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.


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.

VC-backed ElasticBox names Yahoo’s Kail as a board advisor

ElasticBox has appointed Mike Kail to its board as a strategic advisor. Currently, Kail is CIO and SVP of infrastructure at Yahoo. ElasticBox is a provider of solutions that allow developers and businesses to deploy and manage apps. ElasticBox’s backers include Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Sierra Ventures.


Intel Capital expects to invest $355 mln this year

Intel Capital announced it invested $62 million in 16 companies pursing a range of products and technologies from wearable devices to drones to big data analytics. The investment arm of chipmaker Intel also said it expected its investments to total about $355 million this year, or slightly more than last year, when it invested $333 million in 146 deals.


Intel Capital leads $35 mln growth round in Gigya

Gigya, which provides data behavior analysis on users to companies, has raised $35 million in growth capital. Intel Capital led the round, which included Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, Adobe, Advance Publications, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greenspring Associates and Mayfield Fund. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has now raised $104 million in total funding, including a $25 million round in September 2013.


Avegant nabs $9.37 mln Series A

Avegant has raised $9.37 million in Series A funding. Intel Capital and NHN Investment led the round with participation from other investors that included Kaiwu Capital, Crunch Fund, 500 Startups, DN Capital, Calvin Broadus Jr. and the Michigan Angel Fund. Avegant is a developer of wearable near eye displays.


Intel Capital backs PrecisionHawk

Intel Capital has joined PrecisionHawk‘s previously announced $10 million Series B round. Also, Tammi Smorynski of Intel Capital has been named an advisor to the PrecisionHawk board. Based in Indianapolis, Raleigh, NC and Toronto, PrecisionHawk is an unmanned aerial systems and remote sensing firm.


Stratoscale attracts $32 mln Series B

Stratoscale has closed $32 million in Series B funding. Intel Capital led the round with participation from Cisco Investments, SanDisk, Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. Based in Israel, Stratoscale is a software platform for hyper-convergence.


NetSpeed grabs Series B funds

NetSpeed Systems has secured an undisclosed amount of Series B funding. The investors were Walden-Riverwood Ventures and Intel Capital. In addition to the funding, Lip Bu Tan, co-founder of Walden-Riverwood Ventures, has been appointed chairman of NetSpeed’s board of directors. Based in San Jose, Calif., NetSpeed is an on-chip network IP supplier.


Joyent pulls in $15 mln

Joyent, a San Francisco-based container infrastructure firm, has closed $15 million in funding. The investors included Intel Capital, Orascom TMT Investments, El Dorado Ventures, EPIC Ventures and LGI Ventures.


Technisys nets $13 mln Series B

Digital banking firm Technisys has closed $13 million in Series B funding. The investors were Intel Capital, Alta Ventures, KaSZeK Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst and Holdinvest. According to the firm, the capital will be used for expansion in LATAM and the U.S. as well as product development.

VC-backed Voxer names engineering VP

San Francisco-based Voxer, a provider of push-to-talk and multimedia messaging, has hired Paul Reilly as vice president of engineering. Previously, Reilly worked at Memeo where he served as vice president of engineering. Its backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel and CrunchFund.

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