Poke around the technology industry, and you'll find plenty of startups raising fresh dollars to drive R&D and business expansion. From big data to cloud, mobile and business intelligence, here's a look at the specialties that are attracting venture capital, angel investor and seed money.
1. Bitfusion (Austin, Texas), focused on hardware acceleration technologies that bolster application performance, raised $1.45 million in seed funding from multiple backers.
2. Chartbeat (New York), focused on real-time analytics for advertising, raised $15.5 million in Series C funding led by Harmony Partners.
3. ChatWork (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a cloud communication platform for small businesses and enterprise teams, raised $2.5 million in funding led by GMO VenturePartners.
4. CodersClan (Tel Aviv, Israel and Palo Alto, Calif.), which has a community marketplace for software code, raised $820,000 in seed funding.
5. Cybereason (Cambridge, Mass.), which develops endpoint detection and protection platform for cyber attacks, raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Spark Capital.
6. Delvv (Palo Alto, Calif.), a mobile intelligence app developer, raised $3.5 million in seed funding from an undisclosed list of backers.
7. Govini (San Francisco), a business intelligence upstart focused on the government market, raised $20 million in Series C funding backed by Accel Partners and Salesforce Vendors, the venture capital arm of Salesforce.com.
8. Lucid (Oakland, Calif.), which developed a BuildingOS cloud platform for building management, raised $14.2 million in Series E funding -- with GE Ventures now involved.
9. The Odyssey (New York), which has a millennial-centric content platform, raised $3 million from multiple backers.
10. Twistlock (SanFrancisco), which developed a security suite for virtual containers, raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by YL Ventures.
11. YouScience (Nashville, Tenn.), a workforce development platform specialist, has raised $3.9 million in funding from multiple sources. The company is seeking another $1.1 million to close this funding round.
12. Wrike (Mountain View, Calif.), which develops a work management platform for business teams, raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners and DCM Ventures.
13. Zuman (Pleasanton, Calif.), focused on HR, payroll and benefits administration, raised $4 million in Series A funding from multiple companies.
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