Jennifer Lawrence, best actress nominee for her role in the film "Silver Linings Playbook", arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Twilio racks up $130 mln Series E

San Francisco-based cloud communications company Twilio has secured $130 million in Series E funding. Fidelity and T. Rowe Price led the round with participation from Altimeter Capital Management, Arrowpoint Partners, Amazon.com and Salesforce Ventures. Allen & Company LLC provided financial advice to Twilio on the transaction.

Madrona appoints director of talent

Madrona Venture Group has hired Kerry Van Voris as director of talent. Previously, Van Voris worked at Amazon.com where she most recently led executive recruiting for Amazon Web Services.

An alligator named "Mujo" is seen in its enclosure in Belgrade's zoo
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Wikia Raises More Than $10M From IVP, Bessemer, Amazon

Wikia said it raised more than $10 million in an oversubscribed Series C round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners and joined by existing investors Bessemer Ventures Partners and Amazon.com. Wikia is already profitable and will use the money to accelerate mobile and video initiatives, drive user growth and look for strategic acquisitions. The most recent funding brings investment in the company to $25 million.

ParAccel Closes Series E Of About $15M With Amazon Joining Existing Investors

ParAccel, Inc. said Wednesday it closed a Series E round of about $15 million with Amazon.com, Inc. joining existing investors Menlo Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Bay Partners, Walden International, Tao Venture Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. The database developer will use the money to expand its sales force and engineering staff. The Campbell, Calif., […]

Animoto Seals $25M from Spectrum, Madrona, Amazon

Online video creation service Animoto.com has sealed $25 million in financing led by Spectrum Equity Investors, with participation from existing Animoto investors Madrona Venture Group and Amazon.com. The money will help Animoto expand its video creation services. As a result of the round, Ben Spero, a managing director for Spectrum Equity, will join the Animoto […]

VCs Still Gather for Clouds, as Cirtas Raises $22.5M Series B

VCs and cloud storage companies are picking up in 2011 where they left off in 2010. Today, San Jose, Calif.-based Cirtas Systems, a provider of cloud storage hardware, announced it has raised a $22.5 million Series B round that was co-led by Shasta Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners and including previous investors New Enterprise Associates, […]

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