Dyn acquires Trendslide
Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced today it has acquired Trendslide,
a mobile dashboard app startup. The acquisition expands Dyn’s services
to now include mobile data and analytics offerings for online
While this mobile app was traditionally intended to be a
sales/marketing tool, Dyn will now position it as a DevOps tool for its
customers. READ MORE
ProcessUnity raises $5M in funding
privately-held risk management software company, today announced that it
secured $5 million in a Series C round led by Rose Park Advisors’
Disruptive Innovation Fund. The funding will support the company’s rapid
growth and expand marketing and sales of its SaaS solutions. READ MORE
MediaSilo raises $2.25M in funding
Cloud media management service MediaSilo announced today that it has closed a $2.25 Million Series A round led by Boston-based Schooner Capital.
MediaSilo will use the funds to accelerate growth in new markets and
strengthen its position as a pioneering leader in video management,
collaboration, and distribution.
MediaSilo’s platform makes it easy to work with video from anywhere. The
platform provides an online media library, with collaboration and
delivery tools for any video workflow. Users can set up branded
microsites for sharing video beautifully and securely. MediaSilo
currently manages millions of videos, graphics, audio and documents for
over 400 companies, including media enterprises, production companies,
retail brands, pro-sports teams, hospitals, and colleges.
Moontoast raises $5M in funding
Moontoast, a Boston and Nashville-based provider of a social rich media advertising platform, raised $5m in Series B financing.
The round was led by the Martin Companies, LLC, with participation from unnamed existing investors (read here).
The company intends to use the capital to further develop its platform, and expand its business development, sales and client services efforts. It is also adding to its marketing and product development teams.
Bullhorn acquires MaxHire Solutions and Sendouts
Bullhorn, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced
that it has acquired two companies: Vancouver, Canada-based MaxHire
Solutions and St. Louis-based Sendouts. Both MaxHire and Sendouts
provide recruiting software-as-a-service. The combination creates the
world’s largest and most experienced recruiting software team with an
unequaled capacity to develop, service and support the most complete set
of pure SaaS recruiting software capabilities available.
Acquia raises $30M in funding
Acquia®, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced it has completed a $30 million financing round, bringing total investment in the company to $68.5 million. Led by new investor Investor Growth Capital, the round includes Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners, as well as all of Acquia’s current investors, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, and Tenaya Capital. Jose Suarez from Investor Growth Capital has also joined Acquia’s Board of Directors.
The new financing round will enable Acquia to accelerate its sales and marketing efforts, and continue its international expansion across Europe and Asia Pacific. Additionally, the funding will amplify Acquia’s efforts to bring unified content, community and commerce solutions to market, helping digital marketing and IT organizations create and deploy content-rich, multi-channel web experiences.
RedPoint raises $6.5M in funding
As per SEC filings, RedPoint in Wellesley Hills, MA has raised $6.5M in funding. RedPoint provides a Convergent Marketing Platform™ enabling clients to optimize
customer experience. RedPoint is the first in the industry to provide a
fully integrated, end to end marketing platform that spans raw data
through delivered message.
DisruptiveApps raises $500K in funding
Per SEC filings, DisruptiveApps raises $500K in funding. DisruptiveApps is the developer of the SaaS based
iJukebox music service.
Veracode Acquires Marvin Mobile Security
the leader in cloud-based application security testing, today announced
it has acquired the assets of Marvin Mobile Security, the developer of
an innovative mobile app analysis service for enterprises, app stores
and mobile carriers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Marvin’s cloud-based service offers a fast and effective solution for
enterprises facing growing security and privacy concerns posed by the
expanding Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. Marvin’s technology performs mobile application testing
and returns detailed reports on every aspect of the app’s capabilities
and behavior, including malware detection, the potential for data
leakage and privacy loss. The acquisition complements Veracode’s mobile
offering, which has focused on the security requirements of the mobile
app development lifecycle. The combined technology will equip the
enterprise with the necessary intelligence to manage and enforce
risk-based mobile app policies within their organization.
ClickFuel raises $4M in funding
ClickFuel, provider of Fuel Station, a SaaS-based marketing analytics
and performance management solution tailored for small to medium-sized
businesses, today announced that it is now providing more than 200,000
activated dashboards for SMBs to access, track and monitor marketing
initiatives and results. Through more than two dozen partners, Fuel
Station addresses the challenge SMBs face in maximizing online marketing
spending, tracking campaign effectiveness and reducing the time
necessary to analyze campaign data.
The company recently closed a $4 million Series B Round with Baird
Venture Partners among the participants. The investment will be used to
develop new products and services to expand the use of Fuel Station in
data and business intelligence applications.
MarketMeSuite raises $1M in funding
MarketMeSuite, the unique end-to-end social media marketing solution
that provides a platform for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to
engage, manage, curate and measure the ROI of their social media
activity, today announced it has secured a $1.1 million funding round
led by Boston-based VC, Jeff McCormick of Saturn Partners and now calls
Cambridge, Mass., its home.
MarketMeSuite has more than 30,000 users with 70 percent logging in
daily to access their Inbox for Social™, a user-friendly dashboard that
helps them manage their existing social connections, Twitter® feeds,
Facebook® and LinkedIn® posts and turn them into qualified sales leads.
Inbox for Social also enables users to uncover opportunities outside
their current network by searching social channels, identifying people
in a predetermined geography who are talking about topics related to
their business, then opening a dialogue to drive additional engagement.
TribeHR raises $2.5M in funding
TribeHR, pioneer of the industry's first social HR platform, today announced it has secured $2.5 million in financing led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Matrix Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of new social and mobile products and go-to-market strategies for TribeHR’s cloud-based HR management platform.
TribeHR is the only solution that manages the entire employee lifecycle from recruitment and applicant tracking, to time off tracking and salary history, and performance management. More than just an HR management platform, TribeHR melds social capabilities that stimulate employee engagement and foster strong corporate cultures. This enables organizations to move beyond paper-based methods, to automate key HR processes and drive employee engagement.
WordStream raises $6M in funding
WordStream Inc., a provider of search engine marketing
software and services for small and medium-sized businesses, recently
secured an additional $6 million in third-round financing, led by Sigma +
Partners as well as Egan-Managed Capital, both previous investors in
the company. The company has raised a total of $16M to date.
The additional funding will be used in continued development of WordStream’s pay-per-click (PPC) management software, PPC Advisor,
and to support the company’s ongoing expansion. Projects in the
pipeline include further expansion and innovation of the 20-Minute PPC
Work Week, a one-of-a-kind system of tools and alerts that enables
advertisers to optimize their PPC campaigns in just 20 minutes a week,
as well as continued investments in infrastructure to handle the growing
Brightcove acquires Zencoder
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading provider of cloud-based
solutions for publishing and distributing professional digital media,
today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to
acquire privately-held Zencoder, a leading cloud-based video encoding
service used by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. Zencoder also
provides Video.js, an open source HTML5 video player used on more than
CashStar raises $5M in funding
today announced that it has raised $5 million in funding to help drive
continued growth, mobile innovation and adoption in the digital gifting
and incentives market. The round includes Intel Capital, along with
existing investors Passport Ventures, FTV Capital and Steven Boal,
Co-founder and Chairman of CashStar, and president and CEO of Coupons.com,
With the eGift Card market expected to breach $11 billion by 2014, more
than 250 brands in the CashStar
network already leverage eGifts via web, social media and mobile
channels to increase sales and build loyalty with consumers. Mobile
eGifting continues to experience rapid adoption with one major CashStar
retailer alone experiencing a 240 percent increase this Father’s Day
over last year.
Backupify raises $9M in funding
Backupify, the leading provider of online backup services for cloud
application data, today announced that it has secured $9 million in
Series C funding from Symantec Corp. as well as existing investors
Avalon Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Lowercase Capital. In
combination with previous funding, the company has now raised a total of
$19.5 million. Backupify will apply the funds to accelerate further
development and adoption of its industry-leading backup solutions and
support for additional online services.
ThriveHive raises $1.5M in funding
As reported by TechCrunch, ThriveHive in Cambridge, MA has raised $1.5M in seed funding from Ed Roberts, Mitch Roberts, Jean Hammond, Founder Collective, The Birchaven Group, and IBCC. ThriveHive is powerful all-in-one marketing platform that enables small
businesses to create great marketing programs that are custom built for
your business and your budget.
Awareness, Inc. raises $2M in funding
As per SEC filings, Awareness, Inc. in Burlington, MA has raised $2M in funding. Awareness is a provider of enterprise-class, on-demand social marketing management
software (SMMS) for marketers to publish and manage social content,
engage with their audience and measure the effectiveness their social
media activities across multiple social media channels.
MineralTree raises $6.3M in funding
MineralTree, Inc., maker of the cloud-based, secure payments solution
specifically designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs), has
received $6.3 million of venture financing. Led by Fidelity Growth
Partners India with full participation from initial investor, .406
Ventures, the funding will be used to further enhance the capabilities
of the MineralTree platform and to accelerate its partnerships with
banks and distribution to their SMB customers.
Constant Contact acquires SinglePlatform
Constant Contact®, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CTCT) today announced that it has acquired privately owned
SinglePlatform, which helps small businesses get discovered through web
and mobile searches. SinglePlatform gives small business a single place
to update their critical business information and delivers that
information across a publishing network that reaches more than 200
million consumers per month. This network includes sites like
Foursquare, New York Times, YP, and UrbanSpoon, as well as the
business's social media profiles, website, and mobile site.
SinglePlatform lets small businesses quickly distribute rich content so
that consumers can find it at the very moment they are looking to make a
purchase decision. The SinglePlatform offering complements the current
Constant Contact suite of online engagement marketing tools by helping
small businesses reach and engage their next customer even earlier in
the customer lifecycle.
Bullhorn acquired by Vista Equity Partners
As announced on their company's blog, Bullhorn in Boston was acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Bullhorn is a SaaS company focused on providing solutions to the staffing and recruitment industry. Investors in Bullhorn include Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners.
Yottaa raises $9M in funding
Yottaa, Inc., the web optimization company, announced today
that it has closed $9 million in Series B funding. This round of funding allows
Yottaa to accelerate the delivery of affordable services that optimize, protect
and monitor websites and critical web applications for any organization – in
particular, for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Implementing Yottaa
speeds web performance by up to 600 percent and improves conversions by up to
30 percent according to customer data. All existing investors, including
General Catalyst Partners, Stata Venture Partners and Cambridge West Ventures
returned for this round and were joined by additional undisclosed investors.
InsightSquared raises $4.5M in funding
InsightSquared, a SaaS company focused on business intelligence for the
SMB market, has received $4.5 million in Series A funding. The round
was led by Atlas Venture with participation from Bessemer Venture
Partners, NextView Ventures and salesforce.com.
InsightSquared has developed a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that
enables small and mid-sized businesses to benefit from the predictive
value of traditional business intelligence without the traditional cost
and complexity. Today, the company announced a Salesforce integration
that provides real-time, intuitive visualization to increase sales and
Veracode raises $30M in funding
Veracode, Inc., the leader in application security services, today announced it has secured $30M in additional funding from Meritech Capital Partners and existing investors -- Atlas Venture, .406 Ventures and StarVest Partners. Veracode is the only company that can provide scalable application security as a service to help commercial enterprises and government agencies address the acute threat posed by hackers.
Energy Points raises $3M in funding
Energy Points today launched the world’s first universal metric for measuring sustainability,
empowering businesses to make quantitative and intuitive project
decisions across all environmental domains – including fuel,
electricity, transportation and water.
The company also announced that it secured a $3 million initial round
of financing led by Plan B Ventures. The financing will be used to
launch and accelerate the adoption of The EnergyPoints™ platform
– the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to power quantifiable
and measurable sustainability decisions. As part of the financing,
Plan B Ventures partner Barbara Goldman will join Energy Points’ board
Silverlink Communications raises $2M in funding
As per SEC filings, Silverlink Communications in Burlington, MA has raised $2M in funding. Silverlink provides services that enable healthcare enterprises to dramatically
improve the effectiveness of their communications programs by engaging
and driving the behaviors of healthcare consumers.
ClickSquared raises $9M in funding
ClickSquared, a global provider of cross-channel marketing software and
services today announced the closing of a $9 million round of equity
financing, led by Staley Capital and including the company’s existing
group of investors – Flybridge, JMI Equity and ABS Ventures.
Moontoast raises $6M in funding
Boston and Nashville-based technology company, Moontoast, creator of
social commerce software, has recently secured $6,000,000 in new
funding. The round was led by Nashville, TN based venture capital firm,
The Martin Companies. Other current investors are also participating in
The Moontoast Platform is a Social Activation Engine for brands to grow
and build stronger relationships with their fans and customers. By
distributing social campaign modules for promotions, events, downloads
and commerce wherever fans spend their time, Moontoast is able to
provide high quality social analytics insights to drive more relevant
interactions, thereby activating fans to advocate for and to transact
directly at the point of impression with brands to drive meaningful
business results. Moontoast’s Platform includes Distributed Social
Commerce Stores, Patent-Pending Social Analytics to give brand’s social
insights and Patent-Pending Game Commerce to easily incorporate
gamification elements that target different behavior-type consumers.
Zmags raises $7M in funding
As reported by Mass High Tech, Zmags in Boston, MA has raised $7M in a debt funding round. Zmags helps thousands of the world’s most progressive retailers and
brands drive product discovery and inspire purchase by creating a deeply
immersive and compelling consumer shopping experience across all
digital touchpoints. Using the Zmags on-demand rich media merchandising
platform, businesses measurably and dramatically increase customer
engagement, conversion rates, order size and brand loyalty.
Mendix raises $13M in funding
Mendix, a leader
in the PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) market, today announced the closing
of a $13 million Series A round of financing. The round was led by Prime
Ventures, with HENQ Invest following on its earlier seed investment.
The investment will support the company’s international expansion and
fuel its global sales efforts, building upon its fast growing partner
network and user community.