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After reading through the Venture Capital Investments 2014 February Part 1 , let us have a look at the second part of Venture Capital Investments 2014 Feb, which talks about Mobile, Networking & Hosting, Photo & Video, Real Estate, Security, Semiconductors, Social, Software, Travel and Web industry.
Vungle and Remind 101 topped the Mobile Industry Respectively With Series B Investments
Mobile Video Ad Platform, Vungle, raised US$ 17M in series B funding. The leader in in-app video advertising, Vungle aims to take the nag out of ads and want to make ads that people actually enjoy.
Already popular Remind 101 raised US $ 15M in series B funding. For those who do not know, Remind 101 is a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free. They offer FREE mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
Dropbox Raised US$ 325M, Topped the Network & Hosting Industry
Dropbox raised $350M in this latest funding round, which valued the company at 10 billion. Dropbox can raise another $100 M according to its regulatory filing with US SEC.
According to Re/code, the investment came from BlackRock, Fidelity and T.Rowe Price. Other Dropbox investors include Goldman Sachs, Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, and Accel Partners.
Mayfield Raised Second Dedicated $108 Million India Fund
Mayfield, a global, early-stage VC firm with over $2.6 billion under management, closed its second India dedicated fund with equivalent to US$ 108 in commitments. Mayfield makes early-stage investments in India, targeting companies in the infrastructure sector, tech and tech-enabled services and the consumer middle class.
LinkedIn Shelled Out $120M to Acquire Data Provider Bright
Linked made its biggest acquisition to date, edging out Slideshare which LinkedIn bought for $119 M in 2012.
LinkedIn aims to accelerate its efforts and build out the Economic Graph through Bright’s data-driven matching technology with what it does best – connect talent with opportunity at a very huge scale.
CloudPassage and Ionic Security Inc. Raised US$ 25.5 M Each
San-Franscisco based CloudPassage, which saw 3-digit revenue growth last year, raised $25.5 M in new financing. CloudPassage’s ‘Halo’ security platform help companies keep their data safe and works with Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, Rackspace, VMWare and others through about $20 million of investment in technology in past three years.
Ionic Security Inc. also raised US$ 25.5M through the investment round co-led by Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures.
Ionic offers a distributed architecture that processes, analyzes and controls information without a single step-change to the user experience.
Here is the list of Venture Capital Investments 2014 February.
- Mobile: Remind 101 US$ 15M.
- Network/Hosting: Dropbox US$ 325M.
- Other: Mayfield US$ 108M.
- Security: CloudPassage US$ 25.5M, Ionic Security Inc US$ 25.5M.
- Social: LinkedIn 120M.