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Pluribus Networks pulls in $50 mln Series D

Pluribus Networks, an SDN platform provider, has raised $50 million in Series D funding. Temasek Holdings led the round with participation from previous backers that included New Enterprise Associates, Menlo Ventures, Mohr Davidow and AME Cloud Ventures.

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Marker leads $20 mln round for Glide

Live video messaging firm Glide has received $20 million in Series B funding. Marker led the round with participation from other investors that included Two Sigma Ventures and Menlo Ventures. In addition to the funding, Ohad Finkelstein, a partner at Marker, has been named to Glide’s board of directors.

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Bullpen leads funding round for SendHub

SendHub, which provides a business phone system for mobile devices, announced a $5 million Series B round of funding led by Bullpen Capital. Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, Seraph Group and Eric Ries also participated in the round. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has now raised $10 million in total funding.

VC-backed IMVU hires product SVP

IMVU has named Stewart Bonn as senior vice president of product. Prior to joining IMVU, Bonn worked at If You Can where he served as chief product officer. Based in Mountain View, Calif., IMVU connects users through customizable avatar-based experiences. It is backed by Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital.

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Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments back Rover

Rover.com has received undisclosed funding from Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle’s venture fund A-Grade Investments. Headquartered in Seattle, Rover.com is an online community that connects dog owners with dog sitters. It is also backed by Menlo Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group and Petco.

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EdCast picks up $6 mln Series A

EdCast said Monday that it has closed $6 million in Series A funding. SoftBank Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Menlo Ventures, Novel TMT Ventures, Cervin Ventures, Aarin Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund/ CoLab and the Stanford StartX Fund. Based in Mountain View, Calif., EdCast provides knowledge cloud platforms for institutions, educators, enterprises and governments to collaborate with each other.

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Zuli raises $1.65 mln in seed funding from VC group

Smart home company Zuli has raised $1.65 million in seed funding from investors. Participants in the funding round include Menlo Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Logitech, DeNA, XG Ventures, FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols and Hossein Eslambolchi, former chief technology officer of AT&T.

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vArmour grabs $36 mln

Mountain View, Calif-based stealth security company vArmour said Wednesday that it has secured $36 million in funding. The investors included Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners and Citi Ventures. In addition to the funding, Pravin Vazirani of Menlo Ventures and Mohsen Moazami of Columbus Nova Technology Partners has been added to vArmour’s board of directors.

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Storage software company PernixData raises $35 mln from Menlo, KP, Benioff and others

Menlo Ventures led an oversubscribed $35 million Series C funding round for PernixData, a San Jose, California-based provider of software that virtualizes server-side flash to enable scale-out storage performance. The round also included Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Silver Lake co-founder Jim Davidson and Seagate CEO Steve Luczo. Previous investors Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners an individual investors Lane Bess, Mark Leslie and John Thompson also participated. The company has now raised $62 million since it was founded two years ago. As part of the round, Menlo Managing Director Mark Siegel has joined the board in an advisory role.

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NewSpring leads Series C round for ad tech firm Dstillery

Dstillery said Wednesday that it has secured $24 million in Series C funding. NewSpring Capital led the round with participation from previous backers U.S. Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures and Venrock. In conjunction with the funding, Mike DiPiano of NewSpring has been added to Dstillery’s board. Dstillery is a provider of audience targeting solutions for brands.

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