Metanautix racks up $7 mln Series A

Metanautix said Tuesday that it has closed $7 million in Series A funding. The investors included Sequoia Capital, the Stanford University endowment fund and Shiva Shivakumar, former VP of engineering at Google. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Metanautix is a big data analytics firm.


Mayfield Fund and Sequoia Capital back Knowlarity

Singapore-based cloud telephony startup Knowlarity has received $16 million in Series B funding, the company announced on its site. Mayfield Fund led the round with participation from previous backer Sequoia Capital. To read the post, visit here.


India-based Olacabs nets Series C funds

India cab network Olacabs has raised INR 250 crores in Series C funding. The investors included Steadview Capital, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management and Matrix Partnes India. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for expansion and to invest into the “supply ecosystem.”


Qualcomm acquires VC-backed Wilocity

Qualcomm has acquired Wilocity, a semiconductor firm based in California and Israel. No financial terms were disclosed. Its backers included Benchmark, Sequoia Capital, Jerusalem Global Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and Tallwood Venture Capital.


Sequoia Capital leads Series A round for Keen IO

According to a blog post on its site, Keen IO has closed $11.3 million in Series A financing. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation Pelion, Amplify, Rincon, Cloud Power Capital and Morris Wheeler. Based in San Francisco, Keen IO is a provider of analytics for developers. To read details about the funding, visit here.


Sequoia Capital backs Akosha

Akosha has closed $5.2 million in funding from Sequoia Capital. Based in India, Akosha is an online consumer service and feedback platform.

Globo acquires VC-backed Sourcebits

Globo said Monday that it has acquired Sourcebits. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, Sourcebits, which was backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures India, is a provider of mobile, web and cloud solutions.

CoreOS nabs $8 mln Series A

CoreOS said Monday that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from return backers Sequoia Capital and Fuel Capital. CoreOS is a Linux operating system for server deployments.

VC-backed StrongView adds two to team

StrongView said Monday it has hired Steve Melamed as chief sales officer and Mark Parks as vice president of product. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., StrongView is an e-mail and cross-channel marketing solutions provider. Its backers include Sequoia Capital, Evercore Partners, DAG Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.


VC-backed AgilOne adds two to staff

AgilOne has appointed Ted Farrell as chief technology officer and Dan Moore as vice president of customer success. Previously, Farrell worked at Badgeville where he served as chief technology officer while Moore worked at RightScale. Based in Mountain View, Calif., AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive marketing platform. Its backers include Tenaya Capital. Next World Capital, Four Rivers Group, Sequoia Capital and Mayfield Fund.

VC-backed OpenDNS hires CFO

OpenDNS has hired Burt W. Podbere as chief financial officer. Previously, Podbere worked at Net Optics where he served as CFO. Based in San Francisco, OpenDNS is a provider of internet security solutions. Its backers include Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Glynn Capital, Cisco, Evolution Capital, Lumia Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital.

Clari pulls in $20 mln Series B

Clari said Tuesday that it has received $20 million Series B funding round. Bain Capital Ventures led the round with participation from Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. In addition to the funding, Bain Capital Ventures’ Ajay Agarwal has been added to Clari’s board. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Clair is a mobile-first sales productivity platform.


Andreessen Horowitz leads Series B round for Instacart

Instacart, an on-demand grocery service, has received $44 million in Series B funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from previous backers Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Canaan Partners. Also, Box CEO Aaron Levie and Y Combinator President Sam Altman made personal investments.

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