funding

  • Anaplan Rakes in $100M In Series D Funding And Announces Anaplan Hub

    Anaplan Rakes in $100M In Series D Funding And Announces Anaplan Hub

    It’s a busy week for Anaplan: They open their user conference later today, announced $100M in new funding and introduced Anaplan Hub, a marketplace where customers can share and find pre-designed planning models ready to adapt and use. Company president and CEO, Frederic Laluyaux said you could think of the Hub like an app store for planners, but instead of containing apps or music… Read More

  • SalesPredict Lands $4.1M In Series A Funding

    SalesPredict Lands $4.1M In Series A Funding

    SalesPredict, a company that helps sales teams find the best customers using predictive analytics, announced $4.1M in Series A funding today. The chief funders in this deal are Yandex and KGC Capital. SalesPredict CEO Yaron Zakai-Or says the two-year-old company was started by himself and Kira Radinsky, who is chief technology officer. The two had previously worked together for several… Read More

  • Automattic Raises $160M To Catch Up With The Web’s Evolution

    Automattic Raises $160M To Catch Up With The Web’s Evolution

    Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and the open-source WordPress platform, today announced that it has raised a $160 million Series C round from Insight Ventures, True Ventures, Chris Sacca, Endurance, Tiger and Iconiq. That’s a massive funding round for WordPress, especially given that it hasn’t taken funding since 2008 and at that time had “only” raised… Read More

  • Aviso Aims To Take Guesswork Out Of Earnings Forecasts

    Aviso Aims To Take Guesswork Out Of Earnings Forecasts

    Aviso came out of stealth mode today with the goal of helping companies provide more accurate earnings forecasts. K.V. Rao, co-founder and CEO at Aviso explained that the company has been working on the problem for two years and they hope to make earnings forecasting, which when wrong can cost companies millions in market cap, less about gut and instinct and more about data-driven… Read More

  • 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, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $1.85 Million

    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

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