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Okera raises $12M to simplify data governance within companies

As companies start to gather more and more data on their users and customers, including a firehose of information from a nigh-endless flow of tests, managing and maintaining that data isn’t the

One of the youngest fund managers in the U.S. just launched her own accelerator, too

Last August, we told you about Laura Deming, a New Zealand native who was home schooled before moving halfway around the world as a 12-year-old to work alongside Cynthia Kenyon, a renowned molecular

Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation fr

Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

The team behind Pattern, a two-year-old, Redwood City, Calif.- based startup, has been quietly acquired by Workday, the financial management and HR software vendor that went public in 2012 and now bo

Guideline raises $15 million led by Felicis to make 401(k)s more widely available

Everyone should be saving for retirement, but not everyone has an employer that offers a 401(k) plan. Guideline wants to change that, and the company has raised $15 million to grow its base of small

With $5.3 million in funding, CarDash wants to change how you get your car serviced

For car owners, getting their vehicle repaired or even dealing with routine maintenance can be a pain. Launching today, a company called CarDash wants to make auto service less painful and more trans

Logistics startup Turvo zooms out of stealth with $25 million in Series A funding

Turvo, a two-year-old, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based company, is emerging today with an idea so ambitious that investors have provided it with $25 million in Series A funding to chase it. What it wants to do:

Gamalon leverages the work of an 18th century reverend to organize unstructured enterprise data

It’s hard to fathom that the work of Reverend Thomas Bayes is still coming back to drive cutting edge advancements in AI, but that’s exactly what’s happening. DARPA-backed Gamalon

To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

For better or worse, drones are about to become a lot more prevalent in US airspace. The FAA expects sales of drones to spike domestically from 2.5 million last year to 7 million by 2020. Now, a start

Dropcam cofounder Aamir Virani joins Felicis, becoming a VC

Last week, we learned that Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy has headed over to Apple. Today, Felicis Ventures, the early-stage venture firm, is disclosing it has brought aboard Dropcam’s other cof

Activehours, which makes every day a payday, just raised $22 million in Series A funding

What if you didn’t have to wait every two weeks to receive a paycheck? What if you could be wired the money you earned almost immediately after a shift? What if, unlike with payday lenders, you

HyperScience, with $18m in Series A funding, offers AI to solve back-office problems

You can’t swing a bag of cats these days without hitting a company that’s working on AI. The latest, HyperScience, is today coming out of stealth for the first time. Based in New York city

Google Ventures-backed Clear Labs gets $13 million in Series B to nip food recalls in the bud

Clear Labs, a genomic data platform hoping to stop E-coli outbreaks in your favorite burrito chain before they start, has pulled in $13 million in Series B funding to build a next-generation sequencin

Mobile shopping startup PredictSpring raises $11.4M

PredictSpring, a startup that helps brands and retailers build mobile apps, announced today that it has raised $11.4 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Nitin Mangtani has said that one of hi

Ex-­Googlers raise $2.5 million for Pattern, a friendly “workspace” for salespeople

Pattern, a year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, wants to become a kind of external brain that lightens the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople. Felicis Ventures, SoftTech

Felicis Ventures closes on $200 million, roughly doubling its last fund

Aydin Senkut on scaling Felicis Ventures from $4 million to $120 million

In 2006, Aydin Senkut was an unlikely candidate for a venture capitalist. A Turkish immigrant who arrived in Silicon Valley by way of Boston, Philadelphia and Istanbul,  Senkut held product positi

Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million

The online design platform Canva, which has made creating quality professional graphics something anyone can do, has raised $15 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The ro

Civitas Learning Gets $60 Million Commitment From Warburg Pincus

Looking to roll up more technologies into its portfolio, higher education software provider Civitas Learning, has gotten a commitment of up to $60 million to consolidate its position in the field of h

Clear Labs Aims To Be Google Search For GMOs In Packaged Food

How much gluten, genetically modified organisms and other allergens are in that cereal you ate this morning? Not many people know what is in their food right now, but genomic data startup Clear Labs h
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