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Skycure grabs $8 mln in Shasta Ventures-led round

Skycure, a provider of mobile threat defense solutions, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included New York Life Insurance Company. Also, Rami Kalish, co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital and Jayaram Bhat, have been added to Skycure’s board of directors.

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AppsFlyer fetches $20 mln Series B

Mobile advertising measurement platform AppsFlyer has closed $20 million in Series B funding. Fidelity Growth Partners Europe led the round with participation from return backers Magma Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital. In addition to the funding, FGPE’s Gaurav Tuli has been named to AppsFlyer’s board of directors.

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Samsung Ventures leads $20 mln round for EarlySense

EarlySense Ltd has closed $20 million in funding. Samsung Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Pitango Venture Capital, Welch Allyn, JK&B, Proseed and Noaber. Based in Israel and Waltham, Massachusetts, EarlySense is a provider of contact-free monitoring solutions.

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MediSafe fetches $6 mln

MediSafe, a Boston-based mobile medication management platform, has closed $6 million in Series A funding. Pitango Venture Capital led the round. In addition to the funding, MediSafe has appointed Jon Michaeli as executive vice president of marketing and business development.

Pitango leads Series B round for Sckipio Technologies

Sckipio Technologies, an Israel-based provider of G.fast modem chipsets, has closed $17 million in Series B funding. Pitango Venture Capital led the round with participation from previous backers Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners, Amiti Ventures and Aviv Ventures. Also, Pitango will join Sckipio’s board of directors.

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Intuit to buy VC-backed Check for about $360 mln

Intuit has agreed to acquire Check for approximately $360 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Check is an app that helps users pay bills. Its backers include Morgenthaler Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and Menlo Ventures.

Greenhouse Capital Partners leads $2 mln round for Neura

Early-stage tech firm Neura said Tuesday that it has closed $2 million in funding. Greenhouse Capital Partners led the round with participation from investors that included SingTel Innov8 Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and TriplePoint Ventures.

Totango lands $15.5 mln funding

Totango has secured $15.5 million in Series B financing led by new investors from the Canvas Venture Fund and InterWest Partners, with participation from returning investors Pitango Venture Capital and Gemini Israel Ventures. Gary Little, managing director at the Canvas Venture Fund, and Doug Pepper, general partner at InterWest Partners, will join Totango’s board.

Formlabs Inks $19m Series A

Formlabs have announced $19 million in Series A financing. DFJ Growth led the round, joined by Pitango Venture Capital, Innovation Endeavors and many returning angel investors. Formlabs will use the capital to expand its product, design, and research teams, while growing its marketing and customer support capabilities internationally.

Reuters – EarlySense Raises $15m

EarlySense, an Israeli-U.S. developer of patient monitoring systems, has raised $15 million in a financing round led by Israeli fund Pitango Venture Capital. Existing investors that participated include JK&B, ProSeed VC Fund, Docor International Management and Bridge Investment Fund.

IBM Buys Worklight

IBM will acquire Israel-based Worklight, a maker of mobile software for smartphones and tablets. Terms of the deal were not released. The company was backed by investors including Pitango Venture Capital, Genesis Partners and Index Ventures.

Apple in Talks to Buy Anobit

Apple is in talks to buy Israel’s Anobit, a maker of flash storage technology, for as much as $500 million, according to a report published on Tuesday, writes Reuters. Anobit has raised $76 million from Battery Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and Intel Capital since its founding in 2006, writes Reuters. (Reuters) – Apple Inc is […]

Pitango, Index, Back Evolven Software

VC firms Pitango Venture Capital and Index Ventures made an additional investment in Evolven Software, a provider of cloud technology and SaaS applications. Specifics were not publicized. Evolven is headquartered in the US with international operations.

YCD Multimedia Buys VC-backed C-nario

YCD Multimedia has acquired C-nario, a venture backed maker of high-end digital signage. Terms of the sale were not released. The company also announced, however, that it had closed on $6 million in new fundraising from investors including Carmel Ventures, Opus Capital, Pitango Venture Capital and Plenus. C-nario is backed by Carmel Ventures and Opus Capital. YCD is backed by Pitango Venture Capital, Plenus, Arts Alliance Digital Ventures, and others.

Valeritas Lands $150M Series C

Valeritas Inc., a Bridgewater, N.J.-based developer of drug delivery systems for the diabetes market, has raised $150 million in Series C financing. The funding will support commercialization of its V-Go disposable insulin delivery device. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe led the financing and assumes a controlling interest in Valeritas. Previous investors MPM Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, Abingworth Management, Advanced Technology Ventures, ONSET Ventures, HLM Venture Partners, Agate Medical Investments, CHL Medical Partners and Kaiser Permanente Ventures also participated.

Totango Closes $3.8M Series A

Totango, a Mountain View, Calif.-based maker of a real-time customer usage analysis platform, has closed on $3.8 million in Series A financing. Pitango Venture Capital led the round, which included existing investor Gemini. Totango also announced Thursday the launch of a public beta version of its technology.

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VCJ Report: Retooling the Mideast Venture Scene

Last year was a lousy time for Israeli venture funds. In 2010, VCs in Israel raised zero capital. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Already, that tide seems to be turning as Pitango Venture Capital is reportedly raising $350 million for its sixth fund, sources familiar with the matter told Globes. Still, as reporter Tom Stein writes in […]

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