fetches $27 mln

Seattle-based mobile marketing platform TUNE has closed $27 million in funding. Icon Ventures (formerly Jafco Ventures) led the round with participation from Performance Equity Management and Accel Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Jeb Miller, a partner at Icon Ventures, has been added to TUNE’s board.

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Accel Partners leads $25 mln Series B funding in Deliveroo

Accel Partners has led a $25 million Series B funding round in Deliveroo, a food delivery service. Other participants in the funding round include Index Ventures, Hoxton Ventures and Hummingbird Ventures. Funding will help Deliveroo expand in the UK and internationally. The company already operates in London and Brighton. Accel Partners’ Fred Destin will join Deliveroo’s board.

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Accel leads $45.5 mln round in UserTesting

Mountain View, Calif.-based UserTesting, a provider of a user testing experience platform, has raised $45.5 Million in Series C funding. Accel Partners led the round, with participation from OpenView Venture Partners. As part of the funding, Kobie Fuller, who’s listed on LinkedIn as a principal at Accel, is joining the board.

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Drone startup Skydio pulls in $3 mln seed

According to a blog post on its site, Skydio has secured $3 million in seed funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from Accel Partners. Based in Menlo Park, California, Skydio is a drone startup. To read more about the funding, visit here.

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VC-backed MemSQL appoints Held as executive chairman

San Francisco-based MemSQL, a provider of big data analytics, has named Jerry Held as executive chairman. Held is a chairman of Tamr. MemSQL’s backers include Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Data Collective and In-Q-Tel.

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TPG leads $186 mln round for Lynda.com

Online education firm Lynda.com has raised $186 million in funding. TPG led the round with participation from Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech. Allen & Co provided financial advice to Lynda.com on the transaction. Also, the company has added David Trujillo of TPG to its board.

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VC-backed DocuSign names CMO

San Francisco-based electronic signature company DocuSign has hired Brad Brooks as chief marketing officer. Recently, Brooks worked at Juniper Networks where he served as CMO and senior vice president of global marketing. DocuSign’s backers include Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Ignition Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners.

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Argo pulls in $1.5 mln seed

Accel Partners has led a $1.5 million seed funding round for Argo, a data discovery startup in Palo Alto, California. Other investors included Steve Loughlin, Kevin Mahaffey, Adam Ross, Chuck Moran, Kathy Olsen, Ryan Simonetti and Brad Katsuyama.

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PeerTransfer nets $22 mln

PeerTransfer, a Boston-based provider of payment solutions for the education sector, has received $22 million in funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers that included Spark Capital, Devonshire Investors, Accel Partners and QED Investors.

VC-backed DocuSign adds HP’s Hinshaw to board

San Francisco-based electronic signature company DocuSign has appointed John Hinshaw to its board of directors. Hinshaw is the executive vice president of technology and operations at HP. DocuSign’s backers include Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Ignition Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners.

DataGravity picks up $50 mln Series C

Nashua, New Hampshire-based DataGravity, a data-aware storage platform provider, has closed $50 million in Series C funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from return backers Andreessen Horowitz, CRV and General Catalyst Partners. Also, Ping Li of Accel Partners has been appointed to DataGravity’s board of directors.

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Space Ape Games grabs $7 mln

London-based mobile games developer Space Ape Games has raised $7 million in funding. Northzone led the round with participation from other investors that included Accel Partners, Initial Capital and Connect Ventures.

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Xfund Fund II raises $100 mln

Xfund said Thursday its second fund closed with $100 million in committed capital. Existing limited partners New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Breyer Capital, and Accel Partners anchored the fund and were joined by long-term institutional LPs. Patrick Chung, most recently a partner at NEA, has also joined Xfund as a GP. Founded at Harvard University in 2011 by a partnership of NEA, Breyer Capital, Accel Partners and Polaris Partners, Xfund is an early-stage venture capital firm.

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Accel leads $5 mln Series A for Weaveworks

Weaveworks said Wednesday it secured $5 million in Series A financing led by Accel Partners.  London-based Weaveworks helps companies build and migrate applications to run on any container technology.

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