Parthenon Capital Partners, a Boston and San Francisco-based middle market private equity firm, closed Parthenon Investors V, LP, with $1.0 billion in commitments.
Vendini, a San Francisco-based provider of ticketing, promotion and event management solutions, secured $20m in Series A funding.
Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses, is to acquire Marketo, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTO), a San Mateo, CA-based provider of engagement marketing software and solutions.
Snapt, a Johannesburg, South Africa-based provider of load balancing, web acceleration and security software, received $1m in growth funding.
EdCast, a Mountain View, CA-based knowledge network for enterprise and personal learning, is to acquire Sales University, a Seattle, WA-based creator of a sales training app.
Robin, a Boston, MA-based provider of an enterprise software platform to organize, track, and monitor offices spaces, raised $7m in Series A funding.
Microsoft (MSFT) has launched a new formalized venture capital initiative.
Lalamove (formerly known as EasyVan), a Hong Kong-based provider of on-demand logistics platform, raised $10m in venture capital.
UK-based mid-market private equity firm Inflexion Private Equity closed two funds raising £500m in total.
ABA English, a Barcelona, Spain-based online English language academy with over 10 million users worldwide, raised $12m in growth capital.
Tynker, a Mountain View, CA-based creative computing platform to allow young people to learn how to code, raised $7.1m in Series A funding.
Chrysalix Venture Capital, a Vancouver, BC, Canada-based industrial innovation and alternative energy venture capital firm, and RoboValley, a center for robotics commercialization Located at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, launched a new fund.
WinView Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based provider of synchronized two-screen TV and creator of live television sports play-along experience WinView Games, closed $3.4m Series A round of equity financing.
Hooch Inc., a New York City-based members only cocktail society app, raised $950k in pre-series A interim funding round.
Innovium, Inc., a San Jose, CA-based developer of networking infrastructure products for next-generation data centers, raised over $50m in funding across two oversubscribed rounds.