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Capital Gains: Ayasdi, August and Cyanogen Announce Big Funding

Lots of enterprise sector funding announcements this week.

Todd Bernard

Data analytics, smart home technology and Android software companies announced significant funding rounds in the last seven days. Here’s how much venture capital money changed hands in Silicon Valley this week:

  • Cyanogen, a startup that makes open-source Android software, raised $80 million in a Series C round including investment from Twitter Ventures, Smartfren Telecom and Rupert Murdoch. Existing investors include Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz and Tencent Holdings.
  • Amid booming demand for enterprise-grade data analytics, the startup Ayasdi raised $55 million in a Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins. Ayasdi customers include Citigroup, Lockheed Martin, Siemens and a growing number of health care systems (Fortune).
  • On-demand food service company DoorDash raised a $40 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from Charles River Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures.
  • August, the maker of an Yves Behar-designed Bluetooth door lock, raised $38 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to $50 million.
  • Nanigans, which develops ad technology for Facebook, raised $24 million in Series B funding from the Chinese tech giant Cheetah Mobile. This gives Nanigans over $30 million in total funding (TechCrunch).
  • Security Scorecard, the developer of an early detection anti-hacking service, raised $12.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital (Wall Street Journal).
  • FusionOps makes cloud-based supply-chain software, and it raised $12 million in an investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (Wall Street Journal).
  • Data management software developer Rubrik raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, including investment from Microsoft chairman John Thompson (Wall Street Journal).
  • Israeli ad technology startup Keywee raised a $9.1 million Series A round led by Marker LLC and Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors.
  • Skycure, an Israeli startup focused on mobile security for businesses, raised $8 million in a round including investment from Shasta Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital (VentureBeat).
  • Enterprise software company Logikcull raised $4 million in seed funding. The firm counts municipalities like Chicago and Baltimore among its clients, as well as a number of corporate customers (Forbes).
  • Austin-based retail technology startup EyeQ raised $1.2 million in a recent funding round. The company graduated the DreamIt Ventures accelerator in Austin last year (Xconomy).

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