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  • HackerOne Get $9M In Series A Funding To Build Bug Tracking Bounty Programs

    HackerOne Get $9M In Series A Funding To Build Bug Tracking Bounty Programs

    HackerOne, a startup that was started by the former head of the Facebook security team, announced it was getting $9M in Series A funding and that former Microsoft lead security strategist Katie Moussouris was joining the company as Chief Policy Officer. Moussouris joins co-founder and CTO Alex Rice, who is formerly of Facebook and Merijn Terheggen, co-founder and CEO. The company helps… Read More

  • Drupal Platform Acquia Raises $50M Funding Round Led By NEA

    Drupal Platform Acquia Raises $50M Funding Round Led By NEA

    Acquia, the Drupal hosting platform launched by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert, today announced that it has raised a $50 million financing round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation by new investor Split Rock Partners and existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, Investor Growth Capital and Tenaya Capital. NEA general partner Ravi Viswanathan will join… Read More

  • Tamr Gets $16M From Google Ventures, NEA To Connect Enterprise Data Sources

    Tamr Gets $16M From Google Ventures, NEA To Connect Enterprise Data Sources

    Tamr, a Cambridge-based startup emerged from stealth today with a coming-out party at the DataBeat conference in San Francisco. Tamr also announced $16 million in funding from Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. Tamr is a new product that sits on top of a company’s database collection and, using machine intelligence, explores all of a company’s databases providing a… Read More

  • Instart Logic Bags $26M in Series C Funding To Continue Reinventing Content Delivery Networks

    Instart Logic Bags $26M in Series C Funding To Continue Reinventing Content Delivery Networks

    Content delivery network company Instart Logic today received $26 million in Series C funding from KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital. The Series C is in addition to $17 million the company raised in earlier rounds. Instart Logic has a unique way of dealing with the content delivery problem. Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • E-Cig Maker NJOY Raises $70 Million

    Puff puff pass the $1 billion valuation because e-cigarette maker NJOY has raised $70 million from Brookside Capital and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, at least according to a NYT report. The company’s early investors included Sean Parker, Peter Thiel, and Douglas Teitelbaum. Read More

  • Smarterer Lands $1.6M To Bring Its Skill Testing And Assessment Technology To The Enterprise

    Smarterer Lands $1.6M To Bring Its Skill Testing And Assessment Technology To The Enterprise

    In an effort to usher in the post-resume era and make the job application process less of a headache, Smarterer developed a platform that provides job searchers with an easy way to show off their skills to employers. Through its crowdsourced, online quizzes, candidates can measure their skills across a range of subjects, from engineering to music, see how they stack up against their peers and… Read More

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