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January 3, 2013: 10:20 AM ET

Leap Motion, a San Francisco-based provider of motion-control software and hardware, has raised $30 million in new VC funding from return backers Founders Fund and Highland Capital Partners. www.leapmotion.com

Pluralsight, a Layton, Utah-based provider of online education for software developers, has raised $27.5 million from Insight Venture Partners. This represents the first round of outside capital for Pluralsight, which was founded in 2004. www.pluralsight.com

Crescendo Bioscience, a South San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of quantitative blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, has raised $28 million in Series D funding. Skyline Ventures and Safeguard Scientifics co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Mohr Davidow Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Aeris Capital. Ferghana Partners served as placement agent. www.CrescendoBio.com

BuzzFeed, a New York-based social publisher, has raised $19.3 million in Series D funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round, and was joined by return backers RRE Ventures, Hearst Interactive, Softbank Capital and Lerer Ventures. Also participating as new investors were Buddy Media co-founders Michael and Kass Lazerow. www.buzzfeed.com

eZono AG, a German developer of portable tablet ultrasound systems, has raised $10 million in VC funding led by MVM Life Science Partners. www.ezono.com

Heart Metabolics Ltd., a London-based developer of drugs for the treatment of heart failure symptoms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, has raised $4 million in its first tranche of Series A funding. Backers include the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund (Australia) and AshHill Investments (Kentucky). www.heartmetabolics.com

Remitly, a Seattle-based provider of online money transfer solutions, has raised $2.6 million in new VC funding. Trilogy Equity Partners led the round, and was joined by Bezos Expeditions and TomorrowVentures. www.remitly.com

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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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