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Navdy scores $20 mln Series A

San Francisco-based driving technology company Navdy has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Upfront Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Formation8, Qualcomm Ventures, Promus Ventures, Ludlow Ventures and Wareness.io.

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RetailNext snags $125 mln

San Jose, California-based RetailNext Inc, a provider of in-store retail analytics, has raised $125 million in funding. Activant Capital Group led the round with participation from other investors that included August Capital, StarVest Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Commerce Ventures, American Express, Pereg Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Siguler Guff & Company. In addition to the funding, Activant’s Steve Sarracino, has been added to RetailNext’s board of directors.

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Qualcomm Ventures leads $22 mln investment in Tapingo

San Francisco-based Tapingo today announced it has raised a $22 million round of funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, through its investment arm Qualcomm Ventures. DCM Ventures, Kinzon Capital and existing investors Khosla Ventures and Carmel Ventures also participated in the round. The company, which provides a mobile shopping platform that’s targeted to college students, has now raised $36 million in total funding, including a $10.5 million Series B round last year.

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Noom scores $16.15 mln Series B

Mobile health company Noom Inc has secured $16.15 million in Series B funding. InterVest Co. Ltd led the round with participation from LB Investment, Hanmi IT, RRE Ventures, TransLink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.

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August picks up $38 mln in BVP-led round

San Francisco-based August, a builder of home security products, has received $38 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.

Andreessen Horowitz GP Srinivasan to work full-time at bitcoin startup

Balaji Srinivasan, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will be working full-time at bitcoin startup 21 Inc, which he co-founded. Srinivasan made the announcement in a blog post on the venture firm’s site. However, Srinivasan will remain part-time as a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he says he will continue to lead new investments, build the firm’s software team and help entrepreneurs. According to Crunchbase, 21 has just raised $116 million in funding. Investors in that round included Andreessen Horowitz, Peter Thiel, Qualcomm Ventures, Data Collective and Khosla Ventures. In December 2013, Marc Andressen announced on the firm’s site that Srinivasan was joining the firm. To read the post about Srinivasan working full-time at 21, visit here.

 

StarMaker attracts $6.5 mln Series B

San Francisco-based digital-first music talent platform StarMaker has secured $6.5 million in Series B funding. Raine Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Crosscut Ventures, Three Bridges Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, iGlobe Partners and GREE International.

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Blippar nets $45 mln

Blippar, an augmented reality and Image-recognition platform, has raised $45 million in funding. The investors in this round were not named; however, the company’s previous backers include Qualcomm Ventures and Landsowne Partners.

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Zoom grabs $30 mln Series C

Cloud video conferencing company Zoom has closed $30 million in Series C funding. Emergence Capital led the round with participation from return backers that included Horizons Ventures, Jerry Yang and Qualcomm Ventures.

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Ravello picks up $28 mln

Ravello Systems Inc, a nested virtualization software firm, has received $28 million in funding. Qualcomm Ventures and SanDisk Ventures led the round with participation from­ Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Vintage Investment Partners.

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Qualcomm Ventures and Novartis to launch joint investment firm

Qualcomm Ventures is planning on launching a joint investment firm with health care firm Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The new company will invest up to $100 million in early-stage firms that offer tech solutions, products or services that “go beyond the pill” to help doctors and patients.

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Welltok scores $37 mln Series D

Denver-based health optimization firm Welltok has closed its Series D funding round at $37 million. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Hearst Health Ventures, Catholic Health Initiatives, Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Qualcomm Ventures.

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Cisco Investments boosts Ineda Systems Series B round to $19 mln

Cisco Investments has provided additional funding to Ineda Systems, which develops low-power technology for use in wearables. The additional funding brings Ineda’s total Series B funding to $19 million. Cisco joins existing investors Samsung Catalyst Fund, Qualcomm Ventures and Imagination Technologies, among others.

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Cavendish Kinetics picks up $7 mln

Cavendish Kinetics has received $7 million in funding. Tallwood Venture Capital and Wellington Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Qualcomm Ventures. In addition to the funding, the firm has added Gilles Delfassy to its board of directors. Cavendish Kinetics is a provider of high-performance RF MEMS tuning solutions for mobile and wearable devices.

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NEA leads $6 mln Series A funding in Placemeter

New Enterprise Associates has led a $6 million Series A funding round in Placemeter, a platform that translates video feed into structured data that can be analyzed in real time. Other investors in the funding included Qualcomm Ventures, Collaborative Fund and existing investors. Placemeter previously raised $1.7 million in seed funding from NEA, Triplepoint Capital and angel investors.

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