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Cisco Investments, the corporate venture capital arm of Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), is allocating an additional $150m over the next two to three years with a theme-based approach. With a total of $250m, it will fund early-stage companies focusing on accelerating the development of disruptive technology markets, including: – big data and analytics; – the Internet […]

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Ayla Networks, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of an Agile Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, closed a $14.5m Series B financing. Backers included Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, Linear Venture, SAIF Partners, and SJF Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and Voyager Capital. The company intends to use the […]

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CloudGenix, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based networking startup, raised $9m in Series A funding. Backers included Charles River Ventures and Mayfield Fund. The company intends to use the funds to bring its product to market and to build out its commercialization strategy. Led by CEO Kumar Ramachandran, CloudGenix develops Software-Defined Enterprise WAN (SDEwan) which virtualizes enterprise […]

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Ambri, a Cambridge, MA-based developer of the novel Liquid Metal Battery grid-scale energy storage technology, closed a $35m Series C equity financing. The round was funded by new investors KLP Enterprises, the family office of Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock, and Building Insurance Bern (GVB), the Swiss Insurance company, as well as existing investors, including […]

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Otonomy, a San Diego, CA-based biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for diseases for the ear, secured $49m in Series D financing. Backers included new investors Jennison Associates LLC (on behalf of clients), Perceptive Advisors, Federated Kaufmann Funds, private investment funds advised by Clough Capital Partners LP, Ally Bridge Group, and additional undisclosed institutional investors as well […]

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Flipps, a San Francisco, New York and Sofia, Bulgaria-based provider of an app to stream entertainment from a mobile device to TV, raised $2.4M in funding. Backers included Earlybird Venture Capital and existing investors including Tim Draper. The company intends to use the funds to expand its library of premium content. Led by Kosta Jordanov, […]

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Waggl, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a human search engine for business leaders looking to surface new ideas or honest input quickly, raised $1.1m in seed funding. Backers included Jeff Snipes, Robert Hohman, James Gutierrez and¬†Ignace Goethals. The company intends to use the funds for product development and platform enhancement and global expansion. Led […]

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Bouju, a Los Angeles, CA-based provider of enterprise brand protection software, closed a funding of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Amidi Group via its early-stage venture capital firm. The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow global sales. Led by President and CEO David Razavi, Bouju provides a solution that […]

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Edgewater Networks, a San Jose, California-based¬†provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers that address the challenges to secure and reliable enterprise Unified Communications including device and protocol interoperability, security and policy management, troubleshooting and QoS, raised $5m in debt financing. Eastward Capital provided the funds. The company, which has now raised total debt and equity funding […]

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Vorstack, a Los Altos, CA-based provider of enterprise security products, raised $5.2m in funding. The round was led by Glenn McGonnigle and Tom Noonan of TechOperators with participation from EMC Ventures and existing investor Aligned Partners. Led by Joe Eandi, CEO, Vorstack provides an automation and collaboration platform for a coordinated defense against a coordinated […]

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Aviso, a Mountain View, CA-based provider of a solution for executives to make decisions to manage revenue assets, mitigate risk, and refine forecasts, secured $8m in Series A funding. Backers included Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Cowboy Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Subrah Iyar, founder and CEO of WebEx, Roger Sippl, founder and CEO of Informix and […]

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Scientific Revenue, a Redwood City, CA-based provider of a platform to help game developers increase revenue, closed $2.5m first round of institutional financing. The round was led by Walden Venture Capital with participation from a syndicate of strategic investors. In conjunction with the funding, Larry Marcus, Managing Director at Walden Venture Capital, joined the company’s […]