July 2014 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity

July 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Twitter buys Madbits, WalmartLabs buys Luvocracy, Zillow buys Trulia, Apple buys Booklamp, Yahoo buys Flurry, Salesforce buys RelateIQ, Couchbase, GE, Databricks, and more.

By Gregory Piatetsky, Aug 7, 2014.

Here is the company, startup, and acquisition activity for July 2014 from @kdnuggets. See the latest under hashtag #BigDataCo.

July 2014 Analytics, Big Data, Data Science company and startup activity

  • Jul 31: Palantir bought Poptip, NYC startup that helps firms analyze online conversations, do social media survey buff.ly/1zAzlKW
  • Jul 31: Twitter bought Madbits, #DeepLearning startup, which automatically extracts relevant info from images buff.ly/1s8lER5
  • Jul 31: PhysIQ, Naperville, IL firm, raises $4.6M to commercialize its digital health analytics platform buff.ly/1zAkksG
  • Jul 30: WalmartLabs buys Kleiner Perkins-Backed Luvocracy, a Pinterest-Like mrktplace for product recommendations buff.ly/1n4avu5
  • Jul 30: DC-based Novetta buys Global News Intelligence, Sentiment Influence/Content Analytics Firm w. gov clients buff.ly/1qLG2cw
  • Jul 30: Causam Energy to buy Power Analytics Corp, makers of software for solving complex power/energy problems buff.ly/1o5eVpm
  • Jul 29: Peel-Works, Mumbai-bases SaaS and #BigData analytics venture, gets $2M from IDG Ventures, Inventus buff.ly/1n06Zko
  • Jul 29: ThetaRay, Tel-Aviv Cyber Security and #BigData Innovator, closes $10M Series B buff.ly/1nS2DSD
  • Jul 28: Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion nyti.ms/1o5Tlwz
  • Jul 28: Yukka, Berlin-based #BigData startup, makers of GreenBox & SentiTrade, bought by Neunorm Verwaltungs GmbH buff.ly/1pkQNPf
  • Jul 28: We need it in Boston! Fixed, SF startup, raised $1.2 M for app to help you fight parking tickets buff.ly/1zmoC6S
  • Jul 28: Apple bought "Pandora For Books" BookLamp, Boise startup providing book analytics, to battle Amazon buff.ly/1rKRiW2
  • Jul 27: AppDynamics closes $120 M to accelerate development of its Application Intelligence platform buff.ly/1qGp9je
  • Jul 24: Synapsify, Bethesda text-analytics startup launched Synapsify Core that finds key text, raised $850K buff.ly/1rEaoND
  • Jul 24: Quantifind raises $12M to translate Social Media Data to Sales buff.ly/1rzfKYX
  • Jul 24: Engagement Labs to buy Toronto Social Media analytics and communication firm Entrinsic shrd.by/hkCLY5
  • Jul 24: Teradata buys assets of Revelytix and Hadapt, including experienced #BigData technologists and IP buff.ly/1z8HSED
  • Jul 24: Privacy Analytics, Ottawa startup, raises $3.5M in seed financing, scores risk of re-identifying anon data buff.ly/1mJETty
  • Jul 22: Yahoo to buy 6-yr old analytics startup Flurry for over $100M to bolster mobile ad business buff.ly/UmyC0t
  • Jul 19: Healthcare Interactive, DC-area firm that helps manage and analyze patient data plants, gets $8M buff.ly/UhZ8b9
  • Jul 18: I am not kidding - Yo, a single function app that can only send "Yo", gets $1.5 M in Funding buff.ly/1u0IPzO
  • Jul 18: NetBoss buys assets of Ventraq Business Analytics, which was offering solutions for telcos and large firms buff.ly/1qOdKtA
  • Jul 17: Engagement Labs, Toronto-based firm offering real-time, social media data & analytics, raises $4.3M buff.ly/1mlT2Nv
  • Jul 17: Water Cooler Group buys JubaPlus analytics optimization agency; Launches Dedicated Analytics Division buff.ly/1jV0lRZ
  • Jul 17: KPMG partners w. UK Imperial College, invests £20m to create KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics buff.ly/UepOJT
  • Jul 17: PredictionIO raised $2.5M for its Open Source, developer-friendly, Machine Learning Server buff.ly/1jTBeyT
  • Jul 16: NetBase, Mountain View, CA -based Social Analytics company, raised $15.2M series D buff.ly/1tS74QC
  • Jul 16: 10 #BigData startups to watch: Sumo Logic, Ayasdi, Feedzai, CloudPhysics, BloomReach, Altiscale, Pursway buff.ly/1qHvtmg
  • Jul 14: LinkedIn buys Newsle, NLP and machine learning startup buff.ly/1qb0zXI
  • Jul 13: Amplitude, Y-combinator backed analytics startup competing with Mixpanel, raises $2M Seed Round buff.ly/1tEZ4T1
  • Jul 13: Salesforce buys Palo Alto #BigData startup RelateIQ for $390M 4 its unstructured data/social nets search buff.ly/1qwZLYR
  • Jul 11: Wayin startup led by Sun co-founder Scott McNealy gets $13M to analyze social-media sentiment buff.ly/1s2ppsi
  • Jul 5: Simply Hired raises $12M Series D for its Job Search Engine, now indexes 6M jobs in 24 countries buff.ly/1m2tj1d
  • Jul 3: WANdisco buys San Francisco-based OhmData, a leading Hbase provider #BigData buff.ly/1rpr371
  • Jul 3: LexisNexis buys Minneapolis-based Patent Data Analytics firm PatentCore buff.ly/1o586jE
  • Jul 3: Luminoso, Cambridge-MA #BigData Analytics startup, raises $6.5M Series A to put the 'Text' in Context buff.ly/1xnb7Tg
  • Jul 3: Keen IO, startup that helps developers make their own Analytics products, raised $11 M Series A buff.ly/1qC5i41
  • Jul 3: Mu Sigma, a top analytics outsourcing firm, buys Singapore-based social media analytics startup Webfluenz buff.ly/1lCHDbQ
  • Jul 3: Leada, Berkeley-based startup, offers a platform to Practice Data Science, Get Recruited buff.ly/1za5YzM
  • Jul 2: Couchbase raises $60 M for its #BigData products, nears $1B valuation buff.ly/1qRkJCU
  • Jul 2: GE and Frost Data Capital to create 30 industrial-focused #BigData startups in 3 years in Orange County buff.ly/1iWyMHq
  • Jul 2: Optimizely, San Francisco-based optimization platform, buys machine-learning startup Synference buff.ly/1qRjofm
  • Jul 1: DataBricks, Berkeley-based, raises $33M Series B to commercialize Apache #Spark, a #Hadoop replacement buff.ly/1z5KnbQ
  • Jul 1: #Boston has nearly 500 companies in its #BigData Ecosystem buff.ly/1pU3xet
  • Jul 1: Success of "ex-PayPal Mafia" analyzed - how they created 7 "unicorn" startups valued at over $1B buff.ly/1pU2LOH

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