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Valuations Rise, But Venture Investors Still Jazzed About Security

Private company valuations for security companies are up, but venture investors remain excited about putting to money to work. There is no secret why. Governments and corporations are under attack from cyber hacks, and IT budgets are being freed up for products and services to strengthened digital defenses.

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Robert Ackerman: Venture Capital At A Tipping Point

Despite the protests from the Kauffman Foundation and others about its demise, venture capital is very much alive. Having just returned from a trip abroad to talk to numerous investors, I am sensing a true tipping point in attitudes toward venture and in the appetite for investing

AvaLAN Inks Over $700,000 in Series B

Alabama-based AvaLAN Wireless Systems, has raised over $700,000 in Series B financing led by the Huntsville Angel Network. AvaLAN is a growth-stage company developing secure industrial wireless technology. Further participation came from the Auburn Angel Network and private individual investors including Pete Bodine and Spencer Tall who are both managing directors at Allegis Capital in […]

PureWave Networks Inks $5M

Santa Clara, Calif.-based PureWave Networks Inc., maker of 4G wireless base stations, has raised $5 million in Series C financing. Investors in the round were not named. The company said it would use the financing for continued development and commercialization of its new line of small cell LTE base stations. The company has previously raised […]

Solera Raises $20M From Intel, Allegis, Signal Peak, Trident

Solera Networks said it raised $20 million in a Series D financing led by Intel Capital and joined by existing investors Allegis Capital, Signal Peak Ventures and Trident Capital. The Salt Lake City security company will use the money to expand global sales, marketing and product development efforts. PRESS RELEASE Solera Networks Raises $20 Million in Series […]

Symplified Seals $20M Series C

Ignition Partners led a $20 million Series C round for cloud identity technology company Symplified. As a result, Cameron Myhrvold of Ignition Partners has joined its board of directors. Existing investors Allegis Capital, Granite Ventures and Quest Software also participated in the financing, which brings the company’s total funding to $38.8 million.

Bob Ackerman: It’s Time for Government Investing in Research Again

The American economy is a mess. Growth has been stuck at a tortoise-like pace for years. The unemployment rate continues to hover at nine percent or higher. And faltering research and development threatens not only innovation, but our future. The good news is there’s a fix for this: The U.S. government simply needs to invest […]

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