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.


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.


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.


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.


PE-backed ForgeRock recruits Humphrey as CMO

ForgeRock, a provider of identity relationship management solutions, has hired Robert Humphrey as chief marketing officer. Previously, Humphrey worked at CA Technologies where he served as senior vice president of global field and channel marketing. ForgeRock is backed by Meritech Capital Partners, Accel Partners and Foundation Capital.


Prezi scores $57 mln from Spectrum Equity and Accel Partners

Prezi has secured $57 million in funding. The investors were Spectrum Equity and Accel Partners. According to Prezi, the capital will be used for growth. Based in San Francisco and Budapest, Prezi is a presentation platform that helps people connect with their audiences.


Microsoft buys VC-backed cyber security startup Aorato

According to a blog post on its site, Microsoft has acquired Aorato, an Israeli cyber security firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Aorato’s backers include Accel Partners, Innovation Endeavors and Glilot Capital Partners. To read the announcement, visit here.


Brickstream acquires VC-backed Nomi

Brickstream has bought Nomi, a New York City-based location analytics firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Nomi’s backers included Accel Partners, First Round Capital, CAA Ventures, SV Angel, Forerunner Ventures and Greycroft Partners.


VC-backed call intelligence firm Invoca appoints new CFO

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Invoca, a provider of enterprise inbound call marketing solutions, has hired Cynthia Stephens as chief financial officer. Previously, Stephens worked at Harvest Power where she served as senior vice president and CFO. Invoca is backed by Salesforce Ventures, Accel Partners, Upfront Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners.


Accel Partners leads $12 mln round for Osmo

Osmo has raised $12 million in Series A Round funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from Upfront Ventures and K9 Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Accel Partners’ Rich Wong has been added to Osmo’s board of directors. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Osmo is a hardware games device for kids that connects to any iPad.


Checkr grabs $9 mln Series A

Checkr has secured $9 million in Series A funding. Accel Partners led the round. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Checkr provides automated background screenings.


Accel Partners leads $8.75 mln round for PillPack

PillPack has received $8.75 million in funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from Atlas Venture. According to the company, the capital will be used to scale operations and expand its customer base. Also, Fred Destin, a partner at Accel Partners, will join PillPack’s board of directors. PillPack is a pharmacy that simplifies medication management.


Segment scores $15 mln Series A

Customer data hub Segment has received $15 million in Series A funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and In addition to the funding, Accel partner Vas Natarajan has been added to Segment’s board of directors.


Accel leads funding round of data visualization company Zoomdata

Zoomdata, which provides a platform to analyze data, announced the close of a $17 million Series B round of funding. New investor Accel Partners led the round, which included returning investors New Enterprise Associates, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Razor’s Edge Ventures and B7. As part of the funding, Jake Flomenberg, general partner at Accel, has joined the board. Reston, Virginia-based Zoomdata has now raised $22.2 million in total funding.

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