Big Data Startups News: Funding, Acquisitions And IPOs Q2 2015

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Gil Press, Contributor

July 31, 2015

U.S. venture capital investments rose 24% in the second quarter of 2015, reaching dot-com era levels of $19.19 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Worldwide, venture capital investments in the second quarter rose to $32 billion, according to KPMG and CB Insights.

Here are the funding and exits highlights of the second quarter of 2015 in the big data space.

Funding

Domo, provider of a cloud-based business management platform (or next-generation business intelligence), has raised $200 million in Series D funding from BlackRock, Capital Group, Glynn Capital Management and existing investor GGV Capital, bringing total funding to more than $450 million.

MarkLogic, provider of a NoSQL database, has raised $102M in Series F funding from Wellington Management Company LLP, Arrowpoint Partners, and existing investors Northgate Capital, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and Gary Bloom, president and CEO of MarkLogic, bringing total funding to $175.6 million.

Banjo, building a real-time data platform (and “the ultimate crystal ball”), has raised $100 million in Series C funding from Softbank and BlueRun Ventures, bringing total funding to $121 million.

Sumo Logic, provider of an analytics platform for machine-generated data, has raised $80 million in a Series E round from DFJ Growth, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and existing investors Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and Accel Partners, bringing total funding to $160.5 million.

Snowflake Computing, provider of a cloud-based data warehouse, has raised $45 million in Series C funding from Altimeter Capital and existing investors Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures, bringing total funding $71 million.

Saama Technologies, a provider of data analytics services, has raised $35 million in Series A funding from Carrick Capital Partners, its first institutional investor.

Guavus, provider of big data analytics applications for operational intelligence, has raised $30 million in funding from new and existing investors, bringing total funding to $129 million from Translink Capital, Goldman Sachs, QuestMark Partners, Investor Growth Capital, SingTel Innov8, Intel Capital, Sofinnova Ventures and Artiman Ventures.

Lattice Engines, provider of predictive marketing and sales applications, has raised $28 million in Series D funding from River Cities Capital Funds, Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking, Blue Cloud Ventures and existing investors Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), bringing total funding to $75 million.

Feedzai, using machine learning for fraud prevention, has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding from Oak HC/FT and existing investors, Sapphire Ventures and Espirito Santo Ventures, bringing total funding to $26.1 million.

Rocana, provider of root cause analysis software, has raised $15 million in Series B funding from Google Ventures, Toba Capital, Paul Sagan, and existing investor General Catalyst, bringing total funding to $19.4 million.

Windward, a maritime data analytics startup, has raised $10.8 million in Series B from led Horizons Ventures, existing investor Aleph, and others, bringing total funding to $15.8 million.

mnubo, provider of IoT data analytics, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from White Star Capital, and McRock Capital.

Exits

MasterCard has acquired cloud-based analytics provider Applied Predictive Technologies for $600 million.

PTC has acquired ColdLight, provider of an automated predictive analytics platform for approximately $105 million.

Spotify has acquired data analytics startup Seed Scientific to establish a new Advanced Analytics unit. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pandora has acquired data analytics startup Next Big Sound. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Microsoft has acquired Datazen, a mobile business intelligence and data visualization service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Twitter has acquired machine learning startup Whetlab. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

New to the big data scene

Lyra Health, a new behavioral health technology bringing data analytics to mental health, launched with seed funding from former Facebook and Genentech CFO David Ebersman and the venture capital firm Venrock. It has also raised $3.1 million from Castlight Health.

Maana, a provider of enterprise search and discovery platform, has raised $11 million in Series A funding from Chevron Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures, Frost Data Capital, GE Ventures, and Intel Capital, bringing total funding to more than $14 million.

Massive Analytic, developer of an AI tool providing knowledge of possible events and outcomes before they occur, has released its platform for testing and has also raised $2 million in seed funding.

 

This article was written by Gil Press from Forbes and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

 

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