VC-backed Cohesity hires new COO and field operations head

Santa Clara, California-based Cohesity, a provider of converged secondary storage, has named Riccardo Di Blasio as COO and head of field operations. Previously, Di Blasio was the senior vice president of vCloud hybrid services at VMware. Cohesity’s backers include Sequoia Capital, Wing Venture Capital, ARTIS Ventures, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures and Trinity Ventures.


CloudFlare rakes in $110 mln

Fidelity Management and Research Company has led a $110 million funding round for CloudFlare, an internet performance and security company. Other investors in the round included Google Capital, Microsoft, Baidu and Qualcomm Ventures. According to CloudFlare, the capital infusion will be used for growth and expansion.

Siklu pulls in $18 mln Series D

New Jersey and Israel-based Siklu Inc, a provider of millimeter wave technology, has raised $18 million in Series D funding. The investors included Sercomm Corporation, Argonaut Private Equity, Evergreen Venture Partners, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, The Tamares Group and Amiti Ventures.

MangoPlate raises another $6.1 mln

MangoPlate said Tuesday it close an additional $6.1 million in funding from Qualcomm Inc., through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures. SoftBank Ventures Korea and YJ Capital, a venture capital firm established by Yahoo! JAPAN, also participated. Seoul-based MangoPlate helps people find restaurants through personalized restaurant recommendations. MangoPlate has raised over $7.2 million in total funding.


Matterport picks up $30 mln Series C

Mountain View, California-based Matterport, which develops technology that creates immersive spaces in VR, web and mobile apps, has secured $30 million in Series C funding. Qualcomm Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included GIC.


Sutter Hill Ventures leads Series B round for Curbside

Palo Alto, California-based local shopping app Curbside has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Index Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.


Tenaya Capital leads $50 mln round for Doctor on Demand

San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand, which provides video visits with board-certified physicians via smartphones, tablets and desktop computers, has secured $50 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Tenaya Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Qualcomm Ventures, Dignity Health, Shasta Ventures and Sir Richard Branson. To read the post, visit here.

Mantis Vision takes in $9.7 mln

Israel-based Mantis Vision, a maker of 3D technologies and solutions, has received $9.7 million in funding. The investors included Formation 8 and return backer Qualcomm Ventures.


Salesforce acquires smart calendar app Tempo

Mountain View, Calif.-based Tempo AI, which was born out of the research lab SRI International, announced that Salesforce has acquired it and will shut it down on June 30. The acquisition price was not disclosed. Tempo, a venture-backed provider of a smart calendar and productivity app founded in 2011, raised $12.5 million in venture funding, according to CrunchBase. Investors include Eniac Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Qualcomm Ventures, Relay Ventures and Sierra Ventures, among others.

Inventure backs Bitbar Technologies

Finland-based Bitbar Technologies, a provider of high-performance mobile software development and testing solutions for mobile app and game developers, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. Inventure led the round with participation from return backers Qualcomm Ventures, DFJ Esprit, Creathor and Avera.


Clarifai nets $10 mln Series A

New York City-based Clarifai, a provider of image recognition technology, has raised an overall total of $10 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital and Osage University Partners led the round with participation from Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Nvidia Ventures, Corazon Capital, LDV Capital and New York University.



Navdy scores $20 mln Series A

San Francisco-based driving technology company Navdy has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Upfront Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Formation8, Qualcomm Ventures, Promus Ventures, Ludlow Ventures and


RetailNext snags $125 mln

San Jose, California-based RetailNext Inc, a provider of in-store retail analytics, has raised $125 million in funding. Activant Capital Group led the round with participation from other investors that included August Capital, StarVest Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Commerce Ventures, American Express, Pereg Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Siguler Guff & Company. In addition to the funding, Activant’s Steve Sarracino, has been added to RetailNext’s board of directors.


Qualcomm Ventures leads $22 mln investment in Tapingo

San Francisco-based Tapingo today announced it has raised a $22 million round of funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, through its investment arm Qualcomm Ventures. DCM Ventures, Kinzon Capital and existing investors Khosla Ventures and Carmel Ventures also participated in the round. The company, which provides a mobile shopping platform that’s targeted to college students, has now raised $36 million in total funding, including a $10.5 million Series B round last year.


Noom scores $16.15 mln Series B

Mobile health company Noom Inc has secured $16.15 million in Series B funding. InterVest Co. Ltd led the round with participation from LB Investment, Hanmi IT, RRE Ventures, TransLink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.


August picks up $38 mln in BVP-led round

San Francisco-based August, a builder of home security products, has received $38 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.

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