Big data startup Maana launches with over $14 mln

Palo Alto, California and Bellevue, Washington-based big data startup Maana has launched with over $14 million in funding. The company’s backers are Chevron Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures, Frost Data Capital, GE Ventures and Intel Capital.


Coho Data rallies $30 mln

Palo Alto, California-based Coho Data, a web-scale storage provider for companies, has raised $30 million in Series C funding. March Capital Partners led the round with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Intel Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners.


Peloton Technology nabs $16 mln Series A

Peloton Technology, a vehicle systems maker that provides advanced safety, fuel savings and analytics to trucking fleets, has raised $16 million in Series A funding. DENSO International America and Intel Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Magna International, Castrol innoVentures, Volvo Group Venture Capital and UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund.

Translation platform Gengo attracts $5.4 mln

Tokyo-based translation platform Gengo has raised $5.4 million in Series C funding. Recruit Holdings led the round with participation from SBI Investments, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, CrowdWorks, Allied Architects, Libertad K.K., Intel Capital, Iris Capital Management and STC Ventures Fund Company.


Index Ventures leads $30 mln funding in Skyport Systems

Index Ventures has led a $30 million Series B funding round in Skyport Systems Inc, a cyber security company. Other participants in the funding include Intel Capital and existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures. Skyport has raised a total of $37 million to date.


Sprinklr racks up $46 mln

New York City-based social media management platform Sprinklr has secured $46 million in funding. Previous backers Battery Ventures, Intel Capital and Iconiq Capital were the lead investors.

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Smart motorcycle helmet maker SKULLY raises $11 mln

SKULLY, which makes a motorcycle helmet featuring a heads-up display, rear-facing camera and GPS, announced it has raised an $11 million Series A round. The funding was led by Walden Riverwood Ventures and Intel Capital and also included Formation 8, Techstars, Eastlink Capital and Western Technology Investments. As part of the round, Nicholas Brathwaite, partner of Walden Riverwood Ventures, has joined the board.


ScienceLogic picks up $43 mln in Goldman Sachs-led round

Goldman Sachs has led a $43 million Series D funding round for ScienceLogic. The company’s previous backers New Enterprise Associates and Intel Capital also participated in the round. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, ScienceLogic is a provider of IT monitoring software.


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.

Dominguez, ex-Cisco Systems senior exec, joins Sprinklr

Carlos Dominguez has joined Sprinklr as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Dominguez will guide Sprinklr’s strategic direction and oversee business operations for the company. Dominguez spent 22 years at Cisco Systems where he most recently served as a technology evangelist and representative for the chairman and CEO. New York-based Sprinklr, a provider of social media management software, raised $40 million in Series D funding last year from investors ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures and Intel Capital.


Thakker joins Battery Ventures from Intel Capital

Battery Ventures announced today that Dharmesh Thakker, a former Intel Capital managing director who was an early investor in platform companies Mirantis, enLighted, BlueData and Elastic Box, is joining the firm as a general partner. Thakker, who will work out of Battery Ventures’ office in Menlo Park, Calif., is due to start on Feb. 1. At Battery, he will focus on venture investments in cloud infrastructure, big data, security and next-generation enterprise applications. Thakker joined Intel Capital in 2011. He previously was with Advanced Technology Ventures.

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.

Powervation grabs $7 mln in debt and equity funding

Intelligent digital power firm Powervation, which is headquartered in Ireland, has raised $7 million in debt and equity financing. Ares Capital agreed to provide $3 million in debt funding while Powervation’s return backers that include Scottish Equity Partners, Braemar Energy Ventures, Intel Capital, VentureTech, 4th Level Ventures and Semtech Corp, are providing $4 million in equity funding.


Expect Labs picks up $13 mln Series A

MindMeld platform maker Expect Labs has secured $13 million in Series A funding. IDG Ventures and a USAA subsidiary led the round. Other investors included Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, Telefónica Digital, Liberty Global Ventures, Fenox Ventures, Westcott, Quest Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and KPG Ventures.


InVisage Technologies snaps up $32.5 mln

Menlo Park, Calif.-based camera platform InVisage Technologies has received $32.5 million in funding. The investors in this round included China Oceanwide USA Holdings, GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital and RockPort Capital.

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