Virtue just closed $17 million in funding, led by Scale Venture Partners, and plans to use the money to expand globally, hiring 150 more people and opening 10 new offices.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is acquiring a $38 million stake in Facebook through a transaction that valuing the social network at $52 billion.
Venture capital funding rose for the first time in three years, with double-digit increases across all sectors. The 12 percent overall gain included many transactions benefiting applications that tap into Facebook.
Startup Payvment has gotten $6 million in funding, a transaction led by Sierra Ventures and with participation by BlueRun Ventures.