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  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    Good Technology Acquired By BlackBerry For $425M

    Sunnyvale-based Good Technology, which develops mobile device management software, has been acquired by BlackBerry, in a deal worth $425M, the companies said Friday morning. BlackBerry said it would pay the $425M in cash, and that it expects to add around $160M in revenues from the deal next year. BlackBerry was advised by J.P. Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the deal.Continue →

  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    Roost Raises $5.5M For Connected Batteries

    Sunnyvale-based Roost, which makes "smart" batteries which help connect things like smoke alarms to your smartphone, raised $5.5M in a series A funding. The company said the funding came from RPM Ventures, and also included USAA, DCM Ventures, Center Electric, and StartGarden. The startup said RPM's Adam Boyden joins the company's board. Roost is led by Roel Peeters....Continue →

  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    Trident Capital Cybersecurity Names New Managing Director

    Palo Alto-based Trident Capital Cybersecurity (TCC), the cybersecurity investment spinout of Trident Capital, said today that it has named Sean Cunningham as its new Managing Director. Cunningham was most recently at Intel Capital, having been Director of Strategic Investments. Trident said that Cunningham had been at Intel Capital since 2000, and before, was at Intel, where he had joined in 1994....Continue →

  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    RelayRides Acquihires SocialStudio For Mobile Talent

    San Francisco-based car sharing startup RelayRides said Thursday that it has acquired SocialStudio, the developer of mobile apps FADE and JumpCam. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RelayRides said 12 of SocialStudio's team, including seven engineers, are joining the company. FADE is a mobile app which allowed users to post disappearing messages; JumpCam was a mobile app to let users broadcast themselves to friends and others....Continue →

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Wrap Media Picks Up $12.7M

    San Francisco-based Wrap Media, which develops a mobile app to help users delivery mobile narratives, said today that it has raised $12.7M in a Series B funding round. The funding came from Raine Ventures and ProSiebenSat.1 Media, along with Christopher Crain of Crain Communications, Dream Incubator, FF Angel LLC, Salesforce Ventures and Transmedia Capital. The company says it has now raised $18.7M in total. Wrap Media's CEO and Founder is Eric Greenberg.Continue →

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Pericom Semiconductor Acquired For $400M

    Milpitas-based clock and timing IC maker Pericom Semiconductor Corporation has been acquired by Diodes Incorporated, the two said this morning. Diodes says it is paying $400M in an all cash transaction for Pericom, which is publicly traded. Diodes said it will pay $17.00 in cash for each share of Pericom, which is a 40 percent premium to the stock's closing price on Wednesday.Continue →

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Netskope Gets $75M More

    Los Altos-based Netskope, a provider of cloud API and security tools, said today that it has raised $75M in a Series D funding round. The funding was led by Iconiq Capital, and also included Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and the Social + Capital Partnership. The firm has now raised $130M. Netskope is led by Sanjay Beri. The company said the new funds go towards sales, marketing, customer service, engineering and research, and operations.Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Zirx Snags Strategic Funding From BMW

    San Francisco-based on-demand, valet parking service Zirx has scored a strategic funding from BMW's venture capital investment group, BMW i Ventures, the two said today. Size of the investment were not disclosed. According to BMW, the strategic investment will help with expansion into new markets and services. Zirx is led by Sean Behr. Zirx also said today that it has launched an enterprise version of its service, to help companies find parking for their employees....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Qnovo Raises $8.6M For Smart Battery Charging

    Newark, California-based battery charging technology developer Qnovo announced this morning that it has raised $8.6M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Intel Capital, and also included RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and BRV Lotus. The company said the funds go towards the 2016 launch of smartphones incorporating its adaptive charging technology, which it says extends battery life and improves battery runtime. Qnovo is led by Nadim Maluf....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Tanium Takes $120M For IT Security Tools

    Emeryville-based Tanium, a developer of IT security and systems management tools, said today that it has raised $120M in funding. The funding came from TPG Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price Associates, along with Andreessen Horowitz. The company said the funding goes to scale its operations. Tanium's tools are aimed at organizations with very large deployments of endpoints.Continue →

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Shift Technologies Raises $50M For On-Demand Car Sales

    San Francisco-based Shift Technologies, which operates an on-demand, smartphone driven marketplace for used cars, said today it has raised $50M in Series B funding. The funding came from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP), and also included Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Highland Capital Partners. Ian Friedman of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners has joined the company's board with the funding....Continue →

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Apttus Takes $108M

    San Mateo-based Apttus, a developer of sales quoting software that works through, has raised $108M in a Series C funding. The company said the funding came from Iconiq Capital, K1 Capital, KIA and Salesforce Ventures. Apttus has now raised a total of $186M. Apttus is led by Kirk Krappe. The company's software is used for price quoting, e-commerce sales, contract management, and other sales related functions....Continue →

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