Funding Roundup: These 10 Tech Startups Raised Over $154 Million This Week


Another week of successful funding for some startups is over. But let me remind you once again that it takes lots of investor pitches and meetings to finally secure a successful round of funding. There is always money out there, but you have to know where and how to find it. You also need a sense of the strings that come with each flavor of startup funds. The following 10 technology companies scored over $154 million in funding this week.

# San Francisco-based Plivo, a developer of telephony APIs, raised $1.75M in a seed funding round. The round came from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated and SV Angel.

# TrueLens, a developer of social data and marketing analysis tools, secured $1.2M in a funding round. The funding round was led by Google Ventures, and also included Charles River Ventures, Common Angels, 500 Startups and Boston Seed.

# Green Throttle Games  raised $6M in a Series A funding. The firm said the round was led by Trinity Ventures, and also included DCM. Green Throttle Games is a developer of video games, and also makes a wireless game controller.

# ScaleIO, a developer of software-only, virtual storage area network (SAN) products, scored $12M in a funding round. The round came from Greylock Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and others.

# Poshmark added $12M in a Series B funding, to help bolster its mobile marketplace for fashion. The firm, which is led by Manish Chandra, said the new funding was led by Menlo Ventures, and laso included Mayfield Fund, Inventus Capital, and SoftTech VC.

# CipherCloud raised $30M in a funding round, from Andreessen Horowitz, which will go towards expand its sales and marketing, including expanding in Europe.

# BioCision, which develops tools for the life sciences research and clinical research market, raised $2.5M in a growth financing round. The round came from BroadOak Capital Partners, along with Research Corporation Technologies, Inc.

# learStory secured $9M in a Series A round, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The firm also said its prior, seed backers, which include Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures, participated in the funding.

# Prismatic raised $15M in a Series A funding round. The round came from Accel Partners, Jim Breyer and Yuri Milner, among others. Prismatic develops software which looks to understand what topics and news a user is interested in, and finds news, videos, and more for those users.

# Cloudera raised $65M in a funding round. The round was led by Accel Partners, and also include Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Meritech Capital Partners. Cloudera develops Apache Hadoop software used for big data projects in the enterprise market.

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