NEA leads Series C round for Coursera

Online education platform Coursera has raised $49.5 in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from other investors that included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, International Finance Corporation, Times Internet, GSV Asset Management and Learn Capital.


Cyber security company AlienVault raises $52 mln in late-stage funding

San Mateo, Calif.-based AlienVault, a provider of threat management and other cyber security services, announced it has raised $52 million in Series E funding led by new investor Institutional Venture Partners. Existing investors Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and GGV Capital also participated in the round. The company, founded in 2007, has now raised $116 million in total funding. As part of the latest round, Steve Harrick, general partner at IVP, has joined the board.

VC-backed Invuity appoints Mackaness as CFO

San Francisco-based Invuity Inc, a developer of advanced photonics devices, has named James H. Mackaness as chief financial officer. The appointment becomes effective August 24. Previously, Mackaness worked at IRIDEX Corp where he served as CFO and COO. Invuity’s backers include Wellington Management LLP, HealthCare Royalty Partners, Valence Life Sciences, InterWest Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

KPCB and Shasta Ventures back Leanplum

San Francisco-based Leanplum, a mobile lifecycle marketing provider, has secured $11.6 million in Series B funding. The investors were Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Shasta Ventures.

VC-backed SimpliVity hires Beaudoin as CFO

Westborough, Massachusetts-based IT infrastructure company SimpliVity has appointed Tom Beaudoin as chief financial officer. Prior to joining SimpliVity, Beaudoin worked at Nuance Communications where he served as executive vice president and CFO. SimpliVity’s backers include Waypoint Capital, Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Meritech Capital Partners.


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.

Venture capitalist John Doerr shows a flexible solar panel during a panel discussion at the 2006 TechNet Innovation Summit at the Stanford University Memorial Auditorium in Stanford, California, November 15, 2006. REUTERS/Dino Vournas

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Zumper takes in $6.35 mln

San Francisco-based Zumper, a home and apartment rental search platform, has secured $6.35 million in funding. Goodwater Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round.


VC-backed Teladoc sets IPO pricing terms

Dallas-based telehealth platform Teladoc has priced its IPO of 7 million shares at between $15 and $17 per share. The company plans on trading the stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “TDOC.” J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc are serving as the lead underwriters. Teladoc’s backers include Icon Ventures, FLAG Capital Management, Greenspring Associates, Mellon, QuestMark Partners, Cardinal Partners, HLM Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Capital Partners and Trident Capital.

VC-backed AppDynamics names Scott to board

Application intelligence provider AppDynamics has added David Scott to its board. Scott was a senior vice president and general manager of HP‘s global storage business. He is also the former president and CEO of 3PAR. AppDynamics’ backers include Battery Ventures, ClearBridge Investments, Sands Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners.


Xiu.com scores $30 mln Series C

Xiu.com, a China-based ecommerce platform that sells fashion products, has secured $30 million in Series C funding. Pacific Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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