Parse Raises $5.5 Million Series A Funding

Parse has raised $5.5 million Series A funding from Ignition Partners.  John Connors of Ignition Partners will also be joining the company’s board of directors. Connors is also a member of the board of directors of Nike, FiREapps, Scout Analytics, Datasphere, Korrio, Motif Investing, Splunk and Tier 3.

Parse provides server-side functionality to users in need for rich, Internet enabled applications. It is free during the private beta, and will cost nothing (if you are on the Starter plan) to $99 a month and upwards (for the Pro and Enterprise plans).

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Bipsync Raises $1.5M

Bipsync, a research automation platform for investment professionals, has closed a $1.5 million round of seed financing. Investors in the round include Russell Siegelman (Stanford Lecturer and Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), David Eisner (Founder of, and Steadfast Venture Capital.