Microsoft buys VC-backed BlueStripe Software

Microsoft has acquired BlueStripe Software, the latter announced in a post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. BlueStripe provides IT operations teams with solutions on monitoring complex application infrastructure. BlueStripe’s backers included Valhalla Partners and Trinity Ventures.


Qumulo scores $40 mln in KPCB-led round

Seattle-based enterprise data storage company Qumulo has secured $40 million in Series B funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round with participation from return backers Highland Capital, Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Wen Hsieh, a partner at KPCB and Matt McIlwain, a managing director at Madrona Venture Group, have been added to Qumulo’s board.


Zonoff fetches $31.8 mln Series B

Malvern, Penn.-based home software platform Zonoff has closed $31.8 million in Series B funding. The investors in this round included previous backers Grotech Ventures and Valhalla Partners.


Shareablee snags $6 mln Series A funds

Shareablee has received $6 million in Series A funding. SoftBank Capital led the round with participation from Valhalla Partners. Based in New York City, Shareablee is a social business intelligence provider.

Storage Company SolidFire Racks Up $31M in Series C

SolidFire, a maker of storage systems for cloud providers, announced today it has raised $31 million in Series C financing. Samsung Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Valhalla Partners and Novak Biddle Venture Partners. The Boulder, Colo.-based company has now raised $68 million in total funding.

Zonoff Raises $3.8 Million Series A

Zonoff, a Malvern, Pa.-based startup whose software strives to act as the “brains” of the connected home, has raised a $3.8 million series A round from Valhalla Partners and Grotech Ventures.

Handshakez Closes Series A Round

Handshakez has closed $3.6 million in venture capital financing. The Series A round was led by Austin Ventures with additional investment by First Round Capital, FLOODGATE, CrunchFund, Valhalla Partners and Thinktiv.

Qumulo Raises Series A Led by Highland

Qumulo, an enterprise data storage company, has raised $24.5 million in a Series A round of financing led by Highland Capital Partners, with participation from Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners. The business was founded in March 2012 with seed funding from Valhalla Partners. As part of the investment, Peter Bell, general partner at Highland Capital Partners, joins the board of directors.

Valhalla Partners Recruits Venture Partner and Advisor

Valhalla Partners has appointed Randy Jacops as a venture partner and Josh Resnik as a venture advisor. Jacops is a process-improvement operations expert based in Austin, TX, and Resnik is a DC-based digital media executive and angel investor. PRESS RELEASE Valhalla Partners today announced that it has appointed Randy Jacops as a Venture Partner and […]

Jumptap Hires Frank Weishaupt as COO

Cambridge, Mass.-based Jumptap, a startup focused on mobile advertising has appointed Frank Weishaupt as chief operating officer. The company recently raised $27.5 million in venture financing. Existing investors included General Catalyst Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Summerhill Ventures, Valhalla Partners, and WPP. New investor Keating Capital also participated in the round. PRESS RELEASE On the heels of […]

App47 Completes Second Round Funding

App47, a provider of enterprise mobile application management services, has completed a $750,000 second-round funding. Investors include Valhalla Partners, which previously invested $1 million in first-round funding in January 2011, Clarabridge co-founder and CEO Sid Banerjee, Braun Jones, Thermopylae Sciences & Technology president Abraham J. “AJ” Clark, as well as additional investment from App47 co-founders, […]

Adaptly Raises $10.5m in Series B

Social advertising technology company Adaptly has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding, led by Valhalla Partners, with participation from new investors Time Warner Investments and Vivi Nevo. All existing investors, including First Round Capital, also participated in the round. PRESS RELEASE Social advertising technology company Adaptly today announced Evergreen, a new solution that utilizes […]

timeRAZOR Straps in $3.4M in Funding

Virginia-based startup timeRAZOR has added $3.4 million in funding. The company has been in stealth mode since June 2011. The online startup’s mission is to bring “a sense of serendipity back to our highly-scheduled world.” The company’s board of advisors includes Linda Abraham, co-founder of comScore; Eddie Amos, former Microsoft executive; and Gene Riechers, former […]

PlaceIQ Raises $4.2M From US Venture Partners, Valhalla, Others

PlaceIQ said it raised $4.2 million of Series A funding in a round with new investors U.S. Venture Partners and Valhalla Partners, and existing investors IA Ventures, kbs+p ventures, and angel investor Jerry Neumann. The ad targeting company moved from Boulder, Colo., to New York City. The company confirmed the news by tweeting the following […]

SolidFire Seals $25M

Boulder, Colo.-based SolidFire, a maker of all-solid-state primary storage systems for cloud service providers, has raised $25 million in a second financing round, bringing its total raised to $37 million. New Enterprise Associates, Valhalla Partners and Novak Biddle participated in the round. The company also received individual investments from Frank Slootman, former C.E.O. of Data Domain; David Schneider, former vice president of worldwide sales at Data Domain; and Greg Papadopoulos, former C.T.O. of Sun Microsystems.

Valhalla Adds Storage Hotshot Farah Giga

Valhalla Partners has hired 28-year-old Farah Giga away from HP, adding her as the firm’s newest principal. Giga began working in data storage technology in 2002, as a 19-years-old Stanford student. That year she sealed a job with Hitachi Data Systems. She stayed with the company through her undergraduate degree and two master’s degrees from Stanford, working across software development, technical marketing and architecture. Giga started at HP in 2009, and most notably served as integration lead following the acquisition of 3PAR, which at $2.35 billion, was the largest in the history of HP Storage.

Random House Rounds Out Series B for Flat World

Irvington, NY-based Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open college textbooks, has added an undisclosed amount of funding from Random House Inc. The investment closes the company’s Series B financing, which was first announced in January. Flat World previously said that it had secured $15 million in a Series B round led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company’s existing investors also participated, including Valhalla Partners, GSA Venture Partners and High Peaks Venture Partners.

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