Lessons learned: How to get your big data startup to a Series B

Mobile-application development specialist Appcelerator bought big data startup Nodeable on Wednesday, although the deal wasn't exactly what Nodeable was planning for when it launched in 2011. Founder and CEO Dave Rosenberg shares some of the lessons he learned trying to break into the big data space.…

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Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

Data Collective is a new venture capital firm focusing on seed-round investments in big data startups, from the infraastructure level up to analytics and applications. Among its collection of portfolio companies are Kaggle, MemSQL, Continuuity, Parse, Keen.io, Meteor, MongoHQ, Citus Data and Piston Cloud.…

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Innovation isn’t dead, it just moved to the cloud

According to some doomsayers, innovation is dead and Silicon Valley is just a muck pond where social media companies breed and reproduce like mosquitoes. That's not entirely true, but the face of innovation has changed. Cloud computing has made innovation something anyone can do.…

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Mu Sigma offers $108M reasons to believe in big data

Mu Sigma has closed a $108 million investment round to expand its analytics-outsourcing business. Mu Sigma takes customers' data and it turns it into business insights, meaning customers don't have to built their own in-house big data expertise. It's an already-profitable business that's only getting bigger.…

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Confirmed: Spotify raises $100M

UPDATED. Spotify, the European on-demand music service, has closed on about $100 million in a new funding round from DST, Kleiner Perkins and Accel Partners that values the company at $1 billion. The fresh funding will be put toward Spotify's highly anticipated US launch.…

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