Mergers and AcquisitionsUSA

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is to acquire JouleX, an Atlanta, GA-based provider of enterprise IT energy management solutions for network-attached and data center assets, for approximately $107m. The acquisition is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is subject to customary closing conditions. Upon completion of the acquisition, JouleX employees will be […]

Mergers and AcquisitionsUSA

BloomReach, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of big-data marketing applications, acqui-hired the co-founders of ShopLogic, a promotions management platform company. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. According to a note, ShopLogic’s CEO Kevin Chan and CTO Dennis Maskevich will join BloomReach’s product and engineering teams to build, expand and upgrade its product offerings. […]

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Captricity, a Berkeley, CA–based developer of a web app that turns handwritten documents into digital ones, raised $4.5m in venture funding. A filing with the S.E.C. (read here) lists Chamath Palihapitiya as an investor in the round, among other 22 backers. Led by Kuang Chen, founder and CEO, and Brian Busch, Director of Business Development, the […]

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Mercator MedSystems, a San Leandro, CA-based medical technology company, closed a $6.5m Series B financing. The round was co-led by Volcano Capital, Crocker Capital and Aphelion Capital, with participation from Windy City Inc. and SET Technology Gmbh. In conjunction with the financing, Volcano Capital partner Doug Wall, Aphelion Capital’s founder Ned Scheetz, and Windy City’s President […]

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RuffaloCODY, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based provider of technology-enabled fundraising and enrollment management services for higher education and nonprofit organizations, received an investment from Summit Partners. The amount of the deal remained undisclosed. In conjunction with the investment, Len Ferrington, a Principal with Summit Partners, will be joining the RuffaloCODY Board along with Managing Director C.J. […]

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BrandCont, a Bilbao and Madrid-based Spain-based marketplace for native advertising, raised a funding round of undisclosed amount. Backers included 500 Startups, which reportedly accepted the company is its accelerator, Inception Capital, and other business angels including Manuel Balsera. Led by founder and CEO Gorka Muñecas and and COO Javier Lasa, BrandCont automates the negotiation and permitsusers […]

fundingItalyUKventure capital (formerly known as, a startup that operates an online petition platform, raised an equity funding of undisclosed amount. Miami-based Amiata Ventures acquired a 17% stake of Activism, which is valued at $3.5m. The company intends to use the funds to expand the business and hire new people. It currently has offices in London […]

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Softbank Capital, the investment subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank, raised an additional $51m exclusively focused on NYC-based startups. Managed by NY managing partner Jordan Levy, the new fund will be used for first or second round investments in local startups in the social media, mobile applications, ecommerce, online advertising, gaming, and cloud computing sectors. […]

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Salt Lake City, UT-based Early stage technology venture capital firm Pelion Venture Partners held the final close of its latest fund, at $194m. Pelion Venture Partners V, which was oversubscribed, exceeding its $175m target, invests nationwide into early-stage technology companies that are applying sophisticated software solutions to various enterprise needs in cloud, internet, mobile, analytics, […]

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According to a filing with the S.E.C. (read here), Dave McClure launched a new international fund. His 500 Startups is raising 500 Durians, L.P. a $10m pooled investment and venture capital fund reportedly focused on South East Asia. To this end, the Mountain View, CA-based firm hired Malaysian entrepreneur Khailee Ng as a venture partner. […]

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According to TechCrunch (read here), Dering Hall, a New York City-based operator of a platform for high-end home design, raised $1.4m in seed funding. Backers included Softbank Capital, Hearst Corporation, Lerer Ventures, and others. The company intends to use the capital to extend its presence with designers and customers and develop improved search tools and […]

fundingStart UpUSAventure capital, Inc., a Saratoga Springs, NY-based provider of cloud-based Predictive Talent Selection (TM) solutions, secured $2m in a second funding. The round was led by Cayuga Venture Fund, with participation from Rand Capital, among other existing private and public investors. In conjunction with the funding, Cayuga Venture Fund Managing Partner Zachary Shulman joined’s Board […]

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NYC-based Insight Venture Partners closed its latest private equity fund at $2.57bn. Backers included existing investors who contributed a majority of the capital. Insight Venture Partners VIII will focus on backing growth stage and more mature global software, e-Commerce, internet and data-services businesses globally. The firm will invest any amount up to approximately $300m of […]

fundingIndiaStart Up, a Pune, India-based consumer electronics price comparison portal, raised an angel funding of undisclosed amount. Backers included Sandeep Johri and four other angel investors based in New York and Silicon Valley. The company intends to use the funds to expand its product development and marketing efforts. Founded in June 2012 by Sushil Choudhari and […]