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Appboy Raises $7.6 Million In Series A Funding

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Appboy has raised $7.6 million in Series A funding led by Icon Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Bullpen Capital, T5 Capital, Blumberg Capital, and Accelerator Ventures.  New investors IDG Ventures and Buddy Media founder Mike Lazerow also participated in this round.

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DoubleDutch Raises $10 Million In Series C

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DoubleDutch is a mobile events application company that has raised $10 million in Series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners.  Byron Deeter of Bessemer will be joining the company’s board of directors.

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Solve Media Raises $6 Million

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is a company that has found a way to monetize CAPTCHA fields.  On Friday, TechCrunch reported that Solve has raised $6 million in Series B funding.  New Atlantic Ventures contributed to this round.  First Round Capital, AOL Ventures, and BullPen Capital participated in this round.  The company will be using the funding to expand their sales and engineering teams.  Solve has raised a total of $15 million thus far.

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Namely Raises $3.35 Million In Series A

Namely is a company that helps companies manage data and employee information in the cloud.  Namely helps organizations manage performance reviews, time off, goals, reporting, and team planning.  Namely has raised $3.35 million in Series A funding from True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, and Bullpen Capital.  Some of Namely’s clients include Buzzfeed and VaynerMedia.
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Influitive Acquires Social Inbox Company Engagio

Influitive has acquired social inbox company Engagio.  Engagio lets users track “online conversations in one place.”  Influitive raised $7.3 million in funding this past December and the company’s founder Mark Organ sold his previous company Eloqua to Oracle for $871 million shortly after that.  The terms of the cash-and-stock deal for Engagio was undisclosed.  All 5 employees of Engagio including the founder and CEO William Mougayar will join Influitive.  The technologies that Engagio developed will be integrated into Influitive’s AdvocateHub platform.

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Sightly Raises $5.6 Million

Sightly is a local video platform that has raised $5.6 million in venture capital.  Sightly is known for pioneering a way for consumers and local businesses to connect in engaging ways.  Their video platform helps businesses get found and discovered by consumers.  Bright Capital Digital led this round of funding.  Foresight Ventures participated in this round and so did existing investors Floodgate, Tomorrow Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Mack Capital, and 500 Startups.

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Ness Computing Raises $5 Million for Likeness.com Subjective Search

Ness Computing has been working on creating a selective search engine, and have raised $5 million in funding. The investors include Vinod Khosla and Ramy Adeeb (of Khosla Ventures), Alsop Louie Partners, Bullpen Capital and a co-founder of Palantir Technologies, as well as angel investors. TechCrunch reports that the search engine will be located at likeness.com, and combines data from your online likes with a search engine to provide a search designed with your preferences in mind. Corey Reese, CEO of Ness, explains that while Google organized data, likeness.com is about “organizing opportunities.”

Proformative Raises $1.1 Million In Series A Funding

Proformative is an online resource for corporate finance executives that has raised $1.1 million in Series A funding. This round of funding was led by Bullpen Capital and Mike Maples of Floodgate. Proformative plans on using the funding to accelerate their expansion. Below is a press release from the company:
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