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VC-backed Avalara appoints CMO

Bainbridge Island, Washington-based Avalara, which provides software for sales tax and other transactional tax compliance, has named Michael J. Turner as chief marketing officer. Previously, Turner was CEO and president at 1-800-DENTIST. Avalara’s backers include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures and Arthur Ventures.

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Joya picks up $5 mln Series A

Mobile video communications startup Joya has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Battery Ventures and Altos Ventures led the round.

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FirstFuel Software grabs $23 mln Series C

Lexington, Massachusetts-based FirstFuel Software, a customer intelligence platform for energy providers, has raised $23 million in Series C funding. The investors included Next World Capital, Electranova Capital, Battery Ventures, Rockport Capital, Nth Power and E.ON SE. In conjunction with the funding, Tom Rikert, a partner at Next World Capital, has been appointed to FirstFuel’s board of directors.

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Sprinklr racks up $46 mln

New York City-based social media management platform Sprinklr has secured $46 million in funding. Previous backers Battery Ventures, Intel Capital and Iconiq Capital were the lead investors.

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Champions Oncology nets $14 mln

Hackensack, New Jersey-based Champions Oncology Inc, a developer of advanced tech solutions to personalize the use of oncology drugs, has closed $14 million in funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from other investors that included Battery Ventures, Perceptive Advisors and Sabby Capital. MTS Securities, LLC, an affiliate of MTS Health Partners LP, served as the placement agent.

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VC-backed SingleHop buys Server Intellect

SingleHop has acquired Orlando, Florida-based Server Intellect, a provider of Microsoft-managed hosting solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. SingleHop’s backers include Battery Ventures.

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VC-backed Avalara buys HotSpot Tax

Avalara has acquired HotSpot Tax Inc, which provides tax compliance solutions for the vacation rental sector. No financial terms were disclosed. Avalara’s backers include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures and Arthur Ventures.

VC-backed Avalara recruits Falle as North American channel chief

Bainbridge Island, Washington-based Avalara, which provides software for sales tax and other transactional tax compliance, has hired Patrick Falle as North American channel chief. Previously, Falle worked at Imperva where he served as director of sales and was a founding employee. Avalara’s backers include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures and Arthur Ventures.

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6sense raises $20 mln, led by Bain Capital Ventures

Bain Capital Ventures has led a $20 million Series B funding round in 6sense, a SaaS-based predictive intelligence platform for marketing and sales.  Previous investors Battery Ventures and Venrock also participated in the round. The deal is the first for Indy Guha since he was promoted to partner at Bain Capital Ventures last week. As part of the funding, he will join the board of 6sense. The funding brings the total financing to $36 million for the San Francisco-based company.

Dominguez, ex-Cisco Systems senior exec, joins Sprinklr

Carlos Dominguez has joined Sprinklr as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Dominguez will guide Sprinklr’s strategic direction and oversee business operations for the company. Dominguez spent 22 years at Cisco Systems where he most recently served as a technology evangelist and representative for the chairman and CEO. New York-based Sprinklr, a provider of social media management software, raised $40 million in Series D funding last year from investors ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures and Intel Capital.

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Battery Ventures buys Enviance

Battery Ventures has acquired Carlsbad, California-based Enviance, a provider of environmental, health and safety management software. No financial terms were disclosed.

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Battery Ventures acquires Lansmont Corp and Team Corp

Battery Ventures has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Lansmont Corp and Team Corp. No financial terms were disclosed. Both companies will merge with Data Physics, which Battery acquired last year. Based in Monterey, California, Lansmont is a maker of products for measuring real-world dynamics and simulating them in laboratory environments while Team, a Lansmont subsidiary located in Burlington, Washington, is a provider of high performance test and measurement solutions for noise and vibration applications.

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Talent marketplace Koru scores $8 mln

Seattle-based talent marketplace Koru has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round with participation from other investors that included participation from City Light Capital, Trilogy Equity Partners, Battery Ventures and First Round.

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Xenex picks up $25 mln

Xenex Disinfection Services has raised $25 million in new funding. The investors included Brandon Point Industries Limited, Battery Ventures, Targeted Technology Fund II and RK Ventures. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Xenex is a provider of UV room disinfection systems for healthcare facilities.

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Thakker joins Battery Ventures from Intel Capital

Battery Ventures announced today that Dharmesh Thakker, a former Intel Capital managing director who was an early investor in platform companies Mirantis, enLighted, BlueData and Elastic Box, is joining the firm as a general partner. Thakker, who will work out of Battery Ventures’ office in Menlo Park, Calif., is due to start on Feb. 1. At Battery, he will focus on venture investments in cloud infrastructure, big data, security and next-generation enterprise applications. Thakker joined Intel Capital in 2011. He previously was with Advanced Technology Ventures.

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Business analytics provider Interana raises $20 mln led by Index

Interana, a provider of metrics for businesses to see how customers behave and products are used announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round, with participation from new investors AME Cloud Ventures and individuals Harris Barton (an angel investor and former San Francisco 49ers lineman) and Mike Olson (chief strategy officer at Cloudera). Existing investors also participated in the round, such as Battery Ventures, Data Collective and Fuel Capital. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Interana has now raised $28.2 million in total funding. As part of the Series B, Mike Volpi, general partner at Index Ventures, has joined the Interana board.

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