Felicis Ventures Posts

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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Acompli receives $7.3 million in Series A

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Acompli is a company that is building a mobile enterprise application backed by a secure and scalable cloud service. The company has raised $7.3 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from Harrison Metal and Felicis Ventures. Acompli was founded by Javier Soltero, J.J. Zhuang, and Kevin Henrikson. Acompli has not launched their app yet, but it will be available in Q2 2014.
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Yahoo! buys technical recruiting company Distill

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Yahoo! has acquired Distill, a technical recruiting startup that combines video interviews with programming challenges. Prior to the acquisition, Distill raised $1.3 million in funding from investors like Felicis Ventures, Innovation Works, and DN Capital.
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Twice raises $18.5 million in funding

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Twice is an online women’s clothing company that has raised $18.5 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from existing investors IA Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Lerer Ventures, WTI, Mike Lazerow, Joe Greenstein and Maria Thomas. Twice has now raised a total of over $23 million. Twice users send in items directly to the company. The clothing is reviewed, measured, photographed, and put for sale.

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Telly raises $8 million in fnding and acquires Sha-Sha Entertainment

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Telly has announced that they have raised $8 million in a second round of funding and has acquired the “Netflix of the Arab world” Sha-Sha Entertainment. Cinemagic and Lumia Capital are joining early investors Azure Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Felicis Ventures, and Georges Harik.

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Planet Labs raises $52 million

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Planet Labs is a startup that offers universal access to information about the planet. Planet Labs will operate the largest fleet of Earth imaging satellites to frequently image the plant and provide open access to that information.

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Crowdtilt raises $23 million in Series B

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Crowdtilt is a startup that wants to help crowdfund everyday activities like parties, gifts, and trips. Today Crowdtilt has announced a $23 million second round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from SV Angel, Sean Parker, Matt Mullenweg, Oliver Jung, DCM, Felicis Ventures, Naval Ravikant, Alexis Ohanian, Elad Gil, and several other investors. Crowdtilt will be using the funding to hire employees and focus on international expansion.

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Merchant platform Shopify raises $100 million in Series C funding

Shopify is a Canadian startup company that has raised $100 million in funding. Shopify is a merchant software and services company that helps merchants sell goods online. OMERS Ventures and Insight Venture Partners led this round of funding along with prior investors Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Georgian Partners and Felicis Ventures.
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