Qeexo inks $4.5 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 3 weeks ago

Mountain View, California-based Qeexo, a provider of human-computer interaction technologies for mobile and other touch devices, has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding. KTB Network led the round with participation from return backers Sierra Ventures and Danhua Capital. In addition to the funding, Larry Ciaccia, former CEO of AuthenTec, has been added to Qeexo’s board of directors.

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Phenom People ropes in $6 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Philadelphia-based Phenom People, a talent relationship marketing platform provider, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Sierra Ventures led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Tim Guleri, a managing director at Sierra Ventures, has been added to Phenom People’s board of directors.

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Kinnek scores $20 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

New York City-based Kinnek, a marketplace for small businesses to find suppliers and manage purchasing, has secured $20 million in Series B funding. Thrive Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Matrix Partners, Sierra Ventures, Version One Ventures and Angelpad. In conjunction with the funding, Josh Kushner, a managing partner at Thrive Capital, has been named to Kinnek’s board of directors.

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Sikka Software racks up $10.5 mln in OrbiMed-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Milpitas, California-based Sikka Software, a retail healthcare cloud platform, has secured $10.5 million in funding. OrbiMed led the round with participation from previous backers Sierra Ventures and ATA Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Steve Yecies, a venture partner at OrbiMed, has been added to Sikka’s board of directors.

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Salesforce acquires smart calendar app Tempo

By Alastair Goldfisher — 8 months ago

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.

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Zimperium scores $12 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 12 months ago

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.

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Sikka Software fetches $5.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 12 months ago

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.

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Hired attracts $15 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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.

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

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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.

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LeadGenius racks up $6 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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.

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VC-backed SOASTA appoints former Sierra Ventures partner as CSO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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.

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Rithmio bags $650K

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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.

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