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

September 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Hootsuite, eBay - Paypal, MemSQL/In-Q-Tel, Qualtrics, SingTel, Radius, Numerify, DataStax, Nielsen/Indicus,, Teradata / Think Big Analytics.

By Gregory Piatetsky, Oct 9, 2014.

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

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

Here are tweets from KDnuggets (with #BigDataCo removed). I was on vacation and not tweeting Sep 5-15.
  • Sep 30: Hootsuite buys Zeetl that helps companies connect with social media users via phone, other ways
  • Sep 30: eBay to spin off PayPal, adopting strategy of Carl Icahn
  • Sep 29: India-based Altruist buys Kolkata/HK iConnectiva, provider of telco fraud management, analytics solutions
  • Sep 29: MemSQL, San Francisco #BigData analytics firm, gets investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA VC arm
  • Sep 29: Hootsuite, Vancouver Social Media Analytics platform, closes $60 M round, led by Fidelity?, plans IPO
  • Sep 28: SurveyMonkey first Investment - Leads Mobile App CRM Solution Provider Apptentive $5.3M Series A
  • Sep 28: Bionym raises $14M Series A for Its Heartbeat Authentication Wristband
  • Sep 27: Numerify, Cupertino, CA based startup, raises $15M Series B, aims its cloud analytics at IT
  • Sep 27: Qualtrics, Provo, UT market research software firm, raised $150 M in a massive Series B
  • Sep 27: SingTel to invest $500M over 5 years in cyber security, smart cities and data analytics
  • Sep 27: Context Relevant, Seattle machine learning startup, gets $13.5M from Goldman Sacs, BOA, other big banks
  • Sep 24: Radius, SF-based B2B social analytics/marketing firm, raises $55M for data science marketing platform
  • Sep 24: Acquisitions on their mind, global giants Walmart, Target, Microsoft, others scout for Indian start-ups
  • Sep 24: Numerify, Cupertino cloud analytics firm focused on IT Business applications, raised $15M Series B
  • Sep 23: Authorea gets $610K, wants to become "Google Docs for Scientists", revamp scientific publication process
  • Sep 22: Placemeter, NYC startup, pays users to attach old smartphone 2 window to measure traffic, gets $6M Ser. A
  • Sep 22: Brocade buys Vistapointe, network visibility and analytics firm
  • Sep 22: Google buys Polar, a graphical opinion poll service, plans to integrate with Google+
  • Sep 22: Visible Measures, Boston adtech video analytics startup, cuts staff
  • Sep 22: Neuroscout, a Boston startup, evaluates the neurological strengths & weaknesses of baseball hitters
  • Sep 22: aWhere, Agro Analytics firm, raises $7M via Crowdfunding
  • Sep 22: Top mergers and acquisition in #BigData in 2014: Oracle buys BlueKai, Salesforce buys RelatedIQ ...
  • Sep 22: Mediamorh, NYC Media analytics startup, pulls in $10M Series B from cable giant Liberty Global
  • Sep 21: Former Twitter Chief Scientist launches Steven, an Emoji-Based Social App
  • Sep 21: Gracenote buys Baseline, LA-based TV & Film Data Provider, for $50M
  • Sep 20: Sprinklr, a social media platform, buys Branderati as Social Media tools consolidate
  • Sep 20: Stats, sports data and content firm, buys BSports, Bloomberg Sports data analytics
  • Sep 20: PrecisionHawk, which uses drones, cloud software to collect and analyze aerial data, raised $10M Series B
  • Sep 20: DataStax, Santa Clara firm making Apache Cassandra #BigData enterprise DBMS, secured $106M Series E
  • Sep 19: Nielsen buys Indian data analytics firm Indicus
  • Sep 19: Dentsu Aegis media giant buys Search Analytics Unit of San Diego-based Covario
  • Sep 17: TrueAccord, SF startup, launches #MachineLearning Debt Recovery Solution; raises $5M Series A
  • Sep 17: Semmle, a B2B startup, gets $8M Series A from Accel to grow its software dev Analytics Platform
  • Sep 16: Crayon Data, Chennai/Singapore SaaS analytics startup, close to getting $2M
  • Sep 16:, owned by Russian billionaire & Putin ally, takes over VKontakte, Russia's answer to Facebook
  • Sep 16: TargetingMantra, Delhi/Silicon valley firm, offering data analytics solution for e-commerce, raises $1.1M
  • Sep 16: adjust, European app analytics and attribution company, raised $7.6 M Series C, to expand in US, Asia
  • Sep 16: RapidMiner appoints Michele Chambers (past Sr. Analytics Executive at MemSQL, Netezza) as President & COO
  • Sep 16: Vocus/Cision buy Visible Technologies, New York City social media monitoring and analytics company
  • Sep 16: There is mining here too! Microsoft to buy Mojang, Swedish firm behind Minecraft game, for huge $2.5B
  • Sep 16: yCombinator 2014 #DataScience Start-ups: Framed Data, NextCaller, Taplytics, Algolia, Boostable, Oranki
  • Sep 16: RJMetrics, Philadelphia Business Analytics firm, raises $16.5M Series B
  • Sep 16: Spirent, London-based telco buys Denmark Mobilethink A/S, provider of mobile device analytics, for $20M
  • Sep 04: Teradata buys Think Big Analytics, 75 people Mountain View firm, to grow its #BigData Consulting
  • Sep 03: EQLIM, Beirut startup, aims to surface Geopolitical #BigData in the Middle East, raises $425K

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