Venture capital deals

Mar 01, 2012

Appcelerator, a Mountain View, CA-based maker of a platform used to create apps, has raised $16 million in a new round of funding, Silicon Valley Wire reports, citing a filing with the SEC.  Details about the investors were not disclosed. Four months ago Appcelerator closed a $15 million funding round. Investors in that round included Mayfield Fund, TransLink Capital, Red Hat, eBay, Sierra Ventures, and Storm Ventures.

ForgeRock, an open source vendor, raised $7 million in series A funding from Accel Partners.

Scan, Inc., a San Francisco-based app maker, raised $1.7 million in seed funding. Menlo Ventures led the round, with venture capital participation from Google Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, Transmedia Capital, and Ludlow Ventures. Scan’s angel investors include Ariel Poler, Naval Ravikant of AngelPool, Jim Pallotta of Raptor Group and Troy Carter.

Open Mile, a Boston-based automated online logistics provider, received a $3 million venture loan from NXT Capital’s Venture Finance Group. Open Mile is backed by Charles River Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.

Plyfe, a New York-based gamification service and platform, raised $1 million in seed funding led by Initial Capital.

Thursday March 1, 2012


Yammer Inc., a San Francisco–based provider of enterprise social networks, has raised $85 million in fifth-round funding. DFJ Growth led the round, and was joined by Meritech Capital Partners, Capricorn Investment Group, Khosla Ventures, CrunchFund and return backers Charles River Ventures, Emergence Capital, Founders Fund, Social+Capital Partnership, and U.S. Venture Partners. Yamer has now raised $142 million in VC funding.

SolarCity, a Foster City, Calif.-based provider of solar energy system installation and design, has raised $81 million in Series G funding. Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Valor Equity Partners co-led the round, and was joined by Nicholas Pritzker and Shea Ventures. Some existing shareholders like Elon Musk and BDL Investors also participated, but others like DFJ, Mayfield and Generation Investment Management did not. SolarCity previously raised around $130 million.

Eye-Fi Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based maker of a wireless memory card, has raised $20 million in Series D funding. NTT Docomo led the round, and was joined by return backers Shasta Ventures, Opus Capital and TransLink Capital.

Ginger Software, an Israeli developer of textual proofreading software, has raised $6.3 million in new VC funding. Vaizra Ventures led the round, and was joined by returning individual

Mobile Transactions International, a Zambia-based provider of an electric transaction platform for unbanked and unconnected end-users in Africa, has raised $3.2 million in VC funding from Omidyar Network and Accion

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