BlueData scores $20 mln Series C

Mountain View, California-based big data company BlueData has raised $20 million in Series C funding. Intel Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge and Ignition Partners. In addition to the funding, Intel’s Doug Fisher has been added to BlueData’s board of directors.


Comverse to buy Acision for about $135 mln

Comverse Inc has agreed to acquire Acision, a UK-based provider of secure mobile messaging and engagement services. The value of the transaction is about $135 million in cash, 3.13 million shares of Comverse’s common stock and potential earn-out payments of up to $35 million. Acision’s backers included Access Industries and Atlantic Bridge.


Hedvig scores $18 mln Series B

Santa Clara, California-based software-defined storage company Hedvig has secured $18 million in Series B funding. Vertex Ventures led the round with participation from return backers True Partners and Atlantic Bridge. In conjunction with the funding, In Sik Ree, a general partner at Vertex Ventures, has been added to Hedvig’s board of directors.


Acero Capital leads $10 mln Series B funding in Swrve

Acero Capital has led a $10 million Series B funding round in Swrve, a mobile marketing automation business. All existing investors, including Atlantic Bridge and Intel Capital, participated in the funding round bringing total capital raised to date to $22 million. Acero’s general partner Rami Elkhatib has joined Swrve’s board of directors.


Acero Capital leads Series B round for Swrve

San Francisco and Dublin-based mobile marketing automation firm Swrve said Thursday that it has secured $10 million in Series B funding. Acero Capital led the round with participation from return backers that included Atlantic Bridge and Intel Capital.

VC-backed Movidius expands technical advisory board

Movidius has added Takeo Kanade to its technical advisory board. Kanade is a professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Movidius is a computational image chip maker. Its backers include AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

Lattice Semiconductor Pays $62M for SiliconBlue

Publicly traded Lattice Semiconductor Corp. will pay roughly $62 million to acquire SiliconBlue Technologies, a venture-backed maker of products for the consumer handheld market. Founded in 2006 and based in Santa Clara, Calif., SiliconBlue was backed by investors including BlueRunVentures, Crosslink Capital, NEA, Apex Venture Partners, TSMC and Atlantic Bridge.

SiliconBlue Technologies Inks $18M Series D

SiliconBlue Technologies has closed on $18 million in Series D financing. Atlantic Bridge, a Dublin and London-based private equity firm, led the financing. Existing shareholders BlueRun Ventures, Crosslink Capital, NEA and Apex Venture Partners all participated in the round. Brian Long, a partner at Atlantic Bridge, will join the company’s board. SiliconBlue develops custom mobile device technology for handheld applications. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.

Acision raises $100M in funding

Mobile data company Acision has raised $100 million in funding from existing shareholders Access Industries, owned by Len Blavatnik, a co-shareholders International Investment and Underwriting (IIU), owned by Irish investor Dermot Desmond, and Atlantic Bridge.

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