SnapLogic has appointed Spencer Punter as chief financial officer. The appointment builds on SnapLogic’s $20 million funding in late 2012, from Ignition Partners, Triangle Peak Partners and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz.
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Providing what appears to be a sizable exit for Ignition Partners and other venture firms, Facebook today acquired startup Parse Inc., which offers a cloud-based mobile application platform. Ignition was the startup’s largest venture backer.
Motif Investing has raised an additional $25 million in financing from a group of investors including Goldman Sachs & Co. and existing Motif investors Foundation Capital, Ignition Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. San Mateo-based Motif is an online broker. Darren Cohen, Managing Director of Principal Strategic Investments at Goldman, is joining Motif’s board as an observer.
IMS Health, a Parsippany, N.J.-based healthcare industry data firm, has acquired Appature, a Seattle-based software company that had raised roughly $10 million, including from Madrona Venture Group and Ignition Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ignition Venture Partners is seeking $150 million for its newest fund – a major decrease from the last fund, which was $400 million. Still, the Seattle-based VC has scored some good exits lately, including data analytics provider Splunk.
WhipTail, a Whippany, N.J.-based flash based storage company, has raised a $31 million Series C round of funding from SanDisk, Ignition Partners, RRE Ventures and Spring Mountain Capital. Silicon Valley Bank provided debt financing and the company said an unnamed Silicon Valley industry titan also invested.
INRIX, an international provider of traffic information and driver services has elected John Connors to its board of directors. Connors is a partner at Ignition Partners and former chief financial officer of Microsoft Corporation.
Business technology solutions provider Avanade is to acquire Azaleos Corporation, headquartered in Seattle. Azaleos is a Microsoft Exchange and messaging company backed by Ignition Partners and Second Avenue Partners.
Continuuity has secured a $10 million Series A funding round. Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners led the round, and were joined by returning and new investors Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective and Amplify Partners.
Cloud computing startup Convergent-io announced it raised a $10 million Series A round from Andreessen Horowitz. The startup–which was founded by veterans of Xensource, which was bought by Citrix five years ago–develops cloud-based storage infrastructure. Peter Levine, general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, has joined the board. The company reportedly raised a $1.2 million seed-stage round of [...]