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

By Iris Dorbian — 12 months ago

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.


Anaplan raises $100 mln Series D led by DFJ Growth

By Angela Sormani — 2 years ago

Planning platform business Anaplan has completed a Series D round of $100 million in financing, bringing total investment in the company to $150 million. The round was led by DFJ Growth with participation from Brookside Capital, Coatue Management, Sands Capital Management, and Workday and Anaplan’s current investors, Granite Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners,, and Shasta Ventures.


Elementum nabs over $60 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Elementum, which emerged from stealth mode in February, has received over $60 million in funding. Investors included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flextronics, Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, Aaron Levine, co-founder and CEO of Box and Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday. Also, Elementum has named Duffield, David Dibble, former EVP of Yahoo, David Henke, former SVP of LinkedIn and Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, chairman and co-CEO of Workday, to its board of advisors. Based in Silicon Valley, Elementum is a provider of supply chain management information solutions for the mobile workforce.


Big data company Datameer raises $19 mln round led by Next World Capital

By Alastair Goldfisher — 2 years ago

Next World Capital led a $19 million Series D investment in the big data analytics company Datameer. Investors in the round also include Workday, Citi Ventures, and Software AG , as well as existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Redpoint Ventures. The company previously raised about $18 million in funding. As part of the Series D round, Ben Fu, a partner at the San Francisco-based expansion-stage firm Next World Capital, has joined the board.


Workday Raises $75 Million Round Led by NEA: Total Funding Now Exceeds Whopping $150 Million

By Connie Loizos — 7 years ago

Last summer, legendary entrepreneur Dave Duffield predicted that his newest startup, Workday, could become the second coming of PeopleSoft — a company Duffield founded and grudgingly sold to Oracle in January 2005 for $10.3 billion.

Whether or not that proves true, Workday — an enterprise resource planning company that delivers its software online — has been gaining traction fast. It now has 340 employees and roughly 80 customers, including numerous Fortune 500 companies like Chiquita Brands and Flextronics (workforces of 23,000 employees and 150,000 employees, respectively).

More, investors have wholeheartedly bought into Duffield’s vision. In addition to several past, mostly undisclosed, rounds of funding totaling $75 million — money from Greylock Ventures and Duffield himself — the company has just raised an additional $75 million in a Series E round led by New Enterprise Associates, which chipped in just north of $45 million. Duffield and Greylock contributed the rest.