o San Francisco-Based Zipongo Raises $18 Million in Second Round o San Francisco-Based Unbabel Raises $5 Million in First Round of Funding o Palo Alto-Based Canyon Bridge Capital to Acquire Lattice Semiconductor o Santa Clara-Based Acalvio Technologies Lands Investment from GV o Confidence of Silicon Valley VCs Rises in Third Quarter > Campaigns & Marketing Summit - Washington, D.C. - Dec. 1 o Briefly Noted: Global Semiconductor Alliance, Sharethrough _____________________________________________ > Job/Event/Marketplace Classified Listings (Full Listings Below Stories)
o San Francisco-Based Zipongo Raises $18 Million in Second Round
San Francisco -- Zipongo, a San Francisco-based digital health startup, said on Thursday it has raised $18 million in its second round of funding, led by Mayfield. Previous backer Excel Venture Management also participated in the round, which increased the company's total funding to $28 million. Founded by Jason Langheier, Zipongo has developed a digital nutrition coaching platform and food utility tools designed to help people eat healthier through personalized dietary recommendations. More than 150 companies and the majority of national health plans and wellness platforms currently work with the company as a means to lower healthcare costs. Ursheet Parikh and Tim Chang of Mayfield will join the company's board of directors. http://www.zipongo.com http://finance.yahoo.com/news/zipongo-leading-personalized-digital-nutrition-113000632.html _____________________________________________
o San Francisco-Based Unbabel Raises $5 Million in First Round of Funding
San Francisco -- Unbabel, the San Francisco-based developer of a technology platform that aims to improve translations of content in emails and chat, said on Thursday it has raised $5 million in its first round of funding, co-led by Notion Capital and Caixa Capital. Previous backers Faber Ventures and Schilling Capital Partners also participated in the round, which increased the three-year-old company's total funding to more than $8 million. Unbabel said it will use the proceeds to build out its platform, which combines natural language processing, artificial intelligence, quality estimation algorithms and a network of 40,000 human post-editors. "With a $38 billion market in translation services, it's clear that the expense is huge for any company looking to do business in a multilingual world," said co-founder and CEO Vasco Pedro. "We still think humans play a hugely important role in the process, but much further up the stack, atop cutting edge tech that does 95% of the job for them. With this approach, we can translate text faster and cheaper, including types of content that were previously seen as untranslatable like emails and chat." http://www.unbabel.com http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161103005153/en/Unbabel-Raises-5-Million-Bring-Artificial-Intelligence _____________________________________________
o Palo Alto-Based Canyon Bridge Capital to Acquire Lattice Semiconductor
Palo Alto, Calif. -- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a Palo Alto-based private equity firm focused on the technology sector, said on Thursday it will acquire Portland-based chipmaker Lattice Semiconductor in a deal valued at $1.3 billion. "Lattice's low-power FPGA franchise, along with its video connectivity and wireless solutions, make it a compelling, strategic investment," said Ray Bingham, founding partner at Canyon Bridge. The deal is expected to close in early 2017. Lattice will operate as a standalone unit of Canyon Bridge, with its senior management team remaining in place. Lattice also operates a development center in San Jose. http://www.canyonbridge.com http://www.latticesemi.com http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161103005762/en/Lattice-Semiconductor-Acquired-Canyon-Bridge-Capital-Partners _____________________________________________
o Santa Clara-Based Acalvio Technologies Lands Investment from GV
Santa Clara, Calif. -- Acalvio Technologies, a Santa Clara-based developer of technology designed to detect and respond to malicious activity inside the perimeter, said on Thursday it has landed a new investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company, which also is backed by Accel Ventures, Ignition Partners, Eileses Capital and Splunk, said it will use the funds to accelerate deployment of its new platform, which extends protection to Internet of Everything (IoE) and cloud environments. "Acalvio has developed highly differentiated, scalable deception technology that produces better detection and detailed attack analysis than traditional deception technology," said Tyson Clark, a partner at GV. http://acalvio.com http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/acalvio-technologies-secures-investment-from-gv-300356815.html _____________________________________________
o Confidence of Silicon Valley VCs Rises in Third Quarter
San Francisco -- The confidence of area VCs increased significantly during the third quarter, according to the latest Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index. The index, produced by University of San Francisco professor Mark Cannice, registered a 3.88 out of 5, up from 3.60 the previous quarter. Cannice welcomed the change, but urged caution. "While the current technology transformations indeed create nearly unlimited investment opportunities, these opportunities are still tied to the venture business model necessities of a welcoming exit market and motivated limited partners," said Cannice. The complete report is at the link below. https://www.usfca.edu/management/svvcci _____________________________________________ ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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