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Happy Monday, funding news enthusiasts. We’ve got a few stories for you today, from question and answer site Quora to data intelligence startup InsightSquared.
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Quora nabs $50 million to answer your questions
Question and answer site Quora raised $50 million at a $400 million valuation. The site hopes to gather as much information as possible to create a large database of information, similar to Wikipedia. Facebook board member Peter Thiel led the round, and former Facebook employee and partner at Northbridge Venture Partners Jonathan Heiliger participated.
Behance shows off your creative side and a new investment
Creative work portfolio-building startup Behance has grabbed $6.5 million in its first round of funding. Behance is a marketplace for creatives — artists, graphic designers, web designers, writers, and the like — to showcase their work for companies that are looking for talent. Union Square Ventures led the round, with participation from angel investors including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Path’s Dave Morin, Yves Behar, Chris Dixon, Dave Tisch, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, Alexis Ohanian, and Garrett Camp.
Starboard Storage Systems manages your crazy data, gets funded
Mixed data workload manager Starboard Storage Systems has raised a $13 million second round of funding from German venture capital firms JP Ventures GmbH and Grazia Equity GmbH. The company works with unstructured, structured, and virtualized data, also known as mixed data, which is often hard for IT departments to manage.
Business intelligence startup InsightSquared grabs $4.5 million
InsightSquared has closed a $4.5 million investment from Bessemer Venture Partners, NextView Ventures, and Salesforce.com. The company helps small and medium businesses gather insights from their data from places such as Salesforce or Quickbooks.
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