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MemSQL raises $35 million in Series B funding

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MemSQL is a big data company that has raised $35 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures. Existing investors IA Ventures, First Round Capital and Data Collective also participated in this round of funding.

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Prism Skylabs Raises $15 Million In Series B

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Prism Skylabs is a startup that helps brands visually understand and optimize their offline commerce.  Prism Skylabs has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital.  This round of funding also includes funding from Presidio Ventures, Triangle Peak, Data Collective and Expa.

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Ranker Raises $2 Million

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Ranker is a startup where users are expected to vote on the best and worst of everything.  The company has raised $2 million in a new round of funding.  Ranker raised funding from Lowercase Capital, BullPen Ventures, and Data Collective.  Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, TenOneTen, Tech Coast Angels, and Pasadena Angels also participated in this round.  Ranker has raised a total of $5.1 million.
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Planet Labs Raises $13 Million

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Planet Labs is a space technology company that used to be known as Cosmogia.  The company rebranded recently and has announced that they have raised $13 million in funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Capricorn, OATV, Founders Fund Angel, Innovation Endeavors, Data Collective and First Round Capital.  Planet Labs was started by former NASA research scientists.
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Appurify Raises $4.5 Million From Google, Foundation, Felicis, Data Collective, Webb Investment, And Others

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Appurify has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, Data Collective, Felicis Ventures, Webb Investment Network, Jay Jamison, Pavan Nigam, David Auerbach, and Raymond Tonsing.  Appurify has raised a total of $6.25 million in funding including their seed round.  Appurify offers a testing platform for mobile applications.

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Enterprise OpenStack Company Piston Cloud Raises $8 Million

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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Big Data Application Company Continuuity Raises $10 Million

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.

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New Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Is Pregnant

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.

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