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  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Tessera Buys Ziptronix For $39M

    San Jose-based Tessera Technologies, which develops semiconductor products and technology, said late Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Ziptronix, for $39M in cash. Ziptronix, which had been based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a venture-backed spinout of RTI International. Tessera said the buy will expand its advanced packaging capabilities to its lineup. Ziptronix develops 3D stacking technology for memory, FPGAs, RF, MEMs, and other semiconductors....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Thoma Bravo Buys DigiCert

    San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo has acquired the majority stake in SSL certificate authority DigiCert, the company said today. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Thoma Bravo said that it is acquiring most of DigiCert from TA Associates, which will remain a minority shareholder. DigiCert is based in Lehi, Utah, and ofers up global SSL Certificate Authority (CA) services and trusted certificate management products....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    MagicCube Finds $2.2M For Mobile Payment Security

    Sunnyvale-based MagicCube, a developer of mobile payment security software, said Thursday that it has raised $2.2M in a seed funding. The funding came from Azure Capital, Epic Ventures, Bialla Venture Partners, as well as angels. MagicCube is led by Sam Shawki, and is aiming its software product at smartphone, tablets, wearables, and other devices.Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Intel Invests $60M In Yuneec

    Intel has made a $60M investment in Chinese drone maker Yuneec Holdings, via its venture capital investment arm, Intel Capital, the company said this week. Yuneec, which is based in Hong Kong, makes both aircraft and drones. According to Intel, the move includes an deal between the companies to work together on product development, and use of Intel's chips in future products.Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Autodesk Buys SeeControl

    San Francisco-based Autodesk said Thursday afternoon that it is acquiring San Francisco-based SeeControl>, a developer of enterprise, Internet-of-Things software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. SeeControl's cloud-based service helps manufacturers and systems integrators with monitoring and controlling remote devices.Continue →

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Velostrata Finds $14M For Hybrid Cloud

    San Jose-based Velostrata, a developer of hybrid cloud migration and storage software, said yesterday that it has raised $14M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Norwest Venture Partners and Greylock IL Partners. Velostrata was co-founded by Issy Ben-Shaul (CEO) and Ady Degany (Chief Product Officer); Ben-Shaul as CTO and Co-founder of Actona and also co-founded Wanova, and Degany was most recently at StorSimple.Continue →

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    FutureAdvisor Acquired By BlackRock

    San Francisco-based wealth management and personalized investment advice software developer FutureAdvisor has been acquired by BlackRock, the two said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BlackRock said that FutureAdvisor will become a business under its BlackRock Solutions investment and risk management arm. FutureAdvisor had previously raised capital from Canvas Venture Fund and Sequoia Capital, and had been founded by Bo Lu and Jon Xu....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    W2O Group Buys Fox Communications

    San Francisco-based W2O Group said Wednesday that it has acquired Fox Communications, a communications firm also based in San Francisco. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. W2O Group said that Lynn Fox, the founder of Fox Communications, will become a Managing Director in its WCG unit. W2O Group said Fox previously served at such firms as Apple, Twitter, and Google.Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Bessemer Venture Partners Promotes Ahlgren

    Menlo Park-based venture investor Bessmer Venture Partners said Tuesday that it has promoted Eric Ahlgren to Vice President. Ahlgren has been at BVP since 2013, and was involved in investments in Hadapt (acquired by Teradata), Infinio Systems, OneCloud Labs, Xtime (acquired by Cox Automotive), nToggle, Club W, and Scratch. Ahlgren had previously served at Summit Partners and Bear Stearns.Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Intercom Connects With $35M

    San Francisco-based Intercom, a develops of a customer communications software platform, said this morning that it has raised $35M in a Series C funding. The funding was led by ICONIQ Capital, and also included The Social + Capital Partnership and Bessemer Venture Partners. Intercom's CEO is Eoghan McCabe. The company said the funds go towards investing in new and existing products.Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Fluxx Finds $10.2M

    San Francisco-based Fluxx, a startup which is developing software for philanthropic organizations, said today that it has raised $10.2M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Felicis Ventures, and also included The Kresge Foundation. Fluxx's software helps philanthropic organizations manage and automate their grant process. Fluxx is led by Jason Ricci. The company said the new funds go towards accelerating development of its platform.Continue →

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    BlueData Gets $20M From Intel, Others

    Mountain View-based big data software developer BlueData said today that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding. The funding was led by Intel Capital, as well as Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, and Ignition Partners, plus an un-named, strategic investor. The company, which develops big data infrastructure management software, said the round was oversubscribed....Continue →

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