RJMetrics, an analytics platform for online businesses, has raised $16.5 million in Series B investment, from August Capital and existing investors Trinity Ventures and SoftTech. RJMetrics recently released a new version of its cloud-based platform and will use the latest funds to continue product growth. “Every year, our customers are becoming more and more sophisticated in their use of data, and we believe that this is just the beginning,” said Robert J. Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of RJMetrics. “This market is huge, it’s growing fast, and the use of RJMetrics is becoming a key to achieving competitive growth. We are here to build a category-defining product.”
Docker, a platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications, has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and Jerry Yang also participated. Docker previously raised a Series B round in January and the company says this latest round is three times the size of that one. Docker has raised $65 million to date and was launched in March 2013. “This new partnership provides Docker with an unrivaled venture team and the resources to drive our vision for distributed applications. It’s a testament to the community and ecosystem that have helped Docker reach this important milestone,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Docker.
Content delivery network Fastly has secured a Series C round worth $40 million led by August Capital. Existing investors Battery Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Amplify Partners, and new investor IDG Ventures all participated. Fastly plans to use the new funds to expand its team and develop partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. “Fastly is redefining the content delivery space,” says David Hornik, General Partner at August Capital. “The team has completely evolved the legacy CDN technology model to give companies unprecedented control over how they serve and monitor content online. We’re ecstatic about Fastly’s growth, and we’re incredibly excited to participate in this funding round.”
Ride-sharing company Sidecar has raised $15 million in new funding from Sir Richard Branson and existing investors Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures. Sidecar allows drivers to connect with passengers who can pay for a spare seat in their car. The company has raised over $35 million to date and will use the funds to expand its service. “I like companies that are innovative, offer exciting customer experiences and make the world better. Transportation has been ripe for disruption for decades. An entrepreneurial company like Sidecar can take on the big guys with innovation and big ideas, not just big bank accounts,” Sir Richard Branson said in a Q&A on Sidecar’s blog.