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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.
Datadog, a company that helps monitor cloud applications, has raised $31 million in a Series C round. Datadog’s service gives developers and operations teams the capability to monitor performance metrics, as well as specific events, from a variety of cloud services, all in a single dashboard. It’s free for up to five hosts and costs $15 per host per month for up to 100 hosts, with enterprise pricing available for quantities above that.
Mobile marketing platforms are hot. And in the latest indication of just how hot, Tune announced it has landed $27 million in funding. The company says that its platform, which helps marketers manage organic and paid channels on mobile devices, finds use from 60 percent of the top-grossing apps in Apple’s App Store.
London-based food delivery startup Deliveroo has raised $25 million to beef up its U.K. and global aspirations. The news comes just eight months after Deliveroo raised a £2.5 million($3.8 million) round, which Index Ventures led. Index Ventures is participating in this round too, but it’s being led by Accel Partners, with Hoxton Ventures and Hummingbird Ventures also chipping in.
D-Wave Systems, a company building what it calls quantum computers, is announcing that it has taken on around $23.1 million, or $29 million in Canadian dollars, in additional funding. Burnaby, British Columbia-based D-Wave claims its hardware is capable of quantum computing. In contrast to classical computers, which deal in bits, each of which carries a value of either zero or one, quantum systems work with quantum bits, or qubits, each of which can be 0 or 1 or both. The superposition of these qubits can provide for great numbers of computations to be performed simultaneously, making a quantum computer highly desirable for certain types of processes.
Rocket Internet is fueling its latest startup with cash, but this time it’s for a push into the U.S. Tripda, a ridesharing platform that connects people looking for a ride with people who have room in their car for another, just raised $11 million, with the majority of the money coming from Rocket.
The Kickstarter-funded Android microconsole that was going to change the gaming world may still do so … in China. Alibaba, a gigantic Chinese Internet company, has invested $10 million in Android-console manufacturer Ouya, according to a Wall Street Journal report. This news comes less than a month after rumors surfaced that Alibaba is planning its own console or set-top box for its home game market, which soared to $18.5 billion in 2014. Now, it’s possible that Alibaba will integrate Ouya into that rumored system to provide the gaming backbone for that machine.
Volusion raises $55M to fuel its e-commerce shopping cart Mozu
E-commerce solution Volusion announced a $55 million raise today, led by Main Street Capital. In its lifetime, the company has processed more than $17 billion in transactions. Volusion’s shopping cart API competes with the likes of Prestacart and Shopify. Today’s funding will help the company prepare as it plans a future initial public offering.
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FullContact raises $7M
FullContact, a company building contact management tools, announced it has raised $7 million in new funding. Foundry Group led the round, with additional participation from 500 Startups and Blue Note Ventures.
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