Venture capital funding activities in the big data industry have substantially slowed down after the major Intel-Cloudera funding round, but many technology or financial services startups seem to be attracting investors with definite plans for holding stakes in these funded companies.
This technology startup provides a security monitoring service for spotting and blocking security threats that large companies typically face while using social media. This company just raised $10.7 million in venture capital funding today. The company provides dashboards and alerts to its customers as it monitors their accounts on various social media sites.
Investors: New Enterprise Associates (for Zero FOX), Core Capital, Genacast Ventures, and John Jack.
Founded in 2009 and based out of NY, this social media analytics company just raised $40 million in a Series D round. Sprinklr markets tools for managing cross-platform social media activities. Primarily catering to brands, this company currently has already acquired 450 enterprise customers. Sprinklr has raised $77 million till now; and plans to invest the newly acquired funds to for headcount and infrastructure growth that can amount to an IPO next year.
Investors: Iconiq Capital, Intel Capital, and Battery Ventures.
Founded in 2012, this business-forecasting startup based out of Mountain View, California, raised $8 million Series A round. Aviso markets cloud-based risk-management applications; and provides a cloud-based forecasting tool for predicting their revenues. The company applies advanced portfolio-management principles and machine learning to forecast revenues. Aviso calls its service a Total Revenue Intelligence.
Investors: Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Cowboy Ventures, and Bloomberg Beta.
This startup offers developers a product for tracking app dataalong with functionality to adjust and change the look and feel of the app. The company managed to raise $1MM in venture capital funding. The company claims that its marketed product provides capability for fine-tuning the app without changing the code.
Investors: Faber Ventures and Portugal Ventures
Just out of a stealth mode, this startup raised $9MM with plans to market a software system for managing network operations at a customers onsite data centers and remote offices. This companys philosophy is to shift the power of networking to software where decision-making applications run on standard, low-cost servers, across WANs that span multiple facilities. This software system enables companies to create and modify policies for applications running at many sites, from a centralized management platform.