taffy Raises $12 Million, an online community that connects dog owners with dog sitters, has raised $12 million in Series C funding. New investor Menlo Ventures led the round, which included existing investors Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group and Petco. Menlo Ventures’ Sunil Raman and Venky Ganesan will join the Rover board.

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Bipsync Raises $1.5M

Bipsync, a research automation platform for investment professionals, has closed a $1.5 million round of seed financing. Investors in the round include Russell Siegelman (Stanford Lecturer and Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), David Eisner (Founder of, and Steadfast Venture Capital.