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.
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HealthTap is a company that connects doctors with patients through an Interactive Health Network and mobile apps. HealthTap has raised $24 million in Series B funding led by Khosla Ventures with participation from existing investors Mayfield Fund and Mohr Davidow Ventures.
Professional social network LinkedIn has confirmed that they have acquired the popular news reading application called Pulse. LinkedIn acquired Pulse for $90 million in stock and 10% cash. We wrote about the rumor last month. So why did LinkedIn buy a media company?
MapR is a company that makes managing and analyzing big data easier through the distribution of Hadoop. Hadoop is an open-source software framework that supports data-intensive applications. Based in San Jose, California, MapR has raised $30 million in Series C funding.
Lyft is an Austin, Texas based car rental startup company that is known for putting furry pink mustaches glued onto the front of their vehicles. Lyft was very active at the South by Southwest conference.
Poshmark is a mobile application that lets you buy and sell fashion. Poshmark has raised 12 million in Series B funding led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors in this round that participated in this round include Mayfield Fund, Inventus Capital, and SoftTech VC.
AgilOne is a marketing intelligence company that has raised $10 million in Series B funding. This round of funding was led by Mayfield Fund. Sequoia Capital also participated in this round. AgilOne has raised $16 million in total funding to date.
CloudPhysics is a data center software company that has raised $2.5 million from Mayfield Fund and VMware co-founders Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum. CloudPhysics plans on using the funding to build an analytics platform to monitor the performance in a new class of data center technology. CloudPhysics’ two co-founders, John Blumenthal and Irfan Ahmad, used to be two major executives at VMware. Before this company, they were EIRs at Mayfield Fund and were working on building CloudPhysics there. CloudPhysics will offer enterprise customers a way to determine the performance of new flash storage systems. The technology will run on VMwave vSphere clusters and data will be sent to CloudPhysics for analytics. [TechCrunch]