Phantom Cyber grabs $2.7 mln seed

Security software company Phantom Cyber has raised $2.7 million in seed funding. The investors included Foundation Capital, Rein Capital, Netsuite Inc CEO Zach Nelson and former Symantec CEO John W. Thompson.

VC-backed Localytics buys Splitforce

Localytics has acquired Splitforce, an automated optimization tool for mobile apps. No financial terms were disclosed. Localytics’ backers include Sapphire Ventures, Foundation Capital and Polaris Partners.


Polaris leads Series C funding in CliQr

CliQr, a provider of a cloud-based app management platform, has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Polaris Partners. Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital also participated in the round. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has now raised $38 million in total funding since it was founded four years ago. As part of the round, Gary Swart, formerly CEO of oDesk and current venture partner at Polaris, has joined the board.


Sapphire Ventures leads $35 mln round for Localytics

Boston-based app marketing and analytics platform Localytics has secured $35 million in Series D funding. Sapphire Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Foundation Capital and Polaris Partners. In addition to the funding, Doug Higgins, managing director at Sapphire Ventures, has been added to Localytics’ board of directors.


Madrona Venture’s Jordan and Foundation Capital’s Vassallo quit Control4 board

Len Jordan, managing director of Madrona Venture Group (formerly with Frazier Technology Ventures) and Steven Vassallo, general partner of Foundation Capital, have resigned from Control4‘s board. Both resignations will be effective as of April 28, 2015, which is the current date for Control4’s 2015 annual shareholders meeting. Frazier Technology first backed Control4 in June 2004 while Foundation made its first investment in July 2005. Based in Salt Lake City, Control4 is a provider of residential and commercial automation systems.


Fastback Networks pulls in $15 mln Series C

San Jose, California-based infrastructure firm Fastback Networks has received $15 million in Series C funding. Harmony Partners led the round with participation from return backers Foundation Capital, Granite Ventures, Juniper Networks and Matrix Partners.


BlockCypher collects over $3.1 mln seed

San Mateo, California-based BlockCypher, a block chain web services startup, has secured over $3.1 million in seed funding. The investors in the round included Foundation Capital, New Enterprise Associates, AME Cloud Ventures, Tim Draper, Upside Partnership, Streamlined Ventures and Fenox Venture Capital.


VC-backed LendingClub sets IPO pricing terms

According to an SEC filing, LendingClub Corp. has priced 57.7 million shares of its IPO at between $10 and $12 a share. The stock will trade on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “LC.” Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Citigroup are the lead underwriters. Based in San Francisco, LendingClub is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace. Its backers include Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Morgenthaler Venture Partners.



PE-backed ForgeRock recruits Humphrey as CMO

ForgeRock, a provider of identity relationship management solutions, has hired Robert Humphrey as chief marketing officer. Previously, Humphrey worked at CA Technologies where he served as senior vice president of global field and channel marketing. ForgeRock is backed by Meritech Capital Partners, Accel Partners and Foundation Capital.


Kik Interactive picks up $38.3 mln Series C, also acquires Relay

Kik Interactive has closed $38.3 million in Series C funding. Valiant Capital Partners led the round with participation from Millennium Technology Value Partners, SV Angel, Foundation Capital, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. Also, Kik has bought GIF messenger Relay. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Kik is a maker of chat network Kik.

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