Nutanix Teams With RiceHadleyGates on Global Expansion Push

Growing international business is tricky.
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Big Data App Engine Continuuity Names WebLogic Founder as Director

Big Data is hard. Building big-data apps in Java? That’s easy.
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Enterprise Storage Startup Coho Data Lands $25 Million Series B

Storage as easy to manage as the cloud.
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CSC Acquires Cloud Service Manager ServiceMesh

Information technology company CSC said today that it would acquire ServiceMesh, a cloud services management startup that raised about $15 million from Ignition Partners in 2011. ServiceMesh specializes in technology that helps customers manage the many applications they run on various cloud computing platforms. Financial terms were not disclosed, but CSC described the deal as part of an effort to transform itself into what it called a “next generation IT company.”

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Keas Raises $8M to Motivate Employee Health

Keas, the San Francisco-based provider of corporate wellness programs, has had a bit of a turnaround over the past year under new CEO Josh Stevens, and is now being rewarded with reupping from its VCs, Ignition Partners and Atlas Venture. It has raised $8 million, and has added customers like Pandora and partners like Fitbit.

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Venture Firms Narrow Sights in Tough Times

Venture-capital firms are taking stiff measures to survive a tough fundraising environment and lackluster returns, including gutting their partnerships, slashing their fund sizes and refocusing their investment areas.

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mFoundry Acquired for $120 Million in Cash for Its Mobile Banking Tech

The original developer behind the Starbucks mobile application, mFoundry, has been acquired by FIS, which already owned a 22 percent stake in the company. FIS said it will pay $120 million in cash for the remaining stake, meaning the entire deal was worth around $165 million. Other investors in the nine-year-old company include MasterCard, Intel Capital, Motorola Mobility, PayPal, Bank of America and Ignition Partners. MFoundry had 850 clients, many of which were banks that deployed the company’s technology inside of their mobile apps.

Exclusive: Cloudera Closes Massive $65 Million Funding Round at $700 Million Valuation

This Hadoop thing? It just might just be going places.
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Ignition’s John Connors on Nike’s FuelBand, Enterprise Software and Investing (Video)

John Connors was Microsoft’s chief finance guy for five years, responsible for managing one of the largest tech company’s books. Now he’s a venture guy.
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Hipmunk Plans to Take Off Internationally With $15 Million in New Capital

Hipmunk, the offbeat travel site that has made “taking the agony out of travel planning” its tagline, says it has raised $15 million in a second round of funding.
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API Marketplace Mashape Raises Funding