Tag Archives: Venture Capital

Big Analytics Roundup (March 23, 2015)

This week, Spark Summit East produced a deluge of news and analysis on Apache Spark and Databricks.  Also in the news: a couple of ventures landed funding, SAP released software and SAS soft-launched something new for SAS Visual Analytics. Analytic Startups Venture Capital Dispatch on WSJ.D reports that Andreeson Horowitz has invested $7.5 million in AMPLab spinout Tachyon Nexus.  Tachyon

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Smart Money: YTD Funding for Analytics Doubles vs. 2013

Funding for analytics startups continued at a torrid pace in the second quarter; 140 announced investments totaled $1.03 billion, compared to 137 investments totaling $657 million in the second quarter of 2013.  Year to date, investment in analytic ventures is up 97% versus the first two quarters of last year.  (All data sourced from Crunchbase).   Eleven mezzanine rounds raised a

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Smart Money: More Funding for Analytics

Funding for analytic ventures remained robust in January, with 17 significant funding transactions and three acquisitions.   Key themes: Outcomes-based medicine and health care Vertical solutions for the energy industry Solutions for risk management Mobile analytics, including location-based targeting and app metrics Social media sentiment analysis Graph engines (and solutions based on graph engines) In-memory SQL engines All funding news

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Smart Money: Venture Capital for Analytics 2013

Thanks to Crunchbase’s downloadable database, we can report that in 2013 investors poured more than $2 billion into Analytic startups, up 38% from 2012.  Crunchbase reports 2013 funding for Analytics ventures more than five times greater than in 2009. Palantir led the pack in new funding, going to the well twice, in October and December, to raise a total of $304m

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