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  • Tidemark Adds Finance Playbooks And $32M In New Funding

    Tidemark Adds Finance Playbooks And $32M In New Funding

    Tidemark, a business financial forecasting startup, today announced a major upgrade to their product and another $32M in funding. The product update, which CEO Christian Gheorghe described as a major upgrade, allows you to model the old board books, full of Excel spreadsheets. But because you are in a digital format, instead of a static printed book or .pdf, you can drill down into any… Read More

  • FinancialForce Gets $50M Cash Infusion

    FinancialForce Gets $50M Cash Infusion

    FinancialForce.com, the ERP provider built on top of Salesforce.com, announced today they have received $50M from private equity investors, Advent International. The investment is actually part of a broader investment in UNIT4, FinancialForce.com’s majority investor. Salesforce.com is also a minority investor. UNIT4 remains the majority stakeholder, even after this investment from Advent. Read More

  • Pure Storage CEO Says $225M Round Gives It Flexibility And R&D Runway

    Pure Storage CEO Says $225M Round Gives It Flexibility And R&D Runway

    Pure Storage, a company that has pioneered a way to deliver solid state disk performance for a mechanical disk price, announced today it has received $225 million in Series F venture funding at a valuation of $3 billion. Those are impressive numbers, but it doesn’t stop there. According to company president David Hatfield, Pure Storage achieved 700 percent year-over-year growth and… Read More

  • Owlet Baby Monitoring Sock | Hardware Battlefield

    Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $1.85 Million

    Owlet, a smart baby bootie that measures your child’s heart rate, launched on our Hardware Battlefield last January and has just raised $1.85 million from multiple firms including FF Venture Capital and Eniac Ventures. The company also completed the RGA Connected Devices Accelerator through Tech Stars. Read More

  • SpringCM Scores $18M In Funding; Plans To Expand Sales And Marketing

    SpringCM Scores $18M In Funding; Plans To Expand Sales And Marketing

    SpringCM, which has been doing hosted content management since 2005, long before we called it The Cloud, announced today it has received $18M in venture funding. CEO Greg Buchholz told me he plans to use most of the money to expand his sales and marketing department. The funding for the Chicago-based company will come from Fort Worth, Texas-based Goff Capital, Square 1 Bank and Foundation… Read More

  • Equity Firm Thoma Bravo Buys TravelClick For $930 Million

    Equity Firm Thoma Bravo Buys TravelClick For $930 Million

    With its $930 million acquisition of business-to-business travel software provider TravelClick, private equity firm Thoma Bravo is showing that it’s more than just venture capital firms that are interested in the travel business. The private-equity firm, with offices in San Francisco and Chicago, is buying TravelClick from Genstar Capital and Bain Capital Ventures, which had put the… Read More

  • Zortrax, The Polish 3D Printing Company, Looking To Go Public As It Raises $3.5 Million In Public Bonds

    Zortrax, The Polish 3D Printing Company, Looking To Go Public As It Raises $3.5 Million In Public Bonds

    Zotrax, a Polish 3D-printer company based in Olsztyn, is raising funds through public bond issues. They will begin selling 10,000 unsecured bonds worth 1000PLN ($329) each through Invista Brokerage House to raise a total of $3.5 million. The company plans to be the only publicly traded printer manufacturer in the country when it goes public later this year. Read More

  • Trusper Raises $6.17M For Tips Based Social Networking App

    Trusper Raises $6.17M For Tips Based Social Networking App

    New mobile app developer Trusper has just launched with $6.17 million to bring the knitting circle and the farmers almanac into the age of the iPhone. The Los Gatos based company is the brainchild of Jack Jia, a serial entrepreneur and investor with ties to GSR Ventures, and the Sino-U.S. accelerator InnoSpring. For the $6.17 million Series A, Jia turned to DCM, another venture investor with… Read More

  • DocuSign Raises $85M To Speed Up Product Innovation, Expand Into New Verticals

    DocuSign Raises $85M To Speed Up Product Innovation, Expand Into New Verticals

    Electronic signature platform DocuSign today announced that it has raised $85 million in a new funding round led by a group of large institutional funds. Sadly, the company isn’t disclosing which funds participated in this investment. Previous DocuSign investors, including salesforce.com, Google Ventures, SAP Ventures, Comcast Ventures, the National Association of REALTORS®, Sigma… Read More

  • Mashable Finalizes $14M First Outside Funding Round

    Mashable Finalizes $14M First Outside Funding Round

    Tech and social media blog Mashable has raised a total of $14 million in a Series A investment round led by Tribune Digital Ventures, the company announced today. The funding adds nearly $1 million to the $13.3 million the company revealed it had raised as of early January this year, and represents the first time the site has sought outside funding. Mashable has offices in New York City and… Read More