Scality Lands $22 Million, Led by Menlo Ventures and Iris Capital

Scality, a San Francisco-based startup that is focused on large-scale storage management, has closed on $22 million in Series C funding, bringing its total capital raised to $35 million. Menlo Ventures and Iris Capital led the round, which included participation from FSN PME and existing investors Idinvest Partners, OMNES Capital, and Galileo Partners.

Menlo Adds More As Venture Partner, Gorelik As EIR

Menlo Ventures has added Avery More as a venture partner and Alex Gorelik as an EIR, according to a blog post. More will source enterprise deals at the firm and Gorelik will incubate a company and offer advice on the cloud and big data investments.

Menlo Adds Karl Mehta As A Venture Partner

Menlo Ventures says it added Karl Mehta as a venture partner. Mehta will focus on sourcing investments and will advise portfolio companies in financial services, mobile payments, e-commerce and gaming. He was the founder and CEO of Menlo-backed PlaySpan, which sold to Visa. The Obama Administration named him as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2012.

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An Investor Blends Business with Social Service, and Reaps the Rewards

Iranian-born entrepreneur-investor Shervin Pishevar has become a well-known brand in Silicon Valley in recent years largely because of his social entrepreneurship, not his startup prowess. His particular cause has been eradicating many of the hurdles that foreign-born entrepreneurs still face in entering and remaining in the U.S. But clearly, Pishevar’s social conscience has been good for business.

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