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Pacific Catch, a full-service, casual fish-focused restaurant chain, completed a $4m private equity round. The investment was led by Pacific Community Ventures, a private equity firm focused on small, high-growth California businesses. Pacific Catch, which offers a mix of Pan Pacific cuisine including casual Hawaiian, Japanese, and Latin American dishes, intends to use the capital […]

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Yammer, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based Enterprise Social Network, has received $25m in its third round of funding. The round was led by U.S. Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Emergence Capital, Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund. This brings the total amount raised by the company to date to $40m. In February, Yammer […]

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Via Venture Partners, has raised its €134m second venture fund, which will focus on Nordic IT and telecommunication companies with strong development and growth potential. Via Venture Partners Fond II K/S, will invest up to €20m in single companies participating in private equity transactions and venture capital deals. The firm’s first fund, Via Venture Partners […]

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Hatsize, a Calgary (Alberta), Canada-based cloud automation software provider for demos and training, has secured $5m in Series A funding. Investors include Golden Seeds and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). The company, which serves tech companies including IBM, Juniper, Sun Microsystems and Symantec, intends to use the funds to expand global sales and […]

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Heartland Robotics, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based developer of intelligent robots designed to increase productivity and efficiency in manufacturing environments, has raised $20m in Series B financing. The round was led by Highland Capital Partners, with participation from new investor Sigma Partners and existing investors, Charles River Ventures and Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of […]

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Transactis, a New York-based provider of electronic billing, payment, and marketing solutions, has closed a $7m Series B financing round. The investment was led by StarVest Partners, with participation from previous investors and management. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its next stage of development and adoption of its solutions, which are […]

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TOTSY, a New York-based private sale site exclusively dedicated to delivering deals on products for moms and children, closed a $5m Series A round of financing. The round was led by DFJ Gotham and Rho Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand in the market. The round follows the recent […]

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OPOWER, an Arlington, VA-based energy efficiency and Smart Grid software company, closed a $50m strategic round of financing.  The investment was co-led by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the company’s largest investor.  OPOWER intends to use the investment to expand and accelerate its product development efforts […]

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Payvment, an eCommerce platform on Facebook, has closed a $6m round of Series B funding. The investment was led by Sierra Ventures, with participation from BlueRun Ventures, which led the company’s initial round of funding. In conjunction with the deal, Vispi Daver, a partner at Sierra Ventures, joined Payvment’s board of directors. The investment will […]

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Abiquo, a Redwood City, CA-based Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, has raised approximately $10m in Series B funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing investors Nauta Capital and Eurecan. The funding will be used to expand the company’s global sales and marketing efforts, customer support and senior team. In conjunction […]

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RingRevenue, Inc., a Santa Barbara, CA-based provider of call performance marketing solutions, closed a $4m round of funding. The investment, which was led by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners, brings the total amount raised by the company to date to $7.5m. RingRevenue intends to use the capital to expand its customer development and support […]

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JMI Equity, a Baltimore, MD, and La Jolla, CA-based growth equity firm that invests in software, internet, business services and healthcare IT companies, closed an $875m fund. JMI Equity Fund VII, L.P. will continue the company’s longstanding investment strategy of providing capital to fund growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and buyouts. The new vehicle will invest primarily […]

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) added technology analyst Mary Meeker as a partner. Meeker, who will be based in Silicon Valley, will help guide social, mobile and new commerce internet companies worldwide. She comes from Morgan Stanley, where she led the Global Technology Research Team and covered Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Microsoft and other […]

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nfon AG, a Munich, Germany-based provider of outsourced telephone systems, has raised €4m in additional funding. Investors include existing backers High-Tech Gründerfonds, Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH &Co. KG, MIG Fonds, Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft and the company’s management. nfon intends to use the funds to expand its distributor channel through a partner programme. The company, which has […]

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ClickFox, an Atlanta, GA-based provider of customer experience analytics (CEA) software and solutions, has raised $18m in financing. The round was led by Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP). The company intends to use the proceeds from the financing to expand: – sales and marketing efforts globally, mainly into European and Latin American markets, – […]