Venture capital firm Canaan Partners hired a new VP of Communications, as well as announced promotions in both its tech and healthcare practices.
Emergence Capital, a San Mateo, CA-based enterprise cloud venture capital firm, announced promotions and an addition to its team.
Capvis Equity IV LP, a fund advised by Capvis Equity Partners AG, acquired a majority of the shares of Gotha Cosmetics, a Lallio, Italy-based developer and manufacturer of private label cosmetics mainly focusing on lips, eyes and face products.
Ignition Partners, a Bellevue, Wash. and Los Altos, Calif.-based early stage, business software venture capital firm, appointed Preeti Rathi as Principal.
Following the launch in August 2016, Octopus Labs has selected five businesses to join its fintech accelerator.
Simplus, a Salt Lake City-based Salesforce Consulting Partner and leader in Salesforce Quote-to-Cash implementations, raised $7.3M in Series A funding.
Applied Systems, a global provider of cloud-based insurance software, acquired the eTrading for Personal Lines platform from IS2.
IDnow, a Munich, Germany-based provider of identification and eSigning solutions in Europe, secured several million Euros in Series A funding.
SQZ Biotech, a Boston, MA-based developer of a new generation of cell therapies that harness the body’s natural immune system to combat disease, closed a $16m Series B financing.
Unocoin.com, a Bangalore, India-based Bitcoin company, raised $1.5M in Pre Series A funding.
Guazi.com, a Beijing, China-based consumer-to-consumer (C2C) used car trading platform, secured a funding round of undisclosed amount.
Prowler.io, a Cambridge, UK-based AI platform for makers of autonomous systems, raised $2m in seed funding.
Home Chef, a Chicago, IL-based meal kit delivery company, raised $40m in Series B funding.
Mayfair Equity Partners, a London, UK-based buyout and growth capital investor, closed on its maiden fund, at £400m.
Higher Logic, a Washington, DC-based online community platform provider, closed a $55m investment from JMI Equity.