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  • Wahanda, a UK-based hair and beauty marketplace, has raised $26 million in new growth equity funding from RGIP, Fidelity Growth Partners and Lepe Partners. The company also has acquired German rival Salonmeister for an undisclosed amount.www.wahanda.com

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  • Gainsight, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of customer success management solutions, has raised $25 million in Series C funding co-led by Bessemer Venture Partnersand Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company previously raised over $20 million from Summit Partners, Battery Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Salesforce. www.gainsight.com
  • VoloMetrix, a Seattle-based provider of employee analytics software, has raised $12 million in Series B funding.Split Rock Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer Shasta Ventures. www.volometrix.com
  • CloudFactory, a Durham, N.C.-based “distributed labor platform melding human and machine intelligence,” has raised $3 million in Series A funding led byDavid Clouse (founder of VRBO). www.cloudfactory.com
  • Voxa, an Atlanta-based “email intelligence” startup, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding from firms likeEthos Capital Partnerswww.voxa.com
  • Simplestream, a London-based provider of live-streaming services for broadcast TV channels, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding fromBeringea.www.simplestream.com

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  1. FanDuel, a New York City – based is a new breed of fantasy sports game that lets you play fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball and fantasy hockey in a single day.The company has 6 million fantasy line-ups entered its daily leagues. Fantasy sports are played by 35 million people in North America, but the market hasn’t been very innovative. In contrast to fantasy sports leagues that play out over months, FanDuel’s leagues last one day and prizes are paid out immediately as soon as the games finish. The investors include new investor Comcast Ventures and existing investors Piton CapitalPentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital and serial investor Richard Koch. Other investors include Scottish Enterprisewww.fanduel.com
  2. Convercent, a Denver-based maker of compliance software, has raised $10.2 million in new private funding. Azure Capital Partners and Mantucket Capital co-led the round, and were joined by City National Bank. http://www.convercent.com ChaCha, a Carmel, Ind.-based realtime Q&A site, has raised $14 million in Series G funding. VentureWire reports that the round was done at a valuation of around $75 million. Return backers included VantagePoint Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Rho Ventures. The company now has raised over $80 million in total VC funding. http://www.chacha.com
  3. FarmLogs, a Michigan-based startup that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability, has raised $1 million in seed funding. Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund. http://www.farmlogs.com Houzz, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based online platform for home remodelling and design, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates and GGV Capital co-led the round, and were joined by Comcast Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, David Sacks and return backer Sequoia Capital.www.houzz.com
  4. Medisse BV, a Dutch developer of resorbable implants, has raised €2.6 million in new VC funding. IIG led the round, and was joined by return backers BioGeneration Ventures and Omnes Capital.www.medisse.com
  5. MentiNov Inc., a New Brunswick, N.J.-based developer of an oral medication to reduce involuntary movements related to L-Dopa use in Parkinson’s patients, has secured up to $500,000 in funding fromFoundation Venture Capital Group, an affiliate of the New Jersey Health Foundation. http://www.njhf.org
  6. NewVoiceMedia, a UK-based provider of cloud contact center services, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Highland Capital Partners Europe and MMC Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Notion Capital and Eden Ventures. http://www.newvoicemedia.com
  7. Oceans Healthcare, Louisiana’s largest provider of psychiatric facilities for geriatric patients, has raised $17 million in growth equity funding from General Catalyst Partners. Charlie Baker, a General Catalyst entrepreneur-in-residence who used to be CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, will join the Oceans Healthcare board as chairman. http://www.ohcg.info
  8. WatchDox, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of enterprise document management solutions, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Millennium Technology Value Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Blackstone Group, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures and Schlomo Kramer. The company previously raised $23 million. http://www.watchdox.com
  9. Zoom, a cloud-based video conferencing and virtual collaboration platform, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Backers include Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang (Yahoo founder), Subrah Iyar (WebEx founder), and Dan Scheinman (ex-Cisco exec). http://www.zoom.us

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