Health platform Maxwell picks up $26.4 mln

Health-as-a-Service platform Maxwell has closed $26.4 million in funding. Adams Street Partners led the round with participation from Cambia Health Solutions, Schooner Capital, Brothers Brook, Vaizra Investments, Tribeca Venture Partners, Catalyst Health Ventures, Serious Change and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.


VC-backed ProNai adds five to senior management staff

ProNAi Therapeutics, a developer of nucleic acid therapeutics, has expanded its senior management team with five additions. Joining the firm are Dr. Angie You as chief business and strategy officer and head of commercial; Wendy Chapman as senior vice president of clinical operations; Chandra Lovejoy as senior vice president of global regulatory affairs and quality; Emma McCann as vice president of program management; and James Smith as vice president of corporate affairs. ProNAi’s backers include Vivo Capital, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, Adams Street Partners, RA Capital Management, Caxton Alternative Management, Hopen Life Science Ventures, Sectoral Asset Management and Janus Capital Management.


Adams Street Partners announces several executive changes

Private equity firm Adams Street Partners has made a number of executive changes to its team. The firm has promoted Jeff Diehl to head of investments while Miguel Gonzalo has been named head of investment strategy. Also, Ray Chan has become the head of risk management and advanced analytics. And, Kelly Meldrum, who was recently promoted to head the firm’s primary investment team, has begun to chair the primary investment committee as Chief Investment Officer Hanneke Smits transitions out of her duties.


Iowa Regents sees success with funds of funds: VCJ

A relatively small handful of LPs rely almost exclusively on funds of funds to pick their venture and private equity fund managers, but few can claim the kind of initial success that the Iowa Board of Regents is seeing with its modest private equity and venture capital portfolio, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.


Vy Capital, Adams Street, Industry Ventures invest $44 mln in Scytl

Election modernization company Scytl has secured an additional $44 million from Vy Capital, Adams Street Partners and Industry Ventures under a funding round initiated in April 2014. With the additional investment, Scytl has closed the funding round with $104 million from five new investors: Vulcan Capital, SAP Ventures, Vy Capital, Adams Street Partners and Industry Ventures. Balderton Capital, Nauta Capital and Spinnaker Invest remain significant shareholders in Scytl.


LogRhythm racks up $40 mln

LogRhythm said Tuesday that it has closed $40 million in financing. Riverwood Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Adams Street Partners, Access Venture Partners and Piper Jaffray. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, LogRhythm is a security intelligence firm.


Adams Street Partners’ CIO to leave firm

Adams Street Partners‘ Chief Investment Officer Hanneke Smits has decided to leave the firm. Kelly Meldrum will be promoted to the head of Adams Street Partner’s primary investment team, and will assume Smit’s responsibilities as she transitions out of her role as head of the primary team. Jeff Diehl, a partner on Adams Streets’ direct venture capital/growth equity Team will join Adams Street’s executive committee effective immediately.


Adams Street leads $25.5 mln Series C funding in Visier

Adams Street Partners has led a $25.5 million Series C funding round in Visier, a platform that provides workforce analytics and planning solutions in the cloud. Existing investors Foundation Capital and Summit Partners participated in the funding round. The majority of the capital, $24 million, was sourced from investors, while $1.5 million came from friends and family. Visier also recently announced the appointment of Adam Binnie, previously senior vice president, emerging products at SAP, as head of new markets and innovation.


Telstra Ventures leads funding round for MATRIXX

MATRIXX Software has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. Telstra Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers Swisscom Ventures, Innovacom, Greylock Partners, Adams Street Partners and Tugboat Ventures. In addition to the funding, Mark Sherman of Telstra Ventures has been named to the MATRIXX board of directors. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., MATRIXX is a provider of real-time policy and charging solutions.


Adams Street leads $40 mln funding of TeleSign

TeleSign, which provides authentication services of mobile phones, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Adams Street Partners. Also participating in the round are March Capital Partners and existing investor Summit Partners. Los Angeles-based TeleSign raised $29 million from Summit in May 2012, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB).

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