NVCA appoints True Ventures’ Callaghan as chairman

The National Venture Capital Association has named Jon Callaghan chairman of its board of directors. A founder and general partner of True Ventures, Callaghan is succeeding Scott Sandell, general partner of New Enterprise Associates. In addition to this appointment, ten new board members were announced at NVCA’s annual meeting held in San Francisco. Among them are Mike Carusi, general partner of Lightstone Ventures; Jeff Clavier, founder and managing director of SoftTech VC; Michael Dixon, a partner at Sequoia Capital; and Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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SessionM scores $12 mln

Boston-based SessionM, a consumer loyalty and engagement platform provider, has secured $12 million in funding. Causeway Media Partners led the round with participation from NTT Docomo Capital, Commerce Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Charles River Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina plans to launch herpresidential campaign on May 4, Netsuite says it will pay $200 million to acquire Bronto Software and Comcast reportedly will end its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable.

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Shyp rakes in $50 mln Series B

Shipping service Shyp has secured $50 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from other investors that included Homebrew and Sherpa Ventures. In addition to the funding, John Doerr, a general partner at KPCB, has been added to Shyp’s board of directors. To read more about the funding details, visit here.

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Livongo Health rakes in $20 mln Series B

Consumer digital health company Livongo Health has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The investors included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DFJ and return backer General Catalyst. In conjunction with the funding, Dr. Beth Seidenberg, a general partner at KPCB and Emily Melton, a partner at DFJ, have been added to Livongo Health’s board of directors.

CoreOS nets $12 mln in Google Ventures-led round

San Francisco-based CoreOS, a provider of open source enterprise solutions for Linux containers, has raised $12 million in funding. Google Ventures led the round with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Fuel Capital and Accel Partners.

True North Therapeutics scores $35 mln Series B

San Francisco-based biotech company True North Therapeutics has closed $35 million in Series B funding. OrbiMed led the round with participation from return backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, MPM Capital, SR One and Baxter Ventures.

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peHUB First Read

First Read kicks off your morning with news of FedEx agreeing to buy TNT for $4.8 billion, restaurant chain Bojangles files for IPO and Rand Paul is the latest politician set to declare his presidential bid.

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ZenPayroll nabs $60 mln

San Francisco-based ZenPayroll, an online payroll software provider for small businesses, has raised $60 million in funding. The investors included Emergence Capital Partners, Ribbit Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Ventures.

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VC-backed IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services merge

IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services have completely merged. No financial terms were disclosed. IronPlanet is an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks while Cat Auction Services holds auctions on used heavy equipment. IronPlanet is backed by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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Spruce raises $15 mln in Series A

San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Spruce has raised a $15 million Series A round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, Baseline Ventures and Cowboy Ventures. The company previously raised $2 million in seed funding.

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KPCB leads Series B round for DoorDash

On-demand delivery company DoorDash has secured $40 million in Series B funding, it was announced in a blog post. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from return backers Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Charles River Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, John Doerr of KPCB has been added to the company’s board. To read more about the funding, visit here.

 

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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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