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April 2015 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity


Apr 2015 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Microsoft + RevolutionR, Most-Funded Startups, VC says boom not bubble - look at valuations, and more.



By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets.

My monthly summary of the company, startup, and acquisition activity for April 2015 from @kdnuggets. See the latest under hashtag #BigDataCo.

Here are KDnuggets tweets, sorted by decreasing number of engagements,
  • Apr 09: March 2015 #Analytics, #BigData, #DataMining Acquisitions and #Startups Activity #BigDataCo t.co/ve3peEgVwb t.co/EUwGLS7oeU Acunu dashboard

  • Apr 06: Microsoft + @RevolutionR Analytics final, continues support of 2M R users #rstats #BigDataCo t.co/ZzJHQXnw0g t.co/iT6ABVnmbz R support geography

  • Apr 29: Most-Funded #BigData Startups Apr 2015: Cloudera $1B, Palantir $950M, Domo $450M, MongoDB $311 @gilpress #BigDataCo t.co/Ab2yBUBTEP
  • Apr 01: VCs @AnthonyTjan, @andrew__fu say it is a boom, not a #bubble -look at valuations #BigDataCo t.co/ulq0kVfXyD t.co/X6kzBBg9Uz VC says it is a boom, not a #bubble -look at valuations

  • Apr 14: Microsoft buys #Mobile Business Intelligence #BI, Data #Visualization firm Datazen #BigDataCo t.co/2WxxRJCrz6 t.co/QyiqXseW48
  • Apr 16: 16 Tech Startups Joined the not-so-exclusive #Unicorn Club in 2015 @cbinsights #BigDataCo t.co/D43bdiy3JV t.co/faMXGX0A6s
  • Apr 02: Signal Media #London #startup gets $1.8M for Its NLP Market Intelligence Platform #BigDataCo t.co/bhfiN7osH4 t.co/8u2oPzXnCU
  • Apr 14: IBM #Watson #Health #Boston, aims to generate new health insights, hiring actively #BigDataCo t.co/ydXFUO4AcM t.co/jWI1m1DLfc
  • Apr 07: AtScale first to enable interactive, multi-dimensional analysis on #Hadoop directly from Excel, Tableau #BigDataCo t.co/SPxl9wuGV1
  • Apr 30: #DataMining firm @Selerity caused big drop in $TWTR by publishing key figures from earning report early #BigDataCo t.co/kwlgsbH6kg
  • Apr 14: Amazon buys Amiato, #PaloAlto #NoSQL Data Migration #Startup #BigDataCo t.co/zHspaIGxjs
  • Apr 29: Kroger Co. buys most of Cincinnati-based DunnhumbyUSA, customer data #analytics firm, renames to 84.51?? #BigDataCo t.co/ijO0j69f0D
  • Apr 14: .@Hortonworks buys SequenceIQ, to speed cloud- and #Docker-based #Hadoop deployments #BigDataCo t.co/DfxhdViFrh
  • Apr 29: #BigData #Startup News: Q1 2015 was most funded quarter since 2000: $13.4B in 1020 deals @gilpress #BigDataCo t.co/XP72ZIVdui
  • Apr 30: GE Ventures Invests in PingThings Predictive Intelligence platform #Grid #Analytics #BigDataCo t.co/yclklUoQCv t.co/gDk5CrGVn8
  • Apr 30: Adatao Launches #Data #Intelligence Platform to make #BigData analysis easy, raised $13M in 2014 #BigDataCo t.co/JfyVf6Ta0Q
  • Apr 24: US #Patent Utility, web-based platform to be a matchmaker for inventors, users #BigDataCo t.co/EJQY8bW3kC t.co/G49YZOtedn
  • Apr 08: Private equity firm, Canada Pension Plan to buy Informatica for $5.3B, largest leveraged buyout in 2015 #BigDataCo t.co/jc4mnxXerZ
  • Apr 01: IBM $3B #IoT Bet Seeks to Monetize #Weather Data #BigDataCo t.co/NBvC1gZgz2
  • Apr 30: Katapult, like ""Salesforce + LinkedIn"", uses #BigData to check business diversity #BigDataCo t.co/EZ8xpkw8Qd t.co/EhXLtLUA8J
  • Apr 30: Windward, Israeli firm, raised $10.8M to build comprehensive #maritime #data #analytics platform #BigDataCo t.co/IajX2grTkd
  • Apr 08: Press Ganey, 30-yr old Wakefield-MA Hospital #analytics firm plans $100M IPO #BigDataCo t.co/Q1znQCNf1y
  • Apr 11: Motorola Solutions buys Utah-based PublicEngines, provider of #crime #analytics for predictive policing #BigDataCo t.co/0HPS5oCxlX
  • Apr 13: Niara, #security #analytics firm, gets $20M Series B to find most sophisticated attacks using #BigData #BigDataCo t.co/AeRpfHADdS
  • Apr 10: U. Waikato sells a spinout company 11Ants Analytics to Air New Zealand & Aimia #BigDataCo t.co/Cg84pbc487 t.co/mhy4JmCllo
  • Apr 08: Merkle, leading data-driven marketing agency, buys #Seattle Digital #Analytics Consultancy Pointmarc #BigDataCo t.co/Xegu7RPF96
  • Apr 20: Localytics, #Boston app #analytics/marketing firm, buys Splitforce to add #MachineLearning #BigDataCo t.co/MVzvLTwWu8
  • Apr 14: IBM to buy Explorys and Phytel to advance #Watson #healthcare #analytics capabilities #BigDataCo t.co/FekrGiKMvs
  • Apr 30: #Owler API launches with #competitive #intelligence data on 10M firms, enables ""stalking"" competitors #BigDataCo t.co/B6EFjJEcLT
  • Apr 09: Seismos, #Austin data #analytics firm, raised $4M Series A, monitors subsurface flow for #oil & #gas #BigDataCo t.co/eDqO04eQZi
  • Apr 17: RetailNext, San Jose firm providing analytics for brick-and mortar stores, raises huge $125M funding #BigDataCo t.co/s9axhr3Jx1
  • Apr 30: DocDoc, Singapore firm, gets $8.6M Series A to Help People Find Medical Specialists #BigDataCo t.co/MdGVlfUcjp t.co/KNPTOxBGXm
  • Apr 14: WPP to form a global #analytics firm Gain Theory with hubs in #Bengaluru, #NYC, #London #BigDataCo t.co/SZQ0hGp5mt
  • Apr 02: SmartNews award-winning discovery app raised $10M to expand US Operations, meet international demand #BigDataCo t.co/iPMpH4F7xH
  • Apr 30: NetBase, Mountain View enterprise-scale #socialmedia #analytics company raised $9M more in Series E #BigDataCo t.co/kE50BESxT5
  • Apr 20: Interpublic to Buy Minority Stake in Samba TV, a Start-Up for #TV #Analytics #BigDataCo t.co/URk3SmrAdF
  • Apr 30: Tracxn #analytics firm raised a $3.5M series A, wants to be ""Gartner"" for #startup #data #BigDataCo t.co/v9xib26D4e
  • Apr 27: Predixion Software to have Software AG lead Series D Funding, focus on advanced #analytics for #IoT #BigDataCobuff.ly/1HKt2d8
  • Apr 29: MasterCard to Buy #Arlington VA cloud #analytics firm Applied Predictive Technologies for $600M #BigDataCo t.co/tfDoPEQJDl
  • Apr 14: #IBM Creates #Watson #Health to Analyze #Medical Data, partners with Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic #BigDataCo t.co/w18SSadw6U
  • Apr 09: Marketo Founder raises $10M for Engagio, His B2B Sequel for account-based marketing #BigDataCo t.co/8E2DdVWoJu
  • Apr 10: Quality Systems (QSII) to buy Gennius, Cambridge-MA #Healthcare Data #Analytics Provider #BigDataCo t.co/dINiWPDvXA
  • Apr 14: RemitDATA buys IF Technologies, Lexington KY firm, for Comparative Data #Analytics for #Healthcare #BigDataCo t.co/xMm8vHkTxw
  • Apr 10: Gravy, Leesburg-VA marketing, event #analytics company gets $7.6M Series A led by Gannett #BigDataCo t.co/KRvjejnDLs
  • Apr 09: Conversion Logic, #LosAngeles ad attribution startup raises $4M seed round #BigDataCo t.co/thjHr7wXuw
  • Apr 20: ScribbleLive Buys Appinions, Gains #Influence #Analytics Program #BigDataCo t.co/GMk66rEgDD

 
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