Yelp, Invensense, Cloudera, PunchTab: Bay Area BizTech News by the Numbers
Time for the data-driven roundup of deals news and other developments in the Bay Area tech world. From biggest to smallest:
$1-$2 billion—The amount that Yelp hopes to raise in a rumored IPO. According to media reports today, the San Francisco-based local business guide, which is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, and Elevation Partners, has hired Goldman Sachs and Citigroup as underwriters for the offering.
$700 million—The size of a new venture fund closed by U.K.-based Index Ventures, which recently expanded to San Francisco. In the last year, Index has completed new or follow-on investments in Bay Area startups such as Dropbox, Flipboard, Path, Assistly, Boku, and Big Switch.
$100 million—The size of the “Big Data Fund” set aside by Palo Alto, CA-based Accel Partners for investments in companies pursuing data analytics, business intelligence, and other applications of distributed data management and storage.
$97.75 million—The maximum proposed value of the stock offering for InvenSense, which set the terms of its upcoming IPO this week. The Sunnyvale, CA-based company makes the microelectromechanical gyroscopes used for motion sensing in many mobile devices.
$90 million—The amount raised by Foster City, CA-based Imperva (NYSE: IMPV) in its initial public offering yesterday. Imperva makes application data security software, and was backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, and Venrock Associates.
$40 million—A Series D financing round announced Monday for Cloudera, the Palo Alto-based provider of data management services using the 0pen-source Apache Hadoop distributed computing system. Ignition Partners led the round, which was joined by existing investors Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and In-Q-Tel.
$36 million—The price fetched by Prime Visibility Media Group, a digital marketing agency just acquired by San Francisco-based video search provider Blinkx. Suranga Chandratillake, Blinkx’s CEO, said the “the integration of our video search engine with PVMG’s text search platform will enable us to tap into a new audience of intent-driven consumers and deliver TV-style brand advertising to them.”
$32 million—A Series C funding round for Pivot Medical of Sunnyvale. The startup is developing a minimally invasive arthroscopic system for hip restoration. Participants in the round included new investors Adams Street Partners and Delphi Ventures and returning investors Montreux Equity Partners and Ivy Capital Partners.
$25 million—A new round of equity financing for San Jose, CA-based DFINE, which makes a radiofrequency-based system for destroying spinal tumors. Backers include OrbiMed Advisors, Prospect Venture Partners, Split Rock Partners, BBT Fund/Apothecary Capital, Highland Capital Management, and Vanguard Ventures.
$4.75 million—A Series A financing round announced yesterday for Sunnyvale-based Bitzer Mobile. Acero Capital and Chevron Technology Ventures provided the funds. Bitzer is developing a “secure container” that allows large-company employees to access sensitive corporate data and applications from an Android, Apple, BlackBerry, or Windows mobile device.
$4.4 million—A Series A investment for PunchTab, a Palo Alto-based “instant loyalty platform” that lets businesses create customized points-based rewards programs. Mohr Davidow Ventures led the round, and MDV partner Katherine Barr has joined PunchTab’s board.
$3 million—The size of a strategic investment in Fremont, CA-based Quantenna Communications from Telefónica, announced November 7. Quantenna is a fabless semiconductor company developing chipsets for high-bandwidth Wi-Fi routers.
310,000—The number of Bloomberg Professional subscribers who will be able to monitor share prices for privately held, pre-IPO companies, thanks to a deal announced this week between Bloomberg and San Bruno, CA-based SharesPost.
Nearly 1,000—The number of Old Navy stores nationwide where Shopkick members can now obtain rewards. Old Navy is the 11th retail partner in the Palo Alto-based startups’ location-based rewards program; the others include American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, Simon Property Group, The Sports Authority, Target, Toys”R”Us, West Elm, and The Wet Seal. Xconomy profiled Shopkick in July.
10 percent—The average discount available to users of ShopSmart, a new iPad app from Santa Clara, CA-based Billeo. The app alerts users about deals available from their credit card providers, local merchants, and daily deal services.
6—The number of enterprise software companies allying with San Francisco-based Yammer by feeding information into business social networking service’s new “ticker” feature. Yammer announced today that users can see updates whenever fellow employees complete actions in Badgeville, Box, Expensify, Spigit, TripIt, or Zendesk. Xconomy profiled Yammer last month.
$0—The amount Berkeley, CA-based Magoosh will charge for its SAT test preparation program between now and January 1, according to an announcement this week. The company says it’s also working with College Track and the Mitchell Kapor Foundation to extend the free offer to students in specific communities. Xconomy covered the Berkeley, CA-based company in June 2010 and again in September 2011.