AppDynamics, a provider of software that monitors the performance of applications, has raised $83.4 million in funding, according to an SEC filing. The filing shows that the investment is part of a round aiming to raise up to $150 million. The company has raised around $206 million to date and most recently secured a $120 million raise of debt and equity in July last year. The company’s previous investors include Battery Ventures, Sands Capital Ventures, Greylock Partners, ClearBridge Investments and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
ClearSky Data, a global storage network provider, has raised $27 million in Series B funding led by Polaris Partners. Previous backers General Catalyst and Highland Capital Partners participated, as did strategic investor Akamai Technologies. The company has now raised a total of $39 million. “Polaris Partners and Akamai Technologies deeply understand what it means to create a breakthrough model for enterprise infrastructure,” said Ellen Rubin, CEO and co-founder of ClearSky Data. “We value their expertise as we focus on fast growth market expansion during this next phase of our company’s development, and are excited to deliver a global service that will change enterprise storage forever.”
Cybersecurity startup Confer has secured $17 million in Series B funding led by Foundation Capital. Previous investors Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners also participated in the round, which follows on from the company’s $8 million Series A round in January 2014. “Confer’s exceptional detection and prevention capabilities against sophisticated malware, combined with our lightweight footprint and simplicity, have made our solution ideal for the largest and most demanding enterprises in the world as well as small and medium-sized companies. This strategy has really paid off in 2015,” said Mark Quinlivan, chief executive officer for Confer. “Our customers now range in size from 100 to well over 100,000 endpoints and servers protected.”
Berlin-based online home rental service nestpick has secured $11 million in Series A investment from mangrove, Enern and Rocket Internet. More than 21,000 homes and have been listed over the past year on nestpick, according to the company. “In five years from now, people will be renting their homes entirely online, bringing fairness, transparency and joy into the broken real estate market. This investment will help us create a better experience for our landlords and tenants, taking us closer to our vision”, says Fabian Dudek, founder and CEO.