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Vaurum raises funds led by Battery Ventures

Vaurum has raised $4 million in seed funding from Battery Ventures and angel investors including Tim Draper, managing director and co-founder of investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Steve Case, former chairman and chief executive of America Online. Vaurum is a cryptocurrency company developing bitcoin exchange software for financial institutions.

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Doximity raises $54 mln from DFJ, T Rowe Price, others

Doximity said it closing a $54 million round of Series C funding co-led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Morgan Stanley Investment Management also participated in the round as a new investor. Existing investors Emergence Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures and InterWest Partners also joined the financing. Doximity, an online network for doctors, has more than tripled its user base since its last funding in September 2012 and has one in three U.S. doctors as members, the company said.

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VCs launch into new space: VCJ

Welcome to the era of “New Space,” where a small, but growing number of emerging hardware companies – many venture backed – are starting to take over the reins of space exploration as Washington, D.C., and other government agencies worldwide, shift the financial burden to private enterprise, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

Box adds Cisco chief technology and strategy officer to board of directors

Box has added Padmasree Warrior, chief technology and strategy officer for Cisco, to its board of directors. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners and U.S. Venture Partners as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures.

Box appoints healthcare advisors

Box has appointed Aneesh Chopra, the first chief technology officer of the US, and Glen Tullman, former CEO of Allscripts, to serve as special advisors for the company’s healthcare and life sciences practice. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures.

Roizen named operating partner at DFJ

Draper Fisher Jurvetson, which recently closed Fund XI with $325 million in commitments, has named Heidi Roizen an operating partner. DFJ announced the move on its blog, which you can read here. Roizen, who was formerly a managing director with Mobius Venture Capital, joined DFJ as a venture partner in February 2012.

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This morning’s First Read brings you news of AnaCap’s Fund III, the launch of female outfit Aspect Ventures, a ‘one and done’ for Draper Fisher Jurvetson and an inaugural debt fund for Neuberger Berman.

DFJ Esprit strengthens ties with Silicon Valley

DFJ Esprit has strengthened its ties with a global network of investors which includes the Silicon Valley venture capital firm that backed Hotmail, Skype, Box, Twitter and Tesla Motors. Simon Cook, managing partner of London-based DFJ Esprit, will join the board of the DFJ Global Network, based in Silicon Valley which was founded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, one of Silicon Valley’s leading investors.

Box Chooses SDL to Accelerate International Growth

SDL has been selected by UK-based Box, a provider of online storage and collaboration software, as its preferred partner to expand into new international markets. Box is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners and U.S. Venture Partners and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.

Swell App Raises $5.4M, Led by DFJ

The mobile app developer Swell has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and including Google Ventures, InterWest Partners, Correlation Ventures and Draper Nexus Ventures. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company previously raised $1.8M in seed funding from Google Ventures, Charles River Ventures, DFJ, Andreessen Horowitz, Inspovation Ventures and individual investors.

Box Adds to Team with Senior Sales Appointments

Box has hired four senior sales professionals to its team. Jim Priestley joins as senior vice president of sales; Stephen Morse joins as vice president of global sales engineering; Ryan Martin as vice president of platform sales; and Scott Hebert as vice president of vertical industry sales. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.

NanoString Technologies Prices IPO; VC firms Clarus, DFJ and OVP Poised for Payout

Venture-backed NanoString Technologies Inc. on Tuesday said that it is pricing its initial public offering of 5.4 million shares at $10 per share. The company, which makes life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, has raised a total of $82 million in venture capital since its founding in 2003. Clarus Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and OVP Venture Partners as a group own 7.4 million pre-IPO shares, or 79% of the company, according to its S-1 filing.

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