StayNTouch nabs $9.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

StayNTouch, a provider of mobile technology and property management systems for hotels, has raised $9.5 million in funding. Concur and Shiji led the round with participation from Triangle Peak Partners, Stanford University and Acceleprise.

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Rhumbix nabs $6 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

San Francisco-based Rhumbix, a mobile platform for “smarter construction sites,” has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Greylock Partners led the round with participation from Brick & Mortar Ventures, UJ Ventures and Ray Levitt, a professor at Stanford University. In addition to the funding, Jerry Chen of Greylock has been added to Rhumbix’s board of directors.

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Osage University Partners adds to team

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Osage University Partners has hired Kirsten Leute as senior vice president of university relations. Previously, Leute worked at Stanford University where she served as an associate director of the office of technology licensing.

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Unify Square nabs $4 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Unify Square has raised an additional $4 million in an extended Series B round, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Microsoft was the lead investor. Bridge Bank and Stanford University are among the other investors that also participated in the round. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Unify Square is a provider of unified communications and collaboration solutions.

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PE-backed ProQuest acquires SIPX

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

ProQuest, which is backed by ABRY Partners and Goldman Sachs, has bought SIPX. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Palo Alto, California, SIPX is a provider of digital course materials that addresses copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX’s backers included Mohr Davidow Ventures, XSeed Capital, Stanford University and Ulu Ventures.

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Formation 8’s Lonsdale named in sexual assault suit: report

By Mark Boslet — 1 year ago

Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and a founding member of Formation 8, came under fire Thursday as news of a sexual assault and harassment suit became public. According to a story on Tech Crunch, the suit was filed last month in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by former Formation 8 intern and Stanford University student Elise Clougherty.

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Metanautix racks up $7 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Metanautix said Tuesday that it has closed $7 million in Series A funding. The investors included Sequoia Capital, the Stanford University endowment fund and Shiva Shivakumar, former VP of engineering at Google. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Metanautix is a big data analytics firm.

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Accel-KKR invests in HighWire Press

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Accel-KKR has acquired a majority stake in HighWire Press. No financial terms were disclosed. Stanford University, which founded HighWire Press in 1995, will retain its “significant” minority stake. Based in Redwood City, Calif., HighWire Press is a provider of tech solutions to scholarly publishers.

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StartX Accelerator Receives $3.6M Grant for Stanford Entrepreneurs

By Alastair Goldfisher — 2 years ago

Stanford University and Stanford Hospital & Clinics have pledged a three-year $1.2 million annual grant and created a new venture fund to invest in StartX companies. Stanford is also creating an uncapped fund to invest in companies that emerge from the program. StartX is a Palo Alto, Calif.-based student-run nonprofit that operates a startup accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs. StartX says that since it was launched in 2009, 10 startups that have gone through the program have been acquired, including seven in the past year.

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Alpine Data Labs Names Joe Otto CEO

By Connie Loizos — 3 years ago

Alpine Data Labs, a San Mateo, Calif.-based maker of Web-based, collaborative workflow software, has named Joe Otto as president and CEO. Otto was most recently a senior vice president of sales and services for Greenplum, a company acquired by EMC in 2010. In 2011, Alpine raised $7.5 million in Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia. The company has also received funding from Stanford University.

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Stanford Accelerator StartX Raises $400K

By Alastair Goldfisher — 3 years ago

Palo Alto, Calif.-based StartX, which runs a startup accelerator program for students of Stanford University, announced today it raised $400,000 from Cisco, Founders Fund, AT&T, Groupon and Founder.org. The funding amount also includes a $100,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

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