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


March 2015 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Apple buys Acunu, Algorithmia Launches, Dataminr raises $130M, PatentVector, Looker, and more.



By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets.

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

Here are KDnuggets tweets, sorted by decreasing number of engagements,
  • Mar 26: Apple bought London-based Acunu, maker of #real-time #analytics platform #acquihire #BigDataCo t.co/ZMc2DWtGuX t.co/dRZGM2CfM0 Acunu real-time analytics platform

  • Mar 15: Algorithmia Launches w. >800 Algorithms & Marketplace, including a cool live demo of crawling any site #BigDataCo t.co/p0JFWiQsHp
  • Mar 20: Dataminr raises $130M to expand enterprise verticals for Twitter #analytics #NYC #BigDataCo t.co/YeTr1G9biG t.co/iZzNrFxIAH Dataminr processing of tweets

  • Mar 13: Very cool! PatentVector #startup analyzes #Patent Networks and Invention #BigData #BigDataCo t.co/xCJuX8KAX9 t.co/t4eWhFXIfn
  • Mar 12: Looker, web #BI, #Analytics platform with LookML data language, raises $30M Ser. B #BigDataCo t.co/ffTdVOxFkb t.co/65eajjPy50
  • Mar 21: Sense.io launches online #DataScience Platform, supports R, #Python, #Julia, #SQL, collaboration, #BigData #BigDataCo t.co/Hye9w4pSZ0
  • Mar 13: Inside #Palantir's #Seattle launch event: Secretive #BigDataCo courts #engineers t.co/slXPrJ8nmD #BigData t.co/NAiC4GkmQ2
  • Mar 07: Caterpillar digs in #BigData, invests in Uptake, Chicago data #analytics platform #BigDataCo t.co/wuUa0qKi8e t.co/jiMts2tLmw
  • Mar 03: Analytics startup @AlpineDataLabs grew 10x in 2014, with a smart change in pricing, Advisory Now button #BigDataCo t.co/uLSuDZklsW
  • Mar 18: Sense launches its #datascience collaboration tool, takes on $1.1M #BigDataCo t.co/K6klDh40uE
  • Mar 17: LinkedIn buys Careerify Toronto #startup for its #BigData Recruitment software #BigDataCo t.co/4br7I0KwCi t.co/mAjJHfGLjC
  • Mar 03: Ditto Labs, #Cambridge MA #startup, #analytics on social media photos, raises $1.3M #BigDataCo t.co/pA5KZVGOB8 t.co/V4FyRxUwah
  • Mar 12: .@HiveData, a studio for building data-focused, #DataScience startups, closed 2nd fund at $22M #BigDataCo t.co/7zR0sh10GR
  • Mar 03: Truven Health Analytics, US provider of data to hospitals, doctors, companies, prepares for IPO #BigDataCo t.co/MKJzllN8Qf
  • Mar 25: Ayasdi, topological, #AI, #MachineLearning approach to #BigData, raises $55M from top VCs on 400% growth #BigDataCo t.co/lfvxa58jn2
  • Mar 06: IBM #Watson group buys Denver @AlchemyAPI to add #Image, #DeepLearning capabilities #BigDataCo t.co/Z9DNk7XqFW t.co/ARcxiHjJDH
  • Mar 22: Darktrace, #MachineLearning #security #startup, has MI5 advisor, gets $18M to expand in Asia Pacific #BigDataCo t.co/Ybwr0GtXtl
  • Mar 10: .@Ryft 1U platform breaks #BigData barriers, can analyze up to 48 TB of data at an unprecedented 10 GB/sec #BigDataCo t.co/5Vvs5o3F0C
  • Mar 18: Snow good for startups? 9% of global $Billion exits from the Nordics @OdinText #BigDataCo t.co/5KM6Qcedbo t.co/xJDZZA6J6O
  • Mar 03: Engagement Labs, #Toronto firm offering platform & #analytics for social media, to raise $6.5M #BigDataCo t.co/vClWxoLFpe
  • Mar 28: Telstra Health buys UK-bases analysis firm Dr Foster for data #analytics push #BigDataCo t.co/gMSdnD6z5P
  • Mar 19: WPP launches bid for dunnhumby, pioneer data #analytics company that devised Tesco clubcard #BigDataCo t.co/BA83sk9fjz
  • Mar 26: Apple buys Vienna, VA #NoSQL database firm FoundationDB to bolster its #cloud computing #BigDataCo t.co/v61LcNbtdG
  • Mar 13: .@Ryft secret to 10GB/sec speed is a combo of very fast SSD, very wide I/O buses, massively parallel FPGAs #BigDataCo t.co/oDndGUyvIX
  • Mar 27: InsideSales Predictive #Analytics firm gets $60M with Salesforce, Microsoft Strategic Backers #BigDataCo t.co/PDLfhZqY6Y
  • Mar 17: Peter Thiel looks for biotech firms w. a theory that can be put into practice, not a plan to gather data #BigDataCo t.co/fR55enMEI8
  • Mar 15: NetBase raises $24M to scale its Live Pulse Social Listening, #Analytics Business #BigDataCo t.co/e8Br1gPKyn
  • Mar 16: Reltio, Palo Alto #startup, developing #BigData driven #healthcare, life sciences apps, raises $10M #BigDataCo t.co/jFdkfa8hcw
  • Mar 06: WibiData, helped retailers personalize, lays off employees, switches CEO, new focus on #analytics app #BigDataCo t.co/SBoxgzFVWd
  • Mar 22: Health Catalyst, Salt Lake City provider of #Healthcare Data Warehousing and #Analytics, raises $70M #BigDataCo t.co/8qRsd7g8hj
  • Mar 10: Attunity, Israel-based firm buys US-based Appfluent, provider of usage #analytics for #BigData, for $18M #BigDataCo t.co/SwrFz9UkHF
  • Mar 02: The New Republic investment arm buys up a piece of analytics startup Parse.ly #BigDataCo t.co/1hvPfBtzFY
  • Mar 25: Localytics, an app marketing and #analytics #startup, raised $35M Series D #BigDataCo t.co/OaRZhYpFvQ
  • Mar 10: Growth Intelligence, UK firm which crunches web-scale data to predict your next clients, raised $3.4M #BigDataCo t.co/5GMXYNWdNZ
  • Mar 19: .@Tamr_inc, Cambridge #BigData curation firm offers free Catalog Tool to better leverage data silos, lakes #BigDataCo t.co/7dejTX9k5u
  • Mar 20: Birst, #SanFrancisco Business #Analytics Firm, gets $65M Series F #BigDataCo t.co/Ua74QEcJ6V
  • Mar 24: Lendio raises $20 M Series C to help connect Lenders, Borrowers with #MachineLearning powered marketplace #BigDataCo t.co/A56Lmrkz0C
  • Mar 14: Investors like "fat content" online media like @Buzzfeed, @Mashable, @BusinessInsider, over $800M in 2014 #BigDataCo t.co/B79i3XporA
  • Mar 13: Appedo, Silicon Valley/India provider of application perf. mgmt, predictive #analytics, raised $1M #BigDataCo t.co/P5hkyn1XfS
  • Mar 31: Alation exits stealth w. Enterprise Data Accessibility platform to find, understand, use & govern data #BigDataCo t.co/DSC2auvlrA
  • Mar 12: NewsHunt, Bangalore mobile app firm, buys #mobile #analytics company Vauntz #BigDataCo t.co/FGhjssodDJ
  • Mar 27: Engagement Labs, #Toronto provider of social media scoring benchmark, raised $8M #BigDataCo t.co/OrtqFY0lvm
  • Mar 18: Altocloud (Mountain View) raises $2M, launches ""predictive communications"" solution for customer contacts #BigDataCo t.co/FllQZCiY2s
  • Mar 03: TrendKite, Austin TX #Analytics #startup, enabling firms to measure marketing benefits raises $5M Series B #BigDataCo t.co/hDq7ZTMXWL
  • Mar 24: Cision, a leading global media intelligence firm, buys Viralheat social media engagement platform #BigDataCo t.co/YunIFROxOn
  • Mar 30: InfoReady, Melbourne-based IT consultancy buys #DataScience consultancy Adaptic Solutions #BigDataCo t.co/RjggTTbIRc
  • Mar 10: Integral Ad Science, #NYC-based advertising intelligence firm, buys online video analysis service Veenome #BigDataCo t.co/mT0JCOR9TR
  • Mar 01: Emailage, developer of email technology to prevent online fraud, raises $3.8M #BigDataCo t.co/JkmXFsgyKe
  • Mar 24: EXL Completes Acquisition of #Analytics firm RPM Direct for $47M + stock #BigDataCo t.co/SmcAHIi89b
  • Mar 06: REscour, #Atlanta Commercial Real Estate #startup, raises $1.3M to take on CoStar #BigDataCo t.co/NnD0V2Blqu

 
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