People used to give their employers feedback by shoving slips of paper into wooden suggestion boxes. Technology has moved those suggestions boxes online where employees can more effectively have their voices heard. Happiily and 15Five are two new employee-feedback services that were introduced Thursday at the Launch Conference in San Francisco.
In a head-scratching private-market barter, illustrious venture firm Sequoia Capital has managed to secure an even larger chunk of up-and-coming Silicon Valley startup Evernote.
A startup is hard at work making a new type of high-speed memory that stores data even when the power is turned off. Avalanche Technology, a company focused on Spin Programmable Memory (SPMEM) non-volatile memory class storage solutions (not pictured), has raised $11.5 million in a new round of funding.
Editor's Pick Game fundings destroyed the record book for fundings this year as 145 companies raised more than $1.540 billion in 2011, not counting initial public offerings.
Jawbone, the maker of Bluetooth headsets for cell phones and other cool hardware, announced today that it has raised $40 million.
A handful of big-name venture firms have lobbed a sizable chunk of change at Klarna, a Swedish startup that’s taking on Paypal in the mobile and online payments arena.
[Editor's note: Updated with quotes from Xoom's chief executive John Kunze.]
Virident is announcing today that is has raised $21 million to launch its next-generation flash memory for enterprises.
Sencha, provider of HTML 5 tools for web and mobile developers, received $15 million in a second round of funding led by Jafco Ventures.
We’re thrilled to announce that all 10 finalists in the CloudBeat 2011 Innovation Showdown will be invited to attend a special Bootcamp session hosted by Sequoia Capital. The session will take place at Sequoia’s offices in Menlo Park on November 11, a few weeks before the event.
Achievers has raised $24.5 million for its business of motivating employees by inspiring them with rewards and social network.
Sequoia Capital has turned its eyes toward lead generation in its latest investment, Mintigo, a company focused on streamlining the customer acquisition process. The second round of funding was announced today and was capped off at $9 million.
Sequoia Capital made a $30 million investment in MeLLmo Inc.’s first round of funding today, not long after it extended its Roambi product reach outside of San Diego to Boston, New York City, San Francisco, London and Shanghai.
Cloud phone service RingCentral has raised an additional $10 million in funding, with a goal of expanding its size and scope.
Video advertising platform Innovid has raised a new $9.5 million round of funding, the company announced Wednesday.
Get ready for a ride on the Global Internet Speedup Initiative. It’s an alliance of companies who want to make the internet faster by shortening the distance that data has to travel when someone is requesting it.
Storied venture capital firm Sequoia Capital is in the process of raising a new growth fund and principals fund, the firm has confirmed with VentureBeat.
Note-taking service Evernote has secured a $50 million funding round, the company announced Wednesday.
Who doesn’t love to entertain venture capitalists? They have insight, they have an innovative eyes, they have lots of money… So we grabbed two of the best dressed (plaid blazers anyone?) to join us on stage at MobileBeat 2011 today to discuss why VC’s are going long on mobile.
Voice and text messaging provider Bubble Motion today announced it has pulled in $10 million in a second round of funding, as the company attempts to work on new tools for 800 million available mobile users.
Appirio, a startup that integrates online business applications and platforms, has raised $10 million in a third round of funding.