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Fantasy sports platform AlphaDraft picks up $5 mln

Los Angeles-based daily fantasy sports platform AlphaDraft has raised $5 million in funding. Metamorphic Ventures led the round with participation from WME, Upfront Ventures, IDG Ventures, Amplify.LA, KEC Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Gokul Rajaram, SK Ventures, Basset Investment Group, Greycroft Partners, Melo7 Tech Partners and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.

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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.

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On-demand meal service Sprig cooks up $45 mln

San Francisco-based on-demand meal service Sprig has secured $45 million in funding. The Social+Capital Partnership led the round with participation from other investors that included Greylock Partners, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, 500 Startups, Ludlow Ventures, Lumia Capital, IDG Ventures and CAA Ventures. In addition to the funding, Ted Maidenberg of Social+Capital has been added to Sprig’s board of directors.

Coutinho joins ParkMe

ParkMe said Wednesday that it hired Mario Coutinho as GM of South American Operations. Coutinho previously was MultiPark’s head of marketing. Santa Monica, California-based ParkMe provides real-time parking data to navigation companies and consumers. ParkMe is backed by investors including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group.

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Tempered Networks picks up $15 mln Series A

Ignition Partners has led a $15 million Series A funding round for Tempered Networks, a provider of secure connectivity for critical infrastructure and information. IDG Ventures also participated in the round. In conjunction with the funding, John Connors, a managing partner at Ignition Ventures, has been added to Tempered Networks’ board of directors.

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GuideSpark raises $22.2 mln

GuideSpark has closed a Series C funding round $22.2 million led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures. Menlo Park, Calif.-based GuideSpark provides videos that aide in employee communications and engagement.

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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.

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VC-backed GuideSpark appoints VP of corp. development and strategy

Menlo Park, Calif.-based GuideSpark, a provider of employee communications and engagement solutions, has hired Will Johnson as vice president of corporate development and strategy. Previously, Johnson headed corporate development and software alliances at Workday. He is also a former partner with In-Q-Tel, the venture firm associated with the CIA. GuideSpark is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures.

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IDG Ventures leads Series A round for UpLift

UpLift, a payment marketing platform provider, has secured $8.2 million in Series A funding. IDG Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included PAR Capital Ventures and Thayer Ventures.

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Appboy grabs $15 mln Series B

Appboy said Thursday that it has secured $15 million in Series B funding. InterWest Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Icon Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, T5 Capital and IDG Ventures. In addition to the funding, Doug Pepper, general partner at InterWest, has been appointed to Appboy’s board of directors. Based in New York City, Appboy is a provider of marketing automation for apps.

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Datanyze racks up $2 mln seed

Datanyze said Tuesday that it has closed $2 million in seed funding. IDG Ventures led the round with participation from Google Ventures, Mark Cuban, AngelList, Gil Penchina, Neeraj Agrawal, Jeff Epstein and Kyle York. Based in San Mateo, Calif., Datanyze is a provider of sales prospecting solutions.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners leads Series A round for EverString

EverString said Tuesday that it has received $12 million in Series A funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures. EverString helps firms identify and engage with prospective customers.

Smartling names CFO

Smartling has hired Adi Dehejia as chief financial officer. Previously, Dehejia was the CFO for Rhapsody International. Based in New York City, Smartling is a provider of cloud-based translation software solutions. It is backed by Tenaya Capital, First Round Capital, IDG Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock and Harmony Partners.

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Simply Hired bags $12 mln

Simply Hired has raised $12 million in funding. The investors were Foundation Capital, IDG Ventures and City National Bank. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Simply Hired operates job search engines in many different countries and languages.

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SAP Ventures leads Series B round for Krux

Krux, a provider of cloud-based data management solutions, has closed $35 million in Series B funding. SAP Ventures led the round with participation from Time Warner Investments, Visionnaire Ventures, Temasek, Accel Partners, IDG Ventures and The Entrepreneurs Fund. In addition to the funding, Nino Marakovic, CEO and managing director of SAP Ventures, will join Krux’s board.

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Smartling closes $25 mln funding

Smartling has closed a $25 million series D round of funding, led by ICONIQ Capital. Smartling’s prior investors also participated including First Round Capital, Harmony Partners, IDG Ventures, Tenaya Capital, U.S. Venture Partners and Venrock.

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