WizRocket scores $9.6 mln

Marketing engagement platform WizRocket has secured $9.6 million in funding. The investors were Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners.

GitHub racks up $250 mln Series B

San Francisco-based GitHub, a social network for programmers, has raised $250 million in Series B funding, confirmed a spokesperson for the company. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and Institutional Venture Partners.

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Behalf grabs $119 mln Series B in MissionOG-led round

New York City-based Behalf, a payments platform aimed at small and mid-sized businesses, has secured $119 million in Series B funding. MissionOG led the round with participation from Victory Park Capital, Maverick Ventures, Spark Capital and Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Gene Lockhart, chair of MissionOG and former Mastercard CEO, has been added to Behalf’s board.

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Visa backs VC-backed payments startup Stripe

Visa Inc has made an undisclosed investment in Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider. According to Crunchbase, Stripe’s backers include Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst Partners.

MedGenome nets $20 mln from Sequoia

Genome research services and diagnostics provider MedGenome has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The investor was Sequoia Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Abhay Pandey of Sequoia Capital has been appointed to MedGenome’s board of directors.

KFit snaps up $3.25 mln

Asia Pacific-based fitness sharing platform KFit has secured $3.25 million in funding. The backers included Sequoia Capital.

Sequoia backs La Renon

India-based La Renon Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, a pharmaceutical research, marketing and manufacturing company, has secured INR 100 crore in Series A funding. The investor was Sequoia Capital.

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PicsArt inks $15 mln

San Francisco-based PicsArt, a photo editing and drawing app, has secured $15 million in funding. The investors were Insight Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. According to the company, the capital will be used for global expansion and to develop new tools.

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HireVue racks up $45 mln

Team Acceleration platform HireVue has raised $45 million in funding. Technology Crossover Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Sequoia Capital, Granite Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, Peterson Ventures and Rose Park Advisors’ Disruptive Innovation Fund. In addition to the funding, Nari Ansari, a principal at TCV, has been added to HireVue’s board of directors.

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DFJ Growth leads investment in Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic, a provider of a data analytics platform, announced it has raised $80 million in a late-stage round led by DFJ Growth. New investor Institutional Venture Partners also participated in the funding, which included existing investors Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and Accel Partners. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company has now raised $160.5 million in total funding.

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PlanGrid snaps up $18 mln from Sequoia

Construction software provider PlanGrid has secured $18 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia, has been added to PlanGrid’s board of directors.

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Lightspeed leads funding for marketing software developer Percolate

New  York-based Percolate, which provides a marketing software platform, announced it has raised a $40 million Series C round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital, First Round Capital and Lerer Hippeau Ventures also participated in the round. The company, founded in 2011, has now raised $74.5 million in total venture funding.

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Tencent invests in Pocket Gems

Tencent has acquired a minority stake in Pocket Gems, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile games. Financial terms weren’t announced. The Wall Street Journal said Tencent has acquired a 20 percent stake for $60 million. Sequoia Capital is an investor of Pocket Gems.

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