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Virtual reality startup AltspaceVR raises $10 mln

AltspaceVR, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of a social platform for virtual reality, announced it has raised $10.3 million in funding from returning investors Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures, Raine Ventures, Lux Capital, Western Technology Investments, Maven Ventures, Promus Ventures, Streamlined Ventures and Rothenberg Ventures, along with new investor Comcast Ventures. The company last raised a $5.2 million seed round and said it has now raised $15.7 million in total funding.

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VC-backed FanDuel buys Kotikan

Fantasy sports company FanDuel has acquired Scottish mobile app development agency Kotikan. No financial terms were disclosed. The acquisition comes on the heels of FanDuel raising $275 million in Series E funding. KKR led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Capital, Time Warner Investments, Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures and Piton Capital.

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StellaService nabs $15 mln Series C

New York City-based StellaService, a provider of customer service ratings for online retailers, has secured $15 million in Series C funding. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from Novel TMT, Toba Capital, Battery Ventures, Gotham Ventures, RRE Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners. 

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Fantasy sports company FanDuel rakes in $275 mln Series E

Fantasy sports company FanDuel has raised $275 million in Series E funding. KKR led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Capital, Time Warner Investments, Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures and Piton Capital.

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Canvas leads seed funding of on-demand tech services provider Eden

Eden, a San Francisco-based provider of on-demand workers to solve tech solutions in the home, has raised $1.3 million in seed-stage funding led by Canvas Venture Fund. Also participating in the round are Eniac Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Maven Ventures, Y Combinator and individuals Dylan Smith (co-founder and CFO of Box) and James Beshara (co-founder and CEO of Tilt), among others.

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Connected car platform Automatic Labs scores $24 mln

San Francisco-based connected car platform Automatic Labs has raised $24 million in Series B funding. The investors included CDK Global, USAA, Comcast Ventures.Y Combinator, RPM Ventures, Anthemis Group and Amicus Capital.

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BitSight Technologies raises $23 mln

BitSight Technologies said Thursday it closed a $23 million round of financing. Comcast Ventures joins as a new investor. Current investors including Globespan Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Shaun McConnon and Flybridge Capital Partners also participated. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based BitSight provides security ratings platform that helps organizations manage third party risk.

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Enigma attracts $28.2 mln Series B

Data discovery and analytics provider Engima has received $28.2 million in Series B funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, New York City Investment Fund, American Express Ventures, Comcast Ventures and The New York Times Company.

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Dollar Shave Club nabs $75 mln Series D

The Dollar Shave Club has raised $75 million in Series D funding, according to the company. The investors in this round include Technology Crossover Ventures, Dragoneer, Comcast Ventures and Forerunner Ventures. The capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion. Based in Venice, California, the Dollar Shave Club is a provider of razors and other personal grooming products.

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August picks up $38 mln in BVP-led round

San Francisco-based August, a builder of home security products, has received $38 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.

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Shuddle nets $9.6 mln Series A

Family-focused rideshare service Shuddle has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding. RRE Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures, Forerunner Ventures and Accel Partners.

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VC-backed DocuSign names CMO

San Francisco-based electronic signature company DocuSign has hired Brad Brooks as chief marketing officer. Recently, Brooks worked at Juniper Networks where he served as CMO and senior vice president of global marketing. DocuSign’s backers include Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Ignition Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners.

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Instacart snags $220 mln Series C

Instacart, an on-demand grocery service, has raised $220 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, Thrive Capital, Valiant Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia.

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VHX reels in $5 mln in Comcast Ventures-led round

According to a blog post on its site, VHX has raised $5 million in Series B funding. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from backers that included Union Square Ventures, Keith Calder, Lerer-Hippeau Ventures, Lowercase Capital and Alexis Ohanian. In addition to the funding, the company has added Comcast Ventures’ Sam Landman to its board. VHX is an online digital distribution platform that helps artists sell video content and connect with their fans. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Hired attracts $15 mln Series B

Job marketplace Hired has closed $15 million in Series B funding. The investors were Silicon Valley Bank, Comcast Ventures, Lumia Capital, Crosslink Capital, Sierra Ventures, SoftTech and SherpaVentures. According to the firm, the capital will be used for growth and expansion.

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Touchdown Ventures targets corporate venture market

Touchdown Ventures said it has established a service to help corporations launch, grow and manage venture capital programs. The firm said that among its first clients is Apollo Education Ventures, the newly formed venture capital arm of Apollo Education Group. Touchdown is founded by David Horowitz and Richard Grant, formerly of Comcast Ventures, and Scott Lenet, formerly of DFJ Frontier.

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Lytics snags $7 mln in round led by Comcast Ventures

Portland, Oregon-based Lytics, an adaptive digital marketing solutions provider, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital.

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Benu Networks raises $27.7 mln

Benu Networks has raised a $27.7 million funding round. Liberty Global Ventures and Arris Group participated. Benu, which provides networking and software solutions for network operators deploying Wi-Fi and Cloud services, said it hired Dino Di Palma as its CEO. Existing investors include Spark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

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