FeedHenry said it raised $9 million in a round led by Intel Capital and joined by new investor ACT Venture Capital and existing investors Kernel Capital, VMware Inc. and Enterprise Ireland. Private investors also participated. The new funding will support the international expansion of the company’s mobile application platform.
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Ottawa-based BTI Systems Inc. has named software industry veteran Tod Nielsen to the company’s board of directors. Nielsen recently helped establish the EMC/VMware spin-off Pivotal Initiative. Prior to that he was with VMware, Borland and Microsoft. BTI, a provider of intelligent networking software and systems, has been venture-backed since 2000. Its investors include Bain Capital Ventures, BDC Venture Capital, Covington Funds, Export Development Canada, GrowthWorks and Kodiak Venture Partners.
Most everyone knows the story of the “PayPal Mafia.” The term refers to how a network of founders and early employees of the online payment services company—people such as Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Roelof Botha, Elon Musk, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim and Reid Hoffman, among others—leveraged their connections to [...]
In recent months, venture capitalists have been complaining that a shortage of talented engineers is driving up engineering salaries at their portfolio companies. Turns out all that complaining is warranted. Created in part by the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Zynga, as well as the sheer numbers of Web companies to spring into [...]
“I’ve thought about writing a blog. I’ve thought a lot about it, but that’s not really me,” said Mike Kwatinetz, dipping into an omelet yesterday at Bob’s Steak & Chop House, an old-school San Francisco eatery. “I can’t help but feel there are better uses of my time.”
The sentiment wasn’t surprising coming from Kwatinetz, who co-founded the tech-focused venture firm Azure Capital Partners in 2000 with several other former investment bankers, all of whom once reported to star banker Frank Quattrone.
Azure does much the old-fashioned way. You’d never find Kwatinetz in a hoodie, for example. He uses a Blackberry. And though Azure’s deal size varies considerably
(Reuters) – VMware Inc (VMW.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is in advanced talks to buy Novell Inc’s (NOVL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Linux operating system business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The paper reported that private equity-backed software company Attachmate Corp [WIZARA.UL] could buy some or all of Novell’s remaining assets.
Four acquisitions of virtual software and cloud-based companies this week have fueled speculation that there will be more to come. At the VMworld conference this week, the buzz has mostly been about the bidding war over 3Par, which Hewlett-Packard won today with its $2.4 billion offer. (As we previously reported, a few VC firms stand [...]
(VentureBeat) — Virtualization giant VMware announced today that it has acquired an IT analytics startup called Integrien for $100 million.
Irvine, Calif.-based Integrien offers systems monitoring software, similar to IBM’s Tivoli, with an emphasis on up-to-the-minute information about problems with your infrastructure. Microsoft’s Sidekick unit signed up as a customer to make sure it doesn’t have another outage like it did last fall. Itegrien was funded by Clearstone Venture Partners, Tech Coast Angels, Acartha Group, and Mariner Capital Ventures, most recently in an $8 million round announced in May.