VC-backed ClassPass buys Fitmob

ClassPass has acquired San Francisco-based Fitmob, a developer of an app that connects users with workouts in their area. No financial terms were disclosed. ClassPass is backed by investors that include General Catalyst and Thrive Capital while Fitmob’s backers included Mayfield Fund and Silicon Valley Bank.

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Third Point leads $30 mln funding of cloud security provider Elastica

Elastica, a provider of cloud app security services, has raised a $30 million Series B round of funding. Third Point Ventures led the funding, which included Mayfield Fund, Telstra and Pelion Ventures. The San Jose, Calif.-based company previously raised a $6 million Series A round. As a result of the latest round, Robert Schwartz from Third Point has joined the Elastica board.

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VC-backed SwiftStack recruits Jaworski as CEO

San Francisco-based object storage company SwiftStack has hired Don Jaworski as CEO. In this position, Jaworski replaces company co-founder Joe Arnold who will remain SwiftStack’s president and chief product officer. SwiftStack’s backers include OpenView Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund and Storm Ventures.

CloudVelox raises $15 mln in Series C funding

CloudVelox, which provides hybrid cloud disaster recovery and migration, has raised $15 million in Series C funding, bringing the total raised to $33 million. Cisco Investments participated in the funding round as a strategic investor, along with previous investors Mayfield Fund, Pelion Venture Partners and Third Point Ventures.

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Intel Capital leads $35 mln growth round in Gigya

Gigya, which provides data behavior analysis on users to companies, has raised $35 million in growth capital. Intel Capital led the round, which included Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, Adobe, Advance Publications, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greenspring Associates and Mayfield Fund. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has now raised $104 million in total funding, including a $25 million round in September 2013.

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VC-backed WideOrbit expands team with new hire

WideOrbit has named Brian Burdick as executive vice president of digital and programmatic. Burdick is a former chief technology officer at AdECN. Headquartered in San Francisco, WideOrbit is a provider of advertising management solutions for media companies. WideOrbit’s backers include Mayfield Field, Khosla Ventures, Greycroft Partners and Hearst Ventures.

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BigPanda scores Series A led by Mayfield

Mayfield Fund has led a $7 million Series A funding round of BigPanda, which provides incident management for IT operations. Also participating in the round is Sequoia Capital, which previously led a $1.5 million seed-stage funding in the Mountain View, Calif.-based company. Shmil Levy, general partner at Sequoia Capital, was already on the board from the seed round. As a result of the Series A, Robin Vasan, managing director at Mayfield, has joined the board.

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Mayfield Fund leads $6.5 mln round for Massdrop

Massdrop has secured $6.5 million in a Series A funding. Mayfield Fund led the round with participation from other investors that include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, First Round Capital and Cowboy Ventures. Based in San Francisco, Massdrop is an online community for enthusiasts.

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Digital media firm KIN fetches $12 mln Series C

Santa Monica, Calif-based digital media firm KIN has secured $12 million in Series C funding. Corus Entertainment led the round with participation from other investors that include Emil Capital, Mayfield Fund, General Catalyst Partners and Rustic Canyon Partners.

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Formation Data Systems snags $24.2 mln Series A

Formation Data Systems has raised $24.2 million in Series A funding, a company spokesperson confirmed. Pelion Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Dell Ventures, Third Point, Mayfield Fund and Square 1 Bank. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Formation Data Systems is a data management and storage platform.

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Rembrandt Venture Partners leads $22 mln Series D funding in Appcelerator

Rembrandt Venture Partners has led a $22 million Series D funding round in Appcelerator, which provides an enterprise mobile engagement platform. Other participants in the funding round include new investor Union Grove Venture Partners, and existing investors Storm Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital, Relay Ventures and EDB Investments.

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Alfresco Software garners $45 mln

Alfresco Software said Thursday that it has received $45 million in funding. Sageview Capital led the round with participation from previous backers Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund and SAP Ventures. In addition to the funding, Ned Gilhuly, founding partner at Sageview Capital has been added to Alfresco’s board of directors while Jeff Klemens, a principal at Sageview Capital has been named a board observer. Based in San Mateo, Calif. and the UK, Alfresco is a provider of enterprise content management solutions.

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Mayfield Fund and Sequoia Capital back Knowlarity

Singapore-based cloud telephony startup Knowlarity has received $16 million in Series B funding, the company announced on its site. Mayfield Fund led the round with participation from previous backer Sequoia Capital. To read the post, visit here.

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Nevada PERS bets more on venture: VCJ

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada has stepped up its venture capital investing over the past couple of years with commitments to Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.

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MapR Technologies scores $110 mln

MapR Technologies, a Hadoop technology company based in San Jose, Calif., has closed $110 million in financing. Google Capital led the round with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. In addition to the equity financing, MapR has raised $30 million in debt financing led by Silicon Valley Bank.

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VC-backed AgilOne adds two to staff

AgilOne has appointed Ted Farrell as chief technology officer and Dan Moore as vice president of customer success. Previously, Farrell worked at Badgeville where he served as chief technology officer while Moore worked at RightScale. Based in Mountain View, Calif., AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive marketing platform. Its backers include Tenaya Capital. Next World Capital, Four Rivers Group, Sequoia Capital and Mayfield Fund.

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Emily Melton re-joins DFJ as partner

Emily Melton has re-joined DFJ as Partner to focus on early-stage deals in areas including consumer and mobile technology and social media. Melton had worked at DFJ for eight years, and left in 2009 to join Mayfield.

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