VC-backed Meteor buys database startup FathomDB

According to a blog post on its site, Meteor, an open-source platform for building web apps, has acquired database startup FathomDB. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, Justin Santa Barbara, the creator of FathomDB, will join Meteor’s team to lead its real-time data efforts. FathomDB was seeded by Y Combinator. Meteor’s backers include Data Collective, Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners and Webb Investment Network. To read the announcement, visit here.


Matrix Partners funds Lever

Lever has received $10 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post on its site. Matrix Partners led the round. In addition to the funding, Dana Stalder, general partner at Matrix, will be joining Lever’s board. Based in San Francisco, Lever is a hiring and talent management platform provider. To read the announcement, visit here.



Matrix Partners leads Series A round for Kinnek

Kinnek said Monday that it has received $10 million in Series A funding. Matrix Partners led the round with participation from return backers that included Sierra Ventures, Version One Ventures, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund and TriplePoint Ventures. Based in New York City, Kinnek helps small businesses find suppliers and manage purchasing.

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General Catalyst looks for payday with HubSpot IPO

Marketing software provider HubSpot Inc, which has raised about $100 million in venture capital, on Monday registered for an initial public offering. The filing shows that VCs own 66 percent of the company, led by General Catalyst Partners, which owns about 27 percent.

Australian startup Canva picks up $3.6 mln

Canva has secured $3.6 million in funding. The investors were Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund, Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures and Square Peg Capital. Based in Sydney, Australia, Canva is an online graphic design platform.


Taulia racks up $27 mln Series D

Taulia said Tuesday that it has closed $27 million in Series D funding. QuestMark Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Lakestar and DAG Ventures. FT Partners advised Taulia on the transaction. Based in San Francisco, Taulia is a supplier financing provider.


Intent Media nets $22.7 mln Series C

Intent Media said Monday that it has raised $22.7 million in Series C financing. Insight Venture Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Matrix Partners and Redpoint Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Bradley Twohig of Insight Venture Partners has been added to Intent Media’s board. Based in New York, Intent Media is a provider of intelligent advertising solutions for travel firms.


Translation service Unbabel raises funds

Unbabel has raised $1.5 million in funding from venture capital firms and angel investors, including Jared Fliesler of Matrix Partners, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures and others. Unbabel is a Y Combinator company that offers translation services.


Path acquires VC-backed TalkTo app

Path has acquired TalkTo, it was confirmed in a blog post on the Path website. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., TalkTo is an app that helps users correspond with local businesses via text messages. It was backed by Matrix Partners. To read the announcement, visit here.


Zaius raises $6.3 mln in Series A funding

David Skok of Matrix Partners and other investors have provided a $6.3 million Series A funding round in data analytics company Zaius, which provides a platform that enables companies to optimize customer experience. Ray Tacoma, a software executive, will be joining Zaius’s board of directors.

Serena Capital and Matrix Partners back Work4

Work4 said Thursday that it has secured $7 million in Series B funding. The investors were Serena Capital and Matrix Partners. In addition to the funding, Xavier Lorphelin, managing partner at Serena Capital, will join Work4’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco and Paris, Work4 is a social and mobile recruiting firm.

Zendesk appoints to board

Zendesk, a provider of cloud software has made three appointments to its board of directors: Caryn Marooney, vice president of technology communications at Facebook; Elizabeth Nelson, former chief financial officer of Macromedia and former Amazon.com general counsel Michelle Wilson. Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, Zendesk has offices in seven countries and funding from Charles River Ventures, Benchmark, GGV Capital, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners and Redpoint Ventures.

Matrix Partners leads funding round for Apartment List

Apartment List, which operates an apartment search engine for the rental market, has raised a $15 Million Series A round of funding round. Matrix Partners led the round. As part of the funding, Dana Stalder, general partner of Matrix, has joined the board of the San Francisco-based company. Apartment List, which launched in late 2011, had previously been bootstrapped.

Huddle in Partnership With Softcat

Huddle has entered into a partnership with UK reseller Softcat. Huddle provides next generation content collaboration for government and enterprises and is backed by venture capital firms DAG Ventures, Eden Ventures, Matrix Partners and Jafco Ventures.

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VC Fundraising Slows in Q2

U.S. venture capital firms raised just under $3 billion in the second quarter, with more than half of the money going to five established VCs, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.

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