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  • NewsCred Raises $42M As It Sets Its Sights Beyond Content Marketing

    NewsCred Raises $42M As It Sets Its Sights Beyond Content Marketing

    NewsCred is announcing that it has raised $42 million in additional equity funding. Founded in 2008, the company started out as a system for readers to rate the credibility of every online publication and story. It shifted focus a couple of times before settling on helping brands find content for their marketing efforts, first by licensing articles from big-name publications, then by… Read More

  • Simplilearn Raises $15M For Professional Training And Certification

    Simplilearn Raises $15M For Professional Training And Certification

    Simplilearn, a company helping customers get certified in areas like PMP (project management) and Android development, has raised $15 million in Series C funding. The company offers courses both online and in classroom workshops and says there are more than 200 courses and 40 accreditations. Since launching in 2010, more than 400,000 people have been certified through Simplilearn courses. Read More

  • NewsCred Raises $15M To Build Marketing Campaigns From High Quality Content

    NewsCred Raises $15M To Build Marketing Campaigns From High Quality Content

    NewsCred, a company that licenses content from publications like The New York Times and The Economist for use in brand marketing campaigns, announced that it has raised $15 million in new funding. The company was founded by Shafqat Islam, Iraj Islam, and Asif Rahman in 2008, and it has shifted focus a number of times, from a credibility rating score for publishers, to a “Ning for… Read More

  • Tim Chang Managing Director at Mayfield Fund

    Mayfield Fund’s Tim Chang: The Future Is In Making Data Fun [TCTV]

    Mayfield Fund managing partner Tim Chang is going long on the idea of the “quantified self,” which is about using the latest in both hardware and software technology to keep detailed tabs of people’s daily habits in the hopes of gradually improving their lives. Chang has written a three-part series of really interesting articles about the quantified self for TechCrunch in… Read More

  • SolarCity Wins $21.5 Million Funding Round from Mayfield

    SolarCity today announced that it is taking a $21.5 million round of funding led by Mayfield Fund, and the company’s previous investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DBL Investors and Generation Capital. The company’s prior funding totaled approximately $134 million, and included investors First Solar, JP Morgan and Elon Musk. SolarCity helps businesses, home owners and government… Read More

  • Mayfield Fund Leads $8 Million Round Of Funding For Cloud9 Analytics

    Cloud9 Analytics, a provider of SaaS business analytics for line-of-business managers, today announced it has closed its Series C financing for $8 million. The financing round was led by Mayfield Fund, with participation from existing investors InterWest Partners and Leapfrog Ventures. This brings its total in funding to $21.6 million. Rajeev Batra of Mayfield Fund joins the Cloud9 Analytics… Read More

  • Win A Mentoring Session With Founders Of Digg, Flickr, Mint, Ning, Slide Or Zynga

    Are you a budding Web entrepreneur who would like some pointers or advice from seasoned company founders? MayField Fund and First Round Capital are sponsoring a raffle to give away mentoring sessions with the founders of Digg (Jay Adelson), Flickr (Caterina Fake), Mint (Aaron Patzer), Ning (Gina Bianchini), Slide (Max Levchin), and Zynga (Mark Pincus). The raffle will take place at a… Read More

  • Sean Moriarty, Rajeev Chawla Join Mayfield Fund As Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

    Menlo Park, CA-based Mayfield Fund, founded over 40 years ago, has officially announced the expansion of its team with two noteworthy Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs): Sean Moriarty and Rajeev Chawla. Moriarty is the former CEO and President of Ticketmaster who recently joined Eventbrite as a director. Rajeev Chawla founded and is the former President & CEO of NeoPath Networks, which… Read More