Hightower picks up $13 mln

New York City-based Hightower, a commercial real estate leasing management platform, has secured $13 million in Series B funding. RRE Ventures led the round with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Thrive Capital and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

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VC-backed ClassPass buys Fitmob

ClassPass has acquired San Francisco-based Fitmob, a developer of an app that connects users with workouts in their area. No financial terms were disclosed. ClassPass is backed by investors that include General Catalyst and Thrive Capital while Fitmob’s backers included Mayfield Fund and Silicon Valley Bank.

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The Flatiron School attracts $9 mln

New York City-based The Flatiron School, which teaches web and mobile software development, has received $9 million in funding. Thrive Capital led the round with participation from CRV and Matrix.

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Shopping app Spring inks $25 mln Series B

BoxGroup has led a $25 million Series B funding round for shopping app Spring, confirmed a spokesperson for the latter company. Other investors included Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures and Thrive Capital.

VC-backed OpenGov hires Peiris as CMO

Redwood City, California-based OpenGov, a provider of financial transparency solutions for state and local governments, has named Mini Peiris as chief marketing officer. Previously, Peiris worked at NetSuite Inc where she served as vice president of global marketing. OpenGov is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8 and Thrive Capital.

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Joyable grabs $2.1 mln seed

Joyable, a provider of online solutions for overcoming social anxiety, has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The investors were Thrive Capital and Harrison Metal.

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E-commerce site Jet raises $140 mln

Stealth e-commerce startup Jet announced it has raise $140 million in new funding led by Bain Capital Ventures. Also participating in the round are Accel Partners, Coatue Management, General Catalyst Partners, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Temasek, Thrive Capital and others.

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Instacart snags $220 mln Series C

Instacart, an on-demand grocery service, has raised $220 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, Thrive Capital, Valiant Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia.

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Redpoint Ventures leads Series A round for Memoir

New York City-based photo sharing app Memoir has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Thrive Capital, Founder Collective, Box Group, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Joel Spolsky.

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Assembly snags $2.9 mln

Assembly, a community platform that pairs developers, designers and others to help create software apps, has received $2.9 million in funding. Union Square Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Thrive Capital, Box Group and Collaborative Fund.

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Beauty products startup Glossier grabs $8.4 mln Series A

Beauty brand Glossier has closed $8.4 million in Series A funding. Thrive Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included 14W, TOMS Capital, Manzanita Capital, WME, Forerunner Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.

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BVP and Thrive Capital leads Series A round for Hightower

Hightower said Thursday that it has closed $6.5 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital led the round with participation from previous backers that included RRE Ventures and Red Swan Ventures. Based in New York City, Hightower is an online platform for the commercial leasing sector.

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Real estate platform Urban Compass snags $40 mln Series B

New York City-based real estate platform Urban Compass has received $40 million in Series B funding. The investors included Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, American Express CEO/Chairman Kenneth Chenault and Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion as well as invest more in technology.

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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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