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The field of social media monitoring is a crowded one, with services including Lithium Technologies , Salesforce.com's Radian6 and SproutSocial monitoring online sentiment and helping enterprise customers take advantage of it.
Cloud networks for businesses of all sizes are necessary to protect, as they contain more than just private company information: they hold sensitive personal information of customers, contact info for clients and often even the keys to a company's finances.
"We're at the tip of the visual iceberg, when it comes to our engagement and experiences online or even in stores," says Draper Fisher Jurvetson Partner Mohanjit Jolly.
A University of Michigan junior, Eric Hackenberger has a few ideas for businesses and applications he'd like to create.
Thomas Page had no experience in the tech industry or in venture capitalism when he sat down for his first job interview, a meeting with Sequoia Capital's billionaire venture capitalist Michael Moritz.
The private markets typically follow the public markets on the way up, and also follow them on the way down.
David Cowan, who was one of the first venture funding executives to specialize in the cyber security industry -- and now is among its most prominent investment experts -- remembers the day that encryption vendor Codex was sold to Motorola in 1992.
What do you get when you bring a couple of former National Security Agency analysts to Silicon Valley? A crowd-sourced platform for hacking into customers' security holes and $7.5 million in funding.
While Square Inc. is suffering losses and looking for a possible acquirer, venture investors are plowing more money into companies that offer point-of-sales and payment technology.
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage array company, has closed a $225 million Series F funding round, at a pre-money valuation of over $3 billion.
Sentinel Labs, a leading cyber-security firm focused on multi-device endpoint and server advanced threat protection, has raised $12 million in its Series A financing.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based incubator, a key player in the Silicon Valley startup scene and an early launching pad for companies including Dropbox and Airbnb, will now invest $120,000 for a 7% stake in its participating companies.
Tiger Global Management , an investor better known for its late-stage deals, is leading an oversubscribed $12 million Series A investment in cybersecurity startup Sentinel Labs to help it convert beta users including Yahoo , Box and Netflix into paying customers.
The new funding, unveiled at the annual GSV Education Innovation Summit in Declara, founded in 2012, is based on the premise that learning happens not only in schools and universities but continues for a lifetime where people need to constantly hone their skills and master new ones.
Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital says there's no need to worry about Oregon's low venture capital deal flow.
Box , which is pushing to diversify its offerings beyond cloud storage, has hired Josh Kline for its Box Consulting to help woo major media companies to its services.