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Altierre grabs over $21 mln

Altierre Corp. has raised more than $21 million in financing. Stratim Capital and D.E. Shaw & Co. led the round with participation from previous backers ATA Ventures, DuPont Capital Management, Labrador Ventures and Kinetic Ventures. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for growth. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Altierre is a provider of wireless technology for the internet of things.

Sequoia, USVP Back Clustrix With Series C

Clustrix, a San Francisco-based developer of clustered databases to help make them manageable and searchable, has raised a $16.5 million Series C round of funding from current investors Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, ATA Ventures and individual investor Don Listwin, a former executive of Cisco. The company, which was founded in late 2005 and came out of Y Combinator, has raised now raised $46.5 million to date.

Givit Launches Video App for iPhone

Givit has launched a free app offering the easiest way for users to create personal video highlight reels on iPhone. Backed by ATA Ventures and JK&B Ventures, the company is based in San Diego, CA.

YottaMark Raises $24M From Westbury, Fairhaven, ATA, Thomvest, Granite

YottaMark Inc. said it raised $24 million in a Series D round led by Westbury Partners and joined by new investor Fairhaven Capital. Existing investors ATA Ventures, Thomvest Ventures and Granite Ventures participated. The company has now raised $53 million. PRESS RELEASE YottaMark Receives $24 Million in Funding for Leading Food Traceability Solution New investment […]

PixyKids Appoints to Board

PixyKids, a social media family and kids platform, has appointed John F. Rizzo, Jive Software’s chief marketing officer, to its board of directors. The announcement follows a recent $3 million funding round which included a $2 million investment by ATA Ventures. The company is also backed by Silicon Valley giants Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins Caufield […]

Oak Leads $11M Round for Milyoni

Social entertainment company Milyoni has raised $11 million in a Series B round led by Oak Investment Partners. Previous investors ATA Ventures and Thomvest Ventures also participated in the round. The money will be used for further development as well as to open offices in Los Angeles and New York. PRESS RELEASE Milyoni, the leader […]

Adesto Technologies Closes Third Round Led By Altis Semiconductor

Adesto Technologies, a Sunnyvale-based, venture-backed semiconductor company specializing in conductive bridging RAM or CBRAM technology, has raised an undisclosed amount of financing — its third round — led by Altis Semiconductor. The companies current investors, which include Adams Street Partners, ATA Ventures, and Arch Venture Partners, among others, contributed pro-rata in the new round. PRESS RELEASE: […]

Clustrix Announces Robin Purohit as President and CEO

Clustrix, a San Francisco-based Y Combinator alum that makes database appliances, has hired Robin Purhohit as president and CEO. Purhohit comes to the company from HP, where he was a vice president and general manager of HP’s portfolio of IT management, information management, and application security products. Purhohit joined HP when it acquired Mercury Interactive in […]

Shocking Technologies Seals $15.2M

Shocking Technologies Inc., a maker of polymer nano-composite for protecting electronic products from electrostatic discharge, has raised $15.2 million from publicly traded Littelfuse Inc., Arch Ventures, ATA Ventures, Balch Hill Capital, Skylake Incuvest, Vista Ventures and other undisclosed investors. The San Jose, Calif.-based company will use the round to expand its capacity and infrastructure.

Zoosk Eyes New Funding Round

Zoosk is looking to attract investors in a new round of financing for the fast-growing online dating website.The San Francisco-based company recently hired Deutsche Bank to help it raise $50 million to $75 million, according to two people familiar with the effort. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the financing is private. Zoosk investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, ATA Ventures and Amidzad Partners.

Milyoni Raises $3M Series A From ATA, Thomvest

Milyoni said Wednesday that it secured $3 million in Series A financing from returning seed investors ATA Ventures and Thomvest Ventures. The Pleasanton, Calif., company will use the funding to extend its social commerce platforms and applications that companies use to sell both real and digital goods. PRESS RELEASE Leading F-Commerce Provider Milyoni Secures $3 […]

VCs Have Gone to the Cloud in 2010

Forget social gaming and social media. You can even dismiss the iPad, mobile apps, Facebook and Apple altogether. For my money, the story of 2010 was defined by the year of the cloud. All you have to do is take a look at how the cloud has gone mainstream, with the Microsoft TV commercial that […]

Clustrix Raises $12M Series B

San Francisco-based Clustrix, which develops clustered database systems for Internet-based applications, has raised $12 million in Series B financing. Menlo Park, Calif.-based firms U.S. Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital, along with Redwood City, Calif.-based ATA Ventures, participated pro-rata in this round, bringing the company’s total financing to $30 million.

Lavante Raised $8M in Series C Round

Lavante, which develops technology for on-demand recovery auditing and supplier information management, has raised $8 million in Series C financing. SAP Ventures led the round, which included participation from ATA Ventures and Venrock. As a result of the round, SAP Ventures’ Andreas Weiskam has joined Lavante’s board.

uCirrus Inks $4 Million Financing Round

San Mateo, Calif.-based uCirrus, which develops enterprise operating software, has raised $4 million in a round led by Menlo Park, Calif.-based SK Telecom Ventures. Qualcomm Ventures and ATA Ventures also invested in the round. SK Telecom Ventures’ Rob Trice, ATA’s Mike Hodges and Qualcomm’s Jack Young will join uCirrrus’ board of directors as a result of the funding.

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