o San Bruno-Based Freshdesk Raises $55 Million in Sixth Round o Redwood City-Based Interana Lands $18 Million in New Funding o Francisco Partners, Elliott Management Complete Deal for Dell Software o San Francisco-Based Ripple Names Brad Garlinghouse as New CEO o Palo Alto-Based Actian Revamps Leadership Team > Campaigns & Marketing Summit - Washington, D.C. - Dec. 1 o Briefly Noted: Exnodes, Venafi, Comcast, Support.com _____________________________________________ > Job/Event/Marketplace Classified Listings (Full Listings Below Stories)
o San Bruno-Based Freshdesk Raises $55 Million in Sixth Round
San Bruno, Calif. -- Freshdesk, a San Bruno-based developer of cloud-based customer service software, said on Tuesday it has raised $55 million in its sixth round of funding, led by new investor Sequoia Capital India. Previous backer Accel also participated in the round, which comes 18 months after the company announced its previous round. Since then, Freshdesk has doubled its customer base to more than 80,000, opened a new office in Europe and added two new products, Hotline.io, an in-app support and engagement platform for mobile-first businesses; and Freshsales, a CRM tool and sales system for high-velocity sales teams. The company, which now has raised $149 million since its inception, said it will use the new funding to accelerate the growth of these products and expand its regional teams across the globe. http://www.freshdesk.com _____________________________________________
o Redwood City-Based Interana Lands $18 Million in New Funding
Redwood City, Calif. -- Interana, the Redwood City-based developer of a behavioral analytics tool designed to help clients learn more about their customers' digital behavior, said on Tuesday it has landed $18 million in a new round of funding, led by Vertex Ventures. Battery Ventures, Data Collective, Allen Company, Fuel Capital and Index Ventures also took part in the round, which increased the company's total backing to $46.2 million. Interana said it will use the latest proceeds to support its next phase of growth, expand its customer base -- which currently includes Bing, Tinder, Reddit, Asana and Azure -- and bolster product development activities. The company also announced it has added Max Schireson, executive-in-residence at Battery Ventures, and In Sik Rhee, general partner at Vertex Ventures, to its board of directors. https://www.interana.com/ http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/interana-raises-18-million-funding-make-behavioral-analytics-broadly-available-2171652.htm _____________________________________________
o Francisco Partners, Elliott Management Complete Deal for Dell Software
San Francisco -- Francisco Partners, the San Francisco-based technology private equity firm, and hedge fund manager Elliott Management said Tuesday they have completed their more than $2 billion acquisition of Dell Software Group from the Texas-based computer giant. The deal was first announced in June. The acquisition also includes tech security company SonicWall and business software developer Quest Software, both of which Dell acquired in 2012. Both now will operate as independent companies. "We believe there is significant opportunity to create value for all stakeholders involved by operating Quest and SonicWall as two separate companies," said DJ Deb, Francisco's co-founder and CEO. "Both companies have very strong product portfolios and loyal customers, but operate in very different markets. As standalone businesses, Quest and SonicWall will have the resources, focus and independence required to drive the next stage of growth for each company." Jeff Hawn and Bill Conner will become the CEOs of Quest and SonicWall, respectively. http://www.quest.com http://www.sonicwall.com http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161101005604/en/Francisco-Partners-Elliott-Management-Complete-Acquisition-Dell _____________________________________________
o San Francisco-Based Ripple Names Brad Garlinghouse as New CEO
San Francisco -- Ripple, a San Francisco-based developer of financial settlement technology, on Tuesday named Brad Garlinghouse as its new CEO, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Chris Larsen, who will become executive chairman. Garlinghouse will take the helm after more than a year and a half as the company's president and COO. He earlier was the chairman and CEO of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), the president of consumer applications at AOL and a senior vice president at Yahoo. Larsen will remain controlling shareholder of the company. The news comes after Ripple recently landed $55 million in its second round of funding. Larsen in 2006 co-founded Prosper Marketplace, the first peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S. He then co-founded Ripple in 2012 and has since served as CEO and chairman. https://ripple.com/ https://ripple.com/ripple_press/amid-high-growth-ripples-chris-larsen-appoints-brad-garlinghouse-chief-executive-officer/ _____________________________________________ o Palo Alto-Based Actian Revamps Leadership Team
Palo Alto, Calif. -- Actian, a Palo Alto-based developer of data management and data integration technology, on Tuesday named Rohit De Souza as its new president and CEO, David Murphy as its executive chairman and Gregg Hampton as its CFO. Current CEO Steve Shine and CFO Steven Springsteel have resigned. De Souza most recently served as the president and acting CEO of BeyondCore, which was acquired by Salesforce. Murphy, a current board member, was the president and COO of Blue Coat Systems, prior to its acquisition by Symantec. Hampton also was the CFO of Blue Coat. "We have created a terrific foundation," said Ken Goldman, a board member and the CFO of Yahoo. http://www.actian.com http://www.actian.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/actian-announces-executive-leadership-changes/ _____________________________________________ ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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(Livermore, Calif.) Comcast today announced it will start offering a residential 1 Gigabit speed Internet service to customers in select cities within its California footprint in early 2017. The company said it will deliver the fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes. Comcast currently offers Gigabit Pro in California, a 2 Gigabit, fiber-based product that requires a professional installation and equipment. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161101005432/en/Comcast-Announces-Gigabit-Internet-Service-Coming-California
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