Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Feb. 10

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Feb. 10, 2015
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San Francisco-Based Move Loot Raises $9 Million in First Round
o San Francisco-Based Yelp Acquires San Bruno-Based Eat24
Portola Valley-Based DigiSight Technologies Lands $7.8 Million
Confidence of Silicon Valley VCs Rises Slightly in Q4
Report: White House to Launch New Agency to Battle Cyber Threats
o Briefly Noted: Bigcommerce, Intermedia, Adara Networks


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o San Francisco-Based Move Loot Raises $9 Million in First Round

San Francisco -- Move Loot, the San Francisco-based developer of an online marketplace for pre-owned furniture, said on Tuesday it has raised $9 million in its first round of funding, led by Metamorphic Ventures. First Round Capital, Index Ventures, Great Oaks, IDG and Sherpa Ventures also participated in the round. The company, which earlier had raised seed funding from Y Combinator and Google Ventures, said it will use the latest proceeds to expand beyond its three initial markets -- San Francisco Bay Area, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C. -- into several more U.S. cities. Since its founding in 2013, Move Loot has evolved from a single San Francisco-based storage facility with six employees to a 60-person company stocked with three warehouses.

o San Francisco-Based Yelp Acquires San Bruno-Based Eat24

San Francisco -- Yelp, the San Francisco-based operator of a local business reviews site, said on Tuesday it has acquired San Bruno-based Eat24.com, developer of an online and mobile food ordering service, in a deal valued at $134 million. The purchase price includes $75 million in stock and 1.4 million shares of Yelp stock. Yelp said the acquisition will expand its business in the key restaurant vertical. The company said it plans to expand Eat24's offering to the 1 million U.S. restaurants listed on its platform. "As more food ordering transactions move online, further integrating Eat24 will enhance our user experience," said Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp's co-founder and CEO. "With this acquisition, we gain more tools and expertise to help engage our users from discovery through transaction in a key vertical."

o Portola Valley-Based DigiSight Technologies Lands $7.8 Million

Portola Valley, Calif. -- DigiSight Technologies, a Portola Valley-based developer of tools designed to integrate data from mobile tests into clinical settings, said it has landed $7.8 million in its second round of funding. New investors Biosys Capital, Waycross Ventures, GE Ventures and Lagunita joined previous backers in the round. DigiSight's core technology, called the DigiSight Network, creates a secure connection for data from mobile devices to move into clinical settings. The first specialty in the company's commercialization strategy is ophthalmology. Patients generate ophthalmic data using mobile devices and share that data with care providers in real-time. The company said it will use the proceeds to continue developing its network and other specialized remote monitoring technologies with an expanded team.
http://www.digisight.net  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150209006280/en/DigiSight-Technologies-Announces-Series-Financing#.VNonn-bF_ng 

o Confidence of Silicon Valley VCs Rises Slightly in Q4

San Francisco -- The confidence of Bay Area venture capitalists rose slightly during the fourth quarter, according to the newly released Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index. The index, produced by University of San Francisco professor Mark Cannice and based on a survey of 28 Bay Area venture capitalists, registered a 3.93 out of 5, up from 3.89 the previous quarter. "Silicon Valley venture capitalists' confidence moved slightly higher as a continuing strong exit, investment and fundraising environment tempered concerns over inflated valuations in some venture sectors," wrote Cannice. The complete report is available at the link below.

o Report: White House to Launch New Agency to Battle Cyber Threats

Washington, DC -- The White House plans to create a new agency with the specific task of combating cyber attacks, The Washington Post reported. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, expected to be announced on Tuesday, will analyze intelligence from across the government, then coordinate plans to combat each threat. "The cyberthreat is one of the greatest threats we face, and policymakers and operators will benefit from having a rapid source of intelligence," Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, told The Washington Post.


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o Briefly Noted:

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based Bigcommerce, developer of an e-commerce platform for brands, on Tuesday named Tim Schulz as its chief product officer. Schulz most recently served as the head of business development and partnerships at Google. The company also has named Ron Pragides as its senior vice president of engineering and Melanie Kalemba as its senior vice president of sales and strategic business development.

(Mountain View, Calif.) Mountain View-based Intermedia, a provider of clout IT services to small businesses, on Tuesday named Kevin Parker to its board of directors. Parker, the chairman of Polycom, also will serve as chairman of the company's audit committee.

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based Adara Networks, a developer of software defined networking tools, on Tuesday named Qiaobing Xie as its chief technologist. Xie previously worked at Motorola, where he developed the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) with Randall Stewart, who also now works at Adara.
http://www.adaranetworks.com/pdf/PR-20150204.pdf (PDF)

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> Senior Level DOT.NET Developer - Washington DC - Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center Information Technology department provides and supports a variety of applications, systems and tools to staff, performers, patrons and other constituents to enable this mission to be accomplished. The senior .Net/Sharepoint developer will develop, maintain, enhance and support this set of solutions. Responsibilities Include: Provide software development, enhancement and support for complex .NET (primarily C#) based software used by the Kennedy Center, including Visual Studio 2010 and MVC applications both Windows and ASP.NET based. SQL Server 2008 R2 T-SQL database development ability is also a requirement. Responsibilities include providing business process analysis, custom software development and production system support. Experience: Five or more years of total IT lifecycle experience with three or more years mid-level, hands-on full lifecycle C#, or Java development in a business environment. Full requirements at link below. Experienced in multi-tiered application development. The position holder must be able to independently complete assignments on schedule as well as function as part of a larger team of developers, systems analysts, and business units. For more information and to submit resumes online, click here


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