GuideSpark raises $22.2 mln

GuideSpark has closed a Series C funding round $22.2 million led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures. Menlo Park, Calif.-based GuideSpark provides videos that aide in employee communications and engagement.


VC-backed SwiftStack recruits Jaworski as CEO

San Francisco-based object storage company SwiftStack has hired Don Jaworski as CEO. In this position, Jaworski replaces company co-founder Joe Arnold who will remain SwiftStack’s president and chief product officer. SwiftStack’s backers include OpenView Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund and Storm Ventures.


Parklet attracts $1.5 mln

Parklet, an onboarding and culture integration platform, has secured $1.5 million in seed funding, according to a blog post on its site. Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures and Greylock Ventures‘ Joseph Ansanelli and Sarah Guo led the round with participation from other investors that included FundersClub, Winklevoss Capital and Western Technology Investment. Also, Parklet has appointed Lemkin to its board of directors. To read more about the funding, visit here.



Rainforest nabs $4 mln seed

Rainforest, a quality assurance-as-a-service company, has secured $4 million in seed funding. The investors were Storm Ventures, Rincon, Andreessen Horowitz, Morado and Crosslink.


VC-backed GuideSpark appoints VP of corp. development and strategy

Menlo Park, Calif.-based GuideSpark, a provider of employee communications and engagement solutions, has hired Will Johnson as vice president of corporate development and strategy. Previously, Johnson headed corporate development and software alliances at Workday. He is also a former partner with In-Q-Tel, the venture firm associated with the CIA. GuideSpark is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures.


Storm Ventures leads $9 mln round for Scripted.com

Scripted.com, a provider of written content on demand, has closed $9 million in Series B funding. Storm Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures. In conjunction with the financing, Tae Hea Nahm of Storm Ventures has been added to Scripted’s board of directors.


Flint Mobile bags $9.4 mln in Verizon Ventures-led round

Flint Mobile has raised $9.4 million in Series C funding. Verizon Ventures, the investing arm of mobile and broadband provider Verizon Communications, led the round with participation from Digicel, Storm Ventures, True Ventures and Peninsula Ventures. Based in Redwood City, Calif., Flint Mobile is a mobile payment service for small businesses.


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.

Storm leads expanded seed round for search company Algolia

Algolia, which said it provides a developer-friendly SaaS API for database search, has announced the close of its seed round with an additional $1.2 in funding led by Storm Ventures. Additional investors in the expanded seed round include individual investors from Box, Eventbrite, Google, Microsoft and Stripe. The financing brings the company’s total funding to $2.8 million. Algolia also announced that Chrisoph Janz of Point Nine Capital has joined the Board. Algolia, founded in 2012 in France, initially raised $1.6 million in seed-stage funding from 500 Startups, Alven Capital, Index Ventures and Point Nine Capital.

Metacloud racks up $15 mln

Metacloud has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The investors included Pelion Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, UMC Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, Canaan Partners and Storm Ventures. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Metacloud is a provider of cloud solutions.

Lotame buys VC-backed AdMobius

Data management platform Lotame has acquired AdMobius. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Mateo, Calif., AdMobius is a mobile audience management platform. It is backed by Opus Capital and Storm Ventures.

Flint secures $6m in Series B funding

Flint Mobile has secured $6 million in new capital. The Series B round was led by Digicel, with additional funding from SVG Ventures. Previous investors True Ventures and Storm Ventures also contributed new capital as follow-on to their April 2012 investment.

AdMobius Raises $5M from Opus Capital and Storm Ventures

San Mateo, Calif.-based AdMobius — maker of an online ad platform that uses data from publishers, ad networks and other aggregators to create consumer “segments” that its clients can use to better target their advertising — has raised a $5 million Series A round of funding led by Opus Capital and Storm Ventures. PRESS RELEASE: AdMobius […]

MobileIron Closes Series E Mezz Financing

MobileIron, a provider of mobile IT security and management for apps, content, and devices has secured a $40 million series E mezzanine financing round. The investment was led by Institutional Venture Partners which joined existing investors Foundation Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Storm Ventures. The round brings MobileIron’s total funding to $97 million. […]

Restorando Seals $3.2M

Online restaurant reservation platform Restorando has closed on $3.2 million in Series A financing. Emergence Capital Partners led the round with participation from Latin American-focused fund Kaszek; London-based Atomico; and Storm Ventures. Santi Subotovsky from Emergence Capital and Alex Mendez from Storm Ventures joined Restorando’s board. PRESS RELEASE Restorando, the leading online reservation platform for […]

RiseSmart Inks $2M

San Jose, Calif.-based RiseSmart has raised $2 million in fresh capital from Norwest Venture Partners. The company, a maker of outplacement workforce services, has raised a total of $13.85 million since it was formed in 2007. The company is also backed by Storm Ventures and angel investors.

Marketo Inks $50M led by Battery

San Mateo, Calif.-based Marketo, a provider of revenue performance management technology, has closed a $50 million venture round led by Battery Ventures. Existing investors Institutional Venture Partners, InterWest Partners, Mayfield Fund and Storm Ventures also participated. The company will use the infusion to fund growth efforts.

Storm, New Magellan Back Modo Labs

Storm Ventures and New Magellan Ventures have put $4 million into Modo Labs, a provider of open source content delivery technology for mobile platforms and devices. The money will help Modo Labs market its software, which is based on its open source Kurogo platform.

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