Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) today announced the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Nominum, a market leader in DNS and enterprise security solutions for carriers. The acquisition is intended to add complementary capabilities to Akamai's portfolio of security offerings while expanding Akamai's distribution to carriers that serve enterprise customers. The all-cash transaction is expected to close later this quarter.
Groupize, the Simple Meetings technology leader, announced today that it has closed an additional $3.25 million in Series A2 funding. Thayer Ventures led the investment round with participation from existing investors including Golden Seeds and Launchpad Ventures. New investors include Wayfare Ventures, a new hospitality fund, NTX Venture Fund, and the Ace Fund.
Grapevine, the world’s leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform, announced today that it has acquired ReadyCart, a turnkey affiliate shopping platform designed for YouTube creators. The addition, the ReadyCart platform provides a new way for more than 135,000 content creators in Grapevine’s network to monetize their content in concert with branded content opportunities.
CloudZero (www.cloudzero.com), the first and only site reliability management platform for cloud computing, announces it has closed $5 million Series A venture capital, led by Matrix Partners and Underscore VC. Tim Barrows from Matrix Partners and Michael Skok from Underscore will join the board of directors. CloudZero will use the venture funding to open its company headquarters in Boston, grow its enterprise SaaS platform, and increase investment in its open source community.
Spiro Technologies, the provider of the first Proactive CRM, announced today a $3 million Series Seed funding led by Geekdom Fund with participation by MassVentures, Hyperplane Venture Capital and New Harbour Partners. MassVentures’ Vice President Jennifer Jordan will join the Spiro board of directors. Spiro will use the new investment to expand its sales, marketing and product development teams.
indico, provider of an artificial intelligence and deep learning software platform for content applications within the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Tom Wilde as president and CEO. Wilde takes the reins from co-founder Slater Victoroff, who will now focus full-time on advancing the company’s technology platform and product vision.
Dimensional Insight, a developer of business intelligence (BI) solutions for complex and highly regulated industries, today announced its acquisition of Infotool Norway (Infotool Norge AS). Through the acquisition, Dimensional Insight will open its newest office, Dimensional Insight Norway, thereby expanding the company’s footprint in Europe.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently closed our second round of seed financing in the amount of $1.75M. Funding in this round was provided by existing investors Pillar, Accomplice, Founder Collective, and our terrific angel investors.