Talkdesk scores $6 mln

Call center software provider Talkdesk has raised an additional $6 million in Series A funding. Salesforce Ventures led the round with participation from return backers DFJ and Storm Ventures.


AtScale picks up $7 mln

San Mateo, California-based AtScale, which lets business users do BI on Hadoop, has secured $7 million in funding. UMC Capital led the round with participation from AME Ventures, Storm Ventures and XSeed Capital.


Talkdesk nabs $15 mln Series A

Call center software solution provider Talkdesk has raised $15 million in Series A funding. DFJ led the round with participation from previous backer Storm Ventures. In addition to the funding, Josh Stein of DFJ has been added to Talkdesk’s board of directors.


Accel Partners leads $18.3 mln round for Algolia

San Francisco and Paris-based Algolia, a provider of search solutions for developers, has secured $18.3 million in Series A funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital, Storm Ventures and Lead Edge Capital.


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Engagio seals $10 mln Series A in FirstMark-led round

San Mateo, California-based Engagio, a provider of account based marketing solutions, has secured $10 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post on its site. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from Storm Ventures and First Round Capital. Also, Amish Jani, founder and managing director of FirstMark, has been added to Engagio’s board of directors. To read the announcement, visit here.



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, 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.

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