Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bay Area Tech Wire -- July 16

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- July 16, 2013
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Palo Alto-Based Ayasdi Raises $30.6 Million in Second Round
o San Francisco-Based Sauce Labs Lands $5 Million in Third Round
o GoDaddy to Expand Presence in Sunnyvale, Add Employees
o San Francisco-Based TalentBin Raises $2 Million in First Round
o Santa Clara-Based Marvell Names Co-Founder Weili Dai as President
Briefly Noted: Anaplan, MagnaChip Smiconductor


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o Palo Alto-Based Ayasdi Raises $30.6 Million in Second Round

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Ayasdi, the Palo Alto-based developer of a platform designed to help users automatically find insights from large, complex data sets, said on Tuesday it has raised $30.6 million in its second round of funding, led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). Citi Ventures, GE Ventures and previous investors Khosla Ventures and Floodgate also participated in the round, which the company will use, in part, to double its size over the next several months. Steve Harrick of IVP will join the company's board of directors. Ayasji said its platform combines advanced machine learning techniques with a branch of mathematics called Topological Data Analysis (TDA), helping users discover insights without coding, scripting or manually querying. Six months after its initial launch, the company's customers and collaborators include General Electric, Citigroup, Merck, Anadarko, the FDA, the CDC, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Mount Sinai Hospital, Texas A&M University and Harvard Medical School.

o San Francisco-Based Sauce Labs Lands $5 Million in Third Round

San Francisco -- Sauce Labs, a San Francisco-based developer of cloud-based mobile and web app testing tools, said on Tuesday it has landed $5 million in its third round of funding. Toba Capital, entrepreneur Scott Banister and previous backer Triage Ventures took part in the round, which the company will use to support global expansion and bolster its support, service and go-to-market activities. Sauce Labs said it has run over 50 million automated tests since 2009, and counts brands such as Dropbox, Eventbrite, McKesson, Mozilla, Salesforce, Yammer and Yelp among its clients.

o GoDaddy to Expand Presence in Sunnyvale, Add Employees

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- GoDaddy, the Arizona-based Internet domain registry and web hosting giant, said on Tuesday it plans to open a new Bay Area office in Sunnyvale. The company, which opened its first Bay Area office in February, said the new 40,000-square-foot space will give it room for an influx of new employees on its product and technology teams. GoDaddy will be joining companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google and HP at the Moffett Towers location. The company now serves more than 11 million paying customers.

o San Francisco-Based TalentBin Raises $2 Million in First Round

San Francisco -- TalentBin, the San Francisco-based developer of a talent search engine used by recruiters and hiring managers to find potential job candidates, said on Tuesday it has raised $2 million in its first round of funding, led by Lightbank. New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Foundation Capital and FundersClub also participated. Lightbank partner Paul Lee will join the company's board. TalentBin said it has aggregated more than 500 million profiles of potential candidates, and has more than 200 corporate clients, including Facebook, Amazon and UPS. The company's technology aggregates professionally relevant information based on candidates' activity across hundreds of websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Meetup and Quora, as well as industry-specific communities like Github, Stack Overflow and Behance. Its algorithm then analyzes each person's activity to provide recruiters with information on relevant skills and interests.

o Santa Clara-Based Marvell Names Co-Founder Weili Dai as President

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Marvell Technology Group, a Santa Clara-based developer of storage, communications and consumer silicon products, has named co-founder Weili Dai as its new president. Dai is the only woman co-founder of a global semiconductor company. Since co-founding Marvell in 1995, she has served as its COO, executive vice president and general manager of its communications business. She also has been a director and corporate secretary of the board. "Since Weili Dai co-founded Marvell, she has been a driving force for the company's success," said Sehat Sutardja, the company's chairman and CEO.

o Briefly Noted:

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based Anaplan, a developer of modeling and planning tools for sales, operations and finance, on Tuesday named Mark Sarbiewski as its CMO. Sarbiewski most recently served as the CMO of Clustrix, and previously held senior product and marketing roles at HP Software, Mercury and InterTrust Technologies.

(Cupertino, Calif.) MagnaChip Smiconductor,e a South Korean maker of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors with U.S. headquarters in Cupertino, said on Tuesday it has priced a private offering of $225 million in senior notes. The offering is expected to close on July Thursday.

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