VC-backed ForgeRock adds to team

San Francisco-based ForgeRock, a provider of identity management solutions, has named Aled Miles as executive vice president of global sales. Previously, Miles worked at Symantec. ForgeRock is backed by Meritech Capital Partners, Accel Partners and Foundation Capital.

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Homesuite picks up $2.3 mln

Furnished rental platform Homesuite has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and Foundation Capital led the round.

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Formation 8, Foundation Capital co-lead $32.3 mln funding in Bolt Threads

Formation 8 and Foundation Capital have co-led a $32.3 million Series B funding round in Bolt Threads, which makes silk fibers based on proteins found in nature. Founders Fund participated in the funding. Bolt Threads, which has emerged from stealth, has raised a total of $40 million, including a Series A funding led by Foundation Capital.

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Nomination app Blend raises Series A round led by NEA

San Francisco-based Blend announced it has raised $6.3 Million in a Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates. Metamorphic Ventures, Red Sea Ventures, Great Oaks Capital, the Al Nowais family from Dubai’s Waha Capital and previous investors CAA Ventures, Foundation Capital, Galvanize Ventures, BaseVC, among others, also participated in the round. As part of the funding, Sheel Tyle, a principal with NEA, has joined the board. Blend previously raised $2.7 million in seed funding.

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Sapphire Ventures leads $30 mln round for Cyphort

Santa Clara, California-based cyber security company Cyphort has raised $30 million in Series C funding. Sapphire Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Trinity Ventures, Foundation Capital and Matrix Partners.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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