Zimperium scores $12 mln Series B

San Francisco-based Zimperium, a provider of mobile threat defense solutions, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Telstra led the round with participation from TOYO Corp, Sierra Ventures, Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund and Samsung.


Sikka Software fetches $5.5 mln

Milpitas, California-based Sikka Software, a retail healthcare cloud platform, has closed $5.5 million in Series B funding. Sierra Ventures led the round with participation from previous backer ATA Ventures. In addition to the funding, Mark Fernandes of Sierra Ventures has been added to Sikka Software’s board of directors.

Roche buys VC-backed Bina Technologies

Roche has acquired Bina Technologies, a Redwood City, Calif.-based big data science platform. No financial terms were disclosed. Bina’s backers included Sierra Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures.


Hired attracts $15 mln Series B

Job marketplace Hired has closed $15 million in Series B funding. The investors were Silicon Valley Bank, Comcast Ventures, Lumia Capital, Crosslink Capital, Sierra Ventures, SoftTech and SherpaVentures. According to the firm, the capital will be used for growth and expansion.

VC-backed ElasticBox names Yahoo’s Kail as a board advisor

ElasticBox has appointed Mike Kail to its board as a strategic advisor. Currently, Kail is CIO and SVP of infrastructure at Yahoo. ElasticBox is a provider of solutions that allow developers and businesses to deploy and manage apps. ElasticBox’s backers include Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Sierra Ventures.


LeadGenius racks up $6 mln

LeadGenius has received $6 million in Series A funding. Sierra Ventures led the round with participation from a number of investors that included Kapor Capital, Alexis Ohanian, FundersClub, Fuel Capital, Bee Partners, Sam Altman, Scrum Ventures, CRCM and 500 Startups. Based in Berkeley, Calif., LeadGenius provides prospecting solutions for sales organizations.


VC-backed SOASTA appoints former Sierra Ventures partner as CSO

SOASTA said Tuesday that it has hired Gamiel Gran as chief strategy officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Previously, Gran worked at Sierra Ventures where he was a partner. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., SOASTA is a provider of cloud and mobile testing solutions. Its backers include Macquarie Capital, ROTH Capital, Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners.


Rithmio bags $650K

Champaign, Illinois-based gesture recognition platform Rithmio said Thursday that it has received $650,000 in seed funding. Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, led the round with participation from other investors that included Illinois Ventures, Techra Investments, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Serra Ventures, BonaVentura and Fox Ventures.


Matrix Partners leads Series A round for Kinnek

Kinnek said Monday that it has received $10 million in Series A funding. Matrix Partners led the round with participation from return backers that included Sierra Ventures, Version One Ventures, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund and TriplePoint Ventures. Based in New York City, Kinnek helps small businesses find suppliers and manage purchasing.


Rembrandt Venture Partners leads $22 mln Series D funding in Appcelerator

Rembrandt Venture Partners has led a $22 million Series D funding round in Appcelerator, which provides an enterprise mobile engagement platform. Other participants in the funding round include new investor Union Grove Venture Partners, and existing investors Storm Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital, Relay Ventures and EDB Investments.

Sierra Ventures leads $2.3 mln Series A funding in Qeexo

Sierra Ventures has led a $2.3 million Series A funding round in Qeexo, which develops touch technology. Qeexo will use the funding to accelerate market adoption of FingerSense, mobile software that distinguishes between touchscreen input from a fingertip, knuckle, nail or stylus.


Google acquires VC-backed Adometry

According to a blog post on its site, Adometry has been acquired by Google. No financial terms were disclosed. Adometry is a marketing solutions provider for online brands. Its backers included Shasta Ventures, Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures. To read the announcement, visit here.



Hired secures $15 mln Series A funding

Hired has secured a $15 million Series A round. The financing was led by Crosslink Capital and Sierra Ventures with additional participation from SoftTech VC and Sherpa Ventures.

Spotzer raises funds under new Jobs Act

Digital marketing platforms and services provider Spotzer Media Group has launched a stock offering under the recently enacted Jobs Act. Spotzer was founded in 2006 by serial internet entrepreneur Andrew D. Klein and is backed by venture capital investors, including Sierra Ventures, Cyrte Investments and SV Angel (Ron Conway).

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