Information Technology

CrowdStrike considers 2019 IPO
The endpoint security software producer has hired Goldman Sachs for an initial public offering that would enable Alphabet, Rackspace and Telstra to exit.
Microsoft returns to WhiteSource for $35m round
Open-source cybersecurity software provider WhiteSource has raised cash in a series C round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity that included Microsoft's M12 unit.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Palantir puts 2019 IPO on the plate
The Relx-backed data miner could double its valuation to $41bn in the proposed offering, according to prospective underwriters.
Edianzu downloads $60m in series D round
Source Code Capital and an unnamed sovereign wealth fund have provided capital for Edianzu, the IT equipment supplier backed by Lakala.
Stratifyd straightens up with $25m series B
Tencent-backed customer analytics platform developer Stratifyd has now raised $36m altogether and will use the latest funds for product development and international growth.
Zhizhangyi zips to series B funding
The mobile cybersecurity technology developer has added $28.8m in a Gaocheng Capital-led round that came just over a year after a Fosun RZ-led round.
Berg turns from Visa to VGS
Peter Berg, who helped set up Visa Ventures during his stint at the corporate, is Very Good Security's new vice-president of business development and strategy.

Other News

Dentsu joins Scrum in competitive game
Dentsu and Scrum Ventures have formed an accelerator for sports technology startups known as Sports Tech Tokyo.
Cisco to fuel $500m Catalyst for investment
The Cisco-backed enterprise-focused venture fund revealed in May has revealed a name, Catalyst Labs Fund I, and a $500m target for its close.
Turnitin marks Gradescope for acquisition
Gradescope has paid an undisclosed amount to acquire schoolwork analysis software developer Turnitin, which had raised more than $5m from investors including Bloomberg.
WD composes Kaminario investment
Western Digital Capital has invested a reported $25m in Kaminario, which has now raised some $243m in equity from backers also including Mitsui.
CNex Labs stores $23m in series D
Dell Technologies Capital has led a $23m series D round for data storage technology provider CNex Labs, which also welcomed backed Microsoft's M12 unit.
Anaplan raises $264m in IPO
Anaplan has raised close to $264m in its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange that provided exits for Salesforce and Workday.

Editor's Picks

Palantir puts 2019 IPO on the plate
The Relx-backed data miner could double its valuation to $41bn in the proposed offering, according to prospective underwriters.
Snowflake packs in $450m
Capital One Growth Ventures returned to invest in the data warehousing software provider as part of a round that more than doubled its post-money valuation.
Redlock heads to Palo Alto in $173m acquisition
Dell Technologies Capital will exit Redlock in an acquisition by Palo Alto Networks, five months after it bought another cloud security software developer.
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