• BMC Software Acquires Aeroprise To Enhance Its Mobile Know-How

    BMC Software this morning announced that it has acquired Aeroprise, which provides a mobility solution for BMC’s Remedy IT Service Management Suite. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With support for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile devices, Aeorprise’s solution helps enterprises and governments provide rapid access to IT service management… Read More

  • Fabless Chip Company Valens Raises $14 Million

    Valens Semiconductor, a provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of high-definition multimedia content and the inventor of the HDBaseT technology, this morning announced that it has raised $14 million in a Series B round of financing. The capital injection comes from Taiwan-based Pegatron and Japan-based Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, new VC investors Amiti Ventures and… Read More

  • Citrix Makes Strategic Investments In Graymatics And Gizmox

    Citrix today announced two investments. The company is backing Graymatics, a stealth startup that is building a cloud platform for content-based analysis of video and other digital media, and Gizmox, the developer of the Visual WebGui web, cloud and mobile delivery platform. The Graymatics investment marks the fourth funding commitment for the Citrix Startup Accelerator, the… Read More

  • ANSYS Acquires Apache Design Solutions For $310 Million In Cash

    ANSYS, which offers simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has agreed to acquire Apache Design Solutions, a simulation software provider for low power solutions in the electronics industry. The purchase price is approximately $310 million in cash. The price includes an estimated $29 million in cash on Apache’s balance sheet. ANSYS intends… Read More

  • Big Data Storage Startup Basho Nabs $7.5M (And Accenture CTO Don Rippert)

    Basho Technologies, a data storage and management software startup serving the enterprise market, this morning announced that it has raised $7.5 million in Series D funding. In addition, Basho announced that its board of directors has named Donald J. Rippert, long time CTO of Accenture, as the company’s new president and chief executive officer. Read More

  • Oracle Acquires Larry Ellison-Backed Storage Company Pillar Data Systems

    Oracle this morning announced that it has agreed to buy Pillar Data Systems, a privately-held provider of SAN Block I/O storage systems based in San Jose, California, which is said to serve nearly 600 customers across 24 countries. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. An interesting purchase, particularly since Pillar Data Systems is majority-owned by Oracle founder and CEO… Read More

  • SiliconBlue Scores $18 Million In Series D Funding

    SiliconBlue Technologies, which offers custom solutions for handset applications, including IP, design services as well as low-power, single-chip, CMOS SRAM mobileFPGA devices, has raised $18 million in Series D financing. The capital injection comes from private equity firm Atlantic Bridge, with the existing group of investors including BlueRun Ventures, Crosslink Capital, NEA and Apex… Read More

  • ThingWorx Acquires AlwaysOn Developer Palantiri Systems

    ThingWorx, which provides a platform for the development of apps connecting people, systems and the physical world, this morning announced that it has acquired privately held, Rochester, NY-based Palantiri Systems, maker of the AlwaysOn software platform. The combination of both companies, ThingWorx posits, will result in a single company that it says will “represent the catalyst for… Read More

  • SolarWinds Buys Network Security Company TriGeo For $35 Million In Cash

    NYSE-listed SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software solutions, has agreed to acquire TriGeo, a privately-held vendor of log and event management software, for $35 million in cash. TriGeo, founded in 2001, offers solutions to IT organizations for the collection of of data from virtually any device on their network and the ability to correlate that data in real-time, enhancing security… Read More

  • ScaleXtreme Raises $11 Million For Cloud-based Systems Management Software

    ScaleXtreme, a vendor of cloud-based systems management products, this morning announced it has landed $11 million in Series B funding in a round led by Ignition Partners with participation from previous backer Accel Partners. Frank Artale, managing director at Ignition, will join the board that includes Ping Li from Accel and ScaleXtreme’s Nand Mulchandani and Balaji Srinivasa. Read More

  • Citrix Backs Mobile Cloud Technology Startup

    Citrix this morning announced an investment in mobile technology company Core Mobile Networks, marking the third funding commitment for the company’s Startup Accelerator, its Silicon Valley-based seed investment initiative which debuted in December 2010. Core Mobile Networks correlates information from enterprise IT systems with content in the cloud, and delivers it to mobile devices such… Read More

  • iControl Lands Over $50 Million For Broadband Home Management Software

    iControl Networks, a provider of broadband home management software solutions, this morning announced that it has raised over $50 million in Series D funding, bringing total investment in the company to more than $100 million. The round was led by energy and clean tech investors, with notable backers like Cisco, Comcast Ventures, Intel Capital, Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins… Read More

  • Tintri Lands Another $18M For Storage Appliance For Virtual Machines

    Tintri, which market storage solutions purpose-built for virtual machines (VMs), has raised $18 million in Series C funding. The extra capital comes from existing backers NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners and comes roughly 3 months after Tintri raised $17 million in Series A + B funding. The company just launched its “VM-aware” storage appliance, VMstore, last quarter, and… Read More

  • Cloud Technology Startup Cotendo Raises $17 Million From Citrix, Juniper, VCs

    Cotendo, which specializes in cloud-based acceleration technologies, this morning announced that it has raised $17 million in funding from strategic partners Citrix and Juniper Networks (through its Junos Innovation Fund) and previous backers Sequoia, Benchmark and Tenaya Capital. The company says the proceeds will be used to support its growth (particularly in Asia-Pacific and Latin America)… Read More

  • Time Warner Buys Cable Systems From NewWave For $260M In Cash

    Time Warner Cable this morning announced that it will acquire cable systems serving approximately 70,000 basic video subscribers, 42,000 HSD subscribers, and 26,000 phone subscribers in Kentucky and Tennessee from NewWave Communications for $260 million in cash. NewWave had been buying up many of these cable systems, some property acquisitions dating back to 2003. The company says it will… Read More

  • Pure Storage Raises $28 Million, Says Flash Will Disrupt Enterprise Storage

    According to this SEC filing, Pure Storage has raised another $28 million in venture capital, adding to the $25 million it has raised over the past few years. And the company’s solution is still in private beta testing. The SEC filing includes names of two management team members, founder and CTO John “Coz” Colgrove and CEO Scott Dietzen (most recently president and CTO of… Read More

  • Rally Lands $20M For Agile Application Lifecycle Management Platform

    Rally Software, a specialist in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, this morning announced that it has raised $20 million in funding led by Meritech Capital Partners (an investor in companies like Facebook, NetSuite and Salesforce.com). The funding will be used for growth and to accelerate adoption of Rally’s platform for Agile development. Read More

  • Semiconductor Company Aquantia Raises $21 Million

    Aquantia, a developer of 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions for cloud computing and data center deployments, announced this morning that it has raised $21 million in Series E funding to meet demand for its 40nm 10GBASE-T PHY solution. All existing investors participated in this round, including New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, Pinnacle Ventures… Read More

  • Birch Secures $77.5 Million To Repay Debt, Fund Acquisitions And Growth

    Atlanta-based Birch Communications, an IP-based telecom and managed services provider to SMBs, has scored a $77.5 million finance package which will serve to repay outstanding indebtedness. The capital will also be used to fund future acquisitions, network build-out and for ‘general corporate purposes’ (new coffee machines ftw!). Read More

  • Fixmo Scores $6.5M For Infrastucture Management Solutions For Mobile Devices

    Fixmo, which offers solutions to protect and manage enterprise mobile devices, has raised $6.5 million in financing, the company announced this morning. The Series B funding round was led by new investor Panorama Capital, with existing investors Rho Ventures Canada, iNovia Capital, Extreme Venture Partners and management participating. Read More

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