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  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    Yahoo Buys Polyvore

    Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! said late Friday afternoon that it has acquired Polyvore, the social shopping site led Jess Lee. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Polyvore's site lets users create their own outfits--tying together clothing, accessories, and other goods. Yahoo said the deal will strengthen its digital magazines and verticals....Continue →

     
  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    Blue Coat Systems Buys Perspecsys

    Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems said Thursday that it has acquired cloud security software developer Perspecsys. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Blue Coat said the buy will "significantly expand" its cloud security offerings. Perspecsys was venture backed by Intel Capital, Paladin Capital and Ascent Venture Partners. Perspecsys had offices in both San Francisco and in Virginia.Continue →

     
  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    InsideView Gets $32.5M For Business Intelligence Tools

    San Francisco-based InsideView, which offers up a service which connects information on companies, people, and other information about potential customers to companies, has raised $32.5M in a funding. The funding included both equity and debt. The funding was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners, and also included Big Sky Partners, Foundation Capital, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and Split Rock Partners. InsideView says it has now raised more than $80M....Continue →

     
  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    Olio Devices Picks Up $10M For Smart, Fashionable Luxury Watches

    San Francisco-based Olio Devices, a maker of fancy, fashionable smart watches has raised $10m in a Series A funding, the company said this week. The funding came from New Enterprise Associates. Olio's smartwatches fall into the ultra-premium category (24K gold, surgical grade stainless steel, Italian leather) combined with support for smart watch features like notifications, a music player, wireless charging and and open API.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Light Lands $25M For Photo Technology

    Palo Alto-based Light, which is developing image processing ASIC technology to improve the capture of photos and digital cameras, has raised $25M in a Series B funding. The funding came from Formation 8 and its Hardware Fund, as well as its prior investors. Light--which has yet to launch its product intot he market--said it will use the funding both for its hardware as well as to hire more people to its team. Light is led by Dave Grannan.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Occipital Finds $13M For 3D Motion Capture SDK

    San Francisco-based Occipital, a developer of SDKs and technology for 3D motion capture, has raised $13M in a Series B funding round. The round came from Foundry Group, K9 Ventures, the company's existing investors, plus new investors Intel Capital, Grishin Robotics, and Shea Ventures. Occipital has offices in both San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado. The company says its SDK enabled 3D capture that is orders of magnitude cheaper and easier than before....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    GitHub Scores $250M, Joins Unicorn Club

    San Francisco-based GitHub, which operates an online, software code repository service, has raised $250M in a Series B funding, which reportedly values the company at around $2 billion, the company disclosed today. The funding was led by Sequoia Capital, and also included Institutional Venture Partners, Thrive Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz. GitHub operates a service which lets open source programmers check in, check out, and maintain source code online with their contributors....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Blockspring Snags $3.4M for Spreadsheet Linking Tool

    San Francisco-based Blockspring, which develops a service which automatically connects web services, data from other spreadsheets, and database to Google Sheets, has raised $3.4M in a seed funding. The funding was led by Andreessen Horowitz and SV Angel. Blockspring is headed by Paul Katsen. The company's tools connect both into Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    AltspaceVR Finds $10.3M For Virtual Reality Community

    San Francisco-based AltspaceVR, a developer of virtual reality chat rooms, has raised $10.3M in a new funding round, the company announced this morning. The funding came from Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures, Raine Ventures Lux Capital, Western Technology Investments, Maven Ventures, Promus Ventures, Streamlined Ventures and Rothenberg Ventures, as well as Comcast Ventures. AltspaceVR is led by Eric Romo, and has now raised $15.7M in funding.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Radius Raises $50M

    San Francisco-based Radius, which develops predictive marketing software for businesses, said it has raised $50M in a funding round. The funding was led by Founders Fund, and also include Formation 8, Glynn Capital Management, Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, BlueRun Ventures and Yuan Capital. Darian Shirazi is the CEO and founder of Radius.Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    UpCounsel Gets $10M For On-Demand Lawyers For Business

    San Francisco-based UpCounsel, an on-demand marketplace for legal help for businesses, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Menlo Ventures, and also included Homebrew and Metamorphic Ventures. UpCounsel is led by Matt Faustman, and has now raised a total of $13.9M. The company's marketplace connnects businesses looking for legal help--typically, general-counsel or in-house legal work--with a pool of qualified, independent corporate lawyers....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Lecorpio Lands $15M For IP Management

    Fremont-based Lecorpio, which develops intellectual property (IP) management software, announced today that it has raised $15M in funding. The funding was led by M2O, and also included Mike Smerklo, the former chairman and CEO of Servicesource. Smerklo joins the board as an observer. Lecorpio's software is used to manage patents and intellectual property. The company is led by Jay Madsen.Continue →

     
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