Adam Street Partners leads $38 mln round for Smule

Musical performance social network Smule has secured $38 million in funding. Adam Street Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Bessemer Ventures and Shasta Ventures. City National provided the debt financing for the transaction. In conjunction with the funding, Adams Street’s Dave Welsh has been appointed to Smule’s board.

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Scale Venture, Next World lead $15 mln funding in Aviso

Scale Venture Partners and Next World Capital have led a $15 million Series B funding in Aviso, which makes software for sales management, operations and forecasting. Other participants in the funding include Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta and Cowboy Ventures, as well as existing angel investors. Stacey Bishop from Scale Venture Partners and Craig Hanson from Next World will join Aviso’s board. The funding brings Aviso’s total capital raised to $23 million.

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Socratic nets $6 mln Series A

New York City-based education company Socratic has secured $6 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from Spark Capital and Omidyar Network. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for growth.

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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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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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Employee engagement platform Glint grabs $15.5 mln

Redwood City, California-based Glint, a real-time employee engagement platform, has secured $15.5 million in funding. Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Jeff Crowe, a managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners and Jason Pressman, a managing director at Shasta Ventures, have joined Glint’s board of directors.

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Fetch Robotics nets $3 mln Series A

San Jose, California-based Fetch Robotics, which is building robots for the logistics sector, has closed $3 million in Series A funding. The investors were O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Also, the company has appointed Melonee Wise as its CEO. Wise is the former CEO and co-founder of Unbounded Robotics.

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SteelBrick snags $18 mln Series B

SteelBrick, a provider of sales quotes, has raised $18 million in Series B funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from Emergence Capital and Salesforce Ventures.

Shasta Ventures promotes Flynn to MD

Shasta Ventures has promoted Sean Flynn to managing director. Prior to joining Shasta, Flynn worked at Yahoo where he was a senior director of business development and business operations.

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VC-backed CloudPassage recruits Thomas as CEO

San Francisco-based cybersecurity company CloudPassage has named Robert Thomas as CEO. Thomas will also join the board of directors. Previously, Thomas worked at Infloblox where he served as CEO. In addition to this appointment, CloudPassage has tapped founding CEO Carson Sweet as chief strategy officer and board chairman. CloudPassage’s backers include Benchmark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures and Musea Ventures.

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Dating social network Hinge grabs $12 mln Series A

Dating social network Hinge has closed $12 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from return backers Lowercase, Great Oaks, Eniac and CAA Ventures. Also, Tod Francis, a partner at Shasta, will be joining Hinge’s board.

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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.

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Taxi app Flywheel pulls in $12 mln

Taxi app Flywheel has closed $12 million in Series C funding. The investors were TCW/Craton, Rockport Capital and Shasta Ventures. According to the firm, the capital will be used for growth and expansion.

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Shasta Ventures leads Series A round for Bloc

San Francisco-based Bloc, an online bootcamp for software development and design, has received $6 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round. According to the company, the capital will be used to expand its programs and develop new courses.

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Roth Capital leads $14 mln round for LiquidSpace

LiquidSpace has secured $14 million in Series C funding. Roth Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Shasta Ventures, Black Diamond Ventures and Lucas Venture Group. Also, the company has named Chuck Drake as vice president of marketing. LiquidSpace is a real-time marketplace for professional meeting and office spaces.

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Fountain raises $4 mln from Shasta, First Round

Fountain said it raised $4 million of Series A financing in a round led by Shasta Ventures and joined by First Round Capital. The two firms had backed Fountain founder Aaron Patzer at his previous company, Mint.com. Fountain, an app that connects homeowners to experts on home and garden projects, will open its beta trial to a few thousand users on October 25.

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Split Rock Partners leads $12 mln round for VoloMetrix

VoloMetrix, a Seattle-based people analytics software firm, has closed $12 million in Series B funding. Split Rock Partners led the round with participation from Shasta Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Jim Simons, founder and managing director at Split Rock Partners, has been appointed to the VoloMetrix board of directors.

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