Opscode has raised $32 million in Series D funding and has changed their name to Chef. Chef is also the name of the company’s flagship configuration management tool product. Chef has also named Microsoft alum Curt Anderson as their new chief financial officer. Chef will be using the funding to increase their sales, marketing, and engineering team from around 100 people now to 200.
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DataSift is a United Kingdom based social startup that offers analytics based on social network data. DataSift has raised $42 million in a Series C round of funding. DataSift has raised a total of $70 million in funding thus far. This round of funding was led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Scale Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures, IA Ventures, Northgate Capital, Daher Capital and Cendana Capital.
DataStax is a high-performance database platform company that has raised $45 million in Series D funding. This round of funding was led by Scale Venture Partners. Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Next World Capital and previous investors also participated in this round. DataStax will be using the funding to expand globally and continue to invest in their NoSQL open source project called Apache Cassandra. DataStax plans to go public depending on the direction of the markets. DataStax is releasing version 3.1 of their enterprise-grade and community-edition software.
HubSpot is a marketing software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that has raised $35 million in a mezzanine financing round from Altimeter Capital, Cross Creek Capital, and other previous investors. HubSpot started in 2006 and they have raised $100 million in investment from General Catalyst, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, Salesforce.com, and Charles River Ventures.
Box.net has raised a new round of $50 million in funding. Investors in this round include Salesforce.com, Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners. Box.net has now raised a total of $128 million. Box.net has 7 million users and 300 million documents are stored on their service. Box.net was founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith in 2005. About 77% of the Fortune 500 uses Box.net’s cloud storage solutions service. [TechCrunch]
ExactTarget has raised $30 million in a new round of funding to fund acquisitions and to expand operations. ExactTarget is an e-mail marketing company that acquired CoTweet in 2009. ExactTarget raised $70 million in May 2009. ExactTarget’s revenues increased 41% to $134 million in 2010. ExactTarget was initially planning on going IPO in late 2007, but decided to raise funding instead. The latest round of funding was led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Battery Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and Greenspring Associates also participated in this round. [paidContent]
Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah founded HubSpot Inc. in 2006 and they have recently raised $32 million in Series D. The funding was provided by new investors Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Salesforce.com. Existing investors General Catalyst, Matrix Partners, and Scale Venture Partners also participated in this round. HubSpot has raised a total of $65 million thus far.
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