Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bay Area Tech Wire - Sept. 19

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Redwood City-Based TigerGraph Emerges from Stealth After Raising $31 Million
o Palo Alto-Based Minio Lands $20 Million in First Round of Funding
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San Francisco-Based TalkIQ Raises $14 Million in First Round of Funding
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Milpitas-Based Cloudleaf Secures $13 Million in First Round
o Santa Clara-Based DSP Concepts Raises $10 Million in First Round
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o Briefly Noted:
8x8, Shasta Ventures, CrowdStrike
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o Redwood City-Based TigerGraph Emerges from Stealth After Raising $31 Million

Redwood City, Calif. -- TigerGraph, the Redwood City-based developer of a real-time graph analytics platform, said on Tuesday it has emerged from stealth after raising $31 million in its first Round of funding. Participants included Qiming VC, Baidu, Ant Financial, AME Cloud, Morado Ventures, Zod Nazem, Danhua Capital and DCVC. Formerly known as GraphSQL TigerGraph has developed a distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time. Early customers include Alipay, VISA, SoftBank, State Grid Corporation of China, Wish and Elementum. "With the power of combining real-time, big data and deep link analytics in a single platform, TigerGraph delivers the true promise and benefits of a graph platform," said founder and CEO Yu Xu. "TigerGraph is poised to redefine the enterprise market just as the iPhone redefined the smartphone market."
http://www.tigergraph.com 
http://www.tigergraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TigerGraph-Launch_PressRelease.pdf (PDF)
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o Palo Alto-Based Minio Lands $20 Million in First Round of Funding

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Minio, a Palo Alto-based provider of open source object storage for cloud-native and containerized applications, said on Tuesday it has landed $20 million in its first round of funding, co-led by Dell Technologies Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Nexus Venture Partners. Intel Capital, AME Cloud and Steve Singh also took part in the round, which the company will use to accelerate product development and expand its operations. Minio enables developers to store unstructured data on any public or private cloud infrastructure. Now with support for multi-cloud, the company is enabling users to build their own Amazon S3-compatible object storage on bare metal, public cloud or existing SAN/NAS storage infrastructure. "Emerging trends like AI, IoT and 5G will further accelerate the massive explosion of data taking place today," said co-founder and CEO Anand Babu Periasamy. "With such an influx, multi-cloud and standardization of the infrastructure stack is inevitable."
https://minio.io 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170919005178/en/Minio-Secures-20-Million-Series-Launches-Multi-Cloud 
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o San Francisco-Based TalkIQ Raises $14 Million in First Round of Funding

San Francisco -- TalkIQ, the San Francisco-based developer of a platform designed to help businesses better understand and take action on voice conversations with customers, said on Tuesday it has raised $14 million in its first round of funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from Aspect Ventures, Danhua Capital, Felicis Ventures LINE Corp and Salesforce Ventures. Rory O'Driscoll, managing partner at Scale, has joined the company's board of directors. "This new funding… will let us transform business intelligence with speech recognition and voice analytics," said CEO Dan O'Connell. TalkIQ's platform uses enterprise speech recognition and natural language processing capabilities to help client-facing teams better respond to key moments with customers. Users can act on real-time insights and recommendations in areas such as recognizing purchase intent, handling objections, responding to competitors, pricing, building rapport, closing, implementation, troubleshooting and renewal.
http://www.talkiq.com 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14710857.htm 
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o Milpitas-Based Cloudleaf Secures $13 Million in First Round

Milpitas, Calif. -- Cloudleaf, the Milpitas-based developer of an enterprise IoT platform, said on Tuesday it has landed $13 million in its first round of funding from IndusAge Partners, Bold Capital Partners, Tandem Capital, Mahindra Partners and angel investors. The company said it will use the proceeds to bring its Sensor Fabric -- a mesh of intelligent IoT sensors, endpoints, gateways and cloud technologies -- to market, enabling customers to digitize their enterprise operations. The technology is designed to let customers know, in real time, where their assets are and the condition of those assets. "This round of funding will enable us to drive continuous innovation and establish key partnerships," said CEO Mahesh Veerina.
http://www.cloudleaf.com/ 
https://www.cloudleaf.com/news/?utm_source=press&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=PR&utm_
term=IoT&utm_content=IoT  
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o Santa Clara-Based DSP Concepts Raises $10 Million in First Round

Santa Clara, Calif. -- DSP Concepts, a Santa Clara-based developer of embedded digital signal processing audio tools, said on Tuesday it has raised $10 million in its first round of funding, led by BMW i Ventures. Walden International Ventures and angel investor David Tsang also participated. The company said it will use the proceeds to transition from an engineering services business to a technology licensing business. "Consumers have already purchased millions of voice-controlled products, and while they've become aware of the power and convenience of voice UI, they've also experienced the frustrations that occur when voice UI devices don't respond quickly and accurately," said founder Paul Beckmann. "Voice UI products powered by our Audio Weaver modular DSP software can be designed and tuned to get the best possible performance from any product or form factor." The company also has named John Whitecar as its chief operating officer (COO). Whitecar previously was responsible for wireless platforms at Tesla.
http://www.dspconcepts.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170919005518/en/DSP-Concepts-Raises-10M-Series-Bring-Innovative  
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o Briefly Noted:

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based 8x8, developer of a communications cloud that combines unified communications, team collaboration, contact center and analytics, said on Tuesday it has promoted Dejan Deklich to executive vice president and chief product officer. Deklich will now be responsible for overseeing the company's engineering, product management and DevOps efforts. In a related move, Senior Vice President Darren Hakeman, who formerly oversaw the company's product management and product operations teams, will now oversee corporate development.
https://www.8x8.com 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170919005356/en/8x8-Promotes-Dejan-Deklich-Executive-Vice-President 

(San Francisco) Shasta Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, said on Tuesday it has launched the Shasta Camera Fund, a pre-seed and seed fund that will back entrepreneurs developing products in augmented reality, virtual reality and camera-first computer vision applications. The fund plans to invest up to $100,000 per entrepreneur.
http://shastaventures.com/camerafund 

(Sunnyvale, Calif.) Sunnyvale-based CrowdStrike, provider of cloud-delivered endpoint protection services, on Tuesday named Lisa McGill as its chief human resources officer. McGill most recently served as the senior vice president of people at Fortinet, and previously was the chief human resources officer at Brocade and Foundry Networks.
https://www.crowdstrike.com/resources/news/crowdstrike-appoints-lisa-mcgill-as-chief-human-resources-officer/ 

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> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Baltimore - Sept. 15

The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit: Baltimore will be held on Sept. 15 at Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore. Now in its sixth year, the annual summit has become the "must-attend" marketing event for the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The summit brings together 300+ CMOs, Senior Marketers, Agency Professionals and Technology Executives from throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. The event features dozens of case studies, keynotes, and presentations on the most important issues facing marketers in 2018.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Bay Area Tech Wire - Sept. 18

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Itron to Acquire San Jose-Based Silver Spring Networks in $830M Deal
o San Francisco-Based Cofactor Genomics Raises $18 Million in First Round
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San Francisco-Based Panoply Lands New $5M Investment from C5 Capital
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TechCrunch Names San Francisco Startup Battlefield Participants
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o Briefly Noted:
Francisco Partners - R2Net, Hitachi Data Systems,
Intel
, Mellanox Technologies

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o Itron to Acquire San Jose-Based Silver Spring Networks in $830M Deal

San Jose, Calif. -- Itron, a Washington-based developer of technology tools designed to measure, manage and analyze energy and water, said on Monday it will acquire San Jose-based Silver Spring Networks, developer of an Internet-of-Things network and data platform for utilities, in a deal valued at $830 million. Itron will pay $16.25 a share in cash under the deal, which is expected to close either in late 2017 or early 2018. Silver Spring generated $311 million in revenue last year, and to date, has delivered more than 26.7 million network-enabled devices across five continents. "By converging our complementary, standards-based technologies, we will enhance customer efficiencies with solutions that optimize devices, network technologies, outcomes and analytics," said Itron CEO Philip Mezey. "This transaction also increases our presence in the sizable industrial IoT segment, driving higher growth with recurring revenues and enabling Itron to increase profitability beyond our mid-teens EBITDA margin target."
http://www.itron.com 
http://www.ssni.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170918005459/en/Itron-Acquire-Silver-Spring-Networks-Accelerate-Smart 
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o San Francisco-Based Cofactor Genomics Raises $18 Million in First Round

San Francisco -- Cofactor Genomics, the San Francisco-based developer of a platform for RNA sequencing and expression analysis, said on Monday it has raised $18 million in its first round of funding, led by Menlo Ventures. The round also included major investments from previous backer Data Collective (DCVC) and new investor Ascension Ventures, as well as participation from iSelect, Y Combinator, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Stanford. Mark Siegel of Menlo Ventures, Matt Ocko of DCVC and John Kuelper of Ascension Ventures have joined the company's board of directors. "This financing… is enormous validation of the platform that we've built, and reflects excitement for Cofactor's next phase of growth where we intend to package this expertise in discrete applications that can be easily adopted by research labs and clinical practices throughout the nation," said CEO Jarret Glasscock. "I, as well as many on my team, have lost family members to cancer, so being able to see Cofactor's technology improve oncologists' ability to select therapy and impact patient outcomes is of great importance."
http://www.cofactorgenomics.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170918005287/en/Cofactor-Genomics-Announces-18M-Funding-Oversubscribed-Series-A  
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o San Francisco-Based Panoply Lands New $5M Investment from C5 Capital

San Francisco -- Panoply, the San Francisco-based developer of a smart data warehouse platform that uses machine learning and natural language processing to expedite the migration of raw data to analytics, said on Monday it has landed a new $5 million investment from C5 Capital to complete its first round of funding at $13 million. Intel Capital, Blumberg Capital and 500 Startups earlier had participated in the round, which the company will use to bolster its sales, marketing and product development activities. Panoply also bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of Michael Canon as vice president of worldwide sales and Paul Friesen as vice president of marketing. Canon most recently served as the head of enterprise sales at New Relic, while Friesen was the vice president of marketing at Algolia.
http://www.panoply.io
https://panoply.io/news/panoply-funding-climbs-to-13-million/ 
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o TechCrunch Names San Francisco Startup Battlefield Participants

San Francisco -- TechCrunch on Monday announced the 20 participants in its Startup Battlefield at this week's TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. Through Wednesday, selected founders will demo their products through six-minute presentation stage, where a panel of judges will pick one to win $50,000 "TechCrunch's Battlefield is a startup showcase unlike any other, providing incredible startups the opportunity to launch in front of a global audience of investors and founders," said Ned Desmond, the COO of TechCrunch. Since 2007, 648 Battlefield startups have raised a collective $6.9 billion in funding after launching on stage, with a total of 95 exits. Notable competitors to have launched at the vent include Mint, Dropbox, Fitbit and Yammer among others. The winner will be announced on Wednesday. The complete list of entrants is available at the link below.
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/18/announcing-startup-battlefield-at-disrupt-san-francisco/  
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o Briefly Noted:

(San Francisco) Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm based in San Francisco, said on Monday it has sold New York-based portfolio company R2Net, the owner of online jewelry retailer JamesAllen.com and Segoma Imaging Technologies, to Signet Jewelers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
http://www.franciscopartners.com
http://www.r2net.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170918005261/en/Francisco-Partners-Completes-Sale-R2Net-Parent-Company

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based Hitachi Data Systems on Monday named Mark Serway as the chief financial officer (CFO) and vice president of operations of its Virginia-based HDS Federal unit, which provides data and analytics tools to the federal government. Serway, who previously served as the CFO of Govplace and Akima, will oversee financial and business operations for the company, including corporate controllership, treasury, tax, IT and customer support services.
http://www.hdsfed.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170918005924/en/Hitachi-Data-Systems-Federal-Appoints-New-Chief 

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based chipmaker Intel on Monday named Andrew Wilson, the CEO of Electronic Arts, to its board of directors. The addition gives the company 12 board members.
https://newsroom.intel.com/news-releases/andrew-wilson-elected-intel-board-directors/ 

(Sunnyvale, Calif.) Sunnyvale-based Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, on Monday named Shlomit Weiss as its senior vice president of silicon engineering. Weiss is a veteran of Intel, where he has served as vice president of silicon development and held various other management roles since 1989.
http://www.mellanox.com/page/press_release_item?id=1970 

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> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Baltimore - Sept. 15

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Bay Area Tech Wire - Sept. 15

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Sept. 15, 2017
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Inbox Summit East - Sept. 29 - DC
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San Jose-Based Pixelworks to Cut 15% of Total Workforce
o S.F.-Based Piper Lands $7.6 Million to Expand STEM Toys for Kids
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Kudos&Co. Moves Headquarters to Palo Alto, Raises $5.7M in Seed Funding
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Digital Realty Completes Merger with DuPont Fabros Technology
o San Francisco-Based Carrot Fertility Lands $3.6 Million in Seed Funding
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o Briefly Noted:
Splunk, FireEye, Pramata
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o San Jose-Based Pixelworks to Cut 15% of Total Workforce

San Jose, Calif. -- Six weeks after completing its acquisition of ViXS Systems, San Jose-based Pixelworks, a developer of visual display processing tools, said on Friday it plans to cut about 15% of its total workforce. Cuts will be focused on the areas of development, operations, sales and administration, saving the company approximately $4 million a year in compensation expenses. "Today's announced actions appropriately align Pixelworks' operating expenses and strategic initiatives, as we aggressively pursue our near- to intermediate-term growth and profitability objectives," said Todd Debonis, Pixelworks' president and CEO. The integration process is expected to be completed by year-end, which we believe will result in further cost benefits."
http://www.pixelworks.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170914006280/en/Pixelworks-Streamlines-Organization-Acquisition-ViXS-Systems 
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o S.F.-Based Piper Lands $7.6 Million to Expand STEM Toys for Kids

San Francisco -- Piper, the San Francisco-based STEM education company behind a popular DIY computer kit for kids, said it has raised $7.6 million in its first round of funding, led by Owl Ventures. Other participants included previous backers Reach Capital and Stanford's StartX fund, as well as a new investor Charles Huang, the co-founder of Guitar Hero. The company said it will use the proceeds to develop an expanded ecosystem of products designed to help children expand their STEM skills. Co-founder and CEO Mark Pavlyukovskyy called Owl Ventures,a VC fund focused on the edtech sector, "the perfect partner to help battle the passive screen time consumption epidemic, as we bring Piper to more kids, both in school and at home."
https://www.buildpiper.com/ 
http://press.buildpiper.com/press_releases/boprcdfz/piper-series-a-funding-announcement 
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o Kudos&Co. Moves Headquarters to Palo Alto, Raises $5.7M in Seed Funding

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Kudos&Co., developer of a safer social media platform for kids, said on Friday it has moved its headquarters from Norway to Palo Alto and raised $5.7 million in seed funding. Identities of the investors were not disclosed. The company said it will use the proceeds to increase business development and marketing efforts and continue to expand its engineering and leadership teams. Launched in 2014 in beta, Kudos&Co is developing a platform that brings together the social features that kids enjoy in a monitored and more secure environment than other current options. "We are committed to creating a kid-driven community where users are encouraged to create, connect and share with other kids around the world," said co-founder and CEO Ole Vidar Hestaas. "We look forward to expanding the capabilities of our platform and bringing positive sharing to the global stage." Kudos' free app is available for download in the App Store and on Google Play.
http://www.kudos.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170915005308/en/KudosCo-Launches-Social-Media-Experience-Built-Kids 
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o Digital Realty Completes Merger with DuPont Fabros Technology

San Francisco -- Digital Realty, a San Francisco-based owner and operator of data centers, said on Friday it has completed its acquisition of Washington, DC-based counterpart DuPont Fabros Technology in an all-stock deal valued at $7.6 billion. Digital Realty said the acquisition, first announced in June, will bolster its presence in high-demand metro areas and add several blue-chip clients. DuPont Fabros operates 12 data centers concentrated across Northern Virginia, Chicago and Silicon Valley. In conjunction with the merger closing, Digital Realty has named former DuPont Fabros board members Michael Coke and John Roberts Jr. to its board of directors.
https://www.digitalrealty.com/ 
http://www.dft.com 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/digital-realty-completes-merger-with-dupont-fabros-300520007.html  
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o San Francisco-Based Carrot Fertility Lands $3.6 Million in Seed Funding

San Francisco -- Carrot Fertility, a San Francisco-based startup that aims to make it easier and more affordable for companies to offer egg freezing and in-vitro fertilization as a workplace benefit, said it has raised $3.6 million in a new seed round, led by SoftTech Ventures. Maven Ventures, Precursor Ventures, Sound Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, Core VC, Founders Fund, Y Combinator and angel investors also participated. "Modern companies know that fertility care is a core part of health programs at work," said Tammy Sun, the company's co-founder and CEO. "The old way of offering IVF benefits only for infertility treatment no longer fits the diverse ways people proactively manage fertility health through basic check-ups, egg freezing, IVF for LGBTQ family-building and more." Employees who want Carrot at work sign-up on the company's website, then receive instructions and support for how to bring the product into their companies. Human resources leaders are able to carve-out, customize and self-fund fertility care for their employees through a direct reimbursement model. Employees then use Carrot to text, video and voice chat with fertility experts, access personalized recommendations and order medication.
http://www.get-carrot.com 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carrot-fertility-raises-36-million-to-make-egg-freezing-in-vitro-fertilization-easier-and-more-affordable-300519420.html  
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o Briefly Noted:

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based Splunk, developer of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has named Sara Baack and Elisa Steele to its board of directors. Baack is the chief marketing officer (CMO) of Equinix and Steele is the former president and CEO of Jive Software. Director David Hornik has retired from the board.
https://www.splunk.com/en_us/newsroom/press-releases/2017/splunk-announces-appointment-of-sara-baack-and-elisa-steele-to-its-board-of-directors.html 

(Milpitas, Calif.) Milpitas-based FireEye, developer of a virtual machine-based security platform designed to help stop cyber attacks, has named Robert Switz to its board of directors. Switz is the former chairman, president and CEO of ADC Telecommunications.
https://www.fireeye.com/company/press-releases/2017/veteran-senior-management-and-finance-executive-robert-switz--jo.html 

(Brisbane, Calif.) Brisbane-based Pramata, developer of a platform designed to operationalize the details of commercial relationships so that sales, legal operations and finance teams get a complete view of customers, suppliers and partners, has named Patrick Quirk as its executive chairman. Quirk previously served as the CEO of Emptoris, senior vice president of worldwide sales at GoldenGate Software and general manager and group vice president of PeopleSoft's Enterprise Supply Chain Management division.
https://www.pramata.com/tech-industry-executive-chairman-release 

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> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Baltimore - Sept. 15

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bay Area Tech Wire - Sept. 14

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S.F.-Based HouseCanary Raises $31 Million in Second Round
o San Francisco-Based RealtyShares Raises $28 Million in Third Round
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San Francisco-Based Eaze Raises $27 Million in Second Round
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S.F.-Based Fauna Raises $25 Million in First Round of Funding
o Equinix Opens New $122 Million Data Center in San Jose
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o Briefly Noted:
Synopsys - HSBC, Panasas, Talend
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o S.F.-Based HouseCanary Raises $31 Million in Second Round

San Francisco -- HouseCanary, the San Francisco-based developer of a data analytics and valuation platform for real estate professionals, said on Thursday it has landed $31 million in its second round of funding, increasing the company's total backing to $64 million since its inception in 2014. Participants included PSP Growth, Alpha Edison and other existing investors. HouseCanary's platform leverages machine learning models to value properties and forecast prices for 4 million residential blocks and 20,000 city markets. It allows investors to value more than 100 million properties with a median error of 2.5% or less. HouseCanary said it will use the funds to further develop its predictive analytics and technology, as well as go-to-market. The company has more than 100 employees and about 250 enterprise customers, including Invitation Homes, LendingHome and Roofstock. Google Cloud, RE/MAX and First American are among the company's distribution partners.
http://www.housecanary.com
https://www.housecanary.com/housecanary-announces-dollar31-million-series-b-funding 
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o San Francisco-Based RealtyShares Raises $28 Million in Third Round

San Francisco -- RealtyShares, the San Francisco-based developer of an online marketplace for real estate investing, said on Thursday it has raised $28 million in its third round of funding. Participants included Cross Creek Advisors, Danhua Capital, Barry Sternlicht (the founder of Starwood Capital and Starwood Resorts) and Bow Capital, along with previous backers Union Square Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Menlo Ventures. RealtyShares, which now has raised $60 million since its inception, currently boasts more than 120,000 registered users and a growing list of institutional partners. Its platform has so far deployed $500 million across more than 1,000 real estate opportunities in 39 states. "Middle-market commercial real estate comprises the majority of commercial real estate transactions, but it's one of the last frontiers to be disrupted by technology," said founder and CEO Nav Athwal. "The new partners we're bringing on in this round have significant experience transforming old industries, and can help us deepen our focus on the severely underserved commercial financing market."
https://www.realtyshares.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170727005473/en/RealtyShares-Acquires-Rival-Platform-Accelerate-Phase-Innovation 
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o San Francisco-Based Eaze Raises $27 Million in Second Round

San Francisco -- Eaze, the San Francisco-based developer of an app-based service designed to connect people to doctors and marijuana dispensaries for on-demand consultations and deliveries, said on Thursday it has raised $27 million in its second round of funding, led by Bailey Capital. DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs also took part in the round, which increased the company's total backing to $52 million. Eaze plans to use the financing for continued expansion throughout California and other states. James Bailey, the managing partner of Bailey Capital, has joined the company's board of directors. Launched in 2014, Eaze said it now facilities more than 120,000 deliveries a month through its platform. For patients in need of a medical marijuana recommendation, the company also connects California residents with independent, board-certified doctors to receive an evaluation on demand. "Eaze has transformed the way people legally access marijuana," said Bailey. "As a tech company, Eaze is taking a stand in an industry negatively affected by the century long war on drugs and takes a proactive mission to make cannabis an industry of equality and opportunity."
http://www.eaze.com 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170914005365/en/Eaze-Continues-Advancing-Cannabis-Industry-Additional-27M 
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o S.F.-Based Fauna Raises $25 Million in First Round of Funding

San Francisco -- Fauna, the San Francisco-based developer of an adaptive operational database designed around modern development practices instead of legacy SQL, said on Thursday it has raised $25 million in its first round of funding. Point72 Ventures led the round, which also included participation from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Costanoa Ventures, Afore Capital, and previous backers CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, the Webb Investment Network and Ulu Ventures. The company said it will use the proceeds to accelerate product development and bolster sales activities. Created in 2012 by software engineers from Twitter, FaunaDB is a transactional, globally distributed database that lets digital businesses meet the requirements of modern cloud applications without sacrificing correctness, availability, security or speed. "When we designed FaunaDB, we knew the combination of strong consistency and global availability would be critical for industries like financial services and ecommerce," said Matt Freels, Fauna's co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO). "We're excited to see its rapid adoption by enterprises in other verticals as well, including IoT, gaming, and social media."
http://www.fauna.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fauna-raises-25m-in-series-a-funding-led-by-point72-ventures-300519364.html  
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o Equinix Opens New $122 Million Data Center in San Jose

Redwood City, Calif. -- Equinix, a Redwood City-based owner and operator of data centers, said on Thursday it has opened its newest data center in Silicon Valley, located at its Great Oaks campus in San Jose. The company said the $122 million facility, called SV10, will support increasing demand for interconnection capacity. It is the company's third data center on the campus. "Our Great Oaks campus features one of the highest densities of network and cloud providers within our global platform of IBX data centers," said Karl Strohmeyer, Equinix's president of the Americas. "The interconnection opportunities for enterprise customers at this campus are vast, enabling customers within the region to expand their digital transformation." Equinix data centers in the Silicon Valley region boast more than 625 customers, and represent the second-largest internet exchange point in North America.
http://www.equinix.com/ 
http://www.equinix.com/newsroom/press-releases/pr/123576/equinix-opens-newest-state-of-the-art-data-center-in-silicon-valley/
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(Mountain View, Calif.) Mountain View-based Synopsys, a developer of software tools for silicon chip design, verification, IP integration and application security testing, said on Thursday it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with HSBC to buy back $100 million of its stock. Under the terms of the deal, Synopsys will initially receive approximately 1.01 million shares, with the remainder, if any, to be settled on or before Nov. 20. The agreement is in addition to the company's $300 million in stock repurchases so far this year.
https://news.synopsys.com/2017-09-14-Synopsys-Initiates-100-Million-Accelerated-Share-Repurchase-Agreement 

(Sunnyvale, Calif.) Sunnyvale-based Panasas, a developer of network-attached storage appliances, has named Rob Berman as its vice president of sales for the Americas. Berman most recently served as the vice president of marketing applications sales and services at Teradata, and earlier was that company's vice president of global alliances.
http://www.panasas.com/news/press-releases/panasas-appoints-rob-berman-vice-president-sales-americas 

(Redwood City, Calif.) Redwood City-based Talend, a developer of cloud and big data integration tools, said on Thursday it plans to open a new European data center to support its global expansion. The center, expected to open by the end of this year, will be spread across two locations in Frankfurt and Dublin, with one serving as the backup site for the other.
https://www.talend.com/about-us/press-releases/talend-announces-new-european-cloud-data-center/ 

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o ASUS Partners with San Jose-Based Fenox VC on New $50 Million Fund

San Jose, Calif. -- ASUS, the Taiwanese computer, mobile phones and consumer electronics giant, said on Wednesday it has partnered with San Jose-based Fenox Venture Capital to launch a $50 million venture fund. The company said the move will give it better access to top technology startups, setting up potential collaborations. "This fund will enable us to invest in startups that will benefit from collaboration with ASUS," said Anis Uzzaman, CEO and general partner of Fenox. The new fund will focus on startups in the areas of artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, cloud, AR/VR and other related technologies that require hardware-software integration.
http://www.fenoxvc.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170913006118/en/ASUS-Launches-50-Million-Venture-Capital-Fund 
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o San Francisco's Carrick Capital Invests $10M in New Machine Learning Startup

San Francisco -- Carrick Capital Partners, a San Francisco- and Newport Beach-based investment firm focused on technology-enabled businesses, said on Wednesday it has invested $10 million to build a new machine learning company in partnership with Lawrence Carin, Duke University's vice provost for research and professor of electrical and computer engineering. The yet-to-be-named company will focus on the services, security and healthcare industries, offering technology services in the areas of text and contracts, images and video and voice and speech. "Machine Learning is a very promising area, but there are few established market leaders that have achieved scale," said Carrick co-founder Marc McMorris. "We are excited by the opportunity to collaborate with this exceptional team to build a great company that will capitalize on a significant market opportunity." Mike Salvino, operating partner at Carrick, previously worked with Carin to deliver machine learning technology when Salvino was group CEO at Accenture Operations. Now, he will join Carin and McMorris on the company's board. Carin will serve as chief scientist.
http://carrickcapitalpartners.com/ 
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o Palo Alto-Based AeroFS and Merges with Redbooth

Palo Alto, Calif. -- AeroFS, the Palo Alto-based developer a collaboration platform designed to make sharing information and ideas more intuitive and efficient, said on Wednesday it has merged with Palo Alto's Redbooth, creator of a task and project management platform for work teams. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The combined company will retain the Redbooth name and combine products and other assets. Yuri Sagalov, the co-founder and CEO of AeroFS, will lead the executive team as Redbooth's new CEO. "The AeroFS and Redbooth teams each have a long, collaborative history," said Sagalov. "We have a common target market, philosophy about combining technologies for business collaboration, a similar business model, and our products have evolved along a parallel path. With this combined outlook, we will offer a highly compelling solution for the market."
https://www.aerofs.com/ 
https://redbooth.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170913005262/en/AeroFS-Merges-Redbooth-Deliver-Broadest-End-to-End-Collaboration 
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o Santa Clara-Based Avi Networks Acquires San Francisco's StacksWare

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Avi Networks, a Santa Clara-based provider of load balancing and application services, said on Wednesday it has acquired San Francisco-based StacksWare, a developer of SaaS cloud management tools. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company said the acquisition will aid the continued development of its SaaS and managed services offerings. "Every enterprise is adopting cloud technologies, but none of that is practical without robust, automated, scalable, and easy-to-use application networking services," said Murali Basavaiah, Avi's co-founder and vice president of engineering, adding that the combination "will help us to further develop our SaaS capabilities."
http://www.avinetworks.com
https://stacksware.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170912006567/en/Avi-Networks-Acquires-StacksWare-Enhance-SaaS-Delivery
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o San Francisco-Based MrOwl Names Jim Reinhart as CFO

San Francisco -- MrOwl, the San Francisco-based developer of a free digital Internet search and sharing platform, has named veteran investment banking executive Jim Reinhart as its chief financial officer (CFO). Reinhart most recently helped establish the U.S. Technology Investment Banking group within Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, and previously launched the San Francisco presence of Harris Williams & Co.'s technology investment banking group. MrOwl was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Arvind Raichur, who previously co-founded AttorneyLocate.com and AllLaw.com, online attorney and legal directories that built communities around legal information. The platform, available as an app and online, launched to the public in late August. Users create collections of content, then add subtopics, links, photos and documents. The collections can be made private or sharable.
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(San Bruno, Calif.) Cable giant Comcast has announced the nationwide launch of an integrated YouTube app on its Xfinity X1 platform, allowing subscribers to access the San Bruno-based company's online videos alongside other TV programming. YouTube's content will be accessible through the X1 voice remote, with videos also featured throughout Xfinity on Demand.
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(Redwood City, Calif.) OT-Morpho, a French developer of digital security and identification technologies, said on Wednesday it officially has opened its first U.S. innovation center in Redwood City. The company said the facility will give visitors a hands-on experience of the future of payments, mobile ID, access and authentication.
http://www.morpho.com
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(Los Altos, Calif.) Ignition Partners, an early-stage business software venture capital firm with offices in Los Altos in Bellevue, Wash., on Wednesday named Cameron Borumand as an associate with its investment team in Bellevue. Borumand previously was the co-founder of Curious Capital, which invested in seed stage technology companies. He earlier spent two years at Vaquero Capital as an investment banking analyst.
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