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Cogito raises $15M

DARPA-funded artificial intelligence company Cogito has raised a $15 million Series B round. The investment was led by OpenView, with participation from existing investors Romulus Capital and Salesforce Ventures. Scott Maxwell, founder and managing partner of OpenView, has joined the company’s board. Cogito says...

Delphi Automotive names Ana Pinczuk to its board of directors

Delphi Automotive has named Ana Pinczuk to its board of directors. Ms. Pinczuk brings more than 30 years of experience in high technology companies, including numerous senior leadership roles with Veritas, Cisco and AT&T. Most recently Ms. Pinczuk was the...

Zarget raises $6M Series A round

SaaS-based web optimization and marketing platform Zarget, has raised a $6 million Series A round of funding. The investment was led by Sequoia India, with participation from current investors Accel and Matrix Partners. Zarget says it plans to use the funds to scale...

Verdigris raises $6.7M

Artificial intelligence company Verdigris has raised $6.7 million, in a Series A extension round. The investment was led by Jabil, with Verizon Ventures also participating. Other investors in this round include Stanford StartX Fund and existing angels. In addition to investing, Jabil plans...

Workspot raises $6.2M Series B round

Cupertino-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) company Workspot has closed $6.2 million in series B funding. The investment was led by Presidio Ventures, with additional funding from FollowSeed, Helion, Translink, and WTI.

D-Wave forms independent subsidiary for U.S. government business

Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems announced the formation of D-Wave Government, a U.S. subsidiary formed to provide D-Wave's quantum computer systems to the U.S. government. René Copeland, director of Government Sales for D-Wave Systems, was named president of the new subsidiary....

Chorus.ai raises $6.3 million

Chorus, a San Francisco and Tel-Aviv-based startup that says it uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to helps sales teams learn what to say to route them more quickly to a closed deal, has raised $6.3 million in its first...

Customer data platform mParticle raises $17.5 million

Multi-screen customer data platform mParticle has closed a Series B funding round of $17.5 million, led by Bain Capital Ventures along with existing investor Social Capital. Scott Friend, who led the investment for Bain, will join the mParticle board. In another...

Serverless raises $3M

The company behind the Serverless Framework, Serverless, has secured $3 million in seed funding led by Trinity Ventures. Serverless Framework V1.0 is now out of beta, says the company. The framework enables businesses to build web, mobile and IoT applications comprised of cloud services...

Wireless networking company Mist raises $28 million

Smart wireless networking company Mist has raised $28 million in a Series B financing round. The investment was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with additional funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and Cisco Investments. Karim Faris, general Partner at GV,...

Qualcomm appoints HP veteran Ann Livermore to its board

Qualcomm has appointed 30-year HP veteran Ann Livermore to its board. In a statement issued by the company, Dr. Paul Jacobs, executive chairman and chairman of the board, Qualcomm, said, "Ann is an experienced, well-respected technology executive. She has an impressive track record...

Simpplr raises $6M

Milpitas, California-based Simpplr has closed $6 million in Series A funding, led by Norwest Venture Partners. Salesforce Ventures has also participated in the round. Promod Haque, senior managing partner at Norwest, will join Simpplr's board of directors. Simpplr provides an...

Sarcos Robotics secures investment from Caterpillar, GE and Microsoft

Sarcos Robotics, a company that makes dexterous industrial robots for use in unstructured environments, has secured a round of funding from a group of investors including Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures, and Microsoft. The company announced the funding in a statement, but...

Jaunt appoints George Kliavkoff from Hearst as chief executive

Cinematic virtual reality Jaunt has appointed George Kliavkoff as chief executive officer. Jaunt founder Arthur van Hoff, who has served as interim CEO, will resume his role as chief technology officer. Mr. Kliavkoff will relocate from New York City to Silicon Valley. Mr. Kliavkoff...

Signet Accel appoints Philip Payne CSO

Software and services company Signet Accel has appointed Dr. Philip Payne to its executive team as Chief Science Officer (CSO). As one of the company’s co-founders and creators of its flagship product Avec, a federated data integration platform, Dr. Payne...