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  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    DataRPM Adds Cloudera Co-Founder As Investor

    San Mateo-based DataRPM, a developer of statistics software which runs on top of Hadoop, said Wednesday that it has added Cloudera co-founder Dr. Amr Awadallah as an investor. Size of the investment round was not disclosed. DataRPM said that the funding comes on top of funding from InterWest Partners, CIT CAP Funds, and 20K Industries Dr. Awadallah joins DataRPM as an advisor to the company.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Whistle Buys Tagg, Raises $15M

    San Francisco-based Whistle, which makes technology products for pets, said today that it has acquired dog tracking device developer Tagg, and raised $15M in a Series B funding. The funding came from Nokia Growth Partners, Qualcomm, Melo 7 Tech Partners, and Queensbridge Venture Partners. Tagg develops a system which lets pet owners track the location and activity levels of their pet, much like Fitbit does for humans. Tagg was founded in 2010 as a subsidiary of Qualcomm....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Shasta Ventures Promotes Flynn

    Menlo Park-based venture investor Shasta Ventures said this morning that it has promoted Sean Flynn to Managing Director at the firm. Flynn has been at Shasta since 2008, and became partner in 2012. Flynn is on the boards of Bloc, Swipely, TigerText, Timehop and ZEFR, and also was involved with Dollar Shave Club and Simple. Shasta is currently working on its $300M Shasta IV fund....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Adobe Completes Fotolia Buy

    San Jose-based Adobe said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Fotolia, the online provider of stock photography, video, and images. Adobe had originally announced the acquisition back in December of 2014. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced by the companies. Fotolia had been backed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and TA Associates, and was based in New York.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    CreoPop Finds Funding For 3D Pen

    San Francisco-based CreoPop, which makes a pen that enables the creation of 3D objects using multi-colored inks, said this week that it has raised a round of financing. The funding was led by 500 Startups. The round also included Ruvento, a Singapore-based venture investor. CreoPop is led by Birnik. The company's 3D pen uses light sensitive, photopolymer inks.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    UserTesting Raises $45.5M

    Mountain View-based UserTestting, a provider of video-based user testing services, said today that it has raised $45.5M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Accel Partners, and also included OpenView Venture Partners. UserTesting provides videos of people interacting with website and apps, and says its customers include such clients as Google, Facebook, The Home Depot, Verizon Wireless and Amazon....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Silicon Image Acquired By Lattice Semiconductor In $600M Deal

    Sunnyvale-based Silicon Image (SIMG) and Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC) said this morning that the two companies have reached a deal, where Lattice will acquire Silicon Image for approximately $600M. Lattice will pay $7.30 per share for Silicon Image. The companies said the deal is a premium of 34.6 percent over Silicon Image's average closing price over the last 90 trading days. Both companies are publicly traded on the NASDAQ....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    CloudBees Scores $23.5M For Continuous Integration Software

    Los Altos-based CloudBees, which develops Continuous Integration software used by software developers to more easily integrate and test changes into their code, has raise $23.5M in a new financing, bringing the company's total to just under $50M. The startup said the new funding came from Lightspeed Venture Partners, along with existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    3Scan Gets $6.67M

    San Francisco-based 3Scan, which is developing a new, scanning microscope aimed at pathologists, said today that it has raised $6.67M in a funding round. The Series A funding was led by Lux Capital. 3Sca is led by Todd Huffman. The company said its Knife Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM) allow pathologists to get quantified image analysis of tissues thinner than a micron.Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Prosper Buys Healthcare Financing Provider

    San Francisco-based peer-to-peer lending site Prosper announced this morning that it has acquired American Healthcare Lending, a online, financing platform for the cosmetic and other surgery markets, in a deal worth $21M in cash. Prosper explained the acquisition will help it expand its product capabilities and offerings, and specifically grow awareness of Prosper as a way to finance elective medical procedures. American Healthcare Lending was based in Salt Lake City, Utah....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    RGB Networks Acquired By Imagine Commmunications

    Sunnyvale-based RGB Networks has been acquired in an asset deal by Imagine Communications, the two said Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RGB Networks was venture backed by Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Focus Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, and Kistler Associates.Continue →

     
  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Dropbox Buys Pixelapse

    Pixelapse, a startup developing version control firms for visual designers, said Monday that it has been acquired by San Francisco-based cloud storage firm Dropbox. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pixelapse said it would continue to support its standalone tool for the next year, but will eventually migrate the functionality of the software directly into Dropbox. Pixelapse is venture backed by YCombinator and StartX, and was based in Palo Alto....Continue →

     
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