TechCrunch: Cervin Ventures unveils new $56M fund aimed at the future of the enterprise stack
Cervin Ventures, under the direction of Preetish Nijhawan and Neeraj Gupta, is announcing its latest $56 million fund.
Akamai buys Soha Systems to add more security to its cloud networking business
Soha, which is based in Sunnyvale and was founded in 2013, had raised just under $10 million from investors that included Andreessen Horowitz, Cervin Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Moment Ventures.
Silicon Valley Business Journal: Software startup Zephyr raises $31M from new investor Frontier Capital
The company skipped the traditional round of growth capital; their first and only investor until now was the Menlo Park-based Cervin Ventures. Cervin said it sees Zephyr as the “anti-unicorn,” a startup with responsible founders who built a businesses in a capital-efficient manner.
San Francisco Chronicle: Super Bowl 50 telecast will hit all the angles, even 360 degrees
“This is an augmented reality play” said Cervin’s Preetish Nijhawan, one of the co-founders of the successful content delivery network company Akamai Technologies. “This is still in its early stages. Video is the ultimate application of the Internet, especially for the younger crowd.”
Silicon Valley Business Journal: Akamai co-founder on latest score, life as a Silicon Valley startup investor
Last week's sale of Replay Technologies to Intel Corp. covered the first fund of Cervin Ventures, the Menlo Park firm launched eight years ago by Akamai co-founder Preetish Nijhawan and his partner, Neeraj Gupta.
USA Today: Super Bowl fans get hit of virtual reality future
Sports fans, think you prefer a snack-filled TV den to the mayhem of the stadium now? Wait until virtual reality matures. You may never leave the couch.
Silicon Valley Business Journal: Intel buys Newark startup just a week after it announced Series B funding
Intel has agreed to acquire Replay Technologies, a Newark video-imaging startup that just last week announced it raised $13.5 million in Series B funding, Intel said.
The Latest Sales Weapon For Best Buy, Macy's, And Walmart: Coupons Sent To Nearby Smartphones
The Big Boxers recently signed on to test a new geotargeted coupon product that zaps deals to shoppers' smartphones when they are near a store.
Claritics and Badgeville team up to gamify the enterprise
Claritics and Badgeville are working together to “gamify” the enterprise. This means enabling enterprise companies better engage their employees and users in company applications by making these more game-like.
LaunchDarkly, A Startup That Helps Companies Soft-Launch Features, Raises $2.6M
Whenever many large technology have a new feature they want to test, they roll it out to a small set of users before letting it go live. That those companies get feedback on the feature and iron out any bugs, and also roll back the changes quickly if anything is wrong or if the users don’t like it. But that requires teams of people to maintain those tools, and smaller startups don’t really have the resources to build them.
Tynker, A Startup That Teaches Kids To Code, Now Works With Robots, Drones And More
Tynker, a startup that teaches children the fundamentals of programming by having them build their own games, is now expanding its platform to allow kids to control connected devices, including drones, robots and other “smart home” products, like lighting systems. The company will introduce these capabilities this weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, and the additional support is also now rolling out to both the Tynker iPad and Android tablet applications.
5 areas where Silicon Valley can help in making India digital
Today — Saturday, September 26 — could well be a landmark day in the journey of India’s transformation to being a digital country. My office in Silicon Valley is next door to Google HQ and 15 minutes from Facebook and Apple. Just last week, I was with some of my friends on Sand Hill Road, and some of them who have never invested in India were talking about Narendra Modi’s visit to the Valley and his Digital India vision.
For some D.C.-area companies, encryption is big business
When Apple’s pledge to defy the FBI over a request to unlock the encryption on a terrorist’s iPhone ignited a media frenzy this month, analysts immediately started speculating on how the apparent crisis might create new lines of business.
EdCast Launches New Interactive Learning Platform To Bridge Formal And Informal Learning
With an eye toward building what EdCast chief executive Karl Mehta calls “the next big social media company,” his company has launched a new interactive platform with the help of some titans of media, technology and finance.