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  • Friday, October 2, 2015

    Canaan Partners Adds Nina Kjellson To Boost West Coast Presence

    Venture capital investor Canaan Partners has boosted its West Coast presence, saying this week that it has added Nina Kjellson as a General Partner, located in the company's Menlo Park office. According to Canaan Partners, Kjellson is a veteran healthcare investor, most recently serving at Interwest Partners as a General Partner. Canaan said that Kjellson's most recent exit was Labrys Biologics, and also is currently involved with Eiger Bioparma, Lycera Corp., Ocera Therapeutics, and Welltok....Continue →

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

    Ultra Pure Solutions Acquired By Fujifilm

    Castroville, California-based Ultra Pure Solutions, a manufacturer of solvents used in semiconductor manufacturing, has been acquired by Fujifilm Corporation. Financial details of the acquisition wer enot announced. Fujifilm said that UPSI will be renamed FUJIFILM Ultra Pure Solutions, Inc. UPSI had been founded and is led by Christopher Fitzjohn.Continue →

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

    IntelePeer Acquires Advantone

    San Mateo-based IntelePeer Holdings, a provider of business telecom and communications services, has acquired Florida-based Advantone, which provides interactive voice response and call center services. Terms of the buy were not announced by the company. IntelePeer is led by Frank Fawzi.Continue →

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

    Lytmus Finds $7.2M

    San Francisco-based Lytmus, which develops an online platform to help recruiters and employers better sort through technical employees, has raised $7.2M in a funding round. The funding came from Accel Partners and New Enterprise Associates. Lytmus said it has developed a virtual-machine based platform which lets engineers demonstrate what they know in realistic settings. Lytmus is led by Abhay Parekh.Continue →

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

    EZchip Acquired By Mellanox For $811M

    Sunnyvale-based EZchip, a developer of high speed, network processing semiconductors, has been acquired by Israeli server interconnect maker Mellanox, in a deal worth $811M. According to Mellanox Technologies, it will pay $25.50 per share for each share of EZchip, with a transaction value of $811M. The deal is worth approximately $620M after accounting for cash on hand at EZchip....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    NodePrime Nabs $7M For Datacenter Management

    San Francisco-based NodePrime, a developer of data center scaling and management tools, disclosed Wednesday that it has raised $7M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Menlo Ventures, NEA, Formation 8, Ericsson, Initialized Capital, Crosslink Capital and TEEC Angel Fund. NodePrime is led by Jame Malachowski.Continue →

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    BigPanda Picks Up $16M

    Mountain View-based IT alerting and data analytics provider BigPanda announced this morning that it has raised $16M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Battery Ventures, and also included Sequoia Capital and Mayfield. BigPanda is led by Assaf Resnick. The company said that Battery's Scott Tobin joins its board as part of the funding. BigPanda's software helps use IT alerts and helps enterprises to solve their system and data center issues faster....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Hack Reactor Buys Mobile Makers Academy

    San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, which runs a number of coding schools in California, Illinois, and Texas, said Wednesday that it has acquired Mobile Makers Academy, a provider of iOS coding bootcamps in Chicago and San Francisco. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Hack Reactor said it has created a new umbrella company called Hack Reactor Core. The new umbrella organization will be led by Anthony Phillips....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Alacra Acquired By Opus Global

    Palo Alto-based Alacra, a provider of anti-money laundering compliance software, has been acquired by Opus Global, the companies said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Opus Global is backed by private equity investor GTCR. Alacra was advised by N.J. Marlin & Associates in the deal.Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    RiseSmart Acquired By Randstad For $100M

    San Jose-based Risesmart, a provider of career outplacement services whcih is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Storm Ventures, Accel-KKR and angels, has been acquird by Randstad Holdings nv. Randstad Holdings will pay $100M to acquire RiseSmart. The companies said RiseSmart will continue to serve customers under the RiseSmart brand. RiseSmart is led by Sanjay Sathe, who continues to lead the firm....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Norse Nabs $42M From KPMG, Others For Threat Intelligence

    Foster City-based security and threat intelligence provider Norse said very late Tuesday evening that it has raised $42M, including a strategic investment from KPMG Capital. According to Norse, KPMG invested in its Series A1 funding, which included $11.4M from its prior investors. The company said it has now raised $42M in funding....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Google Buys Jibe Mobile

    Google said Wednesday that it has acquired Jibe Mobile, a developer of text messaging technology and tools based on the Rich Communications Services (RCS) and WebRTC standards. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Jibe Mobile was led by Amir Sarhangi. Jibe Mobile was based in Mountain View, and also had offices in London and Dusseldorf. Jibe was founded in 2006.Continue →

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