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Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

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You have to be incredibly brave or foolish to bet investment money on a digital music startup. But what about a data company, which happens to sell services to digital music startups? That seems more palatable. At least to the investors putting $17 million into The Echo Nest, which maintains...
Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

BigDoor closes $5M, touts new ‘gamified rewards program’

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BigDoor execs Keith Smith, Matt Shobe and Jeff Malek at the company's offices in the South Lake Union neighborhood There’s so much content clutter on the Web these days that it can be tough for online publishers to keep their readers or viewers engaged, coming back each day for more....
BigDoor closes $5M, touts new ‘gamified rewards program’
Meet the 10 startups competing in the HealthBeat 'Innovation Showdown'
Apigee Brings Powerful Apps to Small Companies with a New Free Self-Serve API Platform

This VC Thinks Health Tracking Is About To Take Off -- Like PCs In The 1970s

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Why is a prominent game investor betting on health-related startups? We checked in with Mayfield's managing director Tim Chang after we learned about his obsession for the quantified self movement, where people use gadgets to keep track of their health and fitness. Chang made the 2011 Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Dealmakers, but...
This VC Thinks Health Tracking Is About To Take Off -- Like PCs In The 1970s

Apigee grabs $20m to bring its API platform to more developers, operators and businesses

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These are busy times for API specialist Apigee after the Palo Alto-based company closed a $20 million funding round, led by new investor Focus Ventures, to take its total venture capitalist backing to $88 million. Existing investors Bay Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Third Point Ventures also took part in the...
Apigee grabs $20m to bring its API platform to more developers, operators and businesses

The good news and bad news about bubbles

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On Thursday, I moderated a panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who discussed a provocative question: As startup valuations get frothy, are we blowing another bubble? It seems like you can wander down Sand Hill Road muttering “social location games” and get a $20 million check dropped in front of...
The good news and bad news about bubbles
Funding Daily: Top Chef finale

Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

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Video conferencing has been an overlooked environment, left to by the wayside to run in closed environments over proprietary software. But there’s a need for an intuitive platform to host video conferences irrespective of the branded programs a user is running. Blue Jeans has gotten the model right – and...
Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

Qualcomm aims at better battery life with Summit Micro buy

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Any buyer of a new LTE smartphone will have noticed that battery life in handsets is getting worse rather than better. The increasing complexity of today’s radio technologies and mounting demands of larger screens and more powerful processors, have all conspired to make new smartphones much bigger power hogs compared...
Qualcomm aims at better battery life with Summit Micro buy
Hitting the gas: FireEye raises $50 million and builds out senior team

Pertino takes on $20M to build out wide-area networks through clouds

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Software-defined-networking (SDN) player Pertino, whose software on public clouds enables wide-area networks (WAN) for users anywhere, has taken on $20 million in Series B funding, helping the company gear up to add more network services and customers. Jafco Ventures led the funding round, while previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and...
Pertino takes on $20M to build out wide-area networks through clouds

Music intelligence service The Echo Nest scores $17.3m Series D round to drive international expansion

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The Echo Nest, a service which provides music data services for developers and has partnerships with the likes of Twitter and Spotify, has today announced a Series D funding round of “upwards of $17.3m,” led by Norwest Venture Partners. The funding comes at a time when the company is announcing new...
Music intelligence service The Echo Nest scores $17.3m Series D round to drive international expansion

Act-On takes on a $16 million Series D to fuel its marketing automation platform

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Putting points on the board for the Portland startup community, Beaverton-based Act-On software today announced a $16 million Series D round of funding. The new investment was led by Norwest Venture Partners. Previous investors, including Voyager Capital, Trinity Ventures, and the US Venture Partners, participated. According to the funding database Crunchbase,...
Act-On takes on a $16 million Series D to fuel its marketing automation platform
Aiming For Global Expansion, Elemental Technologies Raises $13M In Round Led By Norwest

Portland's Act-On Software lands $16 million

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Act-On Software, a Portland-area startup that helps companies automate marketing campaigns, just scored $16 million in venture capital financing. This latest round, led by Silicon Valley’s Norwest Venture Partners, doubles Act-On’s VC total to $32 million, The Oregonian reports. Trinity Ventures, US Venture Partners and Voyager Capital — all existing Act-On investors...
Portland's Act-On Software lands $16 million
Blue Jeans Puts Another $25M In Its Pocket To Attack Video Conferencing Giants

Skybox Imaging Raises $70M To Launch Two High-Res Imaging Microsatellites

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Skybox Imaging just closed a massive $70M Series C round led by Canaan Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. Michael Arrington’s CrunchFund got in on the action as well. The new investors join Khosla Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners and brings Skybox Imaging’s total amount raised to $91 million. The latest...
Skybox Imaging Raises $70M To Launch Two High-Res Imaging Microsatellites
Pertino raises $20M so you can make a pop-up network anytime, anywhere
Kayak's IPO finally takes off with shares priced at $22 to $25
Bangalore-based enterprise IT startup, Appnomic, raises a modest $5M
Elemental Technologies raises $13M to expand web video delivery

Lightspeed Ventures Positions For The New Age of Data With Investments in Storage Space

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Lightspeed Venture Partners has had a phenomenal run in the next generation storage market. In the past 12 to 14 months, four of its portfolio companies have been acquired and one has gone to IPO. Here they are: XtremIO sold in May to EMC for an estimated $430 million. In June, SK...
Lightspeed Ventures Positions For The New Age of Data With Investments in Storage Space

Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra

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There's lots of companies selling gizmos to track users' physical activity. Basis Science hopes to distinguish itself with $11.5 million in new funding, and the support of author Deepak Chopra. The San Francisco-based startup on Wednesday is announcing the funding round, which is led by Mayfield Fund but also includes...
Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra
Funding Daily: I heart Sriracha

Salesforce Buying Jigsaw for $142 Million

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Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has agreed to acquire Jigsaw, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of crowd-sourced business contact information. The deal is valued at $142 million in cash, plus the possibility of around another $14 million in earn-outs. Jigsaw has raised just over $20 million in VC funding, from Austin Ventures,...
Salesforce Buying Jigsaw for $142 Million

Social product design startup Quirky raises $68M

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Quirky, a New York-based startup that crowdsources the creation of products, announced on Thursday that it has raised $68 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included new investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and RRE...
Social product design startup Quirky raises $68M
With $41M Now In The Bank, Health Catalyst Wants To Help Solve Healthcare's Big Data Problem
Here’s another big data startup from Team Yahoo

BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals

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Textbook rental site BookRenter just announced that it has raised $10 million in a second round of funding. Book rental sites promise to help students cut back on their textbook spending. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a book if you’re only going to need it for a few months?...
BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals
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