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Illumio goes to the well for $105 million more in venture funding

Investors in Illumio are tripling down, with existing and new investors tossing another $105 million at the data-center/cloud security company that will be used to extend research and development, open new offices and broaden its...

Tanium pulls down $52M more venture capital for endpoint platform

Tanium has pulled in another $52 million in venture capital and is upgrading its endpoint software platform so it’s easier to tell it what to do and for it to gather threat intelligence from third-party platforms.


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Are Robotics Startups Gaining Traction? Affirmative

Robots are following the VC dollars. And while many funding rounds are aimed at the usual industrial automation, money is also flowing to startups developing more human-friendly robots. In 2014, VCs invested $341.3 million in robotics...

Twizoo Founder: 'First Thing a VC Asks Me is Why Are My Nails Painted Pink?'

Madeline Parra said she has pitched 25 VCs and they've all been male

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Why Venture Capitalists Don’t Fund Women-Led Startups

Silicon Valley is the land of entrepreneurial spirit and the home of the startup – that is, unless you’re women-led business looking for venture capital.

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12 Most Eye-Popping VC Tech Deals of 2014

While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT...

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8 Strategies to Fund Your New Business

Entrepreneurs and small business experts share their advice on the best ways to raise money to finance a new business or product.

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Why Ello Is Just an Overhyped Anti-Facebook, Social Wannabe

Ello is getting its 15 minutes of social media fame: More than a million people are still clamoring to join the invite-only, ad-free social network. However, CIO.com's Matt Kapko explains why you can't take it seriously as a Facebook...

Ping Identity Picks Up $35 Million More in Venture Funding

Ping Identity has picked up another $35 million in venture funding to speed development of the next-generation of its identity and access management technology and expand the company’s presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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The CIO as VC

Clark Golestani, CIO of Merck, on an entrepreneurial approach to IT leadership

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5 Things CIOs and VCs Can Learn From Each Other

CIOs and venture capitalists, two groups with seemingly different agendas, can often educate each other on how to evaluate tech trends and successfully construct deals.

The Next Silicon Valley Will Have an Urban Vibe

The Brookings Institution lays out vision for urban 'innovation centers' to bring together research institutions, businesses and startup incubators to create concentrated pockets of industry rather than the sprawling, suburban office...

Why CIOs Should Look to Startups

Red Robin CIO Chris Laping meets with venture capitalists to seek out his next source of cloud-enabled competitive advantage.

Net Neutrality Ruling Scaring VCs Away From Investing in Certain Startups

Venture capitalists are already wary of investing in startups that would require high-performance broadband speeds out of concern that the FCC's expected net neutrality ruling will increase their operational costs, MIT's Technology...

10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with...

Millennials Rule the Valley: Enjoy It While It Lasts

Gen Y wants -- and is getting -- the most sexy jobs in the Silicon Valley. However, CIO.com Senior Writer Tom Kaneshige lets millennials in on the dirty little secret of the valley.

What VCs Look for in Big Data Startups

Getting ready to pitch venture capitalists on your big data startup? Here's a hint: Don't call yourself a 'big data company' and don't pitch by analogy.

Big Data Funding Spree Continues

Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and analytics startup Platfora raised $38 million.

Silicon Valley Tech Workers Living the Startup Dream Again

Thanks to blockbuster acquisitions such as Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, successful IPOs and a healthy environment for startups, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive again in the Silicon Valley.

What CIOs Need to Know Before Relying on Startups

It seems there's a startup for everything these days. Sure, there are benefits from introducing new, more efficient systems to your enterprise, but there are also technical, financial and practical considerations before signing on...

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