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Five top VCs predict the future

Five top VCs gathered Thursday evening at the Churchill Club’s annual Top 10 Tech Trends program to dispense a healthy dose of theories on what the future will bring.

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Lightspeed leads funding for marketing software developer Percolate

New  York-based Percolate, which provides a marketing software platform, announced it has raised a $40 million Series C round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital, First Round Capital and Lerer Hippeau Ventures also participated in the round. The company, founded in 2011, has now raised $74.5 million in total venture funding.

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Domo raises $200 mln at a $2 bln valuation in BlackRock led round

Domo said it raised $200 million of Series D financing in a transaction that valued the company at $2 billion. The round was led by BlackRock, Capital Group and Glynn Capital joined existing investor GGV Capital in the deal. The new money brings Domo’s total funding to more than $450 million.

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GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures fund Opendoor

San Francisco-based Opendoor, an online home-selling service, has secured $20 million in funding. GGV Capital led the round with participation from Khosla Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Glenn Solomon, a managing partner at GGV Capital, has been added to Opendoor’s board of directors.

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Great Oaks Venture leads $1.5 mln round for Wigo

Wigo said Tuesday it closed a $1.5 million extension of its seed round led by Great Oaks Venture Capital. Other investors in the round include Greylock Partners, GGV Capital, Blade, KEC Ventures, as well as angel investors including Jean Pigozzi and Brian Guttman. This extension follows an initial seed round of $550,000 Wigo raised over the summer. Boston-based Wigo is an app geared for college students that lets them figure out who is going out and where.

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GGV Capital, Icon Ventures lead $25 mln funding in Synack

GGV Capital and Icon Ventures (formerly Jafco Ventures) have co-led a $25 million Series B funding round in Synack, an online security startup. Other participants in the funding round include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Allegis Capital, Derek Smith, chief executive of Shape Security, Ray Rothrock, CEO of Redseal Networks and Timothy Eades, CEO of vArmour. Synack has raised a total of $34 million to date. Glenn Solomon, managing partner at GGV Capital, and Tom Mawhinney, GP at Icon Ventures, will join Synack’s board of directors.

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GGV Capital, DST lead $25 mln Series B funding in Boxed

GGV Capital and Digital Sky Technologies have led a $25 million Series B funding round in Boxed, a mobile app for wholesale club shopping. Other investors in the funding round include Founders Fund, AME Cloud Ventures, Vaizra Investments and early investors First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners and Signia Venture Partners. Jeff Richards, managing partner at GGV Capital, will join Boxed’s board.

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InVisage Technologies snaps up $32.5 mln

Menlo Park, Calif.-based camera platform InVisage Technologies has received $32.5 million in funding. The investors in this round included China Oceanwide USA Holdings, GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital and RockPort Capital.

Mayfield leads Series A round for HashiCorp

San Francisco-based HashiCorp, a provider of DevOps solutions for the modern data center, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Mayfield led the round with participation from GGV Capital and True Ventures.

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Houzz snags $165 mln in Sequoia-led round

Palo Alto, Calif.-based home remodeling and design platform Houzz has secured $165 million in funding. Sequoia led the round with participation from Oren Zeev, New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DST Global and T. Rowe Price.

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Tracking device maker Tile discloses funding

Tile, which makes a $20 bluetooth-powered device that can track keys, luggage and other items, disclosed it has raised $13 million in total venture funding. This includes a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital and a $3.5 million seed-stage round led by the large Chinese company Tencent. Tile disclosed the funding details as part of its announcement that it would expand its technology to work on Android phones. With the recent Series A round, Jeff Richards, managing partner of GGV, has joined the board.

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Science acquires VC-backed PlayHaven

Science Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired PlayHaven, a mobile game ad network. No financial terms were disclosed. PlayHaven’s backers included GGV Capital, Granite Global Venture Capital and e.ventures.

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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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