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Meal replacement startup Soylent cooks up $20 mln

Meal replacement startup Soylent has raised $20 million in Series A funding, it was announced on the company’s blog. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from other investors that included Lerer Ventures and Index Ventures. In addition to the funding, Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, has been added to Soylent’s board. To read the post, visit here.

 

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New York startup Namely picks up $12 mln Series B

New York-based Namely, a human resources and payroll platform, has secured $12 million in Series B funding, a company spokesperson for the firm confirmed. Matrix Partners led the round with participation from True Ventures, Lerer Ventures and Bullpen Capital. In conjunction with the funding, David Skok, a general partner at Matrix, has been added to Namely’s board.

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Campus Jobs snags $965K

Campus Job has received $965,000 in seed funding in a round led by Box Group. Other investors included Lerer Ventures, Kal Vepuri, F Cubed and Red Sea. Based in New York, Campus Job is an online marketplace for businesses to find and hire college students for part-­time jobs during the school year.

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Wildcard pulls in $7 mln Series A

According to a blog post by CEO Jordan Cooper, Wildcard has received $7 million in Series A funding. The investors were General Catalyst Partners, Softbank, Lerer Ventures, Box Group and Gary Vaynerchuk. Wildcard is a “replacement for the internet on your phone,” says its website. To read the announcement, visit here.

Restaurant app Resy nets $2 mln

According to a source at the company, Resy closed $2 million in seed funding. VaynerRSE and Lerer Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included TomsCapital/Panarea Capital, A-GRade Holdings and Slow Ventures. Based in New York, Resy is a restaurant reservations app.

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Job-matching platform Jobr rakes in $2 mln

According to a blog post on its site, Jobr, a job-matching platform, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, The Hive, Tekton Ventures, Structure Capital, Tim Draper and Fabrice Grinda. Also, the firm has named Ellen Levy, who is also investing in Jobr, as an advisor. To read further details about the funding, visit here.

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BarkBox fetches $15 mln Series B

BarkBox has raised $15 million in Series B funding, a company spokesperson confirmed. The investors included Resolute VC, RRE, Lerer Ventures, Bertelsmann, Vast Ventures, Box Group, Slow Ventures, Daher Capital and CAA. Based in New York City, BarkBox is an e-commerce and content company for dog lovers.

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VC-backed Refinery29 hires Zalaznick as strategic advisor

New York-based media company Refinery29 has hired Lauren Zalaznick as a strategic advisor. Recently, Zalaznick served as executive vice president at NBCUniversal. Refinery29’s backers include Stripes Group, FLOODGATE, First Round, Hearst Corp., Lerer Ventures and Eastern Capital.

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Lightspeed, Lerer Ventures invest $1 mln seed funding in Fresh Nation

Lightspeed Venture Partners and Lerer Ventures have invested $1 million in a seed funding round in Fresh Nation, an online market for farmers’ markets. Fresh Nation creates delivery zones for fresh local food by connecting neighboring farmers’ markets into a single online site. Fresh Nation is available now in select East Coast regions, and with the funding the company will expand the service to the Los Angeles region.

X.ai nets $2.1 mln

New York City-based artificial intelligence firm x.ai has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. IA Ventures, Softbank and Lerer Ventures led the round.

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Giphy racks up funding

According to a blog post on its site, Giphy, a search engine for GIFs, has secured funding. No financial terms were disclosed although according to various outlets, the amount was $2.4 million. The investors included Betaworks, Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures and CAA Ventures. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Soldsie fetches $4 mln Series A

Soldsie, a San Francisco-based social selling service, said Thursday that it has secured $4 million in Series A funding. First Round Capital led the round with participation from SoftTechVC, Lerer Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Ventures, e.Ventures, 500 Startups and various angels.

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FieldLens grabs $8 mln Series A funds

FieldLens said Thursday that it has secured $8 million in Series A funding. OpenView Venture Partners led the round with participation from Softbank Capital, High Peaks Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Borealis Ventures and NYC Seed. FieldLens is a mobile field management app for construction professionals.

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PolicyMic scores $10 mln

Digital media firm PolicyMic has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Netscape founder Jim Clark and WebMD led the round with participation from previous backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, Advancit Capital, Red Swan Ventures and the Knight Foundation.

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