At DataBeat/Data Summit, investors said they are funding technologies that level the playing field by making it easier for anyone to build predictive models.
“You cannot rest on your laurels, you need to continue to innovate,” Ramakrishnan told me in a Blue Jeans videoconference. “We want to build a platform for one billion annual minutes, so we need to scale.”
VMware will need to beat out a number of fast-growing storage upstarts, or it could lose its grip on the virtualization market.
MyFitnessPal, a company that offers a popular app to help people lose weight, has raised $18 million in a first round of funding.
The co-founder of AdMob talks about moving to being an investor.
Mobile app development software maker Pixate has raised $3.8 million in funding to help companies and individuals create fresh native apps without as much code.
HasOffers, a Seattle-based provider of mobile advertising-tracking services, has raised a $9.4 million Series A led by Accel Partners.
AirWatch, a mobile security company, brought on another $25 million in its first round of funding after getting hundreds of millions in February.
Facebook has been good for Breyer, who made more than $100 million from his investment.
It’s a good day for European and Israeli startups seeking funding, as Accel Partners announced a new $475 million fund today for early-stage tech companies.
Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com’s $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions such as Yammer, Meebo, Instagram, and NextG networks.
Intel Capital comes out on top.
Editor’s Pick Game investments were red hot in the first half, but slowed after Zynga’s sinking market value crushed valuations.
Venture capital gives startups runway to develop, launch, and grow. Here are the companies putting funding through their grinders.
Accel Partners is said to be closing Accel London IV, a fund primarily dedicated to European tech companies.
Editor’s Pick Online education platform Lynda.com pulls in a whopping $103 million in its first round of funding.
Six months after the departure of cofounder John Simon, General Catalyst Partners has scooped up Adam Valkin from Accel Partners, where he has worked since April 2010.
Cloudera has pulled in $65 million in its fifth round of venture capital funding, bringing the company’s total funds to $140 million.
Editor’s Pick While consumer-focused companies like Facebook and Zynga exploded, business software startups have been quietly scoring household-name customers with multi-million dollar budgets, kicking legacy players off their pedestal, and filing for higher-than-expected IPOs.
Jungle Ventures raises pan-Asian super fund for startups
Braintree, a startup that makes payment processing easier for e-commerce vendors, has raised $35 million.
Housetrip, a London-based marketplace for travel accommodation, has raised $40 million from European investors.
Trifacta is coming out of stealth mode today as the latest “big data” startup. Accordingly, it has raised $4.3 million from Accel Partners’ Big Data Fund. Trifacta is creating productivity platforms that make data analysts more productive. And the company’s visualization software makes normal folks into database analysts.
Stealth “big data” startup Origami Logic has raised $8M and climbing
Tenable Network Security has taken $50 million in its first round of funding for its software that protects against cyber crime.
Editor’s Pick Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup?
Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways, but typically not as a tech startup mecca.
San Francisco’s East Bay is known for its hippie movement, Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue, and oil refineries — not so much for venture capital. Claremont Creek Ventures, an East Bay’s VC, wants to change this perception.
Just a reminder that Accel Partners will be hosting a day of meetings at their offices in Palo Alto next week, and it’s not too late to grab a spot there. If you’d like to swing by and show off your new tech company or product, let us know here, and we’ll get in touch shortly with more details. We’re going to keep that application page open until the end of the day on Wednesday, at which point we’ll select the top ten companies, and give them a chance to present in front of a few Accel partners and myself (I’m with VentureBeat and DEMO) next Tuesday, July 24.
VentureBeat has already been everywhere from New York to Korea, but next on our DEMO world tour, we’ll be meeting companies in our own backyard with Accel Partners in Palo Alto, Calif. If you’re working on the next big tech company in the Bay Area, let us know, and we’ll bring you out to Accel’s office to show off your idea on Tuesday, July 24.
Jason Citron’s latest venture, Phoenix Guild, lands funding, plans to build hardcore social games for tablets in the “post-PC world.”
Every year, 100 billion minutes are spent on traditional audio-only teleconferences, while only 200 million minutes are used for video conferencing. Blue Jeans Network thinks it’s the company that can flip those numbers around.
Silicon Valley’s brightest young minds will vie for $150,000 in rewards as part of a full-day entrepreneurial challenge at Stanford University this Tuesday.
Lenddo, which helps people build credit with small loans and a social-based Klout-like scoring system, raised an $8 million first round of funding Tuesday.
Customer support software in the cloud provider Freshdesk helped itself grab a $5 million in funding, the company reported Thursday.
Editor's Pick The curse of the small company
Israeli social and mobile game startup Dragonplay has raised $14 million in a first round of funding. The investors are Accel Partners, Entrée Capital, and Founder Collective.