IPO Watch: GoPro, Box, Alibaba


Keep an Eye On After delaying its IPO, Box Inc. might be looking elsewhere for a cash infusion. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier in the week that the Los Altos, CA-based online storage company is in discussions with TPG Capital to raise as much as $100 million, around what it raised in its last round of venture funding. Box is not yet … [Read more...]

5 Takeaways from the Google I/O Developer Conference

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Google’s I/O Developer Conference, held this week in San Francisco, featured a number of new product launches, including Android TV, Android Wear, Android Auto and a new smartphone and tablet operating system. But as Google continues to grow, the event has also evolved to be more than just a stage for unveiling its newest technologies. Below are … [Read more...]

Digital security sector remains hot as Andreessen Horowitz injects $90m into Tanium

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Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has pumped $90 million of funding into Tanium, an enterprise security and systems management company.It was the second largest single investment by the venture capitalist firm and the latest indication that now, more than ever, is a good time to be in the Internet security industry. The first half of 2014 has been … [Read more...]

Kreditech secures $40m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Crowdfunding platform Patreon has raised $15 million in Series A funding. Backers included Index Ventures, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and David Marcus, former president of PayPal. Patreon was founded in 2013 and has attracted more than 25,000 users to its platform. Series B Healthcare management platform Grand Rounds has … [Read more...]

Financial Information Provider Markit, Ltd. raises $1.3 billion–Week of June 16th IPO Watch


Keeping an Eye On MobileIron, Inc. began trading on Nasdaq under the MOBL symbol last Thursday after raising around $100 million in its IPO. The stock has sustained its climb since that first day, when it surged 22 percent to close at $11.02. As of Friday afternoon, it had retreated closer to the price it was initially sold at, settling at … [Read more...]

HelloFresh Raises $50 Million – Investment Round-Up


Series B San Francisco-based ClearCare has secured $11 million to build out its software platform for home care agencies. The Series B round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, but also included existing investors Cambia Health Solutions, Voyager Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Harbor Pacific Capital, and City National Bank. This latest round … [Read more...]

ThoughtSpot secures $30m funding round – Investment Round Up

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Series B ThoughtSpot, a business intelligence platform, has raised $30 million in a Series B round led by Khosla Ventures. Existing investor Lightspeed Ventures also participated the round, which brings ThoughtSpot’s total funding to over $40 million. The Redwood City, California-based company, founded in 2012, aims to open offices in New York, … [Read more...]

Facebook’s messaging mission leads to Snapchat competitor Slingshot


Facebook’s pursuit, rejection, and subsequent mission to bury Snapchat is starting to resemble a teenage courtship gone bad. After Snapchat declined Facebook’s offer to buy the company last year for $3 billion, the social media titan launched a series of initiatives to take down the ephemeral messaging app. Its latest attempt, Slingshot, was … [Read more...]

Mesosphere raises $10.5m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Mesosphere, which provides data center systems, has raised a $10.5 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Data Collective and Fuel Capital also participated. The San Francisco-based company aims to accelerate the adoption of Apache Mesos, by providing enterprise products and commercial support for the software, which … [Read more...]

Google’s Top 5 moonshot projects


Google[x], the search giant’s secret research and development lab for ideas that ostensibly have nothing to do with search, has been a source of intrigue since its creation in 2010. The outfit has been particularly busy in the last year, having announced a slew of projects that have captured the imagination of the tech community, and not all have … [Read more...]