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MarkLogic scores $102 mln

Silicon Valley-based database platform provider MarkLogic Corporation, has secured $102 million in funding. Wellington Management Company LLP led the round with participation from other investors that included Arrowpoint Partners, Northgate Capital, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya CapitalAllen & Company provided financial advice to MarkLogic on the transaction.

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Birst raises $65 mln led by Wellington

Birst, a provider of cloud-based business intelligence and analytics, has raised $65 million in funding.  Wellington Management Company LLP led the round and was joined by existing investors Sequoia Capital, Hummer Winblad, DAG Ventures and Northgate Capital. The San Francisco-based company has now raised $156 million in total financing.

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VC-backed RainDance Technologies files for IPO

Billerica, Massachusetts-based RainDance Technologies Inc, a genomics tools provider, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. RainDance plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “RAIN.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Cowen and Company and Evercore ISI will serve as the lead underwriters. RainDance’s backers include GE Ventures and Northgate Capital.

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Revinate nets $15.34 mln Series B

San Francisco-based Revinate, a provider of hospitality solutions, has closed $15.34 million in Series B funding. The investors included Tenaya Capital, Northgate Capital, Industry Ventures, Benchmark, Formation 8 and Tao Capital Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Brian Melton, a managing director at Tenaya Capital, has been added to Revinate’s board of directors.

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TVC Capital leads $9.5 mln Series A funding in Centage Corporation

TVC Capital has led a $9.5 million Series A funding in Centage Corporation, which provides budgeting and forecasting software for small and medium-sized businesses. Other participants in the funding included Northgate Capital. Jeb Spencer of TVC Capital and Jared Stone of Northgate also will join the company’s board of directors.

VC-backed Mustbin promotes CTO to CEO

Mustbin, a Boston-based app for organizing, storing and sharing vital personal information, has promoted Satyender Mahajan to CEO from chief technology officer. The firm’s backers include DAG Ventures, General Catalyst, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital.

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Mobile game developer Kiwi snags $15 mln Series B

Kiwi said Wednesday that it has received $15 million in Series B funding. Northgate Capital led the round with participation from DFJ and previous backer Sequoia Capital. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Kiwi is a mobile game developer.

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Solar cell maker Solexel bags $31 mln

Solexel has closed $31 million in financing. The investors included GAF, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Technology Partners, DAG Ventures, Northgate Capital, GSV Capital Corp. Gentry Venture Partners and Jasper Ridge Partners. Based in Milpitas, Calif., Solexel is a solar cell and module maker.

VC-backed OpenDNS hires CFO

OpenDNS has hired Burt W. Podbere as chief financial officer. Previously, Podbere worked at Net Optics where he served as CFO. Based in San Francisco, OpenDNS is a provider of internet security solutions. Its backers include Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Glynn Capital, Cisco, Evolution Capital, Lumia Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital.

Clari pulls in $20 mln Series B

Clari said Tuesday that it has received $20 million Series B funding round. Bain Capital Ventures led the round with participation from Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Bain Capital Ventures’ Ajay Agarwal has been added to Clari’s board. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Clair is a mobile-first sales productivity platform.

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Fashion marketplace Tradesy nets $13 mln Series B

Tradesy has secured $13 million in Series B funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from Sir Richard Branson, Rincon Venture Partners, Bee Partners, Northgate Capital and other unnamed investors. In conjunction with the funding, KPCB’s John Doerr and Stephanie Tilenius have been added to Tradesy’s board of directors. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Tradesy is a peer-to-peer marketplace for fashion.

Internet security provider OpenDNS bags $35 mln

OpenDNS said Thursday that it has secured $35 million in funding. The investors were Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Glynn Capital, Cisco, Evolution Capital, Lumia Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital. Based in San Francisco, OpenDNS is a provider of internet security solutions.

Foundation leads $70 mln funding of digital ad company AdRoll

AdRoll, which helps brands with online targeting of ads, has raised a $70 million funding round led by Foundation Capital. Previously, the company raised $19 million in funding. The latest round also included new investors Institutional Venture Partners, SAB Capital, Northgate Capital, Performance Equity and Glenmede, as well as existing investors Merus Capital, Accel Partners and Peter Thiel. As part of the round, Eric Liaw of IVP has joined the board.

Founder of Maker Studios Shay Carl arrives at the U.S.-Ireland Alliance pre-Academy Awards event in Santa Monica
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Disney in talks to buy VC-backed Maker Studios: report

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is in talks to buy Maker Studios, potentially valuing the fast-growing developer and publisher of YouTube entertainment videos at half a billion dollars or more, tech blog Re/code reported on Tuesday. Maker’s VC backers include Greycroft Partners, Upfront Ventures and Time Warner Investments, among others.

MarkLogic Raises $25M From Sequoia, Tenaya, Northgate

MarkLogic Corp. said it raised a $25 million round of growth capital in a deal led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, and joined by Northgate Capital. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom also invested in the round. The company, which is developing the NoSQL database, has raised a total of $71.2 million.

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