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Today’s funding deals:
Nutanix, a startup with data-center hardware that marries servers and storage, has picked up a hefty supply of new capital to work with. The new $140 million round Nutanix announced comes just seven months after landing $101 million. This money will go toward research and development, sales, marketing, and support.
Read more on VentureBeat: Storage-server mash-up company Nutanix reels in $140M ahead of its IPO
In the past, if you were a professional wanting to learn some new skills to get that promotion, switch jobs, or even switch careers, you’d enroll in some community classes. Today, you can use the Internet, and more specifically, services such as Pluralsight, which offers a variety of online courses for professionals and has just raised $135 million in a second round of funding.
Read more on VentureBeat: Pluralsight grabs $135M to expand online learning for professionals
If you’ve traveled in Europe, especially as a tourist, you know that planning and booking travel is a tedious experience. Berlin-based travel platform GoEuro has a site that aims to make the process simpler. The company has raised a $27 million round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Existing investors Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and Lakestar have increased their investments in the company.
Read more on VentureBeat: GoEuro raises $27M for one-stop Europe travel site
Wikia, a web hosting company of community-based websites for fans of movies, bands, games, and other subjects, has brought on $15 million in fresh funding. Wikia plans to use it to make itself more popular around the world, specifically in Japan and more generally in Asia, according to a statement today on the news. Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, will advise Wikia on its expansion efforts.
Read more on VentureBeat: Wikia’s $15M shows the power of fandom — and it’s finding even more in Asia
Korean companies are reaching out beyond the mobile realm. That fact is evidenced by the $3.5 million in Series A funding raised byYbrain today, which will be used to build new products and expand the company’s internal team. The health care wearables startup has clinical trials in the works for various neurological disorders. The Ybrain is actually a wearable that’s brain signal-based. It’s working on a big data platform that compiles brain signal data collected from its devices. Ybrain plans to use this data to provide more intuitive and personalized treatments — as well as to specialize in creating products for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Read more on VentureBeat: Korean health tech startup Ybrain raises $3.5M to focus on medical wearables
The Internet of things has arrived. Glassbeam, Inc just announced new funding of $2 million and an expansion of its board of directors, pointing to the company’s continued growth and expansion in the IoT market. This brings its total funding up to $5.3 million. Glassbeam is known for SCALAR, a platform designed to process large amounts of data at once. This data is dubbed “machine data” in that it is generated by the growing number of connected devices now available. The IoT requires inherent flexibility, and SCALAR offers that by working with any data stream and any device you can throw at it.
Read more on VentureBeat: Glassbeam adds on $2M to refine its IoT platform, SCALAR
A startup that automates the selling of “influencer” links for use by bloggers — headed by a 19-year-old Stanford student — has scored a $1.5 million seed round. The 14-person company, NeoReach, has developed a platform that rewards people on a pay-per-click (PPC) basis for sharing links through blogs, social media or other means. It is emerging from a trial period and formally launching this week.
Read more on VentureBeat: Student-run startup lands $1.5M to help advertisers find bloggers who’ll promote them (exclusive)
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