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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Density Sees $4M Funding Round

    San Francisco-based Density, a developer of devices which use computer vision to help count the number of people in room or passing through a doorway, has raised $4M in a funding round, according to the company's backers. The funding came from Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, along with Jason Calacanis and Jonathan Triest of Ludlow Ventures, along with others....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    LinkedIn Buys PointDrive

    Mountain View-based LinkedIn said on Tuesday that it has acquired Chicago-based social selling software developer PointDrive. Financial terms of the acquisition were not dicclosed. PointDrive's application helps sales professionals deliver sales content to prospects and customers. LinkedIn said it would integrate PointDrive's software with its Sales Solutions portfolio....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    MDsave Gets Investment From Cambia Health Solutions

    San Francisco- and Brentwood, Tennessee-based MDsave, an online healthcare marketplace which offers up pre-negotiated rates on medical care, has received a strategic investment from Cambia Health Solutions, the two said this morning. Size of that investment were not disclosed. MDsave said the deal also includes efforts to create strategic partnerships with Cambia's other portfolio companies. MDsave is led by Paul Ketchel. Cambia Health Solutions is a nonprofit health care company....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Shipt Snags $20M For Grocery Delivery

    San Francisco-based online grocery marketplace Shipt said today that it has raised $20.1M in a Series A funding, which came from Greycroft Partners, Harbert Growth Partners and Shipt, which offers up delivery from local grocery stores for $99 a year, says the funding will go to scale its business to new markets, develop additional partnerships with leading grocery retailers and invest in its team. The company is led by Bill Smith.Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Upthere Gets $77M For Cloud Storage Service

    Redwood City-based Upthere, a startup developing a cloud-based, personal storage service to share and store photos, videos, music, and othe files, has raised $77M in a funding round. The round was led by KPCB and Western Digital, and also included Elevation Partners, Floodgate, GV, NTT Docomo Ventures, and Square 1 Bank. Upthere is led by Chris Bourdon, and apparently is aiming at the current limitations on capacity problems with current cloud-based storage services....Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Sun Basket Raises $15M For Organic Meals

    San Francisco-based organic meal kit delivery startup Sun Basket said today that it has raised $15M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Accolade Partners, and also included Founders Circle and Shea Ventures, along with Vulcan Capital, PivotNorth Capital, Relevance Capital, Filter14, Baseline Ventures, and others. The company has now raised $28M. Adam Zbar is CEO of Sun Basket.Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    NextInput Picks Up $5.1M For Touch Sensors

    San Jose-based NextInput, a developer of MEMS-based force sensors, has raised $5.1M in a funding round, the company said Monday afternoon. The funding came from Danhua Capital, UMC Capital and Cota Capital. NextInput is led by Ali Foughi. The company says it has now raised $13.1M in total. The company is focused on 3D touch sensors.Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    SafeBreach Gets $15M

    Sunnyvale- and Tel Aviv-based SafeBreach, a developer of cybersecurity tools, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, Maverick Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and angel Shlomo Kramer. The company's software helps simulate hacks against a company's system.Continue →

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    Automile Takes $6.2M

    Palo Alto-based Automile, a developer of vehicle fleet management software, has raised $6.2M in a funding round, the company said Monday. The funding was led by SaaStr Fund (Jason Lemkin), and also included Dawn Capital and Point Nine Capital, plus Justin Kan (Twitch), Niklas Zennstrom, and Sam Nurmi (Pingdom). Automile develops cloud-based fleet management software which leverages users' smartphones for fleet monitoring.Continue →

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    PokeMatch Links Dating, Pokemon Go

    Is Pokemon Go the solution to your forlorn love life? San Francisco-based PokeMatch thinks so, saying it has launched a new app which lets Pokemon Go users find dates--or just Pokemon Go buddies--to help hunt for Pokemon. The app--which is free--runs on iOS and Android. PokeMatch, created by Rene Roosen, Pim de Witte and Troy Osinoff, lets users find dates, or friends, matching them by team, and letting users swipe left-or-right to find matches....Continue →

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    WorkDay Acquires Platfora

    Pleasanton-based WorkDay said Friday that it has acquired Platfora, the venture backed developer of big data analytics tools. Financial terms of the buy were not announced, however, reports place the deal at around $200M. Platfora was backed by HSBC, Harmony Partners, Allegis Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, Cisco, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital, and had raised $95M in funding....Continue →

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.83 Billion

    Verizon Communications and Yahoo said this morning that Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating businesses, in a deal worth $4.83 billion in cash. Verizon--which already owns AOL--said the acquisition will help turn Verizon into a top global mobile media company, and accelerate its digital advertising revenue stream. Yahoo will become part of AOL, under Verizon's Product Innovation and New Businesses organization....Continue →

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