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ClearSlide receives $50 million in funding

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ClearSlide has raised $50 million in Series C funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership. Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and Comcast Ventures also participated in this round. ClearSlide has raised a total of $90 million in funding. Mamoon Hamid of The Social+Capital Partnership will join ClearSlide’s board of directors. ClearSlide’s funding will be used for hiring and product development.

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Enigma receives $4.5 million in funding

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Enigma has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Comcast Ventures with participation from American Express Ventures, Crosslink Capital, and The New York Times Company. Enigma is known for its ability to mine public data from governments, companies, and organizations. Enigma has partnerships with Harvard Business School and S&P Capital IQ.

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Compass-EOS Raises $42 Million

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Compass-EOS has raised $42 million in funding.  The company previously raised $120 million in funding.  Compass-EOS is known for building routers. Compass-EOS’ largest competitor, Cisco Systems, is also an investor in the startup.  Compass-EOS spent around six years developing a technology called icPhotonics.  This technology brings optical communications to standard silicon chips.  This allows for faster data transfers from routers that are 21 times smaller than existing routers.  Compass-EOS will be realigning their workforce.

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Divide (Formerly Known As Enterproid) Raises $12 Million In Funding Led By Google Ventures

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Divide (a company formerly known as Enterproid) has announced that they have raised $12 million in funding led by Google Ventures.  New investors that participated in this round include Globespan Capital Partners and Harmony Partners.  Existing investors Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures also joined.

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Maginatics Raises $17 Million

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Maginatics is a file system company that focuses on the cloud.  The company offers end-to-end WAN optimization, device security, and global namespace. Maginatics has raised $17 million in funding led by Intel.  Other investors that participated in this round include Comcast VenturesWestSummit Capital, EMC Corporation, VMware, and Atlantic Bridge.
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Maker’s Row Raises $1 Million

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Maker’s Row is a New York City based company that connects businesses to suppliers.  The company has raised $1 million in seed capital.  Maker’s Row wants to make the manufacturing process simpler.  The company lists factories on their website along with information about them.  For example, Fallen Arrows is listed as a digital printing powerhouse that allows artists and small businesses to order custom printed products.

Maker’s Row is mostly focused on helping clothing companies right now, but they will eventually move into other industries.  Founded in November 2012, Maker’s Row was co-founded by Matthew Burnett, Tanya Menendez, and Scott Weiner.  Burnett and Menendez met Weiner at the 2012 Brooklyn Beta Summer Camp, which is when they decided to go all in with Maker’s Row in May 2012.

This round of funding was led by Comcast Ventures and Index Ventures.  Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and angel investor Joanne Wilson also participated in this round.

Houzz Raises $35 Million In Series C

Houzz is a startup company that focuses on the home remodeling business.  Houzz provides homeowners ideas for projects and connects them to designers, contractors, and architects.  Houzz has raised $35 million in a Series C round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates and GGV Capital.  Sequoia Capital, Comcast Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and David Sacks (Yammer founder) participated in this round also.

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Local Business Scouting Company Radius Raises $12.4 Million

Radius (formerly known as Fwix) is a startup company that helps sales people find local businesses.  Radius has raised $12.4 million in funding from American Express.  Investors that participated in this round include Comcast Ventures, Western Technology Investment, and BlueRun Ventures participating.  

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