San Francisco-based WibiData has raised $15M in a funding round for the firm's enterprise, big data software. The startup, founded by Christophe Bisciglia and Aaron Kimball, said the Series B round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included New Enterprise Associates and Eric Schmidt, the Chairman of Google. WibiData is developing Hadoop-based big data tools aimed at helping enterprises to build their own applications.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sunnyvale-based AlephCloud has raised $7.5M in a Series B funding, for its software for managing content privacy on the public cloud. The firm said the funding was led by Handbag, LLC, headed by Seth Neiman. AlephCloud says its technology is focused on letting information owners decide who sees their content.
Cupertino-based Skyhigh Networks announced Wednesday that it has raised $20M in a Series B financing round. The round was led by Sequoia Capital, and also included Greylock Partners. Aaref Hilaly of Sequoia joins the company's board. Skyhigh's service helps enterprises manage the security and compliance risks of cloud services being used in their organizations.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Adobe has acquired Thumb Labs, New York-based developer of mobile applications, to bolster Adobe's team. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Thumb Labs, it will finish fulfilling its existing client obligations, and will no longer be offering its services, and will instead be working on integrating its Behance software with Adobe's tools.
Mountain View-based Google has acquired Makani Power, a developer of airborne, wind turbine systems to generate energy. Financial details of the buy were not announced. according to Makani Power, the acquisition is the formalization of a "long and productive relationship" between the two companies, and will also help it accelerate its work on wind energy.
San Francisco-based Cloudscaling, a provider of Openstack-based elastic cloud services, has raised $10M in a new funding, the company announced today. The funding came from Trinity Ventures, Juniper Networks, and Seagate. The Juniper investment came through its Junos Innovation Fund. CloudScaling develops an Openstack-powered, cloud infrastructure system, with customers that include LivingSocial, EVault, Ubisoft and DataFort.
Can you get pain relief from a can? Burlingame-based First Aid Shot Therapy thinks you should be able to, and has raised funding to get its "medication in a can" to market. Size of the Series A funding was not announced. According to the company, the funding came from Sofinnova ventures. First Aid Shot Therapy (F.A.S.T.) said it will be providing OTC, single serve liquids to treat things like pain and upset stomach.
Los Gatos-based Wanderful Media, which provides local shopping discovery tools for retailers, said it has raised 49M more in funding. The firm said the funding came from its existing investors, which include Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Cox Media Group, The E. W. Scripps Company, Gannett Co. Inc., GateHouse Media Inc., Hearst Corporation, Lee Enterprises, MediaNews Group, The McClatchy Company, and The Washington Post Co. The firm said the new funding brings its total funding to $36M. Wanderful's software is "Find&Save" whic hhelps local shoppers find products and sales at local stores.
Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems has acquired security analysis hardware developer Solera Networks, the company announced this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Blue Coat said it will use Solera's platform to add security analytics and forensics to its product portfolio. Solera was backed by Allegis Capital, Canopy Group, Intel Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, and Trident Capital, and had raised about $51M in funding. The firm was based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
San Francisco-based Popexpert, which operates an online marketplace focused on video learning about a wide range of topics, has raised $2M in a funding round, the firm said Tuesday. Popexpert said the funding was led by Learn Capital, and also included Jeff Skoll's Capricorn Investment Group and Ken Howery. Popexpert allows users to find expert video courses on such topics as meditation, nutrition, relationships, productivity, career mentoring, language and music. the firm is led by Ingrid Sanders.
San Francisco-based Brightpearl, a developer of software which integrates orders, inventory, and customer data from multiple, e-commerce engines and marketplaces for companies, has raised $8M in a funding round. The Series B financing was co-led by Eden Ventures and Notion Capital. The company said it will use the funding to enhance its platform plus expand sales in both North AMerica and the UK.
San Francisco-based MessageMe, which develops iOS and Android instant messaging apps, has raised $10M in a funding round, the company said today. The funding came from Greylock Partners, with the investment led by John Lilly. The company's others backers include True Ventures, First Round Capital, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Resolut.vc, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock and The Social+Capital Partnership.
Palo Alto-based ConsultingMD, which is developing an online service to connect patients with second opinions from medical experts, has raised $10M in a funding round. The round came from Venrock. The company said it will use the funds to further develop its service. ConsultingMD is led by Owen Tripp.
Mountain View-based Adaptive Planning, a developer of cloud-based, business analytics software, said today that it has raised $45M in a funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included ONSET Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), RBC Venture Partners, Cardinal Venture Capital, and Monitor Ventures. The firm said the funding will go towards its sales and channel efforts. Byron Deeter of BVP joins the company's board with the funding.
Palo Alto-based Gamgee, a stealth mode, mobile healthcare company, has raised $2M in a funding round from Khosla Ventures. Gamgee is led by Bob Quinn. The firm said it is developing a platform that takes patient handouts and makets it available to sick people via a mobile device. The firm says it hopes to have its products available by 2014. Vinod Khosla is listed on the company's board.
Monday, May 20, 2013
San Francisco-based news discovery software developer Newsle has raised $1.65M in a funding round. The funding came from Advance Publications Inc., Maveron, DFJ,Transmedia Capital, Launny Steffens, and pRockwell Schnabel. Whitney Shaw, president of American City Business Journals, joins the firm's board with the funding. Newsle is developing software which trolls through professional connections (LinkedIn, Facebook) and helps surface news and information related to your contacts.
San Jose-based Ubiquity Networks, which develops wireless networking equipment, has filed for a secondary offering, the firm said in a filing Friday. Ubiquiti said it will 7,700,000 shares of its stock in the secondary IPO, but will not be selling any shares itself in the offering. Most of the shares will come from Summit Partners, one of the company's venture capital backers. Ubiquiti Networks had its IPO in October of 2011.
Redwood Shores-based Zyme Solutions said this morning that it has raised a new equity funding round, to help scale the company's software platforms. The firm said the funding came from Susquehanna Growth Equity. Financial details of the funding were not disclosed, although a regulatory filing indicates the firm recently raised $5.0M in an equity funding. Zyme is a developer of software-as-a-service for managing sales channels. The firm is led by Chandran Sankaran.
Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! has officially announced that it is buying photo blogging site Tumblr, in a deal worth approximately $1.1 billion in cash. According to Yahoo, it has a promise "not to screw it up", and will allow Tumblr to be independently operated as a separate business, led by CEO David Karp. Tumblr is based in New York. Yahoo said that Tumblr now has more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day.
Foster City-based insurance software developer Guidewire said last week that it has acquired Millbrook, a provider of business intelligence and data products for the property and casualty insurance business. Financial details of the acquisition wer enot announced. Guidewire said the buy will not have a material impact on its revenue or profitability.
Sunnyvale-based Aruba Networks has acquired Meridian Apps, a developer of Wi-fi based, indoor location services technology. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Aruba Networks said it will use the technology for wayfinding and context-aware advertising and marketing for hospitals, malls, stores, transport hubs, convention centers, museums and campuses, among other public facilities.
Friday, May 17, 2013
San Francisco-based Vend, a developer of point-of-sale software which runs on tablet PCs, has raised $8M more in funding, the firm said this week. The investment came from Craig Winkler (MYOB), Paul Bassett and Matt Rockman (Seek.com.au), the Milford Active Growth Fund, and Point Nine Capital. The company said the funding will go to expand operations in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe. Vend develops point-of-sale software for iPads, PCs, and Macs.
San Mateo-based cloud-based marketing software developer Marketo priced its IPO last night, and will start trading this morning on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Marketo said it priced at $13.00 per share, and will offer up 5,750,000 shares of its common stock. Marketo priced at the high end of its initial offering range, which was $11.00 to $13.00 per share. The firm is trading now as MKTO. Marketo was venture backed by InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures, Mayfield Ventures, Battery Ventures, and others.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Emeryville-based Marqeta, a developer of online commerce and payments software, said Thursday that it has raised $14M in a Series B funding. The funding came from Greylock IL (an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners), Granite Ventures, Commerce Ventures, as well as un-named angel and strategic investors. Marqeta said it would use the funding to develop new featuers and expand its footprint. Marqeta's founder and CEO is Jason Gardner; the company is focused on stored value, gift card, loyalty, and other rewards cars.
Bonitasoft, a developer of business process management software, has added $13M more in a Series C funding, the firm said Thursday. The funding was led by
the FSN PME (the French National Fund for Digital Society), and also included Ventech, Auriga Partners, and Serena Capital. The firm has its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, but its main headquarters in France. Bonitasoft said the funding will go towards global expansion.
San Jose-based PernixData said yesterday that it has raised $20M, in a Series B funding round. The developer of a software-defined, flash-based storage platform, said the round was oversubscribed, and was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, along with Lightspeed Venture Parnters, Mark Leslie, John Thompson and Lane Bess. Matt Murphy of KPCB joins the firm with the funding.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mellanox Technologies, the developer of interconnect hardware for the server and storage market--and which has been a pioneer in the Infiniband market--has acquired optical photonics firm Kotura. Mellanox said it would pay $82M in cash for Kotura, in a deal which will bolster its ability to deliver optical, high speed networking equipment. Mellanox said it would establish a new R&D center at Kotura's location, which is in the Los Angeles area. Kotura was backed by ARCH Venture Partners, GF Private Equity Group, Rockley Ventures, and Viterbi Group.
Sunnyvale-based Funding Profiles, a developer of software aimed at translating financial metrics into business dashboards, said Wednesday that it has received a seed funding investment. Size of the investment and name of the inevsotr was not disclosed. The firm said the funding came form a current Facebook executive. Funding Profiles is led by madison Laird.
Mountain View-based Atlantis Computing announced today that it has raised $20M in a Series D funding round. The funding was led by Adams Street Partners, and also included Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech International. Atlantis Computing is developing virtual desktop infrastructure software which optimizes the use of storage in data centers. The firm said the funds will go towards worldwide expansion.
QuoteRoller, which develops software to automate sales proposals, has raised $655,000 in a funding round, and set up its headquarters in San Francisco. Source of the funding round was not announced. QuoteRoller offers up its services on a monthly subscription, letting users send professional designed proposals electronically to prospects, and including electronic signature options and analytics.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In the latest surge for acq-hires over the last few days, @WalmartLabs, the technology arm of Walmart's e-commerce division, said it has acquired two companies, OneOps and Tasty Labs. OneOps is a developer of platform-as-s-service products; Tasty Labs is an application software developer based in Mountain View. According to @WalmartLabs, it will use the acuqisition to add some of Silicon Valley's "brightest innovators" to work on its new products.
Palo Alto-based Zoove, which operates the star-star (**) mobile phone information numbers, said today that it has raised $15M in a new funding round. The firm said the funding came from its existing, Series D investors, Rogers Venture Partners and Panorama Capital, along with Worldview Technology Partners and Highland Capital. Zoove has deals with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless to operate the ** vanity numbers, being provided to brands to connect consumers with their information. Zoove said the funds will go towards product expansion, business development and marketing.
San Francisco-based RichRelevance said Monday that it has acquired Avail, the European online merchandising and personalization firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Avail was based in Sweden, and offered up e-commerce personalization software. Avail was advised by Scope Capital and Headwaters MB in the deal.
San Ramon-based 8KMiles, a provider of secure, cloud computing services to the government and enterprise market, said today that it has acquired FuGen Solutions. FuGen Solutions is a developer of identity management software. 8Kmiles said it paid $7.5M for FuGen, to expand its cloud and big data security services. FuGen Solutions founder and CEO, Lena Kannappan, will join 8KMiles as COO. 8KMiles works with Amazon Web Services on its secure cloud services.