Startup Spotlight: Cloudera raises $1B, sets sights on IoT

Startup Spotlight: Cloudera raises $1B, sets sights on IoT

Not long after nailing down one of the (if not the) biggest VC funding rounds in history, Big Data startup Cloudera is now making inroads into the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Home automation company Vivent is using Cloudera Enterprise to glean insights from the data generated from intelligent devices and systems embedded with sensors in and around homes. “[With… Read more →

Startup Spotlight: Couchbase lands $60M, launches mobile Big Data management platform

Startup Spotlight: Couchbase lands $60M, launches mobile Big Data management platform

Couchbase What they do: Provides NoSQL database technology. Headquarters: Mountain View, CA CEO: Bob Wiederhold. He formerly served as chairman and CEO of Transitive, which was acquired by IBM in 2008. Founded: 2011 Funding: On June 26, 2014, Couchbase announced a $60 Million series E round of financing. The round was led by two new investors, WestSummit and Accel Growth… Read more →

Startup Spotlight: Security startup Hexadite launches

Startup Spotlight: Security startup Hexadite launches

Security startup introduces automated cyber-incident response solution Startup: Hexadite What they do: Provide an automated incident response solution Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel CEO: Eran Barak. Prior to Hexadite, he was the head of Elbit Systems’ Cyber Training and Simulation Team, directing sales and business development for new products for emerging markets. Founded: 2014 Funding: Hexadite is backed by $2.5 million… Read more →

Big Data Startup SiSense Lands $30M to Fuel Continued Growth

Big Data Startup SiSense Lands $30M to Fuel Continued Growth

Last week, Big Data startup SiSense landed a Series C round of funding, which the company believes will help them continue on a path of triple-digit subscription growth, which they’ve achieved for three straight years. SiSense believes that this explosive growth will be sustainable in 2014, helped along both by the new funding and by the introduction of SiSense 5,… Read more →

Startup Spotlight: ToutApp helps sales pros shift from selling to engagement

Startup Spotlight: ToutApp helps sales pros shift from selling to engagement

Startup: ToutApp What they do: Provide a communication platform that enables salespeople to send pre-formatted emails, track who has viewed them, and get alerts about the best time to follow up. Headquarters: San Francisco, CA CEO: Tawheed “TK” Kader, who previously co-founded two startups (one of which was sold to Plaxo), and has worked as an enterprise technologist at Bridgewater… Read more →

Big Data 50: Last Week to Nominate your Startup

Big Data 50: Last Week to Nominate your Startup

Back in September, I began soliciting nominations for my forthcoming startup report: The Big Data 50. Many of those early recommendations served as the cornerstones for startup roundups I wrote for Network World and CIO.  Now, I’m in the home stretch for this report. The top 40 have already been nailed down (and, no, they’re not a mirror image of the original… Read more →

Startup Spotlight: Fortscale Raises $10 M; Plans to Move HQ to Silicon Valley

Startup Spotlight: Fortscale Raises $10 M; Plans to Move HQ to Silicon Valley

Startup: Fortscale What they do: Transform enterprise Big Data into actionable security insights. Headquarters: Currently Tel Aviv, but they plan to move HQ to Silicon Valley and retain the Tel Aviv site for R&D CEO: Idan Tendler,who previously built and led the Cyber Security Business Group of Elbit Systems Founded: 2012 Funding: The company just closed a $10M Series A… Read more →

Ranking Network World's Top 10 Big Data Startups to Watch

Ranking Network World’s Top 10 Big Data Startups to Watch

My latest startup roundup, 10 Big Data Startups to Watch, is up and running in Network World. Those of you who follow my work know that I write many startup roundups for Network World, Computerworld, CIO, and many other sites. When these roundups run, I invariably receive a flood of emails asking me why so-and-so wasn’t included or why X… Read more →