Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.
Digital publisher Purch snags $135M for “strategic acquisitions”
Purch‘s latest round left the company with a $135 million fund from private investors and debt financing. The company, which has an e-commerce portfolio for digital brands, said it drives 100 million consumers and businesses monthly, and $1 billion in transactions annually.
The round was led by Canada-based Canso Investment Counsel. Purch plans to use the funds to accelerate its growth with “strategic acquisitions.”
Norwest Venture Partners and Insight Venture Partners also participated in the round.
Technology Crossover Ventures, an investor in big names like Netflix, Facebook, and Spotify, led a $45 million round for recruitment startup HireVue. Following the deal, TCV principal Nari Ansari will join HireVue’s board of directors.
Today’s round also includes funds from prior investors Sequoia Capital, Granite Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, Peterson Ventures, and Rose Park Advisors’ Disruptive Innovation Fund.
Carrick Capital Partners leads a $35 million round for Saama’s analytics solutions
Data analytics company Saama Technologies announced today it got $35 million in series A funding from Carrick Capital Partners, a venture firm focused on companies that provide technology-enabled services.
The company said it will use the funds of the round to “satisfy market demand” for its big data analytics solutions tool Ready Analytics.
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Alternative memory chip designer Nantero has raised $31.5 million in a fifth round of funding for its carbon nanotube technology. The funding is a rare investment in a semiconductor company in an industry dominated by giant corporations.
Investors include Charles River Ventures, Stata Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, Harris & Harris Group, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Nantero makes next-generation memory chips dubbed nonvolatile random access memory (NRAM), based on carbon nanotubes. These tiny manmade structures are microscopic, with one tube about 1/50,000th the diameter of a human hair. But they’re 50 times stronger than steel and half the density of aluminum.
CounterTack raises $15M for its Endpoint Detection and Response tool
CounterTack, a company that creates Endpoint Detection and Response tools to investigate suspicious and malicious activities for companies like Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, and Cisco, took in $15 million in its fourth funding round.
The leader of the round was TenEleven Ventures. EDBI, Mitsui, and past investors also participated in the round.
FullStory says it will use the funds from this round for marketing expansion and to enhance FullStory’s system.
Google Ventures and Atlanta-based investor Tom Noonan also participated in today’s round
DataScience, a startup that relies on the labor of data scientists to provide a cloud service nontechnical people can use to answer tough questions, announced today that it has taken on $6 million in funding.
Greycroft Partners led a new $4.5 million round in the startup. Crosscut Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, and TenOnTen participated in an earlier $1.5 million round.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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