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Big News on Data Startups: Funding, Acquisitions And IPOs Q1 2015

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Big Data Startups News: Funding, Acquisitions And IPOs Q1 2015
The first quarter of 2015 was the most-funded quarter since 2000: $13.4 billion in 1,020 deals, a 26 percent increase over the first quarter of 2014, according to a MoneyTree Report. Here are the funding and exits highlights of the fourth quarter of 2014 in the big data space. Funding Dataminr, a data mining startup, has raised $130 million is Series D funding from Fidelity financial and other institutions and prominent individuals in the finance industry, bringing total funding to about $180 million.

Dataminr, a data mining startup, has raised $130 million is Series D funding from Fidelity financial and other institutions and prominent individuals in the finance industry, bringing total funding to about $180 million.

MongoDB, provider of a document-oriented database, has raised $80 million in Series G funding, led by a sovereign wealth fund, with participation from Goldman Sachs and from existing investors Altimeter Capital, NEA, Sequoia and funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc, bringing total funding to $311 million.

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Birst, provider of cloud-based business intelligence and analytics, has raised $65 million in Series F funding led by Wellington Management Company LLP with participation by all existing investors including Sequoia Capital, Hummer Winblad, DAG Ventures and Northgate Capital, bringing total funding to $156 million.

InsideSales.com, provider of cloud-based predictive analytics “sales acceleration” platform, has raised $60 million in Series D funding, led by Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce’s global corporate investment group, with participation from Microsoft as well as existing venture investors Polaris Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Hummer Winblad, U.S. Venture Partners, Epic Ventures, and Zetta Venture Partners, bringing total funding to $199 million.

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