StrataCloud raises $2M to keep on rocking with its data center management software

Virtualized data centers that run lots of virtual machines for handling applications on every single server can save you a lot of money. But managing these virtual machines along with regular, non-virtualized servers might not be easy. StrataCloud, a startup that helps manage VMware-based data centers, has just picked up $2 million in seed money to better market its software to enterprises.

How to get funding, as told by August Capital (video)

The Internet has fundamentally changed the ways in which startups receive funding these days. In many ways, it’s much easier to connect with investors that you want to work with, but on the other hand, it’s much more difficult to secure funding because of the massive amount of competition in the marketplace. Thus, for early-stage startups, it’s incredibly important to hone in on your product or service and perfect your pitch if you want to be one of the few startups that succeeds.

First female to win math’s top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field’s Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is given every four years to up to four scholars and has been around since 1936. Mirzakhani was awarded the prize for her work in complex geometry and navigation within spaces.