Computer vision and robotics company Blue River Technology has secured $10 million in a Series A-1 investment. Data Collective Venture Capital led the round, while new backer Innovation Endeavors contributed along with current investor Khosla Ventures. The Mountain View company’s technology serves the agriculture industry.
Bessemer Venture Partners has led a $6.65 million Series A funding round for cloud app platform Nitrous.IO. CrunchFund, Eduardo Saverin, 500 Startups, Larry Link, Razmig Hovaghimian, and Bill Ackman contributed. The company has gained more than 100,000 registered developers from upwards of 4,000 engineering organizations in the seven months since its public beta debut, according to a company blog post.
Percolate has raised $24 million in a Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital. The New York-based company had previously gained $1.5 million seed in a round led by First Round Capital and $9 million in a Series A that GGV led. Percolate serves companies such as Bud Light, Dell, Pandora, Nickelodeon and Guinness. “Our vision is simple: we want to redefine marketing through technology,” co-founder Noah Brier wrote in a company blog post.
Simply Measured has gained $20 million in a Series C investment led by Trinity Ventures. Four Rivers Group, Bessemer Venture Partners, MHS Capital and other current backers contributed, according to a press release. Total VC comes to $28.9 million. Seattle-based Simply Measured increased revenue and customers by more than 100 percent over the past year, while paid users spiked by almost 5x.
Data protection company Verdasys has received $12 million in funding. Current investors GE Pension Trust and Fairhaven Capital led the round. Brookline Venture Partners also contributed. Waltham, MA-based Verdasys operates in the security software market, which a company press release gauged at almost $20 billion.
Platfora, which delivers big data analytics software, has raised $38 million in funding led by Tenaya Capital. Citi Ventures, Allegis Capital and Cisco joined previous backers Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, In-Q-Tel and Sutter Hill Ventures in contributing. Total funding behind the San Mateo-based company now comes to $65 million.
Education credentials technology company Parchment has realized a $10 million follow-on funding led by The Raine Group. All of Parchment’s current institutional backers contributed; among them: Novak Biddle Venture Partners. Total capital secured comes to $45 million. In Q4 2013, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company aided the transfer of more than 1.8 million credentials, according to a press release.
Cloudera has received $160 million in fresh funding led by T. Rowe Price, plus three additional public market backers. Google Ventures and an affiliate of MSD Capital, L.P., joined the round, according to a press release. The Palo Alto company has secured $300 million in total venture backing, and delivers enterprises a single venue “to store, process and analyze all their data,” the release says.
New York-based video platform Vimeo has announced its purchase of Cameo, an app for making and sharing short films, according to a press release. Cameo is also based in New York. Deal terms were not revealed.
According to a press release, Paris-based financial services organization Société Générale, which owns 56 percent of Boursorama, has signed an agreement with Caixa Group, itself an owner of 21 percent of the French online bank. Following the signing, SocGen will “file…with the French Financial markets authority a simplified takeover targeting the shares” not held by itself or Caixa Group. Shares are priced at €12 euros each.