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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


Cloud communications company Switch raises $35 mln

San Francisco-based Switch Communications announced it has raised a $35 million Series C round of funding. Amasia Associates of Singapore led the round, which included Felicis Ventures, SoftBank, Work-Bench Ventures and previous investors Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. Switch Communications, formerly known as Firespotter Labs, previously raised $18 million in funding. The company provides a cloud-based business phone system.


Instart Logic snags $43 mln

Palo Alto, California-based cloud application delivery provider Instart Logic has secured $43 million in funding. Four Rivers Group and Hermes Growth Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and Tenaya Capital. Also, Instart Logic has named Rafael Torres as chief financial officer, Shailesh Shukla as vice president of products and strategy and Justin Fitzhugh as vice president of technical operations.


Spark Capital Growth leads $275 mln round for Affirm

San Francisco-based financial tech company Affirm has secured $275 million in funding. Spark Capital Growth led round with participation from Jefferies, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Affirm was co-founded by Max Levchin, who currently serves as CEO and is a co-founder of PayPal.


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Network security startup Illumio snags $100 mln Series C

Sunnyvale, California-based Illumio, a network security startup, has secured $100 million in Series C funding. The investors were BlackRock Funds, Accel Partners, Formation 8, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang.

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