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To close out your Thursday, Second Opinion brings you news Microsoft won a patent for goggles that can detect feelings, another big tobacco bond deal, Cajun style and leaked Lyft docs show costly battle with Uber.

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Infinidat raises $150 mln from TPG at $1.2 bln valuation — Corrected

Infinidat said it raised $150 million in a deal led by TPG Growth that values the company at a post money valuation of $1.2 billion, according to a press release. The round is the company’s second and brings total money raised to $230 million. The enterprise storage vendor will use the money to expand globally and meet customer demand.

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Upfront Ventures leads $2 mln seed funding in Ferris

Upfront Ventures has led a $2 million seed funding round in Ferris, a mobile video company. Allen DeBevoise, founder of Machinima, also participated in the round. Mark Suster, managing partner of Upfront Ventures, joined the board of directors.

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Investec Bank leads $84 mln funding in Jimubox

Investec Bank has led an $84 million Series C funding in Jimubox, a Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform based in Beijing. Haitong Kaiyuan Investment Co co-invested alongside Investec. Other participants in the funding include new investors Mandra Capital and Zhong Capital Fund. Existing investors Matrix China Partners, Xiaomi, Shunwei Capital Internet Fund, Ventech China and Magic Stone Alternative also participated in the funding round.

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Insight Venture leads $95 mln Series D funding in Docker, Inc

Insight Venture Partners has led a $95 million Series D funding round in Docker, Inc, an open platform for developers and administrators to build and run applications. Other participants in the funding include Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures also invested in the round.

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Index Ventures leads $30 mln funding in Skyport Systems

Index Ventures has led a $30 million Series B funding round in Skyport Systems Inc, a cyber security company. Other participants in the funding include Intel Capital and existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures. Skyport has raised a total of $37 million to date.

LiveOak, Chevron Technology invest $7 mln in NSS Labs

LiveOak Venture Partners and Chevron Technology Ventures have invested $7 million in additional equity and debt in NSS Labs Inc, an information technology research and advisory business. As part of the funding, Ben Scott, general partner of Live Oak, will join the board.

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Partech Ventures leads $7 mln funding in PLAE

Partech Ventures has led a $7 million Series A funding round in PLAE, a lifestyle brand for children. Other participants in the funding include Floodgate, Western Technology Investment, Finn Capital, Cherubic Ventures and angel investors including Bruce Katz, founder of Rockport Shoes, Yasunobu Kyogoku, former COO of Uniqlo, Fabrice Grinda, Jose Marin and others. PLAE has raised a total of $10.8 million to date.

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Recruit Strategic Partners leads $10 mln funding in 99designs

Recruit Strategic Partners has led a $10 million Series B funding round in 99designs, a marketplace for graphic design. Accel, which led the company’s 2011 Series A funding, has re-invested and added partner Rob Solomon to the board of directors. The investment from Recruit, the venture arm of Japan’s Recruit Holdings Co, will support 99designs’ international expansion.

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