OpenStack is an open-source infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing project that was released under the Apache License. OpenStack enterprise company Piston Cloud has raised $8 million in Series B funding. The Series B investors include new investors Cisco Systems, Data Collective, and Swisscom Ventures. Existing investors Divergent Ventures, Hummer Winblad, and True Ventures also participated in this round.
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Continuuity is a big data platform company that has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners. Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective and Amplify Partners also participated in this round of funding. Continuuity now has a total of $12.5 million in total funding. Continuuity was co-founded by former engineers at Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Facebook. The company recently came out of stealth mode to launch their big data app hosting platform called AppFabric. AppFabric uses Hadoop to enable developers to deploy and scale big data apps.
Marissa Mayer, the former Google executive, Wal-Mart board member, and current Yahoo! CEO, is pregnant. Her baby boy is due on October 7. “He’s super-active,” said Mayer in an interview with Fortune. “He moves around a lot. My doctor says that he takes after his parents.” Mayer’s husband is Zachary Bogue, a lawyer that focuses on “big-data startups.” Bogue now runs an investment fund called Data Collective. She took her pregnancy into consideration when Jim Citrin, the Spencer Stuart recruiter hired by the Yahoo! board contacted her.