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Filament snags $5 mln Series A

Enterprise technology company Filament has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Bullpen Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Verizon Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Samsung Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Haystack, Working Lab Capital and Techstars.

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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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VC-backed DocuSign names CMO

San Francisco-based electronic signature company DocuSign has hired Brad Brooks as chief marketing officer. Recently, Brooks worked at Juniper Networks where he served as CMO and senior vice president of global marketing. DocuSign’s backers include Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Ignition Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners.

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Sequoia leads $12 mln Series B funding in Rounds

Live communication platform Rounds has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Samsung Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Rhodium and Draper Associates. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion.

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Expect Labs picks up $13 mln Series A

MindMeld platform maker Expect Labs has secured $13 million in Series A funding. IDG Ventures and a USAA subsidiary led the round. Other investors included Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, Telefónica Digital, Liberty Global Ventures, Fenox Ventures, Westcott, Quest Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and KPG Ventures.

VC-backed DocuSign adds HP’s Hinshaw to board

San Francisco-based electronic signature company DocuSign has appointed John Hinshaw to its board of directors. Hinshaw is the executive vice president of technology and operations at HP. DocuSign’s backers include Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Ignition Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners.

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Samsung Ventures and Khosla fund Seeo

Seeo, a Hayward, Calif.-based producer of advanced lithium polymer batteries, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors included Samsung Ventures, Khosla Ventures and GSR Ventures.

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Samsung joins investment round for digital signature company DocuSign

DocuSign Inc announced on Thursday that Samsung Ventures has made a strategic investment in the company, Geekwire reported that Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures and the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board are joining the previously announced Series E investment round, which now totals $115 million and includes Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Ignition Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and others. San Francisco-based DocuSign has now raised about $240 million in total equity, with its most recent pre-money valuation at $1.6 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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Samsung Ventures backs Phunware

Phunware has raised $30.72 million in Series E funding. The investors included Samsung Ventures, Samsung Group‘s venture arm. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Phunware is a multiscreen as a service provider.

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Centrify nets $42 mln

Centrify Corp. has closed $42 million in funding. Investors included Samsung Ventures, Fortinet and Docomo Capital. Also, Centrify has appointed Mark Weiner as chief marketing officer and Ally Zwahlen as vice president of corporate communications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Centrify is a provider of identity services solutions.

LearnSprout snags $4.2 mln Series A funds

According to a blog post on its site, LearnSprout has closed $4.2 million in Series A funding. The investors were Formation 8, Samsung Ventures and Justin Tan, former Blackboard president. Based in San Francisco, LearnSprout is a provider of data analytics for K-12 educators. To read further details about the funding, visit here.

 

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Hearst Health acquires VC-backed CareInSync

Hearst Health, the healthcare unit for Hearst Corp., has acquired CareInSync. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., CareInSync is a provider of solutions that improve communication between healthcare providers via a real-time, mobile, collaboration platform. It is backed by HealthTech Capital, Band of Angels and Samsung Ventures.

Storage Company SolidFire Racks Up $31M in Series C

SolidFire, a maker of storage systems for cloud providers, announced today it has raised $31 million in Series C financing. Samsung Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Valhalla Partners and Novak Biddle Venture Partners. The Boulder, Colo.-based company has now raised $68 million in total funding.

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Samsung Unveils $100M Seed Fund, Vows To Expand Venture Investing

Samsung Electronics unveiled a $100 million seed fund to support innovation in components and subsystems related to its broad product line of televisions, cell phones, computers and other digital devices. The Korean manufacturer also said it plans to increase its corporate venture investing this year

YuMe Acquires Crowd Science

YuMe, a provider of digital brand advertising software and services, has acquired Crowd Science, an audience targeting technology company. YuMe is backed by Accel Partners, BV Capital, DAG Ventures, Intel Capital, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Translink Capital and WestSummit Capital.

Cloud Storage Startup Bitcasa Secures $7M

Bitcasa, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cloud storage company, has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to $9 million. Pelion Venture Partners, an existing investor, and Horizons Ventures, a new investor, co-led the round, with Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, CrunchFund and Samsung Ventures also participating.

Pivot3 Adds New Round of $23 Million

Data storage company Pivot3 has announced a new, $23 million round of funding to fund its expansion and development. The round was led by Samsung Ventures, and included participation from all existing Pivot3 investors: Focus Ventures, InterWest Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mesirow Financial, Northleaf Capital Partners and Silver Creek Ventures. Nine-year-old Pivot3, based in Austin, […]

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