NEA leads $35 mln round for Mersana

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Mersana Therapeutics Inc, a provider of Fleximer antibody-drug conjugate technology, has secured $35 million in Series B-1 financing. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Rock Springs Capital Management, Elliott Sigal, former head of R&D at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer Venture Investments and Fidelity Biosciences. Also, Mersana has appointed Anna Protopapas as president and CEO. And, Protopapas and Dr. Elaine V. Jones, executive director of Pfizer Venture Investments, have been added to Mersana’s board of directors.

Branch Metrics pulls in $15 mln Series A

Palo Alto, California-based mobile linking platform Branch Metrics has raised $15 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates and Ben Narasin led the round with participation from Pejman Mar Ventures, Zach Coelius, Cowboy Ventures and TriplePoint Capital.

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GuideSpark raises $22.2 mln

GuideSpark has closed a Series C funding round $22.2 million led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures. Menlo Park, Calif.-based GuideSpark provides videos that aide in employee communications and engagement.

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ScienceLogic picks up $43 mln in Goldman Sachs-led round

Goldman Sachs has led a $43 million Series D funding round for ScienceLogic. The company’s previous backers New Enterprise Associates and Intel Capital also participated in the round. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, ScienceLogic is a provider of IT monitoring software.

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Springpath seals $34 mln

Sunnyvale, California-based Springpath, a provider of enterprise-grade storage and data management software, has raised $34 million from Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Redpoint Ventures. Springpath has been in stealth mode since May 2012.

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Moda Operandi attracts $60 mln Series E

Online luxury retailer Moda Operandi has secured $60 million in Series E funding. Fidelity Investments led the round with participation from investors that included New Enterprise Associates, Advanced Publications Inc, the parent company of Conde Nast, New Atlantic Ventures, LVMH and RRE Ventures.

Cortendo closes about $26.4 mln in a private placement

Cortendo AB has raised about $26.4 million in a private placement. The investors were RA Capital Management, New Enterprise Associates, Broadfin Capital and HealthCap. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden and with offices in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Cortendo is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on orphan endocrine disorders.

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E-commerce site Jet raises $140 mln

Stealth e-commerce startup Jet announced it has raise $140 million in new funding led by Bain Capital Ventures. Also participating in the round are Accel Partners, Coatue Management, General Catalyst Partners, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Temasek, Thrive Capital and others.

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FiscalNote attracts $10 mln Series B

Washington, DC-based legislative and regulatory analytics firm FiscalNote has secured $10 million in Series B funding. Renren led the round with participation from previous backers that included Visionnaire Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Jerry Yang/AME Cloud Ventures, Steve Case and Mark Cuban.

VC-backed Zosano Pharma rolls out IPO

Zosano Pharma Corp has launched its IPO after pricing its 4.5 million shares at $11 per share. The stock began trading Tuesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ZSAN.” Ladenburg Thalmann and Roth Capital Partners are serving as lead underwriters. Based in Fremont, California, Zosano is a biopharmaceutical company focused on transdermal drug delivery. Its backers include Nomura International, BioMed Ventures, HBM BioVentures, New Enterprise Associates and ProQuest Investments.

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Scout raises $2.75 mln from NEA, Google Ventures

Scout, which offers a cloud-based solution for filling out requests for proposals, has raised $2.75 million in seed funding. New Enterprise Associates led the funding, with participation from Google Ventures, Zapis Capital and angel investors, including Techammer and Tim O’Shaughnessy. As part of the seed funding, Chetan Puttagunta, a partner at NEA, has joined the board of the Cleveland,Ohio-based company.

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NEA leads $56 mln Series B funding in Raise

New Enterprise Associates has led a $56 million Series B funding round in Raise, an online marketplace for gift cards. Other participants in the funding round include Bessemer Venture Partners, the Pritzker Organization, Listen Ventures and existing angel investors. The funding brings Raise’s total capital raised to $81 million. Tony Florence, general partner at NEA, will join Raise’s board of directors.

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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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BlockCypher collects over $3.1 mln seed

San Mateo, California-based BlockCypher, a block chain web services startup, has secured over $3.1 million in seed funding. The investors in the round included Foundation Capital, New Enterprise Associates, AME Cloud Ventures, Tim Draper, Upside Partnership, Streamlined Ventures and Fenox Venture Capital.

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NEA promotes three, including two to partner

New Enterprise Associates, which is planning to raise $2.5 billion for its 15th fund, announced that Frank Torti that Rick Yang have each been promoted to partner, while Aaron Jacobson was named a principal. Torti joined the firm in 2007 and has focused on healthcare, particularly biopharma and medical devices. Yang also joined in 2007 and focuses on the IT space and fintech. Jacobson, who has been with NEA since 2011, focuses on IT and energy technology.

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NEA sets sights on $2.5 bln 15th fund

New Enterprise Associates announced in a filing that is has begun raising a $2.5 billion 15th fund, according to the document submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. A first close has not yet taken place, the documents states.

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Cortendo to raise up to $27.5 mln in private placement

Cortendo AB has agreed to receive up to $27.5 million in a private placement. The investors are RA Capital Management, New Enterprise Associates, Broadfin Capital and HealthCap. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden and with offices in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Cortendo is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on orphan endocrine disorders.

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MongoDB grabs $80 mln

Data management firm MongoDB has raised $80 million in funding. The investors included Goldman Sachs, Altimeter Capital, NEA, Sequoia and T. Rowe Price Associates.

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