VC-backed Euclid Analytics hires sales and business development SVP

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

Euclid Analytics, which provides customer location analytics, has named Brennan O’Donnell as senior vice president of sales and business development. Previously, O’Donnell worked at SurveyMonkey where he was the vice president of sales and customer success. Euclid is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Cox Enterprises and Groupe Arnault.

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Euclid Analytics rallies $20 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 3 weeks ago

Euclid Analytics, a provider of customer location analytics, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. Cox Enterprises led the round with participation from other investors that included Groupe Arnault, Gold Sky Capital, Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Harrison Metal.

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Benchmark Capital exits eBags

By Luisa Beltran — 2 months ago

EBags said Thursday that Benchmark Capital has sold its stake in the company. Financial terms weren’t announced. Mike Edwards, eBags President and CEO, and Peter Cobb, eBags co-founder and EVP, acquired a portion of Benchmark’s shares. Saints Capital and Willowridge Partners Inc also bought part of Benchmark’s stake. EBags is an online retailer of handbags, luggage, backpacks, and accessories.

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Quip snags $30 mln from Greylock and Benchmark

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Quip, a word processing app, has secured $30 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. The investors were Greylock Partners and Benchmark Capital. In conjunction with the funding, John Lilly of Greylock has been added to Quip’s board. Also, Quip has named Patrick Moran as its chief customer officer.

 

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Farmigo rakes in $16 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

New York City-based online farmers’ market Farmigo has secured $16 million in Series B funding. Formation 8 Partners led the round with participation from return backers Benchmark Capital and Sherbrooke Capital.

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Video game startup Outpost Games snags $6.2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Redwood City, California-based Outpost Games, a video game startup, has raised $6.2 million in Series A funding. Benchmark Capital led the round. In addition to the funding, Mitch Lasky, a general partner at Benchmark, and Manuel Bronstein, head of consumer products at YouTube, have been added to Outpost Games’ board.

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Index leads funding of data platform provider Confluent

By Alastair Goldfisher — 7 months ago

Mountain View, Calif.-based Confluent has raised a $24 million Series B round of funding led by Index Ventures. Existing investor Benchmark also participated in the round. The company, which provides a real-time, open source data platform, has now raised about $31 million to date in total funding. As part of the funding, Mike Volpi, partner at Index Ventures, has joined the company board.

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WeWork racks up $400 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

New York-based WeWork, a shared workspace provider, has raised $400 million in financing, the company announced on its site. With this funding, Fidelity Management and Research Company has joined the company’s other backers that include J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc, T. Rowe Price Associates Inc, Goldman Sachs and Benchmark Capital.

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IVP leads Series B funding of new video service Vessel

By Alastair Goldfisher — 10 months ago

Institutional Venture Partners has led a $57.5 million Series B funding round in Vessel, a new video service that launched in recent weeks. Vessel’s current investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners and Bezos Expeditions all participated in the round. The San Francisco-based company, co-founded by former Hulu executives Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, previously raised $75 million in funding.

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GreenRoad snags $26 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

GreenRoad, a fleet performance service provider, has secured $26 million in funding. Israel Growth Partners led the round with participation from return backers Amadeus Capital Partners, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Generation Investment Management and Virgin Green Fund. In addition to the funding, Haim Shani, general partner at IGP, has been added to GreenRoad’s board of directors.

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VC-backed CloudPassage recruits Thomas as CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

San Francisco-based cybersecurity company CloudPassage has named Robert Thomas as CEO. Thomas will also join the board of directors. Previously, Thomas worked at Infloblox where he served as CEO. In addition to this appointment, CloudPassage has tapped founding CEO Carson Sweet as chief strategy officer and board chairman. CloudPassage’s backers include Benchmark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures and Musea Ventures.

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Mike Cahill rejoins VC-backed Boku as CTO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Boku has hired Mike Cahill as chief technology officer. Previously, Cahill worked at American Express where he was vice president of mobile engineering. And, prior to that, Cahill was Boku’s vice president of engineering. Based in San Francisco, Boku is a carrier billing-based mobile payment company. It is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

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VC-backed Boku names Mopay co-founders CBO and CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Boku has hired Ingo Lippert as chief business officer and Christian Hinrichs as chief financial officer. Both Lippert and Hinrichs are co-founders of Mopay. Based in San Francisco, Boku is a carrier billing-based mobile payment company. It is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

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New Relic files for IPO

By Alastair Goldfisher — 1 year ago

San Francisco-based software analytics provider New Relic on Monday filed for a $100 million proposed IPO under the symbol “NEWR.” New Relic didn’t indicate the price in its announcement. But the company’s regulatory filing lists the price. Benchmark Capital is listed as the largest institutional shareholder, owning 22 percent prior to the IPO, followed by Trinity Ventures (13.6 percent). Other sizable investors include Insight Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. Venture-backed New Relic has raised more than $214 million in funding, including a $100 million round in April.

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