VenueBook, a New York-based ticketing and venue platform, has raised $2 million in seed funding from investors including I2BF Global Ventures, Cayuga Ventures, MI Ventures and Kindler Capital. The company’s offering is aimed at venues and events planners and helps them manage bookings. VenueBook will use the funds to expand sales and marketing and further develop the mobile app.
Group project management platform Trello has raised a $10.3 million Series A round led by Index Ventures and Spark Capital. Trello, launched in 2011, provides a visual board to users to help them manage projects. The company will use the funds to spin out of its parent company Fog Creek Software.
Intigua, a Massachusetts-based IT management company, has raised a $10 million Series B round led by Intel Capital. Bassemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund also participated in the round. Intigua was founded in 2010 and has raised $21 million to date. The company will use the latest funds to expand sales and marketing.
Red Herring North America Top 100 winner Hortonworks, which provides an open source software to develop, distribute and support Apache Hadoop platforms, has raised $50 million in funding from HP. As part of the two company’s new partnership, HP and Hortonworks are to integrate their engineering strategies, and increase collaboration. HP customers will now be able to deploy the Hortonworks Data Platform as the Hadoop component of HP HAVEn. HP will also work to certify HP Vertica with Apache Hadoop YARN, the architectural center of Hadoop 2.0. “The ability to understand data and put it to effective use is now more crucial than ever,” said Colin Mahony, general manager, HP Vertica. “Hortonworks has demonstrated outstanding dedication and expertise in addressing the business and technology needs of its customers within this new era of information and data, and we look forward to partnering with the Hortonworks team to deliver innovative big data solutions to our customers.”
Cloud and mobile commerce company Deem has completed a $50 million round of funding, led by Hony Capital. The company will use the funds to accelerate its network growth, expand globally and make acquisitions. Deem connects more than 17,000 buying organizations with hundreds of thousands of selling merchants and distribution partners, according to a company press release.