Lytro Raises $40 Million to Keep Its Dream of Changing Photography in Focus

The money from existing backers and new investor North Bridge Venture Partners will pave the way for a new generation of hardware, CEO Jason Rosenthal told AllThingsD.
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Early Groupon Backer NEA Dishes Out $226 Million in Deal Site’s Stock

Those who received shares had contributed to NEA’s 12th fund.
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Videoconferencing Startup Blue Jeans Network Raises $50 Million

Building out to stream a billion minutes worth of videoconferences every year.
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Andreessen Horowitz and 7-Eleven Back Customer-Loyalty Startup Belly in $12.1 Million Series B

Belly, a Chicago-based customer-loyalty startup, has raised $12.1 million in the initial tranche of its Series B round, from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA and 7-Eleven’s 7-Ventures subsidiary, among others. The company, whose customer base is mostly made up of small- and mid-sized businesses, has now raised more than $28 million.

Goldman Sachs Invests $40 Million in SugarCRM

Doing one thing, and one thing only.
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Cisco Pays $2.7 Billion for Security Player Sourcefire

Maybe other security companies are next.
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Social Radar Raises $12.75 Million Round

Social Radar, the mobile-focused startup that aims to connect users through location-based targeting and social network cross-referencing, announced a $12.75 million Series A round on Wednesday. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, Grotech Ventures and Swan & Legend Ventures, with participation from Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, Dave Morin, Kevin Colleran, and a number of other angel investors. Dayna Grayson from NEA, Steve Fredrick from Grotech Ventures, Fred Schaufeld from Swan & Legend Venture Partners, and angel investor Kevin Colleran will all join Social Radar’s board of directors.

Tableau Software and Marketo Fire Up IPO Action Today

Many more to come.
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Accel’s Breyer Leads Forbes Midas List of Top Tech Investors Again, While Kleiner’s Doerr Leads in Media Scrutiny

It’s hard being — and staying — king of the VCs.
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Former Yahoo Security Head Somaini Lands at Cloud Startup Box

One of three high-profile hires for the IPO-bound startup.
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