4º Cloud, Big Data & Analytics/Intelligence - 1st April

Startups raising funds

  • Huupe, an Irvine, Calif.-based maker of smart basketball hoops, raised $11m from Protagonist VC, Marvan Ventures, TRI Investments, Kawn VC, Genesis Ventures and Reform Ventures. Link
  • Graphiant, a San Jose, Calif.-based edge services startup, raised $62m in Series B funding. Two Bear Capital led, and was joined by Sequoia Capital, Atlantic Bridge and Harpoon Venture Capital Partners. Link
  • Talpasolutions, a German provider of analytics SaaS for fleet operators, raised €15m in Series B funding. Bosch Ventures led, and was joined by MIG Capital. Link
  • Markerr, a New York-based analytics platform for institutional real estate owners, raised $6.6m in Series B funding. RET Ventures led, and was joined by Pretium. Link

M&A and Private equity deals

  • Actis bought the Latin American business of Nabiax, a Spanish data center firm owned by Asterion Industrial and BlackRock, for around $500m. Link
  • Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) agreed to buy Lightspin Technologies, an Israeli cloud security software company that had raised around $25m from VC firms like Dell Technologies Capital and Ibex Investors. Link

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