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Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.

GitHub confirms that it has raised $250M, led by Sequoia Capital

Source code repository software company GitHub has raised a $250 million series B funding round, with top-tier venture capital firm Sequoia Capital leading the round. Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in the round.

A spokeswoman confirmed the details to VentureBeat today after the Wall Street Journal reported the funding. The new funding gives the company a valuation of about $2 billion, the Journal reported. The news follows a report last month that GitHub was raising $200 million in a new round.

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Catawiki raises $82M to grow its online auction house for collectibles such as dinosaur bones

European online auction house Catawiki has raised $82 million in a series C round led by New York-based Lead Edge Capital, with participation from previous investors, including Accel and Project A Ventures.

Though this represents one of the biggest funding rounds raised by a Dutch company, it isn’t the biggest by quite some distance — indeed, Amsterdam-headquartered payments company Adyen raised a whopping $250 million back in December.

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Formation 8 and Foxconn bet $25M on this startup’s high-quality smartphone camera

Light, a startup developing multi-lens cameras for smartphones, wants to raise our expectations. The company announced today that it took in $25 million in funding to bring DSLR camera quality to our phones.

The round was led by prior investor Formation 8, and the firm’s advisor Pierre Lamond will be welcomed to Light’s board. The series B round will allow the company to start seeing some revenue by next year, when it expects to have its products on the market.

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Occipital captures a new $13M funding round for 3D imaging technology

San Francisco-based startup Occipital, which makes 3D sensing hardware and software, said yesterday it’s collected a new $13 million round of venture funding. The funds come from Intel Capital, Shea Ventures, and Grishin Robotics, as well as existing investor Foundry Group.

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GoButler raises $8M to get you anything you want by sending a text

GoButler is launching its text-based personal assistant out of beta today, and is announcing an $8 million series A.

General Catalyst Partners led this most recent round. Lakestar, Global Founders Capital, Slow Ventures, BoxGroup, Sound Ventures, and Cherry Ventures also contributed.

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Salesforce helps Autopilot land $7M to ‘grow the pie’ of marketing automation

Autopilot, which wants to be the marketing platform for the rest of us, is announcing today it has raised a new $7 million round. The funding was co-led by a company that helped invent this space — Salesforce.

You might wonder why Salesforce would help fund a startup that could take away potential marketing cloud business coming from growing companies. There’s a good reason for it…

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This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.

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