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Kontagent Puts Its App Analytics On The iPhone, iPad For Exec Clients

These companies want to take the complexity out of online travel booking, but can they?

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Booking a long-distance journey online can be a fragmented affair. Travel operators like to keep it that way: they want to keep control over offers and pricing, so they steer customers to book directly on their websites. That’s why we have services such as Skyscanner that make it possible to...
These companies want to take the complexity out of online travel booking, but can they?

Continuuity takes on $10 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its PaaS big data solution

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Today Continuuity announced that it has secured a $10 million Series A round of funding, led by Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners. Previous investors Data Collective and Amplify Partners and the influential Andreessen Horowitz returned to participate in the new financing. Previously, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round. By now you must have...
Continuuity takes on $10 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its PaaS big data solution

Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

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We’ve been covering Gogobot since it first launched in early 2010. It took the social travel discovery and advice site a little while to find its niche, but since about the middle of 2011, it’s been adding new members rapidly. Today, Gogobot is announcing that it has now surpassed the...
Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

Spredfast raises $18M, Sprinklr secures $15M for social marketing software

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Two social marketing platform companies announced new funding today. Spredfast has raised $18 million in a venture capital round led by OpenView Venture Partners, and Sprinklr has raised $15 million in series B funding from Intel Capital and Battery Ventures. Spredfast offers social media management software for the enterprise, including tools for publishing, monitoring, engagement...
Spredfast raises $18M, Sprinklr secures $15M for social marketing software
Wayfair raises $36M to extend its control over home goods sales

Glassdoor raises $20 million, tops 14 million registered users

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Glassdoor, which compiles compensation data on tens of thousands of companies, is getting its very own payday. The Sausalito, California-based company, led by former Expedia executive Robert Hohman and backed by Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, today is announcing $20 million in new funding from DAG Ventures; Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures...
Glassdoor raises $20 million, tops 14 million registered users
Ex-Yahoo, Facebook big data vets do Hadoop for developers
Viddy CEO canned for losing cred to Vine, reportedly turning down huge Twitter offer

YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

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Plivo, a Y Combinator-backed telephony startup which offers an API platform for voice and SMS applications, is today announcing having raised $1.75 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated and SV Angel. For background, the company offers businesses a way to host their voice and messaging applications...
YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

Flower Subscription Startup H.Bloom Raises $10 Million Series B

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Subscription ecommerce doesn't work well across all categories. Makeup, toothpaste and socks last a lot longer than 30 days. Items that do need to be replenished monthly are flowers. Because they die. H.Bloom is a subscription flower service that delivers monthly bouquets to subscribers, like hotels and businesses. It's...
Flower Subscription Startup H.Bloom Raises $10 Million Series B
Startups: For the Organizer Nerd In Everyone: Streak

Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others

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Social voting app Polar has raised $1.2 milliom from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Partners’ John Lilly, LiveOps Chairman and former eBay COO Maynard Webb, Ash Patel at Morado Ventures, Brian O’Malley Mike Dauber at Battery Ventures, Google’s Don Dodge, Sam Pullara, and others. Polar is...
Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others
Funding Daily: A feast of funding

Travel Data Startup Duetto Raises $2.1M From Trinity, Marc Benioff, Many More

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Duetto, a startup bringing a “big data” approach to the travel industry, has just raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The company hasn’t launched yet, but co-founder and CEO Patrick Bosworth says the goal is to build applications around customer demand data from large travel companies. It’s starting out by...
Travel Data Startup Duetto Raises $2.1M From Trinity, Marc Benioff, Many More

Loosecubes shuts down after raising $7.8 million in June

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Loosecubes, the New York-based co-working startup, has shut down its operations, according to a cryptic blog post on its site. In June, the company raised $7.8 million in venture backing from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Hamilton Investment Partners, Revolution on top of a $1.23 million round in 2010. The company’s aim...
Loosecubes shuts down after raising $7.8 million in June

With Help From Facebook Timeline, Viddy Becomes Top Free iPhone App

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With the skyrocketing popularity and billion-dollar sale of Instagram, there’s an ongoing race to apply Instagram’s wildly successful photo sharing model to mobile video. There are a number of startups vying to claim the “Instagram for Video” title, with Socialcam, Viddy, Klip, Mobli, and even the infamous Color all in...
With Help From Facebook Timeline, Viddy Becomes Top Free iPhone App

Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

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Battery Ventures has promoted Itzik Parnafes to general partner as the firm continues to make investments in the enterprise IT sector. The venture firm and Parnafes is betting that the wave of change in IT brought about by large-scale data centers and cloud computing is still providing solid investment opportunities....
Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

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An app that helps people in San Francisco figure out what to do on weekends has developed a rabid following. Sōsh is the ultimate hipster app — it curates things that are new, fun, weird and memorable. If something gets bookmarked by too many people, it’s no longer pushed to...
SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content

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Chute knows you’re tired of hearing about yet another photo-sharing or photo-syncing app. So, although it dwells in the photo sphere, thankfully Chute is taking a different approach. The recent Y Combinator grad set out to become the go-to service that app developers and content producers turn to for managing...
YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content

Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner

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After losing mobile product head and Facebook Home team member Charles Jolley to Battery Ventures, Facebook is facing another departure from a previous Home staffer. Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced today that Facebook’s head of product for Android, Bubba Murarka, has joined the firm as General Partner and Managing Director. Murarka...
Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner
Russia’s RTP Ventures expands U.S. operations, adds managing directors in New York and Boston

Tag Management Company Tealium Raises $10.5M From Battery

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Tealium, a startup that allows marketers to manage their website tags without going through IT, just raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding from Battery Ventures. Battery partner Neeraj Agrawal, who’s joining the Tealium board, tells me the firm has been making big bets on marketing tech....
Tag Management Company Tealium Raises $10.5M From Battery

BrightEdge's $42.8 Million In Funding To Go Toward Company's Content Marketing Solutions

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SEO and content marketing company BrightEdge has raised $42.8 million in Series D funding led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners, along with investments from Intel Capital, Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures and Illuminate Ventures. Originally an SEO company, BrightEdge says the newly... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
BrightEdge's $42.8 Million In Funding To Go Toward Company's Content Marketing Solutions

Data visualization company SumAll raises $6M, including $500K for charity foundation

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Data visualization company SumAll today announced it raised $6 million in a Series A round led by Battery Ventures. The funding agreement includes $500,000 for SumAll.org, a charitable foundation established by employees of the company. SumAll’s free service helps companies understand how their social marketing efforts have an impact on sales. Users...
Data visualization company SumAll raises $6M, including $500K for charity foundation

Travel app Hotel Tonight gets $23 in new funding to go international

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Exciting news for procrastinating travelers: Hotel Tonight, the iOS and Android app for booking last-minute hotel rooms, just got a big chunk of change to help it take on hotel booking outside the borders of the United States. CEO Sam Shank said Tuesday that the company has secured $23 million...
Travel app Hotel Tonight gets $23 in new funding to go international

With $1.12 Million From Maveron And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce

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As great as the web is, I still haven’t been able to kick my habit for buying fashion and lifestyle magazines off the newsstand. One of the things I love the most about monthly glossies are features like Vanity Fair’s My Stuff and Us Weekly’s What’s In My Bag, in...
With $1.12 Million From Maveron And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce

VC Consultant Explains Why There Are So Few Blacks In Silicon Valley

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We recently wrote about the lack of African Americans in Silicon Valley, and received an overwhelming response from readers over comments by University of Connecticut assistant professor Maya Beasley, who attributes the lack of representation to self-segregation. To get more perspective, we spoke with Darrell Glasco, a strategy consultant...
VC Consultant Explains Why There Are So Few Blacks In Silicon Valley

Coupa Software Snags $22 Million By Helping Companies Spend Billions

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Coupa Software is growing like mad by solving a tough problem for companies  -- helping them know if they are spending too much money, and too much time, buying the supplies they need. The company just landed a $22 million series E round, bringing its total funding to $34 million. It's...
Coupa Software Snags $22 Million By Helping Companies Spend Billions
GreenBytes nabs $12M to improve energy-efficient SSD tech
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