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  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Wonder Workshop Gets $20M For Teaching Robots

    San Mateo-based Wonder Workshop, the developers of the "Dash and Dot" learning robots, said Thursday that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Wi Harper Group and Idea Bulb Ventures, and also included Learn Capital, Charles River Ventures, Madrona Venture Group and TCL. The company, led by Vikas Gupta, develops robots which are used by elementary schools to teach the basics of computer science and software coding.Continue →

  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Bioz Gets $3M For Scientific Search Engine

    Palo Alto-based Bioz has raised $3M in seed funding, according to the company, in a round led by 5AM Ventures, and also included Stanford-StartX Fund, Astia Angels, and Esther Dyson. The startup was founded by CEO Daniel Levitt, and Karin Lachmi, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Stanford research scientist, and announced the funding last week.Continue →

  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Takt Takes $30M For Personalization Software

    San Francisco-based Takt, a developer of personalization software for consumer companies, has raised $30M in a Series A funding, the company said this week. The funding came was led by BCG Digital Ventures, and also included an investment from Starbucks. Takt develops software which is used by consumer brands to engage and personalize with their customers. The company says its software is being used by Starbucks. Takt is led by Christian Selchau-Hansen.Continue →

  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Reltio Finds $22M

    Redwood Shores-based Reltio, a developer of data management software, which it offers up as a Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), has raised $22M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by New Enterprise Associates, and also included Crosslink Capital and .406 Ventures. NEA's Chetan Puttagunta has joined the company's board with the funding. Reltio has now raised $32M in total.Continue →

  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Teradata Buys Big Data Partnership

    Mountain View-based Teradata said earlier this week that it has acquired Big Data Partners, a European provider of big data solutions and training. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Teradata said that Big Data Partnership helps provide expertise on such technologies as Apache Hadoop. Big Data Partnership was based in London.Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Acalvio Takes $17M For Cybersecurity Software

    Santa Clara-based Acalvio Technologies, a developer of cybersecurity software, said this week that it has raised $17M in a funding round, and emerged from stealth mode. The company said the funding came from Accel Ventures, Ignition Partners, and Eilese Capital. Acalvio says it is developing threat defense and detection software. The company is led by Ram Varadarajan.Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Scout RFP Finds $9M To Automate RFPs

    San Francisco-based Scout, a developer of software to automate the process of requests for proposals (RFPs) and corresponding responses from vendors, has raised $9M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and also included GV (formerly Google Ventures). Scout RFP is led by CEO Alex Yukabovich. NEA's involvement was led by Chetan Puttagunta.Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Mozio Gets Funding From JetBlue

    San Francisco-based Mozio, which develops a ground transportation booking service aimed at airline travelers, has received a new investment from JetBlue Technology Ventures, JetBlue said on Wednesday. Size of the investment were not disclosed. JetBlue Technology Ventures--which launched in February--says the investment is only its second investment. Mozio was founded in 2012, and lets travelers book train, bus, shuttle, sedan, taxi, limo, water taxi or motorcycle rides from the airport....Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Oracle Acquires NetSuite For $9.3 Billion

    Redwood Shores-based Oracle, and San Mateo-based NetSuite said this morning that Oracle has agreed to pay approximately $9.3 billion in cash for NetSuite. According to the two, Oracle will pay $109.00 per share in cash for NetSuite, which develops cloud-based software for business management. The companies said they expect to close the acquisition sometime this year.Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Density Sees $4M Funding Round

    San Francisco-based Density, a developer of devices which use computer vision to help count the number of people in room or passing through a doorway, has raised $4M in a funding round, according to the company's backers. The funding came from Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, along with Jason Calacanis and Jonathan Triest of Ludlow Ventures, along with others....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    LinkedIn Buys PointDrive

    Mountain View-based LinkedIn said on Tuesday that it has acquired Chicago-based social selling software developer PointDrive. Financial terms of the acquisition were not dicclosed. PointDrive's application helps sales professionals deliver sales content to prospects and customers. LinkedIn said it would integrate PointDrive's software with its Sales Solutions portfolio....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    MDsave Gets Investment From Cambia Health Solutions

    San Francisco- and Brentwood, Tennessee-based MDsave, an online healthcare marketplace which offers up pre-negotiated rates on medical care, has received a strategic investment from Cambia Health Solutions, the two said this morning. Size of that investment were not disclosed. MDsave said the deal also includes efforts to create strategic partnerships with Cambia's other portfolio companies. MDsave is led by Paul Ketchel. Cambia Health Solutions is a nonprofit health care company....Continue →

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