VC deals that closed at why Avalon Ventures like cats!

Well Avalon Ventures invested $5 million more in Cheezburger Networks that started off as blog with funny cat photos.   Below are few other deals that closed and photo of funny cat with money!

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Cheezburger Network, a Seattle-based finder, creator and distributor of Internet memes, has raised $5 million in new VC funding. Existing backers include Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group and Avalon Ventures. or read more:

Jasper Wireless Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based connected device platform for machine-to-machine and consumer electronics, has raised $40 million in fifth-round funding, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously raised over $66 million from Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures, AllianceBernstein, Bridgescale Partners, Integral Capital Partners and Crescendo Ventures. or read more at:

Labrys Biologics Inc., a San Francisco-based stealth startup, has secured around $14.6 million of a $31 million Series A round, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include InterWest Partners, Sofinnova Venture Partners and Canaan Partners. Read more at:

The Fancy, a New York-based online style curator, has raised $6 million in new equity funding, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously announced a $26 million round in October, before which it had raised around $18 million. Backers include PPR, General Catalyst Partners and Allen & Company. or visit Pinterest 😛

Venga, a Washington, D.C.-based guest management system for restaurants that leverages transaction data, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. Backers include BR Venture Fund, the student-run VC fund at CornellUniversity’s Johnson School of Management. or read more at:


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