VC-backed HomeAway invests in CanadaStays

HomeAway Inc, a Austin, Texas-based online marketplace for vacation rentals, has made an undisclosed investment in CanadaStays, a Canadian vacation rental website. HomeAway is backed by Austin Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Trident Capital, American Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures and Google Ventures.

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Hedvig nabs $12.5 mln

Santa Clara, California-based software-defined storage company Hedvig has raised $12.5 million in funding. The investors were Atlantic Bridge Capital, True Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.

Cyanogen raises $80 from Twitter, Rupert Murdoch and others

Palo Alto, California and Seattle-based Cyanogen Inc, a mobile operating system, has closed $80 million in Series C funding. Premji Invest led the round with participation from other investors that included Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated, Telefónica Ventures, Smartfren Telecom, Index Ventures, Access Industries, Rupert Murdoch, Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures and Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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Collective Health snags $38 mln Series B

San Mateo, California-based Collective Health, a self-insurance platform provider, has raised $38 million in Series B funding. Founders Fund and New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Formation 8, Redpoint Ventures, RRE Ventures, Subtraction Capital and Rock Health.

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Zuora attracts $115 mln from Wellington, BlackRock, Passport, others

Zuora said it raised a $115 million Series F round of financing in a deal that brought in new investors Wellington Management Company, BlackRock, Premji and Passport Capital. Existing investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Index Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Next World Capital, Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff joined the round.

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On-demand parking service Luxe fetches $20 mln

San Francisco-based on-demand parking service Luxe has received $20 million in Series A funding. The investors were Venrock and Redpoint Ventures. In addition to the funding, Brian Ascher of Venrock and Ryan Sarver of Redpoint Ventures have been appointed to Luxe’s board of directors. Also, Luxe has hired Ro Choy as chief business officer.

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Pindrop Security scores $35 mln Series B

Atlanta-based Pindrop Security, a provider of phone fraud prevention and call center authentication solutions, has closed $35 million in Series B financing. Institutional Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Webb Investment Network. In conjunction with the funding, Somesh Dash, a general partner at IVP, will join Pindrop Security’s board of directors.

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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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APUS Group nets $100 mln Series B

Chinese Android application developer APUS Group has closed $100 million in Series B funding. Chengwei Capital, SIG and Qiming Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers Redpoint Ventures and Northern Light Venture Capital.

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Khosla Ventures leads $22 mln round for Scribd

Subscription book service Scribd has received $22 million in funding. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from other investors such as Redpoint Ventures, Charles River Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. In addition to the financing, Keith Rabois has been added to Scribd’s board as an observer.

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Referral marketing platform Extole snags $14 mln Series C

San Francisco-based referral marketing platform Extole has raised $14 million in Series C funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round with participation from Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Trident Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Stacey Bishop, a partner at ScaleVP, has been added to Extole’s board of directors.

Solarflare taps ex-VSP Capital GP Hamm for board

Solarflare has named John Hamm to its board of directors. Hamm is a former GP at VSP Capital and venture partner at Redpoint Ventures. Based in Irvine, Calif., Solarflare is a provider of application-intelligent networking software and hardware.

Microsoft buys VC-backed Acompli

Microsoft has acquired San Francisco-based mobile email solutions provider Acompli, the latter confirmed in a blog post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Acompli’s backers included Felicis Ventures, Harrison Metal and Redpoint Ventures. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Storm Ventures leads $9 mln round for Scripted.com

Scripted.com, a provider of written content on demand, has closed $9 million in Series B funding. Storm Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures. In conjunction with the financing, Tae Hea Nahm of Storm Ventures has been added to Scripted’s board of directors.

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Redpoint Ventures leads Series A round for Memoir

New York City-based photo sharing app Memoir has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Thrive Capital, Founder Collective, Box Group, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Joel Spolsky.

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Gogbot pulls in $20 mln

San Francisco-based Gogobot, a social travel site, has received $20 million in Series C funding. HomeAway led the round with participation from return backers Redpoint Ventures and Battery Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples has been appointed to Gogobot’s board of directors. According to the company, the capital will be used for growth and expansion.

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