NodeSource pulls in $3 mln seed

NodeSource, a maker of enterprise-grade software products, has raised $3 million in seed funding. The investors were Crosslink Capital and Resolute Ventures. In addition to the funding, Eric Chin, a general partner at Crosslink Capital, has been added to NodeSource’s board of directors.

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Graylog attracts $2.5 mln

Graylog Inc has closed $2.5 million in a funding round led by the Mercury Fund. The other investors were Crosslink Capital, Draper Associates and High-Tech Gründerfonds. Also, Graylog has appointed Aziz Gilani, a partner at the Mercury Fund, to its board of directors. Based in Houston, Texas and Hamburg, Germany, Graylog is an open source log analysis platform provider.

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LaunchKey snaps up $3 mln

LaunchKey has raised $3 million in seed funding. Metamorphic Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included ENIAC Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Pantera Capital, Rimrock Venture Partners and VegasTechFund. Based in Las Vegas, LaunchKey is a mobile authentication platform.

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Crosslink raises $137 mln for 7th venture fund

Crosslink Capital has raised $137 million for a seventh venture fund, according to a pair of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm closed on $90.1 million for Crosslink Ventures VII with 38 participating investors, according to the documents.

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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.

Online legal marketplace UpCounsel nabs $2.4 mln seed

San Francisco-based UpCounsel, an online marketplace for legal services, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding. Metamorphic Ventures and Crosslink Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Homebrew. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for expansion.

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Storm Ventures leads $9 mln round for Scripted.com

Scripted.com, a provider of written content on demand, has closed $9 million in Series B funding. Storm Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures. In conjunction with the financing, Tae Hea Nahm of Storm Ventures has been added to Scripted’s board of directors.

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Fintech start-up Mirador attracts $2 mln seed

Mirador Financial, a Portland, Oregon-based financial tech start-up, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Collaborative Fund, Crosslink Capital, Vesta Corp. and Wicklow Capital.

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Crosslink Capital leads $8 mln round for Chime app

Chime has secured $8 million in funding in a round led by Crosslink Capital. The other investors were Homebrew, Forerunner Ventures and PivotNorth Capital. Based in San Francisco, Chime is a bank account and rewards app for millennials.

BrightFunnel attracts $2.5 mln

BrightFunnel has received $2.5 million in funding. The investors were Resolute Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Crosslink Capital and Tekton Ventures. Based in San Francisco, BrightFunnel is a predictive analytics cloud for B2B marketers.

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SchoolMint picks up $2.2 mln seed

SchoolMint said Friday that it has closed $2.2 million in seed financing. New School Ventures Fund, Runa Capital and Crosslink Capital led the round with participation from other backers that included Kapor Capital, Imagine K12, Romulus Capital, Fresco Capital and EdMentor VC. Based in San Francisco, SchoolMint is an online and mobile enrollment platform for K-12 schools.

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Beauty Noted appoints new president/CEO, also grabs $2.2 mln

Beauty Noted has named Kate Thorp as president and CEO. Also, the firm has received $2.2 million in seed funding. Kortschak Investments led the round with participation from IDG Ventures and Crosslink Capital. Headquartered in Sausalito, Calif., Beauty Noted is a crowdsourcing platform focused on beauty products.

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Cisco joins investment round for Ayla

Ayla Networks, which provides services for the Internet of Things, has raised $14.5 million in a Series B round from Cisco, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Linear Venture, SAIF Partners, SJF Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and Voyager Capital. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Ayla, which provides a cloud-based platform for connecting devices and appliances, has now raised about $20 million in total funding. As part of the latest round, Peter Cook of IFC and Ben Ng of SAIF Partners have joined the board.

VC-backed RadiumOne board fires CEO in wake of guilty plea to battery charges

RadiumOne‘s board of directors has fired Gurbaksh Chahal as CEO and chairman. The firm’s COO Bill Lonergan has been named as Chahal’s replacement. Although no reason for Chahal’s termination was given in the company’s statement on this development, according to various news reports, RadiumOne faced pressure to make this decision in light of Chahal’s recent guilty plea to battery and domestic violence charges against his girlfriend. Based in San Francisco, RadiumOne is a provider of media buying solutions. It is backed by Crosslink Capital, DFJ Espirit, Adams Street Partners and Trinity Ventures.

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TakeLessons snags $7 mln

TakeLessons said Tuesday that it has secured $7 million in funding. Lightbank led the round with participation from Crosslink Capital, SoftTech VC, Triangle Peak Partners and Moore Venture Partners. TakeLessons is an online marketplace for qualified and vetted teachers.

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Hired secures $15 mln Series A funding

Hired has secured a $15 million Series A round. The financing was led by Crosslink Capital and Sierra Ventures with additional participation from SoftTech VC and Sherpa Ventures.

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