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Deals & More: Scenechronize scores $5M to streamline film production, GlobalTranz raises $10M for goods transport

Today’s funding announcements include software to streamline movie-making and transportation of goods:

Scenechronize grabs $5M to bring efficiency to Hollywood: The San Francisco-based company has raised $1.6M in equity funding for production management software, according to a filing with the SEC. The funding is part of a $5M second round that is expected to close next week, the company said today. Scenechronize’s tool, which can be used throughout the production process, is popular among film and TV clients like Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers.

GlobalTranz gets $10M to help merchandise shipping run smoothly: The company has raised a first round of funding led by Volition Capital for its transportation management business, peHUB reports. The Phoenix, Ariz.-based firm, which has developed its own supply chain management software, helps clients streamline the transportation and warehousing of goods.

SkyBox Security brings in nearly $1M to keep companies safe from cyber criminals: The San Jose-based company has raised $954,000 in debt funding for its risk and compliance management software, according to a filing with the SEC. The firm, formerly known as Seclucid and backed by investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital, works with clients in government, technology and other industries to anticipate and prevent cyber security threats.

ReCyte Therapeutics raises $4M to develop stem cell technology: The subsidiary of biotech company BioTime has raised $2.5M from private investors and $1.5M from BioTime to develop therapies for blood and cardiovascular diseases. The Alameda, Calif.-based company, which was known as Embryome Sciences until earlier this month, is creating a technology to reverse developmental aging of human cells.