VC-backed HomeAway invests in Turkish vacation rental site Flat4Day

HomeAway Inc, a Austin, Texas-based online marketplace for vacation rentals, has acquired a minority stake in Flat4Day for $2 million. Based in Turkey, Flat4Day is a vacation rental website. HomeAway is backed by Austin Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Trident Capital, American Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures and Google Ventures.

ClearPoint adds principal and operating director to team

ClearPoint Investment Partners has named Taimur Shaikh as principal and Joseph Velli as operating director. Previously, Shaikh worked at Trident Capital and Oak Hill Capital Partners while Velli most recently served as chairman and CEO of BNY Convergex Group LLC.

Cloud security automation company HyTrust picks up $33 mln

Mountain View, California-based cloud security automation company HyTrust Inc has raised $33 million in funding. Accelerate-IT Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Vanedge Capital, Epic Ventures, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital, Cisco, Fortinet, Intel Corp and VMware. In addition to the funding, HyTrust has added Brian Nugent, a general partner at AITV, to its board of directors while AITV co-founder and General Partner Bill Malloy III, and Moe Kermani, a partner at Vanedge Capital, have been named as board observers.

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VC-backed HomeAway invests in CanadaStays

HomeAway Inc, a Austin, Texas-based online marketplace for vacation rentals, has made an undisclosed investment in CanadaStays, a Canadian vacation rental website. HomeAway is backed by Austin Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Trident Capital, American Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures and Google Ventures.

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Nielsen buys VC-backed eXelate

Nielsen has acquired eXelate, a data solutions provider that facilitates the buying and selling of advertising across programmatic platforms. No financial terms were disclosed. eXelate’s backers included NewSpring Capital, Carmel Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Trident Capital.

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Imagine Health snags $21 mln Series A

Cottonwood Heights, Utah-based Imagine Health, a creator of custom provider teams of hospitals and physicians, has raised $21 million in Series A funding. Trident Capital and HLM Venture Partners led the round. In conjunction with the funding, John Reardon and Arneek Multani of Trident Capital and Peter Grua of HLM Venture Partners have been added to Imagine Health’s board of directors.

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Siva Power raises $10 mln for solar projects

Siva Power, a solar energy company, has raised $10 million from several sources, including $4 million in funding from DBL Investors, Medley Partners and Acero Capital. Siva also converted $3 million in debt financing the company received in May 2014 from Trident Capital, DBL, Medley and Acero, as well as the city of Wuxi, China as a new investor. The company also received $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, bringing total capital raised to $10 million.

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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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Host Analytics picks up $25 mln in Centerview-led round

Silicon Valley-based Host Analytics, a provider of enterprise performance management solutions, has closed $25 million in funding. Centerview Capital Technology led the round with participation from return backers Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World Capital, StarVest Partners and Trident Capital. In addition to the funding, Ned Hooper, founding partner of Centerview Capital Technology, has been added to Host Analytics’ board of directors.

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Mandalay Digital to acquire VC-backed Appia

Mandalay Digital has agreed to buy Appia, a mobile user acquisition network. According to terms of the deal, Mandalay Digital will buy Appia’s equity for $65 million based on its closing November 12 stock price of $3.40. Mandalay will also assume Appia’s approximate $10 million debt. The deal is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015. Appia’s backers include Venrock, Trident Capital, DCM and Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures.

Siva Power secures more funds

Advanced solar energy business Siva Power has secured backing of $15 million. The new capital came from four investors, including three existing investors: Trident Capital, DBL Investors and Acero Capital. The city of Wuxi, China came in as a new investor.

2Checkout picks up $60 mln

Global payment processing service 2Checkout said Thursday that it has closed $60 million in funding. Chicago Growth Partners and Trident Capital led the round. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used to accelerate expansion of its global payments processing platform.

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Fluid buys VC-backed 8thBridge

Fluid said Monday that it has acquired 8thBridge. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Minneapolis, 8thBridge, which is backed by Trident Capital and Split Rock Partners, is a provider of social discovery, curation, analytics and marketing solutions for retailers.

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Top security investors include unexpected names — VCJ

Security investing continues to run at high throttle, affiliated publication VCJ reports. Overall venture dollars committed to security startups dipped slightly last year, but still broke the $1 billion mark, according to data from Thomson Reuters.

Mocana raises $15 mln in strategic funding; GE Ventures leads round

Mocana, a provider of a platform that helps secure mobile devices, has received a strategic investment from GE Ventures, with existing investors Shasta Ventures, Southern Cross Venture Partners, Symantec and Trident Capital also participating in the round. The company told peHUB that the amount of the round was $15 million. San Francisco-based Mocana previously raised $47 million in funding, the company said. This includes a $25 million round in July 2012 at a $138.9 million valuation, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB).

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