W2O Group Buys Sentient Interactive

San Francisco-based W2O Group, a provider of software analytics for marketing and communications firms, said Thursday that it has acquired Sentient Interactive. Sentient Interactive is based in Morristown, New Jersey, has more than 50 employees, and provides digital paid and owned media analytics and strategy and marketing campaign execution. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.Continue →

Thanx Picks Up $17.1M For Customer Loyalty Software

San Francisco-based Thanx, a developer of customer loyalty software for merchants, said on Thursday that it has raised $17.1M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Icon Ventures and Sequoia Capital, and also included Javelin Venture Partners. According to Thanx, it will use the funding to grow its sales and engineering teams. Thanx is led by founder and CEO Zach Goldstein. The company has now raised $21.7M.Continue →

ZEPL Gets $4.1M For Data Analytics

San Francisco-based ZEPL announced on Thursday that it has raised $4.1M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Vertex Ventures, and also included Translink Capital, Specialized Types, and Big Basin Capital. In Sik Rhee of Vertex Ventures joins the company's board with the funding. ZEPL is behind the Apache Zeppelin open source project, which offers up a single interface to manipulate and process data in Spark, Cassandra, MongoDB, Elastic Search, Oracle, and MySQL....Continue →

Vida Health Gets $18M

San Francisco-based health coaching startup Vida Health announced this mroning that it has raised $18M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Canvas Ventures, and also included Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and Aspect Partners. Vida Health, led by co-founder and CEO Stephanie Tilenius, offers up health coaching focused on everything from nutrition, weight loss, fitness, diabetes, and stress to addressing conditions like diabetes and hypertension.Continue →

Augmedix Finds $23M To Shortcut Medical Paperwork Using Google Glass

San Francisco-based Augmedix, a startup which is using Google Glass to shortcut the amount of time physicians have to spend on documentation for electronic health records (EHR) systems, has raised $23M in a stragic funding, the company announced today. The funding came from McKesson Ventures and OrbiMed and also included Redmile Group, Emergence Capital and DCM Ventures....Continue →

Sauce Labs Buys TestObject

San Francisco-based automated testing software developer Sauce Labs announced today that it has acquired German test app developer TestObject. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. TestObject, based in Berlin, develops a mobile app testing platform, and was backed by $1.4M in funding from WestTech Ventures and Fruhphasenfonds Brandenburg. Sauce Labs is venture backed by Toba Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Centerview Capital Technology, IVP and Adams Street Partners....Continue →

Pebble Sells IP To Fitbit, Halts Sales Of Smartwatches

Smart watch maker Pebble confirmed on Wednesday that it is selling its assets--but not its hardware--to San Francisco-based Fitbit, and will no longer be selling its smartwatches to the public. Pebble said, in a blog post, that it is "no longer able to operate as an independent entity" and that it is no longer manufacturing its smart watches....Continue →

Dasheroo Acquired By Freshlime

San Francisco-based Dasheroo, a developer of dashboarding software for the small and medium sized business market, has been acquired by Freshlime, which develops cloud-based marketing software. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Freshlime is based in Orem, Utah. Dasheroo was venture backed by Cloud Apps Capital Partners and others.Continue →

SnapLogic Snags $40M

San Mateo-based SnapLogic, which develops self-service, integration software for connecting cloud applications to enterprise applications, has raised $40M in a Series F funding, the company said this morning. The funding came from Vitruvian Partners, and also included prior investors Andreessen Horowitz, Capital One, Ignition Partners, NextEquity Partners and Triangle Peak Partners. The company has now raised $136.3M in total.Continue →

ConnectedYard Gets $7M For Smartphone Connected Pool Maintenance

Palo Alto-based pool maintenance automation technology developer ConnectedYard, the developer of a smartphone-connected gadget which keeps swimming pools properly supplied with chlorine, salt, and bromine, has raised $7M in a Series A funding, the company said last week. The company said the newest investor in the company is an un-named supplier to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. The round also included prior investors Playground Global and Tandem Capital....Continue →

LeadGenius Finds $4M More

Berkeley-based LeadGenius, a developer of machine learning software for ranking business-to-business sales leads, has raised $4M more in its Series B funding, the company said on Monday. The funding came from SFJ Ventures, along with Lumia Capital and Javelin Venture Partners. The company says it has now raised $14M in a Series B funding. Prayag Narula is co-founder and CEO of LeadGenius.Continue →

Navdy Gets Strategic Investment From Harman

San Francisco-based after-market heads up display maker Navdy has raised a strategic funding from automotive audio and electronics giant Harman. Financial details of the investment, which was announced by Harman, was not announced. Hrman said that it has gained the exclusive rights to sell co-branded, aftermarket heads-up display devices to automotive OEMs, specialty auto/audio and select mobile carriers as a result of the investment....Continue →















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