Venture capital deals

August 16, 2012, 6:01 PM UTC

Connecture Inc., a Brookfield, Wis.-based health insurance process automation company, raised $20 million as part of a recap sponsored by existing shareholders GreatPoint Partners and Chrysalis Ventures, according to VentureWire. Past backers like Total Technology Ventures and Encubate Technology Ventures no longer are shareholders.

Raydiance Inc., a Petaluma, Calif.-based developer of precision manufacturing solutions based on femtosecond laser technology, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Samsung Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ-Growth and Greenstreet Partners.

MovieClips, an online video site for movie scenes, has raised $18.5 million in Series C funding. U.S. Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers like MK Capital, Shasta Ventures, SoftTech VC, First Round Capital, Richmond Park Partners. The company also is rebranding itself as ZEFR. Term Sheet first reported on the deal last month, saying that the valuation was north of $80 million.

Hopper, a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of travel planning solutions, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. OMERS Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Brightspark Ventures and Atlas Venture.

Goko, an HTML5 gaming platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Alsop Louie Partners and Redpoint Ventures.

BiNu, an Australia-based mobile app platform for bringing iPhone-like experiences to low-end smartphones, has raised $2 million in funding from TomorrowVentures and individual angels.

ClassDojo, a San Francisco-based digital character building and behavior management service for teachers, has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from backers like Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Matt Ocko, Kapor Capital, Start Fund, General Catalyst Partners, Morado Ventures, Lerer Ventures, NewSchools Venture Fund and Learn Capital., a Las Vegas-based gameday immersion experience company, has raised $525,000 in seed funding led by Tony Hsieh’s VegasTechFund and early Zappos investor Erik Moore.

Zalando, a German ecommerce company, has raised an undisclosed amount of new VC funding from firms like J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Quadrant Capital Advisors. Existing backers include Rocket Internet, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, Investment AB Kinnevik and DST Global.

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