Analytics, Data Mining, and Big Data companies activity in August

The August 2013 acquisitions, startups, and awards in Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science and Big Data: Idibon, KXEN, uBeam, Birst, Precog, Roambi, Antuit, Twitter #BigDataC

By Gregory Piatetsky, Sep 4, 2013.

From @kdnuggets Tweets:

  • Idibon, ambitious stealth-mode startup, secured $1.4M to build a tool to mine text, sentiment in world languages
  • Oren @Etzioni: the only risk is not doing a start-up, not taking a chance. Start-up is not a risk, it is adventure #kdd2013
  • KDD-2013 Panel: Data Scientists Guide to Making Money from Start-ups
  • KXEN InfiniteInsight analytics platform wins Ventana Research Technology Innovation Award for Marketing Excellence
  • Amazing! uBeam, a startup from a 21-year astrobiologist, backed by Peter Thiel, for wireless charging by sound
  • DataWeek 2013 Innovator Award Winners: Ayasdi - Big Data Technology, Gravity: Data Science, Exversion: Open Data
  • Software AG buys JackBe for its Presto mashup software, real-time analytics
  • Birst raises $38M E round to expand Cloud-based Business Intelligence & #BigData solutions
  • Mumbai-based Social media marketing startup SocioSquare raises $325K in angel funding
  • Singapore-Based Big Data Analytics firm Antuit raises $3M in initial investment, buys NYC-based Marketwell
  • RichRelevance buys Precog to add #BigData Analytics Engine to e-commerce Personalization Platform
  • raises $5M for Predictive Analytics & NLP platform that finds semantic relationships in data #BigDataC
  • Big Data startup Roambi offers easy to use interactive mobile visualizations #BigDataC
  • Discover 15 French & US #BigData startups and Big Data initiative, meet potential partners - Cambridge MA, Sep 16
  • JethroData is a #BigData startup, providing analytic database technology that runs on Hadoop
  • UK #BigData startup ERN bolsters analytics, buys Elucidata, Inspired Analytics
  • NICE Systems to buy Causata, provider of Hadoop/Hbase - based Customer Experience Management (CXM) software
  • Location Analytics is Hot! Placed startup now measures 100M+ places daily
  • Portland, OR Business analytics startup Lytics raises $2.2M
  • Ayasdi, Palo-Alto-based startup combines topological analysis with machine learning to find insights in #BigData.
  • Twitter buys social media, TV analytics firm Trendrr because of its focus on real-time data #BigDataC

Here are earlier 2013 Acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data (February - July 2013).