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Storage software company PernixData raises $35 mln from Menlo, KP, Benioff and others

Menlo Ventures led an oversubscribed $35 million Series C funding round for PernixData, a San Jose, California-based provider of software that virtualizes server-side flash to enable scale-out storage performance. The round also included Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Silver Lake co-founder Jim Davidson and Seagate CEO Steve Luczo. Previous investors Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners an individual investors Lane Bess, Mark Leslie and John Thompson also participated. The company has now raised $62 million since it was founded two years ago. As part of the round, Menlo Managing Director Mark Siegel has joined the board in an advisory role.

Pure Storage Goes Large With $150M Pre-IPO Round

The enterprise storage solutions provider Pure Storage announced today that it has raised $150 million in a Series E round that the company expects will carry it through to an IPO. The large funding round was led by T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global Management. The company, founded in 2009, has now raised $245 million in funding with previous investors including Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Cloud Storage Startup Bitcasa Secures $7M

Bitcasa, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cloud storage company, has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to $9 million. Pelion Venture Partners, an existing investor, and Horizons Ventures, a new investor, co-led the round, with Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, CrunchFund and Samsung Ventures also participating.

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