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Boost Media fetches $19 mln Series C

San Francisco-based Boost Media, a provider of creative optimization marketing technology, has closed $19 million in Series C funding. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Javelin Venture Partners, Pinnacle Ventures and Webb Investment Network. In addition to funding, Boost Media has appointed Roger Lee, a general partner at Battery Ventures, to its board of directors. Also, the company has hired Michael Feldman as senior vice president of business development and Jeff McCarthy as vice president of customer success.

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Veradocs picks up $14 mln

Data security start-up Veradocs has received $14 million in funding. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Amplify Partners. In addition to the funding, Veradocs has named Roger Lee, a general partner at Battery Ventures, to its board. Also, the company has hired Robin Daniels as its chief marketing officer.

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Upfront names Kara Nortman as partner

Upfront Ventures has added Kara Nortman as a partner, according to a blog post from Partner Mark Suster. Nortman is presently board chair at Seedling and previously co-founded Moonfrye. She spent nearly seven years at IAC where she was SVP at Urbanspoon and Citysearch, and earlier co-headed the M&A group. She also spent time at Battery Ventures, Morgan Stanley and Microsoft.

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Gogbot pulls in $20 mln

San Francisco-based Gogobot, a social travel site, has received $20 million in Series C funding. HomeAway led the round with participation from return backers Redpoint Ventures and Battery Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples has been appointed to Gogobot’s board of directors. According to the company, the capital will be used for growth and expansion.

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Warburg Pincus invests $100 mln in Avalara

Warburg Pincus has invested $100 million in Avalara, Inc., which provides cloud-based software for sales tax and other tax compliance. With the Warburg investment, Avalara has raised more than $200 million since 2004 from investors including Sageview Capital and Battery Ventures.

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Drillinginfo taps banks for an IPO, say sources-Reuters

Drillinginfo Inc, a company that gathers and manages data used in oil and gas exploration, has selected underwriters to lead a potential initial public offering that could value the firm at more than $500 million, sources told Reuters.

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Stratoscale attracts $32 mln Series B

Stratoscale has closed $32 million in Series B funding. Intel Capital led the round with participation from Cisco Investments, SanDisk, Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. Based in Israel, Stratoscale is a software platform for hyper-convergence.

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Battery Ventures leads $15 mln funding in Nitro

Battery Ventures has led a $15 million funding round in Nitro, a document productivity company. Michael Brown, a general partner at Battery, will join Nitro’s board of directors. The latest funding brings Nitro’s total funding to $21.6 million.

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Bowery Capital and Battery Ventures back mParticle

New York City-based mobile tech firm mParticle has raised an additional $1.5 million in seed funding, the company confirmed on its site. The investors included Bowery Capital, Harbinger Capital and Battery Ventures. To read more details about the funding, visit here.

VC-backed Agari taps ex-Interwoven CEO Brauns for board

Agari, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of real-time, data-driven security solutions, has appointed Martin Brauns to its board of directors. Brauns is the former chairman and CEO of Interwoven. Agari is backed by Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners and Scale Venture Partners.

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Agari raises $15 mln led by Scale Venture Partners

Agari, a provider of real-time, data-driven security solutions has secured a $15 million Series C funding round led by Scale Venture Partners. Existing investors Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and others also participated.

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LightCyber from Israel secures $10 mln; Battery leads round

Cybersecurity company LightCyber announced it has raised $10 million in new funding. Battery Ventures led the round, which included existing investor Glilot Capital. The company has now raised $12 million in total funding. The Israeli company provides threat detection and reporting for breached systems. The company’s management team are veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces […]

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Travel startup GoEuro raises $27 mln

New Enterprise Associates has led a $27 million Series A funding round in Berlin-based travel planning startup GoEuro. Existing backers Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Lakestar also participated in the round. The company, which allows travelers to schedule trips on planes, trains and buses, had previously raised a $4 million seed-stage round from Battery and Hasso Plattner. As part of the Series A funding, NEA General Partner Forest Baskett has joined the board.

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Growth equity an eclectic mix at Hawaii ERS: VCJ

The growth equity portfolio at the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System is an eclectic mix of small-scale later stage funds and massive multi-billion capital pools with a broad, balanced approach. Results are reasonably good.

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