So, you're a tech guru looking to make a potential career move. Perhaps you'd even join a tech startup -- if you knew they were well-funded or at least recently funded. With that scenario in mind, here's a look at six tech startups that just got funding.
1. Akanda (San Francisco), a network virtualization solution built for OpenStack clouds, has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding. To us, that sounds like open source blended with software-defined networking (SDN).
2. CliQr (Santa Clara, Calif.), focused on hybrid cloud migrations and management, raised $20 million in Series C led by Foundation Capital. The buzz around this company has been quite loud for more than a year.
3. Degreed (San Francisco), an EdTech startup, raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Signal Peak Ventures. It looks like a crowdsourcing platform for finding e-learning courses (250,000), books (320,000) and plenty more.
4. IIX (Santa Clara, Calif.), focused on software-defined interconnections across the Internet, raised $20 million led by TriplePoint Capital. The company has also acquired IX Reach -- a global network solutions provider.
5. Mojix (Los Angeles, Calif.), which develops wide area sensor network technology, raised $14 million in Series D led by OMERs Ventures. If you've tracked RFID in recent years, Mojix is trying to write the next chapter to that story.
6. RedSeal (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a cybersecurity analytics platform provider, raised $17 million in Series D funding from multiple backers. I'm always intrigued when a security company tosses "analytics" into its description -- which potentially helps to bring more investors outside of the security community to the table.
That's it for today. If you're about to raise money or if you're joining a freshly funded tech startup, please be sure to give us a heads up. Email details to me: Joe@AfterNines.com.
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