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Kleiner Perkins leads $106 mln round in big data company DataStax

DataStax, which provides a big data platform built on Apache Cassandra, has raised a $106 million Series E round of funding in what is likely a pre-IPO round. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Joining the round are ClearBridge Investments, Cross Creek Advisors, Wasatch Funds, PremjiInvest and Comcast Ventures. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has now raised $190 million in total funding, including a $45 million Series D round in July 2013.

Big Data Company DataStax Raises $45M Series D

DataStax, which provides a big data platform built on Apache Cassandra, has raised $45 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners and new investors DFJ Growth and Next World Capital. The company has now raised about $110 million in total funding since it was founded in early 2010.

Big Data Company DataStax Racks Up Third Round of Funding

DataStax, the provider of the open source database management system Apache Cassandra, has raised a $25 million Series C round of funding. Meritech Capital Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital. The company has now raised $38.7 million in fudning since 2010.

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