FlashFunders Launches; Intends to Disrupt How Startups Raise Early Funding

Raising early stage funding is no simple task. Many startups spend thousands of dollars and weeks or months on the road courting investors. A new funding platform from Santa Monica-based FlashFunders is designed to change that. FlashFunders was started by Europlay Capital Advisors, law firm Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, and co-founders Vincent Bradley and Brian…

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Event-Based Big Data Startup Internana Launches

Interana’s Event-Based Big Data Solution asks the “Why” and “How” Questions Many Big Data Tools Overlook Startup: Interana What they do: Provide an event-based Big Data analytics solution that answers critical business questions on how customers behave. Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA CEO: Ann Johnson, who was previously a product manager at Intel. She has spent…

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SentinelOne deploys predictive software to battle malware

Startup: SentinelOne What they do: Provide endpoint security software that detects, models, and predicts threat behavior to block attacks on any computing device, including servers and embedded systems like point of sale (PoS) terminals. Headquarters: Mountain View, CA CEO: Tomer Weingarten. Previously he led product development and strategy for the Toluna Group as a VP…

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Startup Spotlight: Cloud Startup Platform9 Launches, Locks down Series A

Startup: Platform9 What they do: Provide a cloud service that transforms servers into an agile, self-service private cloud. Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA CEO: Sirish Raghuram, who previously was an early engineer at VMware, where he held technical and management leadership roles and helped ship multiple vSphere products. Founded: 2013  Funding: Earlier today, Platform9 announced its Series…

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Startup Spotlight: Addvocate helps companies tame social media

Startup: Addvocate What they do: Provide a platform that website owners can use to track their own website against their competition, with data points collected from dozens of the top analytics sources. Headquarters: San Francisco, CA CEO: Marcus Nelson, who formerly served as head of social media at Salesforce.com. Founded: 2012  Funding: $2M Series A…

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Startup Spotlight: HeatSync Helps You Keep Track of the Competition

Startup: HeatSync What they do: Provide a platform that website owners can use to track their own website against their competition, with data points collected from dozens of the top analytics sources. Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA CEO: Jack Shenon Founded: 2013 Funding: Currently bootstrapped with $500K of funding. What I like about them: HeatSync brings…

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Startup Spotlight: Anuta Networks Delivers SDN to Legacy Environments

Startup: Anuta Networks What they do: Enable the delivery of network services in existing infrastructures; in other words, they deliver SDN functionality to legacy environments. Headquarters: Milpitas, CA CEO: Chandu Guntakala. Before founding Anuta Networks, Guntakala co-founded Jahi Networks, which was acquired by Cisco in 2004. Founded: 2010 Funding: Currently self-funded. What I like about…

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