Cisco to acquire energy software startup JouleX for $107M
Cisco is bolstering its energy-management portfolio by acquiring JouleX, which works with the network giant’s EnergyWise protocol. The software could help users lower infrastructure overhead.
Marketing software firm BlueConic grows by creating 'big-data profile' of customers
Marketing software firm BlueConic moved its headquarters from the Netherlands to Boston earlier this year following a $3 million infusion of cash — and that was just the beginning of the firm's expansion.
Ceros raises $6.2 million to take on Adobe's creative cloud
Simon Berg has issues with the current landscape of digital marketing tools, and he's built a product to address them called Ceros. Now, with 60 clients, including Kohl's (KSS), Virgin Atlantic, and Peugeot, Ceros has raised $6.4 million in new funding from Sigma Prime, Starvest Partners and Greycroft Partners to execute on Berg's mission.
BlueConic raises $3M, brings HQ to Boston from Europe
Marketing software firm BlueConic on Thursday said it's raised a $3 million Series A round led by Sigma Prime Ventures and brought its corporate headquarters to Boston from the Netherlands.
Techstars alum Codeship gets $2.6M, picks Boston over West Coast
Techstars Boston grad Codeship has raised $2.6 million led by Boston's Sigma Prime Ventures, the startup announced Wednesday.
Contently lands $9M in venture funding
Contently, a New York tech outfit that is emerging as a leader in the native advertising world, just landed $9 million in new funding from two venture capital firms — San Francisco-based Sigma West and Boston-based Sigma Prime Ventures, Media Ink has learned.
Acquia's Dries Buytaert 'not interested in the hype'
In 1999, Dries Buytaert made the decision to spend "a couple nights" working on a message board for himself and other computer science students at the University of Antwerp to use.
“That ended up being 13 years of my life,” said Buytaert, whose project evolved into Drupal, an open-source content management system and site development platform now powering more than 2 percent of the world’s websites.
John Simon: socially-minded startups are booming, VC not keeping pace
Longtime Boston-area venture capitalist John Simon says that startups with underlying social missions are booming among today's 20-somethings — but they're also "outstripping" institutional investments in them.
Acquia Enables BART.gov to Keep Riders Connected
Acquia, where great digital experiences begin, today announced the successful migration of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) website from a proprietary content management software system to Drupal 7.
Nasuni awarded patent allowing file systems to 'grow forever'
Natick, Mass.-based Nasuni, a cloud-based data storage service firm, was awarded a patent that covers the company’s core technology and ensures that Nasuni’s file system can grow indefinitely without the capacity limits of traditional hardware-based file systems, the company announced Thursday.
Another use for Twitter: due diligence on potential VC investments
John Simon, managing partner at Boston-based Sigma Prime Ventures, said using social media for due diligence on companies before investing is another way of staying true to his firm's commitment to use all information available.