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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.
Mesosphere raises $36M to push a whole operating system for data centers
Mesosphere, a San Francisco-based startup that has pushed some of the open-source tools Twitter and Airbnb have used to run their data centers, has gotten the gutsy idea to sell an entire data center operating system, apps and user interface and all. And not only that — investors have given Mesosphere a fresh $36 million to work with.
Khosla Ventures led the new round in the startup, which has now raised a total of $48.85 million. Andreessen Horowitz, Fuel Capital, and SV Angel, among others, also participated in the new round. Mesosphere announced a $10 million round just six months ago.
Israel’s Sckipio raises $17M to zap the internet to your home at a gigabit per second
Sckipio Technologies has raised $17 million to fund chips that will enable super-fast broadband to homes over standard phone lines. The company say s its G.fast modem chips will deliver the Internet to homes at 1 gigabit per second over ordinary phone lines.
Pitango Venture Capital led the round. Previous investors Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners, Amiti Ventures, and Aviv Ventures also participated. Pitango will take a seat on the board.
Referral platform Extole scores $14M to help more friends help more friends
Digitally extolling the virtues of a brand to your friend these days brings more rewards than just a contented heart. Referrals can mean discounts and other rewards for both of you, and today referral marketer Extole announced it has landed $14 million in a Series C round to help more friends help more friends.
This funding round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and Trident Capital.
Swedish identity authentication startup Behaviosec raises $6.1M
Today Swedish security startup Behaviosec announced a $6.1 million (€5 million) raise from Octopus Investments, Northzone, Conor Venture Partners, and Partner Invest Norr.
Spare5, a mobile app that pays you for your expertise, raises $3.25M
Calling itself an “on-demand insights platform,” Seattle, Washington-based Spare5 today announced a $3.25 million raise from New Enterprise Associates, the Foundry Group, among others.
Foap raises $2.3M
Foap, a mobile marketplace for user-generated photographs, announced it has raised $2.3 million in new funding. It raised the funds from Jeff Zucker, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jordan Rednor, and Niklas Ostberg, among others. Vaynerchuk, Rednor, Zucker, and Ostberg are joining the board as part of the deal.
XOEye is raising $2M to build a Google Glass for laborers and technicians
XOEye Technologies just nailed down $1.5 million in funding for the development of its smartglasses for blue-collar workers. The money is part of a $2 million series A round the company is currently raising. XOEye says the funding will help the company transition from its focus on research and development to a full supplier of wearable technology for enterprise. The round will be open for 90 days. So far, Crestlight Ventures has contributed most to the raise.
SuiteHop raises $1M
SuiteHop, a marketplace for suites at entertainment and sports venues, announced it has raised $1 million in new funding. Investors in this round include Jeff Kurtzman of Better World Books and Operation Incubation.
Read more: Press release
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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