Nutanix Teams With RiceHadleyGates on Global Expansion Push

Growing international business is tricky.

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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Social Startup Sprinklr Raises $17.5 Million

Sprinklr, a social media management platform that works with both Twitter and Facebook, announced on Tuesday it has raised $17.5 million in a series C round of funding. The new funds come from previous investors Battery Ventures and Intel Capital, bringing the total amount of money raised to date to $37.5 million.

Dollar Shave Club Lands $12 Million Investment to Dramatically Expand Product Portfolio

The Venice, Calif.-based startup will also invest in its own original content initiative.

Videoconferencing Startup Blue Jeans Network Raises $50 Million

Building out to stream a billion minutes worth of videoconferences every year.

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HotelTonight Books $45 Million Investment, Led by Hedge Fund Coatue Management

Last-minute hotel-booking service HotelTonight has landed a huge Series E funding round of $45 million to help spur geographic and staff expansion, with the hedge fund Coatue Management leading the round. GGV Capital is investing in HotelTonight for the first time, while past investors Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and Accel Partners participated, as well. This is the first lead investment for Coatue’s new fund focused on privately held technology firms, after building its name on investments in publicly traded companies. HotelTonight has now raised more than $80 million.

With KeyMe, an iPhone Pic Now Means You Can Always Print More House Keys Later

“There’s actually very little information required [to copy a key], but there’s never been a way for people to pull that information off their key and store it and retrieve it.”

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Battery Ventures Hires a Top Comms Exec: Former WSJ Reporter Rebecca Buckman

Like many venture firms in Silicon Valley, Battery Ventures has hired a top communications and content exec — former Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Buckman. She will be a VP at Battery, in charge of a number of media areas, including developing original content about its portfolio of investments. Buckman has also written for Forbes and, most recently, has been doing some PR work. Adding top execs to focus on media and content at VC firms has been increasing, including the recent hiring of former WSJ reporter Ben Worthen by Sequoia Capital and Wired’s Michael Copeland at Andreessen Horowitz, among others.

Cumulus Networks Comes Out of Stealth With Linux for Data-Center Networks

The point? Get rid of all those proprietary switches, of course.

Tableau Software and Marketo Fire Up IPO Action Today

Many more to come.

SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

Blake Krikorian Joins FreeWheel Board