Seenu Banda Raises $6.5M Series A for Stealth Startup Kaybus

According to a regulatory filing stealthy startup Kaybus has raised $6.5 in a Series A funding round. The company’s website doesn’t reveal much about what they’re doing but does say they are hiring for software engineers who know Ruby, Java, Javascript and NodeJS. Bandu’s EIR profile on the Artiman Ventures website says: He is the founder and was the CEO of Net Devices, responsible for the company’s strategic direction and corporate management. NetDevices was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2007. He stayed with Alcatel-Lucent for 4 years as VP of Solutions…

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The Fancy Raises $15M More, Tweets They Had 98K Signups Yesterday

In December 2012 The Fancy quietly filed a funding event for $6M, which appears to have gone unreported by the press. Today in a regulatory filing they revised that amount to $15M, bringing total reported funding to just shy of $60 Million. This investment comes on the heels of $26.4M raised in October 2012 from American Express and a slew of well-known names including Jack Dorsey and Chris Hughes. Yesterday the company claimed on Twitter that just shy of 100K signups in a single day: Hello to the 98,365 of…

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Viddy Raises $2.8 Million from New Enterprise Associates & Battery Ventures

According to a regulatory filing social video sharing service (and Vine competitor) Viddy has raised $2.9M in an equity round from New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures. The filing indicates that Pete Sonsini of NEA and Brian O’Malley of Battery are now on the Board of Directors. Viddy received a ton of buzz about a year ago for reportedly raising a $30M Series B at a $370M valuation, which NEA was part of according to TechCrunch. A regulatory filing from April 2012 shows that deal did happen, so this investment…

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