07.22.2013 - New York Times
07.19.2013 - Wall Street Journal
07.15.2013 - TechCrunch
The shift to mobile is sucking the money out of e-commerce, but BloomReach thinks big data can save the day. Today it brings its big-data content optimization SaaS to the small screen to add smart product recommendations, predictive search, a trending section and cross-device personalization to the mobile presence of any business. BloomReach makes your app more relevant to boost sales with data science.
07.08.2013 - Silicon Valley Business Journal
Lightspeed Venture Partner Justin Caldbeck is excited about the wave of startups that are finding ways to put people with assets – cars, homes or even spare time – together with people who need them.
07.03.2013 - Reuters
Investors, including some of the world’s biggest technology companies, are buying into the start-ups behind SDN, a technology that allows users to substitute some of the most complex hardware functions in server switches with software.
06.28.2013 - VentureBeat
Insightera has raised $6.5 million to help marketers achieve this goal. The startup provides a business-to-business marketing platform that personalizes content in real time. It collects data on a visitor’s industry, location, and digital behavior, and automatically presents targeted, customized content.
06.25.2013 - Forbes
A quickly growing app, Whisper, launched May 2012 and offers an anonymous way for people to express secrets or other thoughts, which can be serious or funny. Los Angeles-based Whisper, even more than Snapchat (the ultra-hot app that just raised $60 million), is the anti-Facebook.
06.24.2013 - AllthingsD
Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging service that has grown extremely popular over the past year, has closed its $60 million dollar Series B round of venture funding, the company announced on Monday morning.
The round, which valued the company at $800 million pre-money, was led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst Partners and SV Angel, and continued pro-rata participation from Benchmark Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. With the new round, the company has raised around $75 million to date.
06.19.2013 - Press Release
Personetics, a leading provider of predictive customer engagement solutions for the banking industry, today announced that it has completed its series B funding of $11.5 million. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the second round of funding joined by Personetics’ existing investors Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures. This investment will be used to drive sales and scale operations to meet the growing demand for predictive solutions that transform the digital experience for banking customers. Following the series B funding, Yoni Cheifetz, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, will join the Personetics board.
06.19.2013 - GenomeWeb
The Obama Administration tomorrow will honor several genomics and molecular biology researchers who have focused on making large and complex sets of biological data open and widely accessible to the larger research community.