Monday, January 23, 2017

Nuna Nabs $90M

Monday, January 23, 2017

San Francisco-based Nuna , a developer of a data platform to collect Medicaid data, said last week that it has raised $90M in funding. The funding came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and John Doerr. The company says that it is looking to collect and contain eligibility, provider, and managed care plan and other data for 74.5 million people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in order to improve quality of care. Jini Kim is co­founder and CEO of Nuna.

 
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Zentri Acquired By Silicon Labs

Monday, January 23, 2017

Los Gatos-based Zentri, a developer of low power, Wi-Fi hardware and a software stack used in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market, has been acquired by Austin, Texas -based Silicon Labs. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Zentri's hardware modules and related software application programming interfaces (APIs) and cloud ser‪vices help designers network IoT nodes without requiring wireless design expertise.

 
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Omicia Buys Spiral Genetics

Monday, January 23, 2017

Oakland-based Omicia has acquired Seattle-based Spiral Genetics, a developer of software for the next generation DNA sequencing market. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Omicia said the buy will help it add secondary next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis and structural variant capabilities to its software platform. Spiral Genetics was backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

 
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Oracle Acquires Apiary

Friday, January 20, 2017

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said on Thursday that it has acquired San Francisco-based Apiary, a developer of application programming interface (API) tools for the enterprise, cloud market, helping companies publish their APIs to partners. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Apiary was venture backed by Baseline Capital, Credo Ventures, and Flybridge Capital Partners. Apiary was founded by Jakub Nesetril.

 
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Credible Collects $10M

Friday, January 20, 2017

San Francisco-based Credible, which operates an online marketplace for student loans, said this week that it has raised $10M in a series B funding round. The funding was led by Regal Funds Management, and also included Ron Suber and Carthona Capital. The company said the funding will go towards developing its development of technology. Credible is led by Stephen Dash.

 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thoma Bravo Acquires Planview From Insight Venture Partners

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Private equity investor Thoma Bravo, which has an office in San Francisco, is acquiring majority ownership of Austin, Texas-based Planview, a developer of project management and collaboration tools. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Planview had been owned by Insight Venture Partners, which had acquired Planview in 2014. The companies said that Insight Venture Partners will maintain its original, 2014 capital investment in Planview.

 
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Split Gets $8M To Stage Software Features

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Redwood City-based Split, which develops tools to help software developers control the rollout of features to end users, has raised $8M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Accel, and also included Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sway Ventures. Split says it has now raised $9.8M in funding. Accel's Ping Li and Steve Loughlin, as well as Lightspeed's Arif Janmohamed have both joined the company's board with the funding round.

 
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DigiLens Sees $22M For AR, VR Lenses Technology

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sunnyvale-based DigiLens, a developer of technology used in augmented and virtual reality lenses, has raised $22M in a Series B investment, the company said this morning. The funding came from
Sony, Foxconn, Continental and Panasonic, plus Alsop Louie Partners, Bold Capital, Nautilus Venture Partners and Dolby Family Ventures. The company is developing waveguide diffractive optical technology and nanomaterials for augmented and virtual reality, and is leds by Jonathan Waldern.

 
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Iris Automation Picks Up $1.5M

Thursday, January 19, 2017

San Francisco-based Iris Automation, a developer of vision-based collision avoidance systems for the unmanned aircraft market, disclosed on Wednesday that it has raised $1.5M in a funding round. The funding came from Bee Partners along with Social+Capital, GGV Capital, Liquid 2, plus angels. Iris Automation's founders are Alexander Harmsen (CEO) and James Howard (CTO).

 
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FLYR Finds $8M For Airfare Prediction

Thursday, January 19, 2017

San Francisco-based FLYR, a developer of airplane fare prediction software, has raised $8M in a Series A funding round, the company announced this morning. The round was led by Peter Thiel, and also included JetBlue Technology Ventures, Streamlined Ventures, AXA Strategic Ventures, Amadeus, Western Technology Investment, Plug and Play and Chasm Capital Management. Phin Upham joins the company's board as part of the funding. FLYR develops a predictive engine to predict fares, a related "price protection" service, and a fare alert service to its users.

 
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TrackNet Takes $7M

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sunnyvale- and Switzerland-based TrackNet, a developer of systems designed around LoRa low power, wireless networking technology, has raised $7M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Minol Zenner Group and Gemtek Corporation. Tracknet said it is developing an end-to-end consumer, tracking, and facility management solutions for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) area, using sensors, gateways, and apps.

 
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HPE Buys SimpliVity For $650M

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquired converged infrastructure software developer SimpliVity, in a deal worth $650M in cash. SimpliVity was based in Massachusetts, and offers up converged infrastructure and computing products for the enterprise market. SimpliVity's systems provide converged compute, storage, and networking in a single system.

 
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ServiceNow Buys DxContinuum

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Santa Clara-based cloud software developer ServiceNow announced this morning that it has acquired DxContinuum, a developer of machine learning software. Financial details of the all-cash deal were not announced. DxContinuum was led by Debu Chatterjee, and was based in Fremont, California. DxContinuum was backed by Cequel III, LLC.

 
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IVP Promotes Loverro To Principal

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Menlo Park-based venture capital and private equity investor IVP said on Tuesday that it has promoted Tom Loverro to Principal at the company. Loverro has been at IVP since April of 2015, and serves on the board of NerdWallet, and also works with Giphy, GitHub, OnDeck, and Tanium. Loverro was previously at RRE Ventures--where he also was on the board of NerdWallet, and an observer at OnDeck--and also served at Goldman Sachs and Drobo.

 
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Aviatrix Gets $15M For Cloud Networking

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Santa Clara-based Aviatrix, a developer of cloud networking software which makes it easier for companies to migrate applications to the public cloud, has raised $15M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by CRV, and also included Formation 8 and Ignition Partners. Aviatrix says it has now raised $25M in funding. The startup is led by CEO Steven Mih.

 
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Oracle Launches Cloud Startup Accelerator In Tel Aviv

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Redwood City-based Oracle said on Monday that it is opening up a new, startup accelerator focused on cloud startup in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company said the accelerator will include co-working space, mentoring, access to customers, partner, and investors, along with other benefits. Oracle announced the move at an event in Tel Aviv on Monday.

 
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d.light Gets $10.5M More For Solar Lighting

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

San Francisco-based d.light, which develops solar lighting and power for the developing market, has raised $10.5M more in funding, according to the company. The company said the new funding includes $5M in equity from Norfund, plus $5.5M in grant funding from Beyond the Grid and Shell Foundation. The company says it has now raised $40M in the last four months, including $22.5M in a Series D and $7.5M in debt. d.light develops solar powered lantern and power systems being used in such developing markets as Kenya and India, which are aimed at providing off-grid power to low-income families in Africa and Asia. Ned Tozun is CEO of d.light, which also has operations in Nairobi and New Delhi.

 
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Zoom Video Communications Snags $100M

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

San Jose-based Zoom Video Communications, a provider of cloud-based video conferencing and online meeting software, said today that it has raised $100M in a Series D funding. The funding was led by Sequoia, and also included Emergence Capital, Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures. Carl Eschenbach of Sequoia has joined Zoom's board as part of the funding. The company has now raised $145.5M in total. Zoom's CEO is Eric S. Yuan.

 
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Element Analytics Gets $7M For Industrial Analytics Software

Friday, January 13, 2017

San Francisco-based Element Analytics, which is developing a software analytics product aimed at the oil and gas, chemical, utility, mining and other industrial markets, said it has raised $7M in a funding round. The company said the majority of the funding came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and its Green Growth Fund. Element Analytics was co-founded by David Mount, who is a partner at Kleiner's Green Growth Fund, as well as Sameer Kalwani.

 
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Yoshi Finds $2.1M For Gas Refueling Service

Friday, January 13, 2017

Are you someone who just absolutely hates going to the gas station? Palo Alto-based Yoshi disclosed this week that it has raised $2.1M in funding for its service, which charges a monthly fee plus the cost of gas to keep drivers filled up. Yoshi, which charges $20.00 a month, fills up a user's gas tank when they are parked at home or at the office, and also does things like check tires and keeps tire pressures at proper levels. The funding was led by Zhen Fund, and also included Liquid 2 Ventures and others.

 
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HouseCanary Picks Up $33M

Friday, January 13, 2017

San Francisco-based HouseCanary, a provider of real estate data and analytics for real estate investors, lenders, and other real estate professionals, has raised $33M in a Series A funding, the company said late Thursday. The funding came from Hillspire (the family office of Eric Schmidt), Alpha Edison, ECA Ventures and Raven Ventures. Jeremy Sicklick is CEO and co-founder of HouseCanary.

 
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Google's Latest Renewable Energy Project Goes Online

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mountain View-based Google has another 225 megawatts of renewable energy powering its data centers, according to renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy, the developer behind the Great Western Wind Project. According to EDF Renewable Energy, it put the 225 megawatt wind farm--located in Oklahoma--into operation on December 21st. All of that output at the wind farm is going to Google, under a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Google announced the wind farm effort Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in 2015. The new wind farm makes Google the largest, corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world, according to EDF RE, with 2.6 gigawatts in long term contracts for renewable energy.

 
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Scandit Finds $7.5M For Barcode Scanning

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Scandit, a developer of software for mobile barcode scanning, which has offices in San Francisco, said this week that it has raised $7.5M in a funding round. The funding was led by Atomico. Scandit, which has its headquarters in Switzerland, provides its barcode scanning software, software development kits (SDKs), and other tools to enterprise customers.

 
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Roambee Rounds Up $3.1M From Deutsche Telekom

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Santa Clara-based Roambee, a developer of real time, asset tracking and logistics monitoring software, has raised $3.1M in a funding from Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments, the company said this morning. Roambee said the investment came as part of a global Internet-of-Things (IoT) partnership between T-Systems and Roambee. T-Systems is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. The funding was part of a Series B funding round for Roambee, led by Deutsche Telekom. Roambee is led by Sanjay Sharma.

 
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Selfie Drone Maker Lily Flames Out, Despite $34M In Pre-Orders

Thursday, January 12, 2017

San Francisco-based Lily, the crowdfunded developer of a drone specifically designed to follow its users around and to take selfies, has shut down. According to the company--which raised an immense $34M in pre-orders and another $14M in venture financing--it has been unable to secure financing "to unlock our manufacturing line". Lily said it plans to wind down the company and offer refunds to its customers.

 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Adynxx Raises $16M

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

San Francisco-based Adynxx, a developer of therapeutics for treating chronic pain, said this week that it has raised $16M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by TPG Biotech, and also included Domain Associates. TPG's Heath Lukatch has joined the board of Adynxx as part of the funding.

 
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Panzura Picks Up $32M

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Campbell, California-based Panzura, a provider of cloud storage services, has raised $32M in funding, the company said Tuesday. the funding was led by Matrix Partners, and also included Meritech Capital Partners, Opus Capital, Chevron and Western Digital. The company said the funding will go towards scaling the company. Patrick Harr is CEO of Panzura.

 
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GoFundMe Acquires CrowdRise

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Redwood City- and San Diego-based online crowdfunding site GoFundMe has acquired CrowdRise, the developer of an online funraising platform for charities and non-profits, the company said on Tuesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. CrowdRise was based in Detroit. According to the companies, going forwad, CrowdRise will focus on fundraising for charity and fundraising for individuals will be directed to GoFundMe instead. CrowdRise was founded by actor Edward Norton, producer Shauna Robertson, along with Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe.

 
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Zetta Venture Partners Names VMware Veteran As Partner

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

San Francisco-based venture investment fund Zetta Venture Partners has named former VMware vice president and General Manager Jocelyn Goldfein as a partner at the company, the firm said on Tuesday. Goldfein was head of VMware's Desktop Business Unit, and also has served at Facebook and has been an angel investor. Zetta has $160M under management, and is in its first fund, which is focused on enterprise software.

 
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Report: Alphabet Hoping To Sell Skybox Imaging

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A report late Monday said that Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., is looking to sell its Skybox Imaging satellite business. According to reports, Alphabet is hoping to sell Skybox to fellow satellite imaging company Planet Labs. Financial details of the deal, and confirmation of the move, have yet to be announced. Google acquired Skybox Imaging for $500M in cash back in June of 2014.

 
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Phantom Gets $13.5M For Security Automation Tools

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Palo Alto-based Phantom, which develops security automation and orchestration tools, has raised $13.5M in a Series B funding, the company said today. The funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and also included TechOperators Venture Capital, Blackstone, Foundation Capital, In-Q-Tel, Rein Capital, Zach Nelson, and John W. Thompson. Phantom, led by Oliver Friedrichs, develops tools used by IT administrators to automate security operations in the enterprise.

 
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POC Medical Systems Finds $21M For Breast Cancer Screening

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Livermore-based POC Medical Systems, a developer of a portable, breast cancer screening test, has raised $21M in a Series A financing. The funding was led by BioVentures Investors and also included Sirius America Insurance Company, IFG Healthcare and MIA Investment Limited. The company uses microfluidics and blood sames for rapid breast cancer screening. The company is initially aiming at markets such as India. Sanjeev Saxena is Chairman & CEO of POC Medical Systems.

 
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Activehours Picks Up $22M

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Palo Alto-based Activehours, a startup offering up early access to your paycheck via a mobile app, has raised $22M in a funding round. The funding was led by Matrix Partners, and also included March Capital Partners, plus existing investors Ribbit Capital, Felicis Ventures, and others. Activehours is a mobile app which lets users access their pay for hours they have already worked, but haven't been paid for yet, and says it does not charge a fee or interest for the service; the company said instead, it gives users the "opportunity to pay what they believe is fair" for the service. Ram Palaniappan is founder of Activehours.

 
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Monday, January 9, 2017

San Francisco-based biopharmaceuticals developer CiVi Biopharma, a biopharmaceuticals firm which is targeting cardiometabolic diseases, has raised $40M in a funding round, the company said on Friday. The investment came from Boxer Capital of the Tavistock Group. The funds go towards completion of completion of pre-clinical and early phase I clinical development of its lead compound.

 
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Palo Alto-based connect car services software developer CloudCar announced today that it has raised $15M in an investment round, which came from automotive company Jaguar Land Rover. As part of the deal, Jaguar Land Rover will adopt CloudCar's cloud services platform, starting with the fully electric Jaguar I-PACE, according to the two. CloudCar provides its platform to automotive OEMs.

 
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