Startups targeted to businesses, rather than consumers, are increasingly closing the largest rounds.
Today was no exception. Analytics startups Clicktale and Skytree raised the most sizable sums. As our own Rebecca Grant whimsically put it in her Clicktale write-up, “every mouse has a story, whether its Mickey and Minnie, Alice in Wonderland’s Dormouse, or the one helping you navigate around the Internet.” A further three enterprise tech companies also secured funding.
The moral of the story? It’s wise to invest in enterprise. Here’s our full list of the startups that received funding today.
Skytree gets $18M for its “big data” analytics tools
The company that applies machine learning for “big data” analytics raised $18M in funding led by U.S. Venture Partners, joined by joined by USP, the world’s largest package delivery company, and Scott McNealy, co-founder and former CEO of Sun Microsystems.
Clicktale raises $17M to tell the story behind every [computer] mouse
Dwolla raises $16.5M from Andreessen Horowitz to revolutionize banking
Dwolla’s software allows anyone or anything connected to the Internet to move money. Individuals all the way up to enterprise companies can use the technology to send, request, and accept money from anyone else, and transactions can be conducted through email, mobile devices, and even social media. Read the full story on VentureBeat.
Alpha Payments Cloud gets $12 million for its enterprise app store
The Singapore-based startup raised $12 million from an angel investor. The company has a cloud-based IT startup, and today launch an enterprise app store. APC hopes to change the way payment products are developed.
Fashion commerce company Ruby Ribbon gets $8.5 million
Ruby Ribbon claims to be the first company to sell unique shaping apparel through technology-enhanced, person-to-person social commerce. The company’s second round was led by Mohr Davidow Ventures and joined by the company’s original investor, Trinity Ventures.
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