Danish business analytics shop YouCalc has been acquired by cloud-based software firm SuccessFactors, as the latter continues its buying spree and pushes further into providing a suite of cloud applications to businesses hungry for the newest technology.
Online video publisher Brightcove is preparing for an IPO next year after it named Phase Forward’s Chris Menard as the company’s chief financial officer today, according to a report by Reuters.
Sharethrough, a video ad startup that has assembled an impressive team of investors and advisors, just announced that it has raised $5 million in its first round of funding.
enLighted, a company that develops advanced lighting control systems, has raised $1.4 million of an expected $1.7 million in equity, according to a filing with the SEC.
UberCab, an iPhone application that helps you call for a private driver, has raised $1.25 million from well-known backers — including “super angel” Chris Sacca, who previously tweeted about liking the service.
Salesforce.com missed an opportunity when it marketed its collaboration application Chatter, opening the door for collaboration startups like Yammer, a social network for enterprise users, to come in and take over the collaboration sector, said Kevin Spain, a partner with Emergence Capital Partners.
Private equity firms TPG Capital and KKR are reportedly in talks to acquire hard-drive manufacturer Seagate, adding further credibility to rumors that cropped up yesterday that Seagate will be going private for the second time in a decade, according to a report by Bloomberg News.
Three months ago, things were looking up for startups seeking venture capital. Now it seems that optimism was misplaced, according to the latest Moneytree Report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
Online ticket-search firm SeatGeek has landed $550,000 in funding from a group of investors and signed a distribution deal with the Wall Street Journal, the company confirmed to VentureBeat today.
Seagate, a manufacturer of hard drives, announced today that it was approached by a company interested in taking the hard-drive producer private, according to a report by Reuters.
New Relic, which provides a web-based application monitoring service, announced today that it has raised $10 million in its third round of funding led by Tenaya Capital.
ChaCha, a startup that answers questions on your computer or phone, has raised $20 million in a sixth round of institutional funding. The news was first reported in TechCrunch, and the company has confirmed it.
7 Degrees, which develops a business-partner recommendation service called PeopleMaps, announced today that it has raised $6.8 million in its second round of funding from Rho Ventures, vSpring Capital and Parkview Ventures.
StoredIQ, an Austin, Texas-based company that helps corporations manage their data, today announced it has completed a $10 million round of financing led by PerformanceEdge Partners and S3 Ventures and named a new CEO.
Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group LP are interested in teaming up to purchase Web portal Yahoo, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Local mobile search and advertising network xAd today announced $4 million in expansion round funding as it attempts to maintain its 20 percent per month growth rate and conquer markets nationwide.
Qualcomm, which manufactures chipsets for some of today’s most popular smartphones, is making a move into software development with its acquisition of mobile app developer iSkoot today.
Broadband chip maker Broadcom announced today that it has acquired Beceem Communications, a company that has developed technology to support multiple 4G networks, for approximately $316 million.
As the influence of the Internet creeps into more and more of our lives, the car-buying process is one of the few areas that remains untouched — at least, that’s what Tommy McClung, cofounder and chief executive of CarWoo, argues. Sure, people can do more research on the Web before they buy, but the basic process remains the same, and often painful. McClung aims to change that.
Redwood Systems, a company that installs LED, or light-emitting diode, systems in commercial buildings, has raised $15 million in equity. Battery Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and Switzerland-based Index Ventures participated in the round, according to a filing with the SEC.
Douglas Merrill helped launch Google into the online-payments business with Google Checkout. Now he’s looking to help people afford to shop online — or anywhere, for that matter — with a new short-term lending startup called ZestCash, whose site is going live today.
Veebeam, the DEMOgod winning startup that has developed a way to easily stream content from your computer to your HDTV wirelessly, has snagged another $6 million in the first part of a two-part second funding round.
Best Buy announced today that it will allow other retailers to access the Best Buy online store and execute transactions through use of its commerce application programming interface (API) and will no longer require partners to route customers to the Best Buy website.
SundaySky, a company that generates sales videos for e-commerce, real estate and travel sites, announced today it has raised $9 million in its second round of funding.
Venture capitalists and angel investors who are working on buffing their brand image and building relationships with entrepreneurs may be wasting their time, according to a newly released survey of 363 startup executives who recently raised funds or plan to do so within the next year.
A video infrastructure startup called BNI Video is launching today, and it’s unveiling its first two products. With a focus on back-end technology, BNI might not be particularly glamorous, but chief executive Conrad Clemson said traditional cable providers need the company’s technology if they’re going to stay relevant.
Want a piece of Facebook, Twitter, or Zynga? It’ll cost you — even more than you think.
TubeMogul, a video analytics and advertising service, announced today that it closed a $10 million second round of funding. Foundation Capital led the round with participation from Trinity Ventures and Knight’s Bridge Capital Partners.
Broadcast content streaming site Hulu may be preparing for an IPO to raise as much as $300 million with Morgan Stanley as the primary underwriter, according to a report from Reuters.
Early stage venture firm Alsop Louie Partners confirmed to VentureBeat Friday that it has closed its second fund with $98.6 million and added three new partners.
The chief executives of software makers Adobe Systems and Microsoft discussed the possibility of Microsoft acquiring Adobe to take on Apple in the mobile-phone market, according to a report by the New York Times.
Japan’s hot social mobile gaming firm DeNA is reportedly considering buying iPhone game publisher Ngmoco for more than $400 million.
Social media provider Syncapse announced today it has finalized a $2 million round of financing from the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Proferi, a cloud startup that’s still in stealth mode, just raised $6.4 million from some of Silicon Valley’s big names: Greylock Partners (whose investments include Digg, Twitter, and LinkedIn), Andreessen Horowitz (which just led Foursquare’s latest round), and Dave Duffield, co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday.
Involver, a startup that helps brands manage social media channels, has raised $7M in equity, options, warrants or other securities, according to a filing with the SEC. The company also raised $1.6 million late last month.
Cupertino-based Ongo Inc. has raised $12 million from The New York Times, The Washington Post and Gannett, publisher of USA Today and other newspapers. The startup plans to introduce a service for reading and sharing digital news before the end of the year.
Chip-maker Advanced Micro Devices is not going to be up for sale any time soon, its chief executive, Dirk Meyer, said today in response to Oracle’s recent interest in making acquisitions in the chip-manufacturing sector.
Online ticketing agent Eventbrite has clearly caught the eye of investors looking for an upwardly mobile competitor to dominant market player Ticketmaster, on Wednesday announcing it had raising $20 million in mezzanine financing from DAG Ventures and Tenaya Capital.