Luxury travel deals site Secret Escapes grabs $60 mln

London-based Secret Escapes, a luxury travel deals site, has raised $60 million in Series C funding. Google Ventures and Octopus Investments led the round with participation from return backers Index Ventures and Atlas Venture. Torch Partners was the advisor on the transaction.


Deliveroo raises $70 mln

Deliveroo said Tuesday it raised $70 million in a Series C round led by Greenoaks Capital and Index Ventures. Existing investors Accel and Hoxton Ventures also participated. London-based Deliveroo is on-demand delivery service for high-quality restaurant meals.


Sequoia leads $70 mln round for Flipagram

Flipagram said Thursday that it has raised a $70 million round of financing led by Sequoia. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures joined in the round. Michael Moritz, chairman of Sequoia, and John Doerr, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, have joined Flipagram’s board. Flipagram is an app that lets users make highly social, short video stories.


Zesty collects $17 mln Series A

San Francisco-based Zesty, a healthy food delivery service, has secured $17 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Index Ventures led the round with participation from Founders Fund and Forerunner Ventures.



Credit Benchmark racks up $20 mln Series B

London-based credit risk information provider Credit Benchmark has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Balderton Capital led the round with participation from previous backer Index Ventures. In addition to the funding, Tim Bunting, general partner at Balderton Capital, has been added to Credit Benchmark’s board of directors.


Index leads funding of data platform provider Confluent

Mountain View, Calif.-based Confluent has raised a $24 million Series B round of funding led by Index Ventures. Existing investor Benchmark also participated in the round. The company, which provides a real-time, open source data platform, has now raised about $31 million to date in total funding. As part of the funding, Mike Volpi, partner at Index Ventures, has joined the company board.


3D printing service Shapeways snaps up $30 mln

New York City-based Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, has raised $30 million in funding. INKEF Capital led the round with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures and Lux Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Robert Jan Galema of INKEF Capital has been named to the Shapeways board.


Onefinestay scores $40 mln Series D

Luxury home hospitality business onefinestay has closed $40 million in Series D funding. The investors included Intel Capital, Quadrant Capital Advisors, Index Ventures and Canaan Partners. Also, the company has made a number of appointments, among them are Tom Singer as chief financial officer, Nick Ruotolo as chief commercial officer and Petros Demetriades as chief technology officer.


Sutter Hill Ventures leads Series B round for Curbside

Palo Alto, California-based local shopping app Curbside has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Index Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.

Open source company Minio fetches $3.3 mln seed

Newly launched open source company Minio has raised $3.3 million in seed funding. General Catalyst and Nexus Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included AME Cloud Ventures and Index Ventures.


Path sells to Daum Kakao

San Francisco-based Path Inc, which was rumored to be an acquisition target of Apple last fall, has been scooped up by the South Korean Internet corporation Daum Kakao. Path founder CEO Dave Morin, a former Apple employee, blogged about the sale late Thursday.


Dropbox employee Fushman joins Index

Index Ventures has named Ilya Fushman a general partner. Fushman, who was head of product, business and mobile at the file storage company, was one of the first 75 employees at Dropbox, which is a portfolio company of Index. He had been with Dropbox since 2011.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Federal Reserve says a June interest rate hike is unlikely, New York’s top financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky is stepping down and according to a new study, 40% of the unemployed have stopped looking for a job.


VC-backed Zuora buys Frontleaf

Zuora has acquired Frontleaf, a customer usage analytics provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Zuora’s backers include Wellington Management Company, BlackRock, Premji, Passport Capital, Benchmark Capital, Greylock Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Index Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Vulcan Capital and Next World Capital.


Robinhood scores $50 mln in NEA-led round

Retail brokerage platform Robinhood has raised $50 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Social Leverage and Vaizra Investments. In addition to the funding, Kittu Kolluri of NEA has been added to Robinhood’s board of directors.

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