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Hired secures $15 mln Series A funding

Hired has secured a $15 million Series A round. The financing was led by Crosslink Capital and Sierra Ventures with additional participation from SoftTech VC and Sherpa Ventures.

Spotzer raises funds under new Jobs Act

Digital marketing platforms and services provider Spotzer Media Group has launched a stock offering under the recently enacted Jobs Act. Spotzer was founded in 2006 by serial internet entrepreneur Andrew D. Klein and is backed by venture capital investors, including Sierra Ventures, Cyrte Investments and SV Angel (Ron Conway).

Sierra Ventures Adds Al Campa As Partner

Sierra Ventures said it appointed Al Campa as a partner at the firm. Campa will work with portfolio companies on strategy, contribute to deal sourcing and foster collaboration between portfolio companies and the firm’s council of Fortune 1000 CIO advisors.

Bina Technologies Raises $6.25M From Sierra

Bina Technologies said it closed a $6.25 million Series B round in a deal led by Sierra Ventures. The big data genomics company plans to expand development, marketing, sales and support. It will raise additional investment from a strategic life sciences investor to close out the round in the coming months.

Alpine Data Labs Names Joe Otto CEO

Alpine Data Labs, a San Mateo, Calif.-based maker of Web-based, collaborative workflow software, has named Joe Otto as president and CEO. Otto was most recently a senior vice president of sales and services for Greenplum, a company acquired by EMC in 2010. In 2011, Alpine raised $7.5 million in Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia. The company has also received funding from Stanford University.

Notes From the Field: It’s Still Early for Cloud

Most major corporations are on the road to cloud computing, right? Asked at the Sierra Ventures CIO Summit whether they were spending money on public or private clouds, a roomful of CIOs gave an answer that may surprise you.

Notes From The Field: CTO Weighs In On Big Data

Want to best understand the big data opportunities within reach of your portfolio companies? Then ask some of the world’s biggest enterprises about their most pressing needs. This was my goal in attending this year’s Sierra Ventures CIO Summit.

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