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Here are today’s funding stories:
Andreessen Horowitz is betting big on Tanium, a company that lets IT professionals manage hundreds of thousands of devices in real-time. The venture capital firm is investing $90 million in Tanium, co-founder and general partner Marc Andreessen announced on Twitter tonight. The investment values the company at $900 million, sources (which we’ll pretend aren’t connected to any of the firms involved) tell the Wall Street Journal.
Read more on VentureBeat: Tanium, a powerful IT management tool, gets $90M from Andreessen
“Shadow IT,” a term for the unauthorized use of external apps by employees, is a major problem for enterprises — and Skyhigh Networks is out to solve it. That mission has drawn a lot of attention and capital for the company, which today announced $40 million in new funding from Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, and cloud giant Salesforce (Salesforce’s contribution was “strategic”).
Read more on VentureBeat: Sequoia & Greylock bet $40M on cloud security startup Skyhigh Networks
AnyPerk, a company that helps other companies create employee incentive programs, announced this morning that it’s picked up an additional $3 million in investment, bringing its seed round to a total of $4.5 million. “We founded AnyPerk because employee happiness is undervalued,” said chief executive Taro Fukuyama, in a statement. “Happy employees are twice as productive at work, but only one in five employees reports being happy at their job,” he continued.
Read more on VentureBeat: Employee benefits, anyone? AnyPerk picks up another $3M
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