Acadia Woods Partners Posts raises $100 million in funding Logo is a leading sales acceleration platform that has raised $100 million with a valuation of nearly $1 billion. Polaris Partners and Kleiner Perks led this Series C round of funding. Salesforce, Acadia Woods, EPIC Ventures, Hummer Winblad, U.S. Venture Partners and Zetta Venture Partners also participated in this round. This round of funding will be used for acquisitions, expanding products, and moving into new markets.

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Twitter Acquires TV Analytics Company Bluefin

Twitter has acquired Bluefin, a TV analytics company.  This acquisition is believed to be Twitter’s large acquisition to date.  Twitter definitely spent over $40 million on the acquisition since that is what they spent on TweetDeck two years ago.

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DNA Sequencing Company RainDance Technologies Raises $37.5 Million In Series D

RainDance Technologies is a DNA sequencing company that has raised $37.5 million in Series D funding. This round of funding was co-led by Quaker BioVentures and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Previous investors Alloy Ventures and Acadia Woods also participated in this round of funding. RainDance is led by CEO Roopom Banerjee.

Photo-Storing Phanfare Raises $2.5 Million Third Round

Phanfare LogoMetuchen, New Jersey based photo-sharing company, Phanfare recently raised $2.5 million. This is Phanfare’s third round of funding and the investment was lead by Azure Capital Partners. Phanfare als received funding from Acadia Woods Partners. Other investors include Dwight Merriman, DoubleClick’s (co-founder), Kevin Ryan (former CEO of DoubleClick), and Fabrice Grinda (founder of Zingy).

Phanfare makes money by selling subscriptions and competes directly with Photobucket and Flickr. The disadvantage that Phanfare has is that it is already competing against major photo-sharing players that are backed by major corporations. Flickr is owned by Yahoo! and Photobucket is owned by News Corp. However this could also work out in Phanfare’s favor because adding features around the website won’t require as much bureaucratic approval.

Phanfare has roughly 10,000 customers.

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[1] paidContent: Phanfare Raises $2.5 Million Third Round For Photo Storing by Joseph Weisenthal