VC-backed Prosper Marketplace taps LinkedIn’s Barrile as chief product officer

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

San Francisco-based Prosper Marketplace, the parent of Prosper Funding, an online marketplace for consumer credit, has hired Parker Barrile as chief product officer. Previously, Barrile worked at LinkedIn where he served as vice president of product management. Prosper Marketplace’s backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Phenomen Ventures, Sequoia Capital and BlackRock.


STAND rallies $2.25 mln in Resolute Ventures-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Personal philanthropy social network STAND has secured $2.25 million in funding. Resolute Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Jack Dorsey, Greylock Discovery, Fresco Capital, MGM, LinkedIn, CITI Ventures and former Square CTO Bob Lee. In addition to the funding, STAND has appointed Biz Stone as chairman.


VC-backed NoWait adds two VPs to team

By Iris Dorbian — 11 months ago

NoWait, which is backed by Drive Capital and Birchmere Ventures, has named Jim Duddy as vice president of sales and Adam Gerson as vice president of operations. Both will be based in New York City. Previously, Duddy was a senior vice president of sales for Jibe and a director of sales at LinkedIn while Gerson worked at Hailo where he served as general manager. Based in Pittsburgh and New York City, NoWait is a mobile network for casual dining restaurants.


Data startup Confluent nets $6.9 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Mountain View, Calif.-based Confluent, a newly launched real-time data startup, has received $6.9 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Eric Vishria of Benchmark led the round with participation from LinkedIn and Data Collective. To read more details about the funding, visit here.