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

October 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: DrivenData, Map-D, Microsoft buys Equivio, Alteryx, Cazena, Ello, Zoomdata, Cloudera buys DataPad, Tibco goes private.

By Gregory Piatetsky, Nov 8, 2014.

My monthly summary of the company, startup, and acquisition activity for October 2014 from @kdnuggets. See the latest under hashtag #BigDataCo.

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

Here are KDnuggets tweets (with #BigDataCo removed)
  • Oct 31: DrivenData, a startup from Harvard, hosts online data science competition to help solve social problems
  • Oct 31: Brickstream buys Nomi for an In-Store Analytics, really a merger of 2 firms
  • Oct 31: Zignal Labs, a San Francisco firm, helps brands and organizations monitor online media, raised $10.7M
  • Oct 31: Fiksu, Boston-based firm, raises $10M from SVB to bring data analytics and AI to mobile advertising
  • Oct 30: AdPushup raises $632K for Its Banner Ad A/B Testing Platform
  • Oct 30: US-based Brillio buys Indian data analytics start-up Marketelligent
  • Oct 29: BitSight Technologies, security ratings firm, buys Portuguese threat intelligence firm AnubisNetworks
  • Oct 29: Booz Allen Hamilton buys Epidemico, a Boston-based health analytics start-up,
  • Oct 29: IBM, Twitter to partner on data analytics, help businesses predict trends, analyze consumer sentiment
  • Oct 28: Sirius Computer Solutions (San Antonio, TX) to buy Business Intelligence #BI firm Brightlight Consulting
  • Oct 28: 13 Most Funded Stealth Companies focus on chips, ecommerce, cloud, media, analytics, mobile, & #BigData
  • Oct 27: Why Andreessen Horowitz @a16z invested in Waltham #BigData startup Cazena: great team, cloud momentum
  • Oct 27: Arsenal, UK Football (soccer) club bought StatDNA, the US-based football data analytics company
  • Oct 27: eLynx to buy the assets of Pittsburgh Medallion Analytics which extracts financial data from docs
  • Oct 27: Tagged social network drops IPO plans, buys Tinode, renames itself "if(we)", refocuses on mobile
  • Oct 27: Waterline Data Science, emerged from stealth, raised $7M to fish data from #Hadoop data lakes
  • Oct 26: Ello, anti-Facebook social network, promises never to sell user data or have ads, raises $5.5M
  • Oct 23: Google buys Dark Blue Labs and Vision Facotry, Oxford spin-offs in machine learning, computer vision
  • Oct 22: Snowflake startup from ex-Microsofter Muglia melds SQL analytics, data warehouse as a service
  • Oct 21: Demandware, provider of enterprise CRM, buys CQuotient, a next-generation cloud personalization provider
  • Oct 21: Workiva, Ames,IA real-time data analytics company, files for IPO despite losing $28M in 9 months
  • Oct 21: Epicor Software will buy QuantiSense, provider of cloud and on-premise retail analyticsolutions
  • Oct 21: Powerlytics, a Doylestown, PA #BigData provider of consumer & biz financial analytics, raised $3M
  • Oct 21: Snowflake Computing unveils elastic data warehouse for the cloud; runs 10x faster at lower cost
  • Oct 21: Snowflake Computing, San Mateo startup aiming to reinvent data warehousing with the cloud, raised $26 M
  • Oct 20: Cazena, #BigData startup from former Netezza execs, raises $8M from Andreessen Horowitz, others
  • Oct 20: Indicative offers low-cost, easy to use analytics for web/mobile, raises $2M
  • Oct 20: MicroBlink launches PhotoMath app to solve #Math Equations with a smartphone
  • Oct 16: Geofeedia, a social media intelligence platform, that geolocates your social posts, raised $3.5M
  • Oct 16: Credit for the poor with Data Science - how Bayes Impact reduces fraud for microfinance nonprofit Zidisha
  • Oct 16: Ensighten buys analytics platform Anametrix to unite offline and online data
  • Oct 15: Interana, a new, fast & scalable event-based analytics solution from an all-star team of Facebook alumni
  • Oct 15: mParticle, a mobile data startup headquartered in New York, has raised $1.5 M in additional seed funding
  • Oct 15: Great list of Bangalore Startups, in Social Media, SaaS, Education, #Analytics, #BigData and more
  • Oct 15: Anite (Finland) buys US-based Xceed Technologies, Wireless Network Data Analytics Firm, for $30M
  • Oct 15: Most effective mobile firms, with high-ranked app and the least investment raised - @CBinsights reports
  • Oct 14: Map-D, SF #BigData visualization startup, raised $1.5M from Nvidia, Google Ventures, others
  • Oct 14: VoloMetrix, Seattle firm, raises $12 M Series B for Analytics to improve Organizational Performance
  • Oct 13: NTT partners with Preferred Networks (PFN) to co-develop technologies for processing #BigData streams
  • Oct 13: Jobvite, a recruitment platform based in Burlingame, CA, raised $25M in a Series D round,
  • Oct 13: Delighted makes it easy for startups, businesses to collect customer feedback, raises funds, finishes beta
  • Oct 13: VCs return to backing science startups, from pesticide made from spider venom to nano-rocket engines
  • Oct 12: What's the value of online Patient Chatter? Treato, a data-mining startup, monitors FB, Twitter, forums
  • Oct 12: MedAware, Israeli developer of #BigData Analytics for Medical Prescription Market, raises $1M Series A
  • Oct 10: Great @Tableau public dashboard: #BigData Investments from Crunchbase, 2011 to 2014
  • Oct 10: Top 100 Enterprise Analytics Startups - most funded are Domo, Lithium, Brightcove, Mulesoft, INVIDI
  • Oct 10: BrightFunnel raises $2.5M for its Marketing Prediction Software
  • Oct 10: InsightSquared, a quiet (so far) Boston startup, offers easy to understand business analytics for #BigData
  • Oct 08: Microsoft plans to buy Israeli text-analysis startup Equivio, rumored for over $200M
  • Oct 08: Cornerstone OnDemand buys SF-based machine-learning #BigData platform Evolv for $42.5M
  • Oct 08: 5 #BigData startups get funding this week: ZoomData, Alteryx, GoodData, Glow, Qubit
  • Oct 08: The #BigData bounty: US startups FarmLogs, 640 Labs challenge agribusiness giants Monsanto, DuPont
  • Oct 08: Data Collective, San Francisco-based firm, raises $140M in its 3rd fund to invest in #BigData companies
  • Oct 08: Top VC Peter Thiel says Mobile computing, #BigData are just buzzwords, but likes Airbnb, anti-aging tech
  • Oct 08: Timeful, the app that thinks for you, manages your appts, has hired a key Data Scientist from LinkedIn
  • Oct 08: Segment, SF-based startup, aims to be a customer data hub, raises $15M Series A led by Accel Partners,
  • Oct 07: Top 10 One-Person Startups (infographic)
  • Oct 06: Alteryx (Irvine, CA) raises $60 M to meet growing global demand for Data Blending and Advanced Analytics
  • Oct 06: Zoomdata (Reston, VA) claiming World Fastest #BigData Visualization & Analytics, raises $17 M Series B
  • Oct 06: Hewlett-Packard plans to split into 2 firms: one to sell enterprise #BI tech, and one that sells PCs
  • Oct 03: Data mining AngelList and the global start-ups and venture capital ecosystem
  • Oct 03: MedAware raises $1 M Series A to bring #BigData Analytics to Medical Prescription Market
  • Oct 03: Netuitive, Reston Predictive IT analytics company, raises $6.5M to automate performance monitoring
  • Oct 03: GoodData, SF-based cloud #BigData analytics firm, gets $25.7M led by Intel, plans 2016 IPO
  • Oct 02: Vista Equity Takes Tibco Private for $4.3B After Activist Push
  • Oct 01: Cloudera buys DataPad, a data-viz startup, more for its employees - experts in #Python data analysis

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