App Annie buys VC-backed Mobidia

According to a blog post on its site, App Annie has acquired Canadian mobile measurement company Mobidia. No financial terms were disclosed. App Annie’s backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Greycroft Partners and IDG Capital Partners while Mobidia’s backers include BDC Venture Capital, British Columbia Discovery Fund and B.C. Advantage Funds. To read the announcement, visit here.

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IVP adds Loverro

Thomas Loverro, who previously was a principal at RRE Ventures, has joined Institutional Venture Partners as a vice president. At IVP, which recently closed its largest ever fund at $1.4 billion, Loverro will focus on later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies. At RRE, Loverro worked on such investments as Avant, Base, CollectiveHealth, CoverHound, OnDeck and Trumaker, among others.

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Xplore closes buy of VC-backed Motion Computing

Xplore Technologies Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing Inc, a maker of rugged tablet PCs. The value of the transaction is about $9 million, which includes $7 million in net liabilities. Motion Computing’s backers included New Enterprise Associates, Institutional Venture Partners and G-51 Capital.

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IVP leads Series B funding of new video service Vessel

Institutional Venture Partners has led a $57.5 million Series B funding round in Vessel, a new video service that launched in recent weeks. Vessel’s current investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners and Bezos Expeditions all participated in the round. The San Francisco-based company, co-founded by former Hulu executives Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, previously raised $75 million in funding.

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IVP adds two to its investment team

Institutional Venture Partners announced two new additions to its investment team. Roseanne Wincek joins IVP as a vice president and will focus on investing in later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies. She previously was a principal at Canaan Partners. Also, Alexander Lim joins IVP as an associate and will focus on identifying and evaluating later-stage enterprise software, Internet and mobile investments. Prior to IVP, Lim worked at Credit Suisse.

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KPCB leads Series C round for Ayasdi

Menlo Park, California-based Ayasdi, a provider of machine intelligence software, has secured $55 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, FLOODGATE, Citi Ventures, Centerview Capital Technology and Draper Nexus.

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IVP prepares to close its 15th fund, Fogelsong to scale back part-time–VCJ

Institutional Venture Partners plans to hold a first and final close for its 15th flagship fund on April 21, according to a GCM Grosvenor Private Markets report included in Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association meeting materials. The firm set a $1.2 billion target and $1.4 billion hard cap on Institutional Venture Partners Fund XV.

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Dataminr scores $130 mln

Dataminr, a  real-time information discovery company, has secured $130 million in funding. Fidelity Management & Research Company led the round with participation from other investors that included Wellington Management Company LLP, Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, Venrock and Institutional Venture Partners.

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Pindrop Security scores $35 mln Series B

Atlanta-based Pindrop Security, a provider of phone fraud prevention and call center authentication solutions, has closed $35 million in Series B financing. Institutional Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Webb Investment Network. In conjunction with the funding, Somesh Dash, a general partner at IVP, will join Pindrop Security’s board of directors.

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Alternative lender SoFi snags $200 mln Series D

Alternative lender Social Finance Inc has raised $200 million in Series D funding. Third Point Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Wellington Management Company LLP and Institutional Venture Partners. Goldman Sachs was the placement agent.

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App Annie raises $55 mln from IVP, Sequoia, Greycroft, IDG

App Annie said it raised an oversubscribed Series D round of $55 million led by Institutional Venture Partners and joined by existing investors Sequoia Capital, Greycroft Partners and IDG Capital Partners. The app analytics company also launched Usage Intelligence, a mobile focused product generating usage data, such as active users, time spent and retention. The company, which tripled its revenue in 2014, has now raised $94 million. IVP General Partner Eric Liaw will join the board.

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IVP promotes Dash, Liaw to general partners

Institutional Venture Partners has promoted Somesh Dash and Eric Liaw to general partners. They join Todd Chaffee, Norm Fogelsong, Steve Harrick, Jules Maltz, Sandy Miller and Dennis Phelps as general partners. Dash joined IVP in 2005 and focuses primarily on later-stage investments in Internet, software, mobile and technology-enabled services. He led the firms’s investments in Business Insider, Klout, Pure Storage, SoundCloud and Woven. Liaw joined in 2011 and focuses on working with growth companies across sectors like enterprise software, Internet and mobile.

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VC-backed small biz lender OnDeck debuts IPO

New York City-based small business lender OnDeck has raised $200 million for its IPO after pricing its 10 million shares at $20 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “ONDK.”

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