VC-backed Interana appoints VP of engineering

Menlo Park, California-based Interana, a provider of self-service analytics for event data, has named Rich Sanzi as vice president of engineering. Previously, Sanzi worked at NetApp, where he served as vice president of engineering. Interana is backed by Battery Ventures, Data Collective, Fuel Capital, Index Ventures, SV Angel and Y Combinator.

VC-backed Metamarkets adds Payne to board

Metamarkets, a provider of programmatic marketing analytics, has named Jim Payne to its board of directors. Payne is the founder and former CEO of MoPub, a mobile ad exchange that was acquired by Twitter. Metamarkets is backed by Data Collective, Khosla Ventures, Village Ventures, IA Ventures and True Ventures.


Ginkgo Bioworks nabs $9 mln Series A

Boston-based organism design company Ginkgo Bioworks has received $9 million in Series A funding. The investors were Felicis Ventures, OS Fund, Data Collective, iGlobe Partners and Vast Ventures.

Andreessen Horowitz GP Srinivasan to work full-time at bitcoin startup

Balaji Srinivasan, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will be working full-time at bitcoin startup 21 Inc, which he co-founded. Srinivasan made the announcement in a blog post on the venture firm’s site. However, Srinivasan will remain part-time as a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he says he will continue to lead new investments, build the firm’s software team and help entrepreneurs. According to Crunchbase, 21 has just raised $116 million in funding. Investors in that round included Andreessen Horowitz, Peter Thiel, Qualcomm Ventures, Data Collective and Khosla Ventures. In December 2013, Marc Andressen announced on the firm’s site that Srinivasan was joining the firm. To read the post about Srinivasan working full-time at 21, visit here.



Spreadsheet startup Airtable fetches $3 mln

San Francisco-based spreadsheet startup Airtable, which publicly launched on Wednesday, has secured $3 million in funding, said a source at the company. The backers included Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, Data Collective, Crunchfund, Box Group, Ashton Kutcher, Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator and Othman Laraki, former vice president of product at Twitter.

Data Collective leads $15 mln round for Metamarkets

Metamarkets, a real-time analytics platform for the digital advertising space, has secured $15 million in funding. Data Collective led the round with participation from other investors that included Khosla Ventures, IA Ventures, True Ventures and Village Ventures.


BlueTalon fetches $5 mln

Redwood City, California-based BlueTalon, a provider of data entitlement solutions for Hadoop, has received $5 million in funding. The investors were Signia Venture Partners, Biosys Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Stanford-StartX Fund, Divergent Ventures, Berggruen Holdings and Data Collective.


VC-backed BlueData names marketing VP

Mountain View, California-based big data firm BlueData has hired Schroedl as vice president of marketing. Previously, Schroedl worked at Cisco Systems, where he served as director of product and solutions marketing for the cloud computing and data center software business. BlueData is backed by Ignition Partners, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Intel Capital, Amplify Partners and Data Collective.


Business analytics provider Interana raises $20 mln led by Index

Interana, a provider of metrics for businesses to see how customers behave and products are used announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round, with participation from new investors AME Cloud Ventures and individuals Harris Barton (an angel investor and former San Francisco 49ers lineman) and Mike Olson (chief strategy officer at Cloudera). Existing investors also participated in the round, such as Battery Ventures, Data Collective and Fuel Capital. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Interana has now raised $28.2 million in total funding. As part of the Series B, Mike Volpi, general partner at Index Ventures, has joined the Interana board.


Planet Labs scores $95 mln

San Francisco-based Planet Labs, a space and information company, has raised $70 million in Series C funding. Data Collective led the round. Also, Planet Labs has received a $25 million debt facility from Western Technology Investment. And, in conjunction with the Series C funding, Zachary Bogue, co-managing partner at Data Collective, has been added to Planet Labs’ board.


VC-backed MemSQL appoints Held as executive chairman

San Francisco-based MemSQL, a provider of big data analytics, has named Jerry Held as executive chairman. Held is a chairman of Tamr. MemSQL’s backers include Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Data Collective and In-Q-Tel.

VC-backed BlueData adds two to team

Mountain View, Calif.-based big data firm BlueData has hired Jim Lenox as vice president of worldwide sales and Greg Kirchoff as vice president of business development. Previously, Lenox worked at Midokura while Kirchoff worked at Microsoft. BlueData is backed by Ignition Partners, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Intel Capital, Amplify Partners and Data Collective.


Data company Mattermark raises $6.5 mln, Feld joins board

Mattermark, which provides a data platform used by investors to track private companies, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round that was led by Foundry Group. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2013 and has now raised $11.3 million in total funding. Participating in the Series A was many of the company’s seed-stage investors, including 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Sherpa Ventures, Felicis Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Version One Ventures and many individuals, including Jeff Lawson, Carter Rabasa, Damien Tanner, Daniel Clark, Eileen Burbidge, Elliot Loh, Enrico Pandian, Eric Ries, Ullas Naik and others. As part of the Series A round, Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry, has joined the Mattermark board.


Sliced Investing pulls in $2 mln seed

Hedge fund start-up Sliced Investing has raised $2 million in seed funding. the firm announced in a blog post on its site. The investors included Khosla Ventures, Triple Point Capital, Data Collective and Y Combinator. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used to launch new hedge fund products and to grow its user base. To read further details about the funding, visit here.


Data startup Confluent nets $6.9 mln

Mountain View, Calif.-based Confluent, a newly launched real-time data startup, has received $6.9 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Eric Vishria of Benchmark led the round with participation from LinkedIn and Data Collective. To read more details about the funding, visit here.



Parking valet app Luxe drives away with $5.5 mln

San Francisco-based parking valet app Luxe has received $5.5 million in seed funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. The investors were Redpoint Ventures, Google Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures, Foundation Capital, BoxGroup, Slow Ventures, Data Collective, Eniac Ventures and Rothenberg Ventures. To read more about the funding, visit here.


Loggly nets $15 mln in round led by Harmony Partners

Loggly has closed $15 million in Series C financing. Harmony Partners led the with participation from return backers Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Cisco, Data Collective and True Ventures. Based in San Francisco, Loggly is a provider of log management solutions.


VC-backed Meteor buys database startup FathomDB

According to a blog post on its site, Meteor, an open-source platform for building web apps, has acquired database startup FathomDB. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, Justin Santa Barbara, the creator of FathomDB, will join Meteor’s team to lead its real-time data efforts. FathomDB was seeded by Y Combinator. Meteor’s backers include Data Collective, Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners and Webb Investment Network. To read the announcement, visit here.

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