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  • Deals of the day: La Quinta prices low IPO

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    Venture Capital Deals

    Quora, the online Q&A platform launched five years ago by a pair of former Facebook execs, has raised $80 million in Series C funding. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company isn't disclosing the round's valuation, but a source familiar with the situation pegs it at around $900 million. Tiger Global led the deal, and was joined by MORE

    - Apr 9, 2014 10:23 AM ET
  • Deals of the day: Questcor Pharma agrees to $5.6 billion deal

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    Wattpad, a Toronto-based social platform create direct connections between readers and writers, has raised US$46 million in Series C funding. OMERS Ventures led the round, and was joined by August Capital, Raine Ventures, Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund and return backers Union Square Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Jerry Yang, Golden Venture Partners and Boris Wertz. www.wattpad.com Alios BioPharma, a South San MORE

    - Apr 8, 2014 10:31 AM ET
  • Will Facebook buy Secret?

    Facebook and Secret are having "talks." Could it lead to something more serious?

    FORTUNE -- Secret, a mobile app that lets users share messages anonymously with their phone contacts,  isn't the sort of company that should be getting acquired right now. Its product has only been in the app store for a few months, and is still getting clobbered in the download rankings by (slightly) older rival Whisper. It has absolutely no revenue and MORE

    - Apr 7, 2014 5:11 PM ET
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  • Deals of the day: Giant cement merger ahead?

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    Sungevity Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based online sales company for residential solar service, has raised $70 million in new equity funding. Jetstream Ventures led the round, and was joined by such investors as E.ON, GE Ventures. The company previously raised more than $180 million in VC and project financing, from GE Ventures, Brightpath Capital Partners, Oaklandimpact, Greener Capital MORE

    - Apr 4, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • Deals of the day: Lone Star buying The Money Store

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    Social Finance, a San Francisco-based student peer-to-peer lending platform, has raised $80 million in new VC funding. Discovery Capital Management  led the round, and was joined by Wicklow Capital, Peter Thiel and return backers DCM, Baseline Ventures and Renren. www.sofi.com

    Imgur, a San Francisco-based image hosting platform, has raised $40 million in VC funding.Andreessen Horowitz led the round, and MORE

    - Apr 3, 2014 1:48 PM ET
  • Deals of the day: High-speed trader delays IPO

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    Bima, a provider of mobile-delivered insurance in emerging markets, has raised $22 million in new VC funding from return backers Kinnevik, LeapFrog Investments and Millicom. www.bimamobile.com Transcend Medical Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.-based developer of medical devices to treat glaucoma, has raised $22 million in Series C funding. An undisclosed "global pharmaceutical and medical device company" was joined by return backers MORE

    - Apr 2, 2014 10:57 AM ET
  • Deals of the day: Yahoo's next acquisition?

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    Cool Planet BioFuels, a Camarillo, Calif.-based developer of biofuels technology, has raised $100 million in Series D funding. Concord Energy and existing shareholder North Bridge Venture Partnersco-led the round, and were joined by return backers BP, Energy Technology Ventures, Google Ventures and Exelon's Constellation division. Goldman Sachs and UBS served as placement agents.www.coolplanet.com

    NeuMoDx Molecular Inc., an Ann Arbor, MORE

    - Apr 1, 2014 10:37 AM ET
  • Deals of the day: Arista Networks files for IPO

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    Crossbar Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based developer of resistive RAM technology, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. SAIF Partners, Korea Investment Partners, CBC-Capital and Tao Venture Capital Partners were joined by return backers Artiman Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Northern Light Venture Capital and the University of Michigan. www.crossbar-inc.com

    ClearStory Data, a Palo Alto, MORE

    - Mar 31, 2014 10:48 AM ET
  • Deals of the day: El Pollo Loco considers IPO

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    Cloudera, a provider of enterprise analytic data management solutions, has signed a major strategic partnership with Intel that also includes a large (albeit unspecified) investment from Intel Capital. The investment comes on top of Cloudera's recent $160 million fundraise at a $1.8 billion valuation, from T. Rowe Price, Google Ventures and MSD Capital. Read more.

    CPXi, a Westbury, N.Y.-based digital media MORE

    - Mar 28, 2014 10:31 AM ET
  • Deals of the day: Hortonworks raises $100 million

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    Hortonworks Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of Hadoop database software, has raised $100 million in fourth-round funding. BlackRock and Passport Capital co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Dragoneer, Benchmark, Tenaya Capital, Index Ventures and Yahoo.www.hortonworks.com Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based developer of implantable neuromodulation technology, has raised $32.6 million in Series A funding. Edmond de Rothschild MORE

    - Mar 25, 2014 10:45 AM ET
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