VC-backed StrongView appoints chief strategy officer

Redwood City, California-based StrongView, an e-mail and cross-channel marketing solutions provider, has hired Dave Frankland as chief strategy officer. Previously, Frankland worked at Forrester Research and DoubleClick where he served in leadership positions. Its backers include Sequoia Capital, Evercore Partners, DAG Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.

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Quantenna Communications racks up $22 mln

Silicon Valley-based Wi-Fi solutions provider Quantenna Communications has closed $22 million in funding. The lead investors were Centerview Capital Technology, Vivint and NTT Group. Return backers Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures, Rusnano, Sigma Partners and Venrock also participated in the round. In addition to the financing, Quantenna has named Ned Hooper and Harold Hughes to its board of directors.

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Mike Cahill rejoins VC-backed Boku as CTO

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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DAG Ventures to raise a $300 mln sixth fund

DAG Ventures is raising a $300 million sixth fund, DAG Ventures VI, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund appears less ambitious than the firm’s previous fund, which in 2011 targeted $500 million, according to a filing at the time.

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

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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DogVacay bags $25 mln in OMERS-led round

DogVacay has secured $25 million in funding. OMERS Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included GSV Capital, First Round Capital, Benchmark, Foundation Capital and DAG Ventures. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., DogVacay is an online community provider of pet care services.

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Intel Capital leads $35 mln growth round in Gigya

Gigya, which provides data behavior analysis on users to companies, has raised $35 million in growth capital. Intel Capital led the round, which included Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, Adobe, Advance Publications, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greenspring Associates and Mayfield Fund. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has now raised $104 million in total funding, including a $25 million round in September 2013.

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Automated investment service Wealthfront rakes in $64 mln

Wealthfront has closed $64 million in financing. Jeremy Philips of Spark Capital Growth led the round with participation from Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Ribbit Capital and the Social+Capital Partnership. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Wealthfront is an automated investment service.

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VC-backed Boku buys Mopay

Boku has acquired rival Germany-based Mopay, a payment solutions provider for online merchants. No financial terms were disclosed. Boku is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

VC-backed Mustbin promotes CTO to CEO

Mustbin, a Boston-based app for organizing, storing and sharing vital personal information, has promoted Satyender Mahajan to CEO from chief technology officer. The firm’s backers include DAG Ventures, General Catalyst, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital.

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Solar cell maker Solexel bags $31 mln

Solexel has closed $31 million in financing. The investors included GAF, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Technology Partners, DAG Ventures, Northgate Capital, GSV Capital Corp. Gentry Venture Partners and Jasper Ridge Partners. Based in Milpitas, Calif., Solexel is a solar cell and module maker.

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Taulia racks up $27 mln Series D

Taulia said Tuesday that it has closed $27 million in Series D funding. QuestMark Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Lakestar and DAG Ventures. FT Partners advised Taulia on the transaction. Based in San Francisco, Taulia is a supplier financing provider.

VC-backed StrongView adds two to team

StrongView said Monday it has hired Steve Melamed as chief sales officer and Mark Parks as vice president of product. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., StrongView is an e-mail and cross-channel marketing solutions provider. Its backers include Sequoia Capital, Evercore Partners, DAG Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.

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Motion sensors maker mCube racks up $37 mln Series C

mCube has received $37 million in Series C financing. The investors included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, MediaTek, iD Ventures America, DAG Ventures, Keytone Ventures, SK Telecom (China) Ventures and Korea Investment Partners. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., mCube is a motion sensors provider.

ARMO BioSciences attracts $30 mln Series B

ARMO BioSciences has closed $30 million in Series B financing. NanoDimension led the round with participation from previous backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, OrbiMed and DAG Ventures. Based in Redwood City, Calif., ARMO BioSciences develops immunotherapies that treat cancer, fibrosis, hypercholesterolemia/atherosclerosis and inflammatory diseases.

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