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FTV Capital leads $42 mln round for NewsCred

Content marketing software company NewsCred has secured $42 million in funding. FTV Capital led the round with participation from previous backers FirstMark Capital, InterWest Partners and Mayfield Fund. In addition to the funding, Liron Gitig, a partner at FTV Capital, has been added to NewsCred’s board of directors.

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Costanoa leads $11.23 mln Series B funding in ChatID

Costanoa Venture Capital led an $11.23 million Series B funding round in SaaS platform ChatID, bringing the company’s total funding to $19.2 million. ChatID raised a $2 million seed funding round, and a $6 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital and Mack Capital in March 2014. Neill Occhiogrosso, partner at Costanoa, will join ChatID’s board.

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VC-backed Schoology expands leadership team with new appointments

New York City-based educational tech company Schoology has named Norman Weissberg as chief revenue officer, Melton Littlepage as chief marketing officer and Michael Brinkman as chief technology officer. Prior to joining Schoology, Weissberg worked at Vocus, Littlepage was at Concur and Brinkman worked at Spredfast. Schoology’s backers include Intel Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Great Road Holdings, FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital.

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Charitable giving platform Omaze picks up $9 mln Series A

Charitable giving platform Omaze has raised $9 million in Series A funding. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Tornante Company, Vayner/RSE, Warby Parker, Crosscut Ventures and ff Venture Capital.

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Accel leads $45 mln funding of InVision

InVision, a New York-based provider of a cloud-based collaborative platform for product designers, has raised $45 million in Series C financing. Accel led the round and was joined by existing investors FirstMark Capital and Tiger Global. As part of the round, Vas Natarajan, a partner at Accel, has joined the board. The company has now raised $80 million in funding.

Sketchfab takes in $7 mln

According to a blog post on its site, Sketchfab has secured $7 million in Series A funding. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from previous backers TechStars, Balderton, Partech and Borealis. Sketchfab is an online platform for sharing 3D files.

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Gravie nets $12.5 mln Series B in Split Rock-led round

Minneapolis-based insurance marketplace Gravie has secured $12.5 million in Series B funding. Split Rock Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Aberdare Ventures and FirstMark Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Michael Gorman, a managing partner at Split Rock Partners, has been added to Gravie’s board of directors.

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Engagio seals $10 mln Series A in FirstMark-led round

San Mateo, California-based Engagio, a provider of account based marketing solutions, has secured $10 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post on its site. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from Storm Ventures and First Round Capital. Also, Amish Jani, founder and managing director of FirstMark, has been added to Engagio’s board of directors. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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FirstMark raises $200 mln fund

FirstMark Capital has raised a $200 million venture capital fund, according to documents filed with the SEC. The fund – FirstMark Capital P2 – is supported by seven LPs and had a first sale in February.

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TraceLink rakes in $20 mln

Wakefield, Massachusetts-based TraceLink, a provider of patient safety solutions for life sciences, has closed $20 million in funding. Volition Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Fidelity Biosciences and FirstMark Capital.

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Catalyst Investors leads Series D round for Conductor

Conductor, a provider of web presence solutions, has raised $27 million in Series D funding. Catalyst Investors led the round with participation from FirstMark Capital, Matrix Partners, Investor Growth Capital and Blue Cloud Ventures.

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Bluecore attracts $6 mln Series A

Bluecore, formerly known as TriggerMail, has raised $6 million in Series A funding, the company confirmed in a blog post on its site. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Felicis Ventures, Founders Co-op and Bullet Time Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Amish Jani has been added to Bluecore’s board of directors. Based in New York City, Bluecore provides email marketing services for ecommerce firms. To read the announcement, visit here.

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X.ai pulls in $9.2 mln Series A

New York City-based artificial intelligence firm x.ai has closed $9.2 million in Series A funding. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from IA Ventures, Softbank Capital and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

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Kinsa raises $9.6 mln from Kleiner, FirstMark, others

Kinsa said it raised $9.6 million in a Series A deal led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and joined by FirstMark Capital, Andy Palmer and others. KPCB partner Beth Seidenberg will join the board.Kinsa makes an FDA-cleared thermometer that connects to a smartphone and said the money would enable it to expand production, recruit staff, take on marketing efforts and expand the product line.

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San Francisco start-up Helium bags about $16 mln Series A

San Francisco-based Helium, an internet of things platform for smart machines, has raised about $16 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included FirstMark Capital, Digital Garage, Marc Benioff and SV Angel. Also, Helium has hired Rob Chandhok as president and chief operating officer. Previously, Chandhok worked at Qualcomm. To read the post, visit here.

 

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Investing platform Insikt fetches $16 mln

Investing platform Insikt has raised $16 million in Series B funding, it was announced on the company’s site. Revolution Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Firstmark Capital, Serengeti Asset Management, Peterson Ventures, Jefferies and Atalaya Capital Management. To read the post, visit here.

 

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