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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

VC-backed Voxer names engineering VP

San Francisco-based Voxer, a provider of push-to-talk and multimedia messaging, has hired Paul Reilly as vice president of engineering. Previously, Reilly worked at Memeo where he served as vice president of engineering. Its backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel and CrunchFund.


Credit Karma raises $75 mln in growth round

Google Capital, Tiger Global Management and Susquehanna Growth Equity have provided a $75 million add-on growth round in Credit Karma, a consumer finance and technology company. Google Capital’s portion of the funding is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Credit Karma has raised a total of $193.5 million from Google Capital, Tiger, Susquehanna, Ribbit Capital, Felicis Ventures, QED Investors, Founders Fund and SV Angel.

Email marketing startup Sendwithus bags $2.3 mln

According to a blog post on its site, Sendwithus has raised $2.3 million in funding. Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Initialized Capital, SV Angel, Maiden Lane and Acequia Capital. Based in San Francisco and Victoria, British Columbia, Sendwithus is an email marketing startup. To read more about the funding, visit here.


Workpop inks $7 mln Series A

LA-based online job board Workpop said Tuesday that it has secured $7 million in Series A funding, raising its total tally to $7.9 million. The investors included Trinity Ventures, SV Angel, Biz Stone’s Obvious Ventures and Cornerstone OnDemand.


AltspaceVR raises seed funds

AltspaceVR, a social platform for virtual reality, has raised $5.2 million in seed funding. Investors include Dolby Family Ventures, Formation 8, Google Ventures, Lux Capital, Foundation Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, SV Angel, Haystack Fund, Tencent, Raine Ventures, Promus Ventures, Western Technology Investment and others.

VC-backed virtual scrapbook site Pinterest buys Icebergs

Virtual scrapbook site Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a visual organization startup, the latter announced on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Icebergs, which is headquartered in Barcelona, will be joining the Pinterest team in San Francisco and discontinuing its service on September 1. Pinterest’s backers include SV Angel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity, Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital and Valiant Capital Partners. To read the post, visit here.


Twitter buys VC-backed CardSpring

Twitter has acquired CardSpring, the latter confirmed in a post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, CardSpring is a payments infrastructure firm. CardSpring’s backers included Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Morado Venture Partners, SV Angel, Data Collective, Felicis Ventures and the Webb Investment Network. To read the announcement , visit here.


Charles River Ventures leads $2 mln round for bop.fm

Digital music startup bop.fm has closed $2 million in funding. Charles River Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included SV Angel, Y Combinator, FundersClub, Lew Moorman, president of Rackspace and Tom Ryan, former head of digital at EMI.


Thrive Capital leads Series A round for Spring

Spring has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding. Thrive Capital led the round with participation from investors that included Founder Collective, Google Ventures, Groupe Arnault, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Novel TMT, Plus Capital, Slow Ventures and SV Angel. Spring is a mobile marketplace set to launch later this summer.

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