Sunnyvale-based LeanData, which aims to facilitate B2B sales, has received $5.1 million in a Series A investment. Shasta Ventures led the round, which saw participation from Felicis Ventures, the Funders Club, and Correlation Ventures. Customers include Marketo, Kony, and Extole.
Saffron Technology, the Cary, NC-based cognitive systems venture serving Fortune 1000 enterprises, has realized a $7 million Series B funding round. The investment is designated for launching a new Silicon Valley global HQ and ramping up business growth, according to a press release. Investors were not disclosed.
Cambridge, MA-based medical device company NinePoint Medical, Inc., has finished a $34 million Series B funding. Corning Incorporated led the round with Third Rock Ventures and Prospect Venture Partners. The company had previously received $33 million in Series A.
Coupa Software, which delivers cloud-based financial apps, has realized a $40 million Series F funding round led by Meritech Capital. Icon Ventures and Northgate Ventures contributed along with current backers Crosslink Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Blue Run Ventures, El Dorado Ventures and Battery Ventures. Total backing behind the San Mateo company comes to $87.5 million. Coupa’s CEO Rob Bernshteyn says in a press release the company has undergone 100 percent growth for the past five years.
Mobile messaging company Tango has secured $280 million in funding. More than 75 percent of the round was raised by its leader, Alibaba Group; $65 million of the investment was contributed by some of the Mountain View-based company’s previous backers. Prior to this round, Tango had gained $87 million from DFJ, Qualcomm Ventures, Access Industries, Translink Capital, and Toms Capital, plus Bill Tai, Jerry Yang and more.
Colonoscopy system company invendo medical has realized a €20.3 million ($28 million) round. Xeraya Capital Sdn Bhd led the investment, providing funding through an affiliated company, according to a press release. German Family Office and current backers 360° Capital, Wellington Partner, TVM Capital and the founders contributed, too. The company is based in both New York and Kissing, Germany.
San Jose-based Pley (formerly Pleygo), which rents LEGO sets like Netflix does video, has secured $6.7 million in new funding, according to Fortune. Allegro Venture Partners plus Floodgate, Correlation Ventures, Western Technology Investments and Maven Ventures invested. Monthly subscriptions go for a minimum of $15.
Cloud-based software venture Active Operations Management International (AOMi) has received £5 million ($8 million) in funding led by Calculus Capital. U.K.-based AOMi serves 40,000 users worldwide. Its customers include Barclays, National Australia Bank, TD Bank and Fifth Third Bank.
According to reports, San Rafael, CA-based 3D design, engineering and entertainment software company Autodesk has acquired San Francisco Creative Market, a platform for purchasing and selling design content. Financial terms were not disclosed. Autodesk’s full year 2013 revenues came to $2.31 billion.
Deerfield, Illinois-based Horizon Pharma, Inc. has agreed to pick up Dublin’s Vidara Therapeutics Ltd. via reverse merger “for stock and cash valued at approximately $660 million.” The emerging company will be called Horizon plc. Vidara, which leverages the ACTIMMUNE protein, posted net sales of that protein at $58.9 million last year.
Charlotte, NC-based broadband solutions company Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings has agreed to have New York’s Court Square Capital Partners lead an equity funding (with contributions from its senior management team) in Conterra. Via the deal, Court Square will become a majority stakeholder, having picked up shares from Goldman Sachs, Duke Energy and GE Capital. The deal is anticipated to be completed in the first half of this year.