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DataSift Closes $15 Million Round in VC Funding

Social analytics company Datasift announced on Tuesday morning it had closed a $15 million dollar round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Northgate Capital and Daher Ventures. This is the second round raised by the start-up in 2012 alone, having already closed a $7.2 million round in May. DataSift was named one of Twitter’s “Certified Partners” in August, a small group of companies anointed by the microblogging service as some of the best third-party handlers of Twitter data.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik