Fundings & Exits

  • Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

    Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

    Oracle acquired API management startup Apiary today for an undisclosed amount. Apiary, which launched in 2011 and has raised a modest $8.5 million, helps companies manage APIs, which is an increasingly important job. As every company becomes a software company, they are building platforms and providing ways for customers and third-parties to build applications using their… Read More

  • Yext hires new president as it looks to IPO

    Yext hires new president as it looks to IPO

    Yext, the company that helps businesses make sure that their location data appears correctly in search results, is announcing that Jim Steele will be joining the company full-time as president and chief revenue officer. Steele was previously on the board at Yext and was most recently at InsideSales. “I found a new younger Marc Benioff and I’m really excited,” Steele says… Read More

  • Security startup CryptoMove fragments data and moves it around to keep it secure

    Security startup CryptoMove fragments data and moves it around to keep it secure

    CryptoMove, a new security startup emerging from stealth today, has a different view of data security. Instead of simply encrypting, monitoring or recording it; the early-stage startup breaks the data into pieces and continually moves it around, making it virtually impossible for hackers to do anything with it should they get ahold of one of the pieces. The company is having a big day today as… Read More

  • Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

    Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

    How much traction? What’s the market size? Who else invested? Are you the target user? These are the questions every investor will ask you, so you better build a business with the right answers and get ready to recite them. That’s what Pitchbot.vc helps you practice. Pitchbot simulates a pitch meeting with an angel, incubator, seed fund or VC firm. You respond to… Read More

  • Drone delivery startup Flirtey raises $16 million to become a next-gen UPS

    Drone delivery startup Flirtey raises $16 million to become a next-gen UPS

    Drone delivery startup Flirtey has raised $16 million in Series A funding to bring its high-flying service to new customers, companies and possibly countries. Earlier, the startup raised $120,000 in seed funding and participated in the Y Combinator accelerator. Flirtey was also the first company to attain FAA approvals to conduct a drone delivery in the US in 2015. That fact helped it… Read More

  • Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter

    Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter

    Google is taking over Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics, Digits SMS login system and FastLane development automation system. Twitter launched Fabric as a modular SDK in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose different tools to improve their apps, and it now serves apps reaching 2.5… Read More

  • Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

    Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

    A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Laugh.ly is the first to offer an extensive library of comedians’ stand-up sets, with content from top names in the biz, including Kevin Hart… Read More

  • Iris Automation raises $1.5 million to help drones sense and avoid obstacles

    Iris Automation raises $1.5 million to help drones sense and avoid obstacles

    Iris Automation Inc. has raised $1.5 million to bring “sense and avoid” technology, and truly self-flying capabilities, to drones used for industrial tasks. Even for human pilots, identifying obstacles and deciding precisely how to maneuver a fast-flying aircraft around them poses a serious challenge. Iris’ technology analyzes and draws insights from videos captured by… Read More

  • Pipedrive, a CRM platform to help SMBs sell more, closes $17M Series B led by Atomico

    Pipedrive, a CRM platform to help SMBs sell more, closes $17M Series B led by Atomico

    Pipedrive, a CRM platform designed to help SMBs sell more, has closed $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Atomico, the global VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The Estonia/U.S.-based startup last raised $9 million in Series A funding back in May 2015. Pipedrive says will use… Read More

  • Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

    Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

    ProtectWise, a security startup that records all your network traffic DVR-style, and saves it in the cloud, announced a $25 million round today. The company’s security strategy is surprisingly simple. It records all of the networking activity, then indexes the data and provides customers with forensic tools to search and review it. Once a breach has been detected, the victimized… Read More

  • Collibra nabs $50M led by ICONIQ to fix companies’ data governance

    Collibra nabs $50M led by ICONIQ to fix companies’ data governance

    Data governance and management startup Collibra — originally founded in Belgium but now based out of New York to help businesses in sectors like finance and healthcare to manage and comply with data retention policies — has raised $50 million in its latest round of funding. The company is not disclosing the valuation, but a $650 million figure is being publicly reported in at… Read More

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