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Redis Labs raises $15 mln from Bain, Carmel, SVB

Redis Labs said it raised $15 million of Series B financing in a deal led by Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures. Silicon Valley Bank also participated by providing venture debt. The new round of funding brings the total raised by the company, a commercial provider of database services and software using the Redis in-memory NoSQL database, to $28 million.

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enSilo attracts $10 mln

Cyber-security startup enSilo has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backer Carmel Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, David Gussarsky, a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, has been added to enSilo’s board of directors.

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EverCompliant raises $3.5 mln

EverCompliant said Wednesday that it raised $3.5 million led by Carmel Ventures, Nyca Partners and existing EverCompliant investor Joey Low from Star Farm Ventures. Tel Aviv, Israel-based EverCompliant provides cyber risk intelligence and merchant fraud detection solutions.

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Samanage nets $16 mln Series B

Samanage, an enterprise service desk software provider, has raised $16 million in Series B funding. Marker LLC and Vintage Investment Partners led the round with participation from return backers Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

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CrediFi nabs $8 mln

New York and Israel-based CrediFi, a big data platform for commercial real estate finance, has secured $8 million in funding. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from Carmel Ventures and OurCrowd.

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Carmel Ventures backs solar sharing network Yeloha

Boston-based solar sharing network Yeloha Inc has secured $3.5 million in Series A funding. Carmel Ventures led the round. In addition to the funding, Ronen Nir, a general partner at Carmel, has been added to Yeloha’s board of directors.

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Qualcomm Ventures leads $22 mln investment in Tapingo

San Francisco-based Tapingo today announced it has raised a $22 million round of funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, through its investment arm Qualcomm Ventures. DCM Ventures, Kinzon Capital and existing investors Khosla Ventures and Carmel Ventures also participated in the round. The company, which provides a mobile shopping platform that’s targeted to college students, has now raised $36 million in total funding, including a $10.5 million Series B round last year.

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PlayBuzz picks up $16 mln Series B

Online content engagement platform PlayBuzz has secured $16 million in Series B funding. The lead investor was 83North. Saban Capital, Carmel Ventures and FirstTime Ventures also participated in the round.

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Carmel Ventures leads Series A round for Yallo

Tel Aviv-based B2C communications provider Yallo has raised $4 million in Series A funding. Carmel Ventures led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Shlomo Dovrat, a co-founder and general partner at Carmel, has been added to Yallo’s board of directors.

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Nielsen buys VC-backed eXelate

Nielsen has acquired eXelate, a data solutions provider that facilitates the buying and selling of advertising across programmatic platforms. No financial terms were disclosed. eXelate’s backers included NewSpring Capital, Carmel Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Trident Capital.

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Carmel Ventures closes fourth fund at $194 mln

Israeli venture firm Carmel Ventures has raised $194 million for its fourth fund. Among the pool’s LPs are Baidu, Ping-An and Qihoo360. The fund’s focus is on early-stage tech companies in sectors such as enterprise software, digital media, big data and cyber security.

Nokia’s HERE buys VC-backed travel guide app Desti

HERE, which is owned by Nokia, has acquired travel planning app Desti. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Desti was spun out of SRI International in 2011. It was also backed by Horizons Ventures and Carmel Ventures.

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Clarizen secures $35 mln led by Goldman Sachs

Clarizen has closed a $35 million venture funding round led by Goldman Sachs & Co. Existing investors also participated in the round, including Benchmark Capital, Carmel Ventures, DAG Ventures, Opus Capital, and Vintage Investment Partners.

Carmel Ventures leads Series A in LuckyFish

Carmel Ventures has made its first social gaming investment as the lead funder of LuckyFish Games, a developer of luck-based social games for mobile devices and social networks. The business closed on $1.6 million in Series A funding.

Comcast Ventures leads SundaySky’s Series C

SundaySky, which provides video advertising services, has raised $20 million in a Series C investment round that was led by Comcast Ventures. Others in the round include Liberty Global Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and existing investors Carmel Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. The company previously raised $17 million in funding, including a $9 million Series B round in 2010. As part of the recent round, Andrew Cleland, managing director of Comcast Ventures, has joined the board.

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