Comcast Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, has hired Kai Bond as principal to lead Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund.
Zoom Video Communications, a San Jose, CA-based provider of enterprise video and web communications technology, raised $100m in Series D funding.
OPĀQ Networks, a Herndon, Va.-based post-revenue Network Security-as-a-Service (NSaaS) company, raised $21m in Series A funding.
OrderGroove, a NYC-based provider of commerce enablement technologies for brands and retailers, raised $20M in Series C funding.
SecureSet Academy, a Denver, Colorado-based cybersecurity education company, raised $4M in Series A funding.
Neurala, a Boston, MA-based developer of a deep learning neural networks platform to make smart products more autonomous, interactive and useful, closed a $14m Series A funding round.
letgo, a New York City and Barcelona-based mobile marketplace to buy and sell locally, raised $175M in funding.
Shiftgig, a Chicago, IL-based mobile platform that connects business with vetted, hourly workers, completed a $20m Series C financing.
Wochit, a New York-based social video creation platform, received a strategic investment from PA Group – the parent company of the Press Association (PA), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.
Playground, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm that invests in and incubates startups building software-based hardware, closed a $40m fund.
d.light, a San Francisco, CA Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India-based provider off-grid solar solutions, raised $10.5m in additional funding.
Panzura, a Campbell, California-based provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, raised $32m in funding.
Cartiva, Inc., an Alpharetta, Ga.-based developer of innovative products for the treatment of cartilage damage and osteoarthritis, secured $8.5m in Series E financing.
SmarterHQ, an Indianapolis-based customer personalization platform, closed a $13m round of funding.
After two years of strong growth, both venture capital dollars invested and the number of deals in the United States declined in 2016.