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VC-backed small biz lender OnDeck debuts IPO

New York City-based small business lender OnDeck has raised $200 million for its IPO after pricing its 10 million shares at $20 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “ONDK.”

Family entertainment firm ToyTalk pulls in $15 mln

ToyTalk, a San Francisco-based family entertainment firm, has raised $15 million in funding in a round led by Khosla Ventures, the company said in a blog post on its site. Other backers included previous investors Greylock, Charles River Ventures, True Ventures and First Round Capital. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used to expand its engineering and production teams. In addition to the funding, Samil Kaul, a partner at Khosla, has been added to ToyTalk’s board of directors. To read the announcement, visit here.

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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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Brickstream acquires VC-backed Nomi

Brickstream has bought Nomi, a New York City-based location analytics firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Nomi’s backers included Accel Partners, First Round Capital, CAA Ventures, SV Angel, Forerunner Ventures and Greycroft Partners.

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Fountain raises $4 mln from Shasta, First Round

Fountain said it raised $4 million of Series A financing in a round led by Shasta Ventures and joined by First Round Capital. The two firms had backed Fountain founder Aaron Patzer at his previous company, Mint.com. Fountain, an app that connects homeowners to experts on home and garden projects, will open its beta trial to a few thousand users on October 25.

VC-backed Agari taps ex-Interwoven CEO Brauns for board

Agari, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of real-time, data-driven security solutions, has appointed Martin Brauns to its board of directors. Brauns is the former chairman and CEO of Interwoven. Agari is backed by Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners and Scale Venture Partners.

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KPCB leads Series C round for Remind

Remind said Tuesday that it has raised $40 million in Series C funding. Return backer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership and First Round Capital. Remind is a mobile communication product for teachers, students and parents.

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Mayfield Fund leads $6.5 mln round for Massdrop

Massdrop has secured $6.5 million in a Series A funding. Mayfield Fund led the round with participation from other investors that include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, First Round Capital and Cowboy Ventures. Based in San Francisco, Massdrop is an online community for enthusiasts.

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Agari raises $15 mln led by Scale Venture Partners

Agari, a provider of real-time, data-driven security solutions has secured a $15 million Series C funding round led by Scale Venture Partners. Existing investors Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and others also participated.

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Bitcoin startup Gem nets $2 mln seed

Venice, Calif.-based bitcoin startup Gem (formerly known as BitVault) has closed $2 million in seed funding. First Round Capital and Tekton Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included RRE Ventures, MESA+, Amplify.LA, Birchmere Labs, Idealab, ECEG, Partners, Baroda Ventures, Wavemaker Labs, Bitcoin Shop, Crypto Currency Partners and QED Associates.

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GGV Capital leads $13.5 mln Series A funding in FlightCar

GGV Capital has led a $13.5 million Series A funding in FlightCar, a peer-to-peer car sharing service operating at airports. Other participants in the funding include General Catalyst, SoftBank Capital and First Round Capital. Comcast Ventures and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin also invested. FlightCar has raised a total of $20 million to date, making co-founders Rujul Zaparde, 19, and Kevin Petrovic, 20, among the youngest entrepreneurs to have raised such large amounts of venture capital.

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Dagne Dover raises seed round

Handbag brand Dagne Dover has raised $1.25 million. Investors in the seed round included David Bell, Fabrice Grinda, Dominic Cioffoletti, 2020 Ventures and First Round Capital‘s Dorm Room Fund.

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