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Highfive garners $32 mln Series B

Redwood City, California-based Highfive, a provider of video conferencing device and cloud software for businesses, has received $32 million in Series B funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Aaron Levie of Box and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com.

VC-backed Docker buys Kitematic

Docker Inc has acquired Kitematic, an open source software tool provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Docker is backed by AME Cloud Ventures, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Trinity Ventures and Y Combinator.

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Docker acquires VC-backed SDN startup SocketPlane

Docker Inc has bought software-defined networking startup SocketPlane. No financial terms were disclosed. Docker is backed by AME Cloud Ventures, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Trinity Ventures and Y Combinator.

Twitter buys VC-backed Niche

Twitter has acquired Niche, the latter said in a blog post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in New York City and San Francisco, Niche is a startup that helps social media stars snag endorsement deals. Niche’s backers included SoftTech, Box Group, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, SV Angel, Advancit Capital and William Morris Endeavor. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Dining app Reserve books $15 mln

Dining app Reserve has raised $15 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Human Ventures Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included First Round, Lowercase Capital, Advancit Capital, Sherpa Ventures, SV Angel, Venture51, Visionnaire Ventures, Jared Leto, Jon Favreau and Will.i.am. To read more about the funding, visit here.

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DCM leads AnyPerk’s Series A round

AnyPerk announced it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round that was led by DCM Ventures. Joining the round are Andreessen Horowitz; SV Angel; Y Combinator; Tony Hsieh and Zach Ware of Vegas Tech Fund; Tien Tzuo, CEO of Zuora; and Vayner RSE. As part of the funding, Osuke Honda, general partner of DCM Ventures, has joined the board. San Francisco-based AnyPerk, which helps companies of any size offer perks to its employees, previously raised $4.5 million in seed funding.

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Cargomatic hauls in $8 mln, as it aims to be the Uber of trucking

Cargomatic, which provides a shipment matching technology to connect truck drivers with those who need to move freight, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Canaan Partners led the round and was joined by Volvo Group Venture Capital, Rob Estes of Estes Express, Morado Venture Partners, SV Angel, Sherpa Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Structure Capital, Nicolas Berggruen, Scott Banister, Fritz Lanman and Hank Vigil. The Venice, Calif.-based company had raised $2.6 million last June.

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Pushbullet grabs $1.5 mln seed

San Francisco-based Pushbullet, a provider of cross-platform functionality solutions, has closed $1.5 million in seed funding. The investors included General Catalyst, SV Angel, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan and Paul Buchheit.

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Agricultural tech start-up FarmLogs pulls in $10 mln

FarmLogs, an agricultural tech start-up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has received $10 million in Series B funding. The investors include Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, SV Angel and Sam Altman.

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San Francisco start-up Helium bags about $16 mln Series A

San Francisco-based Helium, an internet of things platform for smart machines, has raised about $16 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included FirstMark Capital, Digital Garage, Marc Benioff and SV Angel. Also, Helium has hired Rob Chandhok as president and chief operating officer. Previously, Chandhok worked at Qualcomm. To read the post, visit here.

 

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Khosla Ventures leads $36 mln in Series B funding in Mesosphere

Khosla Ventures has led a $36 million Series B funding round in Mesosphere, which created a datacenter operating system. Other investors in the funding round include Andreessen Horowitz, Fuel Capital, SV Angel and others. Mesosphere has raised a total of $50 million, including $10.5 million in Series A funding in June led by Andreessen Horowitz.

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Kik Interactive picks up $38.3 mln Series C, also acquires Relay

Kik Interactive has closed $38.3 million in Series C funding. Valiant Capital Partners led the round with participation from Millennium Technology Value Partners, SV Angel, Foundation Capital, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. Also, Kik has bought GIF messenger Relay. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Kik is a maker of chat network Kik.

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Shift inks $23.75 mln Series A

Shift has secured $23.75 million in Series A financing. Emily Melton at DFJ and Manish Patel at Highland Capital Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included SV Angel and Great Oaks VC. Both Melton and Patel will be joining Shift’s board. Based in San Francisco, Shift is a platform that connects car buyers and sellers.

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Errand service Alfred nets $2 mln

Alfred has closed $2 million in funding. Spark Capital led the round with participation from SV Angel and CrunchFund. Headquartered in New York, Alfred is a subscription errand service.

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Zen99 rakes in nearly $2.5 mln seed

Zen99 has raised nearly $2.5 million in seed funding. The investors included Upside Partnership, Collaborative Fund, Y Combinator, SV Angel and CrunchFund. Based in San Francisco, Zen99 is a provider of tax and insurance tools for independent workers.

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Brickstream acquires VC-backed Nomi

Brickstream has bought Nomi, a New York City-based location analytics firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Nomi’s backers included Accel Partners, First Round Capital, CAA Ventures, SV Angel, Forerunner Ventures and Greycroft Partners.

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