Gigya is a startup that helps brands maintain social media data. The company has raised $25 million in a new round of funding led by Greenspring Associates with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Mayfield Fund, DAG Ventures and Advance Publications. Gigya has raised a total of $70 million. The new round of funding would be used for additional hiring. The company plans to hit over 300 employees by 2014. Funding will also be used for scaling and infrastructure enhancements.
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Couchbase is a NoSQL database technology company that has raised $25 million in Series D funding. This round of funding was led by Adams Street Partners. Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Ignition Partners also participated in this round.
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CloudVelocity is a startup that has raised $13 million in a Series B round of funding. The company has raised a total of $18 million. This round of funding was led by Third Point Ventures. Pelion Venture Partners and previous investor Mayfield Fund also participated in this round. The company plans on using the funding to accelerate their growth.
Appcelerator is a mobile enterprise startup that has raised $12.1 million in a new round of funding led by EDBI. Appcelerator plans on using the funding to expand their presence in Asia by opening an office in Singapore. Appcelerator is headquartered in Beijing, China. Appcelerator has raised a total of over $63 million.
TrustRadius is a company where professionals can share their opinions about business software. TrustRadius users share reviews and discussions about software. TrustRadius has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Mayfield Fund. TrustRadius plans on using the funding to increase their staff and expand their website content. Mayfield Fund partner Rajeev Batra will be joining the TrustRadius board of directors.
TripAdvisor, one of the largest travel websites in the world, has acquired GateGuru. GateGuru is a mobile application that offers real-time information about flights, airports (security wait times), car rental prices, and the weather. A lot of the data is crowd-sourced. The terms of this acquisition was undisclosed.
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Lyft is a ride-sharing company that has raised $60 million in Series C funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Lyft plans on using the funding to accelerate growth and to stay competitive against companies like Sidecar and Uber. Existing investors that participated in this round include Mayfield Fund and Founders Fund. Lyft has raised $83 million in total.
Ouya is an Android-powered gaming console that retails for $99. The console was originally supposed to start selling on June 4th, but now it will be delayed to June 25th. Ouya also announced that they have received $15 million in venture capital funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Other investors that were part of this round include Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures, and Occam Partners. This funding is on top of the $8.6 million that Ouya raised from Kickstarter in August 2012.