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Quantance raises $12M to boost 4G data rates for mobile devices

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Quantance has raised $12 million in a fourth round of funding to supply tiny qBoost power amplifiers that boost the efficiency of mobile data transfers via smartphones and tablets. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company has raised the money to...
Quantance raises $12M to boost 4G data rates for mobile devices

With $30M in new funding, Anaplan will add servers for its sales management apps

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Anaplan, whose web-based sales- and financial-planning applications rely on in-memory database technology, plans to announce Tuesday that it has closed $30 million in Series C venture funding, and an additional $3 million will be announced later as part of the Series C round. Anaplan will use its new funding to...
With $30M in new funding, Anaplan will add servers for its sales management apps
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Powering The Facebook Card, Marqeta Raises $14M From Greylock Israel To Recreate The Starbucks Loyalty Card For Merchants

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Marqeta, the startup that helps businesses nationwide attain the Starbucks loyalty Card “pay-in-advance for your coffee” model, is announcing $14 million in new funding from Greylock IL (an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners), Granite Ventures, new investor Commerce Ventures, and a number of leading new angel and unnamed strategic investors....
Powering The Facebook Card, Marqeta Raises $14M From Greylock Israel To Recreate The Starbucks Loyalty Card For Merchants
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Lucid Imagination Raises $10 Million For Apache Search Technology

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Lucid Imagination, the startup that commercially distributes the open source Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Shasta Ventures with Granite Ventures and Walden International participating in the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $16 million. Lucid powers enterprise...
Lucid Imagination Raises $10 Million For Apache Search Technology

Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

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Commerce and payments platform Marqeta today announced that it is the company providing the technology behind the Facebook Card, a gift card that can hold balances for a number of retailers or restaurants simultaneously. Marqeta had agreed with Facebook not to disclose this until now. The announcement came as part of...
Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding
Anaplan raises $30M to replace old-school business intelligence

After inking a deal to power Facebook Card, Marqeta lands $14m to expand its prepaid payments platform

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Marqeta, a payments platform that rewards users with additional in-store credit for prepaying online, announced today that it has raised a $14 million Series B round of funding. Existing investors Greylock IL, an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners, and Granite Ventures led the round alongside new participant Commerce Ventures and a...
After inking a deal to power Facebook Card, Marqeta lands $14m to expand its prepaid payments platform

YuMe acquires venture-backed audience targeting technology firm Crowd Science

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Digital brand advertising software and services provider YuMe today announced its acquisition of Crowd Science, an audience targeting technology company with offices in Silicon Valley, New York and Toronto. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by $2 million from Granite Ventures (raised in late 2007), Crowd Science...
YuMe acquires venture-backed audience targeting technology firm Crowd Science

Quantance takes in another $12M to improve 4G battery life

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Phone power supply maker Quantance has raised another $12 million in funding,  which the company plans to put to use commercializing its battery-saving envelope tracking technology. Envelope tracking might sound like a certified mail service, but it’s really a technology used to tame LTE’s normally power hungry ways. LTE is...
Quantance takes in another $12M to improve 4G battery life

Former Twitter VP launches location-based photo journal app called Dabble

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Daemonic Labs, a fledgling San Francisco startup with offices in Argentina, is today launching a new (and perhaps, yet another) location-based photo journaling service called Dabble at the DEMO conference in Silicon Valley. Daemonic Labs has been beta-testing its service with about 5,000 testers from around the world. It already...
Former Twitter VP launches location-based photo journal app called Dabble

Airbnb Is Turning Itself Into A Local-Business Guide

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Airbnb just announced that it was acquiring Localmind, a five-person startup, in an apparent move to broaden its business beyond lodging into local advertising. The price wasn't mentioned. Localmind raised $600,000 from investors including Inovia Capital and Granite Ventures last year, when it moved from Montréal, Canada, to San Francisco. Earlier...
Airbnb Is Turning Itself Into A Local-Business Guide
LucidWorks pulls in $10M to turn open source data into 'business gold'

Fastback Networks raises $15M for juicing the capacity of mobile networks before they collapse

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Fastback Networks has raised $15 million to save mobile data networks from total collapse. OK, perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but Fastback has created radio technology to transfer mobile data at fast speeds so that companies can expand and...
Fastback Networks raises $15M for juicing the capacity of mobile networks before they collapse

Rewarder Closes $7 Million Round to Build a Social Marketplace

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San Francisco-based Rewarder, which is building an online marketplace where people hire each other for their knowledge, has raised $7 million in capital. The company’s first round was led by Granite Ventures and Radar Partners with other angels participating, including Ron Conway, David Lee, and Kenny Lerer. While in private...
Rewarder Closes $7 Million Round to Build a Social Marketplace

Business Data Modeling And Planning Software Company Anaplan Raises $33M From Meritech, Shasta And Others

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After acquiring Vue Analytics, Anaplan, which provides a cloud-based solution for businesses to model and plan for sales, operations, and finance; is announcing $30 million in new funding led by Meritech Capital with existing investors Granite Ventures and Shasta Ventures participating. We’ve also learned that Anaplan will e closing another...
Business Data Modeling And Planning Software Company Anaplan Raises $33M From Meritech, Shasta And Others
Marqeta now powers Facebook Card loyalty and payments tech, announces $14M Series B round
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Business Modeling And Planning Solution Anaplan Acquires Vue Analytics, Hires Ex-SAP France COO To Head Up Its European HQ

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Anaplan, which provides a cloud-based solution for businesses to model and plan for sales, operations, and finance, has announced its expansion into Europe via the acquisition of Vue Analytics, an Anaplan reseller in the UK & Ireland. The fee is undisclosed. In addition, the company has appointed the former Chief...
Business Modeling And Planning Solution Anaplan Acquires Vue Analytics, Hires Ex-SAP France COO To Head Up Its European HQ
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Airbnb Aims To Get More Social With Acquisition Of Q&A Startup Localmind

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Airbnb is announcing that it has acquired Localmind, a startup that allows users to post questions about specific locations, which are then answered in real-time by local experts. Airbnb has acquired the company’s three-person team and its technology. Apparently Localmind will be working on some sort of “social initiatives.” Co-founders...
Airbnb Aims To Get More Social With Acquisition Of Q&A Startup Localmind

HireVue lands $22 million to modernize hiring with a 'digital interview platform'

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Cloud-based digital interviewing platform provider HireVue today announced that it has completed a $22 million financing round, which includes a $17 million Series C equity round led by Investor Growth Capital and an expansion of the firm’s debt facility. The news comes on the heels of the company’s acquisition of...
HireVue lands $22 million to modernize hiring with a 'digital interview platform'
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