Symantec, PivotLink, Splunk: Bay Area BizTech by the Numbers
It’s time for our irregular, data-driven roundup of high-tech fundraising, M&A, and IPO news from around the San Francisco Bay Area.
$100 billion—The potential valuation of Facebook in an IPO tentatively planned for late May, according to a story yesterday from Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Facebook hopes to raise $10 billion in the offering, according to Swisher’s sources.
$125 million—The amount San Francisco-based Splunk hopes to raise in an upcoming initial public offering, according to the startup’s S-1 filing last week. The main venture backers of the big-data analytics startup include August Capital, Sevin Rosen, JK&B Capital, and Ignition Partners.
$115 million—The amount Symantec is paying for LiveOffice, the Torrance, CA-based maker of cloud-based e-mail archiving systems. Mountain View, CA-based Symantec said yesterday that the acquisition “will extend Symantec’s intelligent information governance offering to the cloud, providing customers choice between on-premise, cloud or hybrid delivery of Symantec solutions.”
$75 million—The amount Mountain View, CA-based Audience hopes to reap in an upcoming initial public offering, according to S-1 papers filed last week. Audience makes noise-suppression chips for mobile phones that improve the quality of voice calls. Its biggest venture backers include Tallwood Venture Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Vulcan Venture Capital.
$20 million—A Series C funding round for AppDynamics, the San Francisco-based maker of software that monitors the performance of enterprise applications. New investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) led the round, with existing backers Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participating.
$13 million—New funding for PivotLink, the San Francisco-based maker of retail analytics software. Trident Capital, Emergence Capital, and Starvest Partners led the round. PivotLink also announced the acquisition of Salt Lake City, UT-based Acteea, a maker of e-commerce analytics software.
$6.7 million—A Series B financing round announced last week for Senova Systems, a Sunnyvale, CA-based maker of solid-state pH sensors for the food, water, medical, and agricultural industries. Phoenix Venture Partners and Harris & Harris Group led the round.
$5 million—New funding for Affine, the San Francisco-based startup offering targeting software for online video ads. Crosslink Capital and Highland Capital Partners led the round. Former Quattro Wireless CEO Andy Miller, the chief of Apple’s iAds program, has joined Affine’s board.
$2.5 million—Seed funding for PandoDaily, a new San Francisco-based technology blog founded by ex-TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy. Institutional backers, according to Lacy’s introductory blog post, include Accel Partners, CrunchFund (founded by ex-TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington), Greylock Discovery Fund, Menlo Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Ooga Labs, and SV Angels. Individual investors include Marc Andreessen, Andrew Anker, Matt Cohler, Chris Dixon, Tony Hsieh, Jeff Jordan, Saul Klein, Josh Kopelman, and Zach Nelson.
$990,000—New equity-based financing for San Francisco-based AllTrails, according to a regulatory filing. An alumnus of the AngelPad startup accelerator in San Francisco, AllTrails offers maps and reviews of hiking, biking, and camping trails.