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Tanium racks up $120 mln

Emeryville, California-based Tanium, a provider of security and systems management, has raised $120 million in funding. The investors included TPG, Institutional Venture Partners and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc alongside previous backer Andreessen Horowitz.

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QVC parent company to buy Zulily for about $2.4 bln

Liberty Interactive Corp, the parent company of QVC, has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Zulily, an ecommerce site that targets moms and their children, for about $2.4 billion. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. In November 2013, Zulily went public, launching its IPO on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ZU.” Its pre-IPO backers were Maveron, August Capital, Trinity Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners and Andreessen Horowitz.

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GitHub racks up $250 mln Series B

San Francisco-based GitHub, a social network for programmers, has raised $250 million in Series B funding, confirmed a spokesperson for the company. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and Institutional Venture Partners.

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Visa backs VC-backed payments startup Stripe

Visa Inc has made an undisclosed investment in Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider. According to Crunchbase, Stripe’s backers include Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst Partners.

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Formation 8 leads Series B round for Cazena

Waltham, Massachusetts-based big data startup Cazena has secured $20 million in Series B funding. Formation 8 led the round with participation from return backers Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners.

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Granular rakes in $18.7 mln Series B

San Francisco-based Granular, a provider of farm management software and analytics tools, has secured $18.7 million in Series B funding. Tao Capital Partners led the round with participation from Emory Investment Management, Fall Line Capital, H. Barton Asset Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

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Photo community 500px inks $13 mln Series B

Toronto-based photo community and marketplace 500px has raised $13 million in Series B funding. Visual China Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal and ff Venture Capital.

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DigitalOcean raises $83 mln

DigitalOcean said Wednesday that it closed an $83 million round of funding led by Access Industries. Andreessen Horowitz also participated. New York-based DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure provider that aims to simplify web infrastructure for software developers.

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3D printing service Shapeways snaps up $30 mln

New York City-based Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, has raised $30 million in funding. INKEF Capital led the round with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures and Lux Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Robert Jan Galema of INKEF Capital has been named to the Shapeways board.

Chris Dixon, general partner, Andreessen Horowitz
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Sign-in software company Envoy raises $15 mln from Andreessen Horowitz

San Francisco-based Envoy, provider of sign-in software for office visitors to register and check-in via an iPad-based system, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The company previously raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Semil Shah, Marc Benioff, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan and other angel investors.

SigOpt picks up $2 mln

SigOpt has secured $2 million in funding, the company confirmed in a blog post on its site. Andreessen Horowitz and Data Collective led the round. Based in Palo Alto, California, SigOpt builds tools that help users optimize every aspect of their platform, from A/B tests to expensive experiments. To read the announcement, visit here.

VC-backed PagerDuty hires engineering VP

PagerDuty, a San Francisco-based provider of operations performance management solutions, has appointed Tim Armandpour as vice president of engineering. Previously, Armandpour worked at YapStone where he served as senior vice president of engineering and product. PagerDuty’s backers include Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures and Ignition Partners.

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VC-backed ClearStory Data hires Yahoo’s Howes as CTO

Menlo Park, California-based data intelligence solutions provider ClearStory Data has named Dr. Timothy A. Howes as its chief technology officer. Previously, Howes worked at Yahoo where he served as vice president of engineering. ClearStory Data is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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Coho Data rallies $30 mln

Palo Alto, California-based Coho Data, a web-scale storage provider for companies, has raised $30 million in Series C funding. March Capital Partners led the round with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Intel Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners.

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Meteor Development Group attracts $20 mln

San Francisco-based JavaScript app platform provider Meteor Development Group has secured $20 million in Series B funding. Matrix Partners led the round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and Trinity Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, David Skok of Matrix Partners has been added to the MDG board.

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