Venture capital deals

Jan 17, 2012

AppDynamics, a San Francisco-based provider of application performance management solutions for web applications, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, and was joined by return backers Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.www.appdynamics.com

SG Biofuels Inc., a San Diego-based bioenergy crop company, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. Thomas, McNerney & Partners led the round, and was joined by Finistere Ventures and return backers Flint Hills Resources LLC and Life Technologies Corp. www.sgfuel.com

BlablaCar, a UK-based marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, has raised $10 million in new VC funding. Accel Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers ISAI and Cabiedes & Partners. www.blablacar.com

PandoDaily, a tech-focused media site founded by ex-TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. CrunchFund led the round, and was joined by Greylock Discovery Fund, Accel Partners Seed Fund, Menlo Ventures Talent Fund, Lerer Ventures, SV Angels, Ooga Labs and individual investors like Mark Andreessen, Peter Thiel and Josh Kopelman. www.pandodaily.com

Brainient, a UK-based provider of online video advertising technology, has raised $1.8 million in new VC funding. Credo Ventures led the round, and was joined by Atlas Venture, Estag Capital, Emily Wilson (Harvard Digital) and Jason Goodman (Albion London). www.brainient.com

FedBid Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based online marketplace for federal government procurement, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from the Revolution Growth fund. www.fedbid.com

WhippTail, a Whippany, N.J.-based all-flash enterprise class storage array, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series B funding. RRE Ventures led the round, and was joined by gnition Partners and Spring Mountain Capital. www.whipptail.com

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