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  • Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Reflektive Gets $13M For Talent, Performance Management

    San Francisco-based Reflektive, a developer of talent and performance management tools, says it has raised $13M in a Series A funding for its platform. The funding was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, along with Andreessen Horowitz. The company says it has now raised $17M in funding. Reflektive is looking to replace traditional, annual performance review for more ongoing performance management and real time feedback of employees. The company is led by Rajeev Behera....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016

    ON24 Sees $25M

    San Francisco-based webinar and webcasting provider ON24 says it has raised $25M in a new funding, which came from Goldman Sachs' Private Capital Investing group. The provider of a webinar-based, marketing platform for companies, said it will use the funding for both domestic and international expansion. The funding comes as it saw 70 percent year-over-year subscription revenue growth in 2015. ON24 is led by Sharat Sharan.Continue →

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Pivotal Picks Up $253M From Ford, Microsoft

    San Francisco-based Pivotal, which develops Agile development software, has raised a gigantic, $253M funding round, from Ford and Microsoft. According to Pivotal, the Series C funding also included all of its prior investors, including GE, EMC, and VMware. Privately held Pivotal says it now is seeing annual recurring revenues of $116M, with first quarter revenues of $83M, and now has over 2,000 employees and 17 offices worldwide. The company is led by Rob Mee....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    PowWow Mobile Finds $4.25M For Mobile Enterprise Apps

    San Francisco-based PowWow Mobile, a developer of tools which helps enterprises take any web-based or Windows business application, and make it available to their employees via mobile apps, has raised $4.25M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Vertical Venture Partners, along with IT-Farm, OurCrowd, Prabhu Goel and VKRN. The company said that it has named BMC veteran Kia Behnia as CEO of the company as part of the funding....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    ChargePoint Connects With $50M For EV Charging Network

    Campbell, California-based ChargePoint, which operates an electric vehicle charging network, said today that it has raised $50M in additional funding--bringing its total raised to more than $164M. ChargePoint said the new funding was led by Linse Capital, and also included Braemer Energy Ventures and Constellation Energy. Those investors come on top of existing investors Rho Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, BMW iVentures and Siemens. ChargePoint is led by Pasquale Romano....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Adobe Buys LiveFyre

    San Jose-based Adobe said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired San Francisco-based LiveFyre, the developer of commenting and other social tools. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Adobe said it would integrate LiveFyre into its Adobe Experience Manager software. LiveFyre was backed by Adobe, Cue Ball Capital, ff Asset Management, Greycroft Partners, Hillsven Capital,, US Venture Partners and Zelkova Ventures, along with angels....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    GeoFrenzy Gets Funding From Donuts

    Tiburon, California-based GeoFrenzy, a developer of geofencing software aimed at domain registration, has received an investment from domain name registration and extension manager Donuts, the companies said on Tuesday. Size of that investment was not disclosed. GeoFrenzy's co-founder and CEO is Sean Eilers. Donuts offers up its own, global top level domains (gTLDs) along with associated registry services....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    SolarCity Finds $227M For More Solar Power Projects

    San Mateo-based solar power financing provider SolarCity has scored more financing for its solar projects, saying today that John Hancock will invest $227M in cash equity financing in its portfolio of residential, commercial and industrial solar power projects. The company said those projects represent 201 megawatts of generation capacity....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Google Acquires Synergyse

    Google said Monday that it has acquired Synergyse, a provider of training software which helps users learn how to use Google Apps. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Synergyse develops "virtual coach" software which works within Google Apps, to help users get up to speed on various apps--providing both text and speech coaching on different Google Apps features....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Chegg Buys Imagine Easy Solutions For $42M

    Santa Clara-based Chegg has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the developer of writing tools such as Chegg said it would pay $2M in the all-cash transaction, which $25M at close and $17M to be paid by April of 2017, plus up to $18M in earn out over the next three years. Imagine Easy had more than 7 million unique users in March, according to Chegg....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Maana Digs Up $26M For Big Data Analytics

    Palo Alto-based Maana, a developer of business-focused, big data analytics software, said today that it has raised $26M in a Series B funding round. The strategic funding was led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and also included Shell Technology Ventures, GE Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Intel Capital, and Frost Data Capital. The company says it has now raised over $40M in funding....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    CodeCombat Gets $2M For Computer Science Learning Games

    San Francisco-based CodeCombat, a developer of a game-based computer science and coding teaching tool for kids, has raised $2M in a seed funding, the company said Monday. The funding came from Third Kind Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Allen & Company. CodeCombat develops games that help teach kids how to code software. The startup is led by Nick Winter.Continue →

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