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Social sales and CRM marketing company Nimble has raised $9 million in a Series A round of financing, led by Imagen Capital Partners. Additional investors include Mark Cuban's Radical Investments, Google Ventures, Indicator Ventures and angels including Jason Calacanis, Howard Lindzon and Don Dodge. Nimble previously raised a total of $3.5 million in seed funding. The company says it will use the capital to accelerate product innovation, partnerships, and customer adoption.
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, has joined Mist’s board. The Mist platform is purpose-built on a microservices cloud architecture, and uses machine learning to automate key tasks like event correlation, and location, according to the company. It also leverages virtual BLE (vBLE) beacons to eliminate the management issues of physical beacons. Founded in June 2014, the company is based in Cupertino, CA. Mist has raised roughly $43 million to date.
Geospatial big data company Orbital Insight has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from CME Ventures, and existing investors Sequoia Capital, Lux Capital, and Bloomberg Beta. Together with an investment and development agreement from In-Q-Tel (IQT), this investment adds $20 million to the company's funding. Orbital Insight works at the intersection of big data and the commercialization of space, working in large-scale analysis of satellite and UAV imagery. The company says it has developed algorithms to count and measure cars, roads, airplanes, clouds, haze, freshwater lakes, agricultural fields, buildings, and oil tanks.
Cybersecurity company SecurityScorecard has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The financing round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, as well as new investor Two Sigma Ventures. As part of the financing, Karim Faris, general partner at GV, and Tom Mendoza, vice chairman of NetApp, will be joining SecurityScorecard's board. Mr. Mendoza will represent Sequoia Capital on the SecurityScorecard board.
Weaveworks, makers of Weave networking and monitoring for containers and microservices, have secured $15 million in Series B funding. The investment was led by new investor GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from existing investor Accel.Weave enables cross-platform microservices, and the company says it is increasing its investment in open source, developer experience, and commercial cloud services.
CoreOS, a startup working in the container space, has raised $28 million in Series B funding. The investment was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures). Other investors participating in the round include Intel Capital, as well as existing investors Accel, Fuel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), an dY Combinator Continuity Fund. CoreOS has raised $48 million to date. CoreOS says it will use the funding to continue development, as well as to grow its team in the United States and Europe, hiring for its offices in San Francisco, New York and Berlin. CoreOS is an open-source lightweight operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed for providing infrastructure to clustered deployments.
San Francisco-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup Helium has closed its Series B funding round of $20 million led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from Khosla Ventures, FirstMark and Munich RE/Hartford Steam Boiler Ventures. GV General Partner Andy Wheeler will join Helium’s board. Helium received a Series A funding in October 2014—a $16 million dollar investment led by Khosla Ventures with participation from FirstMark Capital, Digital Garage, Marc Benioff, SV Angel and Slow Ventures, among others. Founded in 2013, Helium is working on internet-connected sensors. The company's latest product - Helium Green - is a smart sensor that monitors temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, light and motion. Helium has also launched an application which enables remote monitoring of its sensors over the web and mobile. Its applications...
Sales software company HubSpot has acquired Rekindle, a Boston-based company with an app by the same name, that lets users connect with old friends and lovers. Rekindle is backed by Atlas Venture , and Google Ventures. The Rekindle team will join HubSpot full-time, and relocate to the company's global headquarters in Cambridge, MA.
ThreatStream, a company that provides a threat intelligence platform for cyber threats, has raised $22 million in series B funding led by General Catalyst Partners. New investors Institutional Venture Partners and previous investors Google Ventures and Paladin Capital Group also participated in the round. Steve Herrod, managing director at General Catalyst Partners is joining the ThreatStream board.
Social virtual reality platform AltspaceVR has raised $5.2 million in seed funding. Investors include Formation 8, Google Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Lux Capital, Foundation Capital, SV Angel, and Tencent. The company says it will use the investment to continue development and strengthen its team.
Jaunt, a company building full-stack hardware and software solutions for cinematic VR, has raised a $27.8 million round of funding. The Series B round is led by Highland Capital Partners with participation by Google Ventures. Existing investors Redpoint Ventures, British Sky Broadcasting (Sky), Peter Gotcher, and Blake Krikorian also participated in the round . The latest investment brings the company's total funding to over $34 million to date. As a part of the funding round, Alex Taussig, Partner at Highland Capital, will join Jaunt’s board of directors that includes Tim Haley, Partner at Redpoint Ventures, Peter Gotcher, chairman of Dolby and DigiDesign founder, and board observer Stuart Murphy, director of Entertainment Channels at Sky.
Big data and Hadoop company Cloudera has closed a $160 million round of financing. The investment was led by T. Rowe Price, along with three top-tier public market investors, who were not named. The financing also includes an investment by Google Ventures and an affiliate of MSD Capital, the private investment firm for Michael Dell and his family. The brings the company's total funding to date to $300 million. Also see: Cloudera Appoints Tom Reilly As CEO Cloudera Raises $65M
Premise has raised $11 million in a Series B round. The investment was led by Social+Capital Partnership. Existing investors Harrison Metal, Google Ventures, and Bowery Capital also participated in the investment. Premise software and mobile infrastructure collects millions of discrete data points daily to help its clients navigate economic events like global inflation or food security.
Secret, an app that lets users share words and images anonymously, has raised $10 million. The investment was led by Google Ventures. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also participated.
Digital transaction management company DocuSign has raised $85 million. The lion's share of the investment came from large institutional public funds and the balance from existing investors, says the company. The latest investment brings DocuSign's total funding to $210 million to date. DocuSign investors include Comcast Ventures, Google Ventures, salesforce.com, SAP Ventures, and the National Association of Realtors, along with Sigma West, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, and Frazier Technology Ventures. Morgan Stanley acted as sole placement agent on the transaction.