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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Lenda Lands $2M For Mortgage Loan Refinancing

    San Francisco-based Lenda, a provider of online mortgage refinancing tools, has raised $2M in a seed funding, the company said Tuesday. The funding came from Lakestar, Rubicon Ventures and 500 Startups. Lenda, led by Jason van den Brand, said it allows homeowners to refinance their mortgage completely online, closing loans nearly three times faster.Continue →

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Apple Acquires Faceshift

    Mountain View-based Apple has acquired Swiss facial motion capture software developer Faceshift, according to statements from Apple on Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. The acquisition apparently happened sometime in August, based on filings uncovered by MacRumors in September.Continue →

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Fortscale Finds New Funding

    San Francisco-based Fortscale Security, a developer of enterprise security tools focused on user behavior analytics, said Tuesday that it has raised a new round of funding. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding came from CME Ventures and UST Global. Fortscale says it has now raised $16M in total funding.
    Idan Tendler is CEO and co-founder of Fortscale.Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Parklet Acquired By Greenhouse Software

    San Francisco-based Parklet, a developer of human resources and employee onboarding software, has been acquired by New York-based Greenhouse Software, the two said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Parklet was venture backed by Storm Ventures and Greylock Partners, and was co-founded in 2012 by Dane Hurtubise and Andrew Hubbs.Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    HealthCrowd Gets $2.1M For Mobile Healthcare Messaging

    San Mateo-based HealthCrowd, a developer of mobile messaging apps for healthcare providers and health plans, has raised $2.1M in seed funding, according to the company. The funding came from Startup Capital Ventures, Herlitz Capital, Healthy Ventures, Band of Angels, Berkeley Angel Network, and 37 Angels. Neng Bing Doh is HealthCrowd's founder and CEO.Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    PMC-Sierra Acquired By Microsemi For $2.5 Billion

    Sunnyvale-based PMC-Sierra and Microsemi said this morning that the two have reached an agreement, where Microsemi will pay approximately $2.5 billion to acquire PMC Sierra, in a deal worth $9.22 in cash and 0.0771 shares of Microsemi's common stock for every share of PMC Sierra. The agreement was reached after competing bidder Skyworks opted to cancel its all cash offer for PMC-Sierra....Continue →

  • Monday, November 23, 2015

    Ruby Ribbon Gets $7.5M For Women's Apparel Sales

    Burlingame, California-based Ruby Ribbon said Friday that it has raised $7.5M for the women's apparel efforts, in a Series C funding. The funding was co-led by DBL Partners and Direct Selling Capital, and also included Trinity Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Norm Matthews of Federated Department Stores, and Cnthia Ringo of DBL Partners both join the company's board with the funding, with Direct Selling's Joey Carter becoming an advisor to the company....Continue →

  • Monday, November 23, 2015

    Quizlet Picks Up $12M For Teaching Tool

    San Francisco-based Quizlet, the developer of an online tool that lets users create their own quizzes to help them with learning, has raised $12M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures and Greg Sands at Costanoa Venture Capital, and also included Owl Ventures, Altos Ventures, Geoff Ralston, Tim Brady, and Greg Brockman....Continue →

  • Monday, November 23, 2015

    Apsalar Adds $8M For App Marketing Analytics

    San Francisco-based Apsalar, a developer of mobile marketing analytics software, said last week that it has raised $8M in a funding round. The funding came from YJ Capital, Thomvest Ventures, and DCM Ventures. Apsalar is led by Michael Oiknine. The company's software helps companies with app marketing attribution and analytics.Continue →

  • Friday, November 20, 2015

    Le Tote Finds $15M For Fashion Rentals

    San Francisco-based Le Tote, an on-demand fashion rental service, said this week that it has raised $15M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by AITV, and also included Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Azure Capital, Simon Venture Group, Epic Ventures and Funders Club. Le Tote is led by Rakesh Tondon.Continue →

  • Friday, November 20, 2015

    Townsquared Gathers $5.26M

    San Francisco-based Townsquared, a startup developing an online community for small businesses, has raised $5.26M in a funding round. The funding came from Floodgate and August Capital. According to Townsquared, it is developing a mobile application which lets small businesses share expertise and best practices, receive neighborhood news, organize local promotions and events, and also share crime and safety alerts....Continue →

  • Friday, November 20, 2015

    Cisco Buys Acano For $700M

    San Jose-based Cisco said Friday that it has agreed to acquire Acano Limited, a UK-based developer of collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Cisco said it would pay $700M in cash and assumed equity awards for Acano. Acano's products allow customers to connect video systems from multiple vendors across both cloud and hybrid environments, according to Cisco.Continue →

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