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San Francisco-based video chat company Rabbit has raised a $3.3 million seed round. Michael Birch, founder of Bebo, CrunchFund and Google Ventures all participated in the investment, as well as angel investors.
Stitch Fix, the San Francisco-based personal shopping platform, raised $4.75 million in its Series A. Investors Baseline Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round and Western Technology Investment also participated.
What would the bushy-haired, red-faced kid from the now-infamous Bar Refaeli Super Bowl ad tap into for consumer media? Tapiture just secured $825,000 after John and Leo Resig, of Resignation Media, decided to spin the startup out under a new CEO last year.
Mega-retailer Amazon is enjoying some serious pop in its stock after the company came out with its results. What did not impress--and should concern many VCs--was Amazon's details on its LivingSocial investment.
WatchDox, the California-based enterprise technology company, just completed a $12 million round. Millennium Technology Value Partners will join existing backers including Blackstone, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures and Shlomo Kramer in the round, which brings the company’s total funding to $35 million.
AppNexus, the New York-based real-time advertising display platform, closed a $75 million Series D round led by Technology Crossover Ventures. TCV, it was recently reported at peHUB, is currently raising a new fund.
Khosla Ventures and Floodgate are leading a $10.25 million round in big data company Ayasdi. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) also contributed earlier funding to the project, along with the National Science Foundation. Ayasdi was founded by Gurjeet Singh and Gunnar Carlsson.
New York-based mobile ad company Pontiflex has completed a $7.7 million round of funding; Techcrunch is reporting that Blackstone led the round. Other Pontiflex backers include RRE Ventures and New Atlantic Ventures. The company also submitted a filing with the SEC.
New York-based e-commerce site Refinery29 has reeled in $3.5 million en route to a $4 million round, according to a federal filing submitted by the company. Existing backers for the startup include First Round Capital and Floodgate.
Portland, Oregon-based startup JanRain, which had raised about $20 million to date, is working on a new round, according to a filing the consumer web company submitted with the SEC. The filing states the company is trying to raise nearly $33 million, with much of that capital already committed to the startup by investors. Emergence Capital Partners is one of the backers for JanRain. TechCrunch reported earlier that the company has in fact completed a round for $33 million.

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