Venture capital deals

October 3, 2013, 7:32 PM UTC

Quixey, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based mobile app discovery engine, has raised $50 million in new VC funding. Alibaba led the round, and was joined by return backers Atlantic Bridge Capital, SK Telecom Ventures, TransLink Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, WI Harper Group and Innovation Endeavors.

Loxo Oncology, a New York-based developer of targeted cancer therapies for genetically-defined populations, has raised $33 million in Series A funding. OrbiMed Advisors was joined by return backer Aisling Capital and an undisclosed investor.

Lensar Inc., a Winter Park, Fla.-based developer of a system for refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery, has raised $27 million in new private equity funding from Aisling Capital, Florida Growth and Florida Opportunity Funds. The company also secured $60 million in debt financing from PDL BioPharma (Nasdaq: PDLI).

Netskope, a Los Altos, Calif.-based provider of cloud app monitoring and analytics for the enterprises, has raised $21.4 million in first-round funding from The Social+Capital Partnership and Lightspeed Venture

Listia Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based online trading and auction marketplace, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by General

Pursway, an influencer marketing startup with offices in Israel and Waltham, Mass., has raised $7.2 million in Series B funding from return backers Battery Ventures and Globespan Capital

Madefire, an app for publishing digital graphic novels, has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding. True Ventures led the round, and was joined by from Anthem Venture Partners, Crosslink Ventures and Correlation Ventures.

Jemstep, a Los Altos, Calif.-based online investment advisor focused on preparing for retirement, has raised $4.5 million in new Series A funding. Caleo Capital was joined by undisclosed existing

ZoomCar, an Indian membership-based vehicle rental startup, has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from individual investors like Larry Summers.

Skyscanner, a Scotland-based operator of an international travel search engine, has raised an undisclosed amount of secondary VC funding from Sequoia Capital. The deal was done at an $800 million valuation, with Sequoia’s Mike Moritz joining the Skyscanner board of directors. Scottish Equity Partners remains the company’s largest investor.

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