Black Duck Software attracts $5 mln, adds VC Keshian to board

Black Duck Software, an OSS logistics solutions provider, has received $5 million in funding. The investor was Siemens‘ venture capital unit. Also, the company has named Dean Vassiliou as vice president of success management and added Daniel Keshian to its board of directors. Keshian is a former managing director at Fairhaven Capital and venture partner at Greylock.


Vouch grabs $6 mln Series A

San Francisco-based Vouch, a social network for credit, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The investors were Core Innovation Capital, Data Collective, Stanford StartX Fund, Cooley LLP, First Round Capital, Greylock, IDG Ventures and AngelList.


Dog walking app Wag! grabs $2.45 mln seed

Los Angeles-based dog walking app Wag! has raised $2.45 million in seed funding. Freestyle Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Greylock, Slow Ventures and RRE. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for market expansion and product development.


Expect Labs picks up $13 mln Series A

MindMeld platform maker Expect Labs has secured $13 million in Series A funding. IDG Ventures and a USAA subsidiary led the round. Other investors included Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, Telefónica Digital, Liberty Global Ventures, Fenox Ventures, Westcott, Quest Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and KPG Ventures.

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.

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.


Battery Ventures and Greylock back GuardiCore

Cyber-security startup GuardiCore said Monday that it has raised $11 million in funding. Battery Ventures led the round with participation from Greylock IL and unnamed investors. In addition to the funding, Scott Tubin of Battery Ventures has been added to the firm’s board.

VC-backed OpenDNS hires CFO

OpenDNS has hired Burt W. Podbere as chief financial officer. Previously, Podbere worked at Net Optics where he served as CFO. Based in San Francisco, OpenDNS is a provider of internet security solutions. Its backers include Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Glynn Capital, Cisco, Evolution Capital, Lumia Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital.


VC-backed One Kings Lane appoints new CEO

One Kings Lane has named Dinesh Lathi as CEO and member of the board of directors. Previously, Lathi was the firm’s chief operating and financial officer. Headquartered in San Francisco, One Kings Lane is an online home decor retailer. Its backers include Mousse Partners, Scripps Networks Interactive, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock Partners, IVP and Tiger Global Management.

VC-backed Domo appoints TPG principal to board

Enterprise software startup Domo has named Nehal Raj, a principal at TPG, to its board of directors. TPG Growth recently led a $125 million Series C round in Domo. The company’s other backers include Benchmark, Fidelity Investments, Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Greylock Partners, IVP, Salesforce.com, T. Rowe Price, WPP and Zetta Venture Partners.

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Game Closure Wins $12M Series A

Game Closure, a Mountain View, Calif.-based maker of HTML5-based cross-platform game technology, has raised $12 million. Highland Capital Partners led the Series A round, with Greylock, Benchmark, General Catalyst and Charles River Ventures also participating. Highland’s Andy Miller has joined the company’s board of directors. PRESS RELEASE Game Closure today announced a Series A financing […]

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