Deals that Closed! (VC)


Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Reuters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

  • BrightTag, a Chicago-based marketing technology platform, has raised $27 million in new VC funding led by Yahoo Japan. The company previously raised around $23 million from TomorrowVentures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, EPIC Ventures, I2A Fund and Baird Venture Partners.www.brighttag.com
  • Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of medicines to treat inflammatory and metabolic diseases, has raised $32.4 million in Series B funding. Lightstone Ventures led the round, and was joined by an unidentified “public crossover fund” and return backers SV Life Sciences, Clarus Ventures, MedImmune Ventures and Advanced Technology Ventures.www.catabasis.com
  • CreativeLive, a San Francisco-based live education platform, has raised $21.5 million in Series B funding. The Social+Capital Partnership led the round, and was joined by return backer Greylock Partners. www.creativelive.com
  • GenapSys, a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of genomic testing systems, has raised $37 million in Series B funding. Yuri Milner and  Stanford StartX Fund were joined by return backers Decheng Capital and IPV Capital. www.genapsys.com
  • Ø     HDmessaging, a Burlingame, Colo.-based provider of a white label messaging service to mobile operators, has raised $3 million in new VC funding. GrandBanks Capital led the round, and was joined by IDG Ventures, Nexit Ventures and Lighthouse Capital Partners. www.hdmessaging.com
  • Jongla, a London-based free instant messaging app aimed at the youth market, has raised €1.4 million in VC funding from Oy Ingman Finance and individual angels. www.jongla.com
  • Kidaptive, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of early-learning curriculum and assessment framework technologies, has raised $10.1 million in Series B funding. Formation8 led the round, and was joined by Menlo Ventures, Stanford StartX Fund, NewSchools Venture Fund and Prana Studios. www.kidaptive.com
  • Knozen, a stealthy “personality-probing” startup from TheLadders founder Marc Cenedella, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Backers include FirstMark Capital, Lerer Ventures, Greycroft Partners and David Tisch. www.knozen.com
  • OneSpot, an Austin, Texas-based provider of “content advertising” solutions, has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding. Mohr Davidow Ventures led the round, and was joined by Capital Factory, Mack Capital, RSL Ventures and Brett Hurt (BazaarVoice co-founder). www.onespot.com
  • Qloo, a New York-based recommendation engine, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Backers include Kindler Capital, Danny Masterson, Cedric the Entertainer, Tommy Thompson (Cross Creek Pictures) and Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury (founders of Maktoob, acquired by Yahoo).www.qloo.com
  • Scoopshot, a Finland-based on-demand mobile photo service, has raised $3.9 million in Series A funding from Conor Venture Partners and Finnish Industry Investmentwww.scoopshot.com
  • Windsor Circle, a Durham, N.C.–based provider of retention automation software for retail and ecommerce companies, has raised $1.4 million in Series A-1 funding. Backers include Triangle Angel Partners, Idea Fund Partner, and Bruce Boehm (ex-USVP). www.windsorcircle.com

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