Greylock Leads $12 Million Round for Big-Data Startup Trifacta

If Big Data is going to be really big, it also has to be useful.

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.

CreativeLive Raises $21.5M for Live Online Classes

CreativeLive says it stands out from the pack because of its emphasis on live teaching.

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Sold Is Sold to Dropbox (Yes, I Just Wrote That)

Dropbox today has bought e-commerce middleman for consumers Sold, according to a post on Sold’s site. The service will no longer be accepting items, the Boston-based startup said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sold had only had a small round of seed funding from Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, among others.

Real-Money Gaming Platform Betable Raises $18.5 Million

That’s a lot of virtual greenbacks.

Nextdoor Aims at International With New $60 Million Investment From Kleiner Perkins, Tiger Global

Another large round for the locally based social network.

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Former Facebook, Twitter Growth Manager Heads to Wealthfront

Andy Johns, a former product manager on the growth team at Q&A site Quora, announced on Wednesday he has joined Wealthfront, the software-based financial advising startup. Johns’ new title is Director of Growth and Revenue, and will likely draw on the same experience he had on growth teams in the past at companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Most recently, Johns was a growth strategist-in-residence at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners.

Tech’s Rising Stars Push Into the Online-to-Offline Era

What do Lyft, Airbnb, Uber, Pinterest, Wanelo and Anki have in common?

Greylock Partners Raises Another Billion Dollars

Greylock Partners says it didn’t have any trouble scraping together its 14th fund.

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Quora Hires Erin Teague to Lead Growth

Erin Teague, product manager for growth at Path, will take the same role at Quora. Teague has degrees in both engineering and business, and had also worked in product at Twitter. Growth at Quora had previously been run by Andrew Johns, now an entrepreneur-in-residence at Greylock Partners.