News from Valhalla February 2013 - Volume 25
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Portfolio News

3D Systems Completes the Acquisition of Geomagic

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Geomagic, Inc., Morrisville, NC

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Geomagic, Inc. for $55 million in cash. Geomagic is a leading global provider of 3D authoring solutions including design, sculpt and scan software tools that are used to create 3D content and inspect products throughout the entire design and manufacturing process.

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Valhalla Partners Invests in Speek

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Speek, Inc., Ashburn, VA

Valhalla Partners announced its seed investment in Ashburn, Va-based Speek, a simple visual conference platform that uses a personal link (e.g.,, rather than a traditional phone number and PIN to connect conference calls. Valhalla joins in the investment with several angel investors.

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Valhallans in the News

Venture Capitalists Prepare for the Impact of Crowdfunding

General Partner Charles Curran weighs in on the topic

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February News Stories

2.28.13 Jumptap Appoints Brian Cohen as Chief Financial Officer

Former BrightRoll Exec Lewis Rothkopf Appointed SVP of Partnerships, Network Development and Publisher Acquisition

2.27.13 Avail-TVN Publishes Advanced Advertising Industry Report and Strategy Whitepaper

Report Sees 400 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in C3 Activity, Predicts Growth Curve for DAI

2.27.13 SolidFire Releases Infographic Illustrating the Impact of Noisy Neighbors in the Cloud

SolidFire delivers high-performance data storage systems for cloud service providers

2.26.13 Big Nerd Ranch Finds Mobile App Management Solution With App47

App47 will save several hours in testing and deployment time per build

2.26.13 EnterpriseDB Deepens Professional Services Group with new VP

Marc Linster joins as Vice President of Professional Services

2.26.13 KZO Innovations Included in 2013 Streaming Media Sourcebook

KZO Innovations recognized in the Sourcebook's list of premium online video product vendors

2.21.13 SafeNet and IT Harvest to Preview the Breach Level Index at RSA 2013

A new methodology to codify data breach's magnitude

2.20.13 CIT GAP Funds Portfolio Company MiserWare Optimizes Laptop Battery with FatBatt

Keeping your battery fat and happy

2.19.13 Geomagic Showcases Touch-Enabled Virtual Reality Solutions at NextMed/MMVR20 Conference

OEM Partners Demonstrate Computer-Based Training and Skills Assessment Solutions

2.18.13 SolidFire in the News: 10 Boulder startups we're excited about

Boulder attracts startups and talent because it has a vibrant community that's enthusiastic about tech

2.14.13 Videology partners with VisualDNA to bring sought-after consumer insight and targeting to Europe

Videology will utilise VisualDNA's new audience targeting capabilities in France, Spain, Italy, Ireland and UK

2.14.13 Geomagic Signs More Than 30 New Resellers Worldwide and Announces Promotions for Geomagic Spark

Momentum Builds for Geomagic's New Scan-in-CAD Software

2.13.13 Optimizing Online Display Ads: 5 Tips for Better Campaigns With New Data Sources

Legolas Media shares useful tips for marketers that seek greater productivity from their online display advertising

2.13.13 BlueStripe IT Operations Survey Reveals Dissatisfaction with Application Performance Monitoring and BSM Tools

The report includes startling revelations about the effectiveness of key monitoring technologies within IT Operations

2.12.13 Video Advertising in Canada Expected to Spike in 2013 as More Advertisers Embrace Medium

Videology Releases 4th Quarter Video Advertising Stats

2.12.13 SafeNet, Inc. Survey Sheds Light on the State of the Data Breach

66% of Security Professionals Believe They Will Suffer a Data Breach within the Next Three Years

2.11.13 Mike Baker Senior EMEA Sales Executive, Sepaton

Baker brings extensive experience in the storage industry, through positions at Amdahl, Fujitsu, IBM & Quantum

2.8.13 Videology Launches Unique Predictive Targeting Solution for Industry's Campaign Optimization Challenge

New Product Bridges Videology Targeting Data and Nielsen Audience Verification

2.8.13 Geomagic Freeform software used to bring Richard III back to life

Richard III Facial reconstruction with Geomagic Freeform

2.7.13 Videology Looks to Partners, not Purchases, for Deeper Mobile Moves

AdExchanger article by David Caplan

2.7.13 SafeNet, Netflix, Pitney Bowes and Cisco to Present Strategies for Protecting Data When Breaches are Inevitable

SafeNet's RSA Conference 2013 Sessions to Focus on Data Protection in the Age of Cloud and Virtualization

2.6.13 Legolas Media Names Michael Hegarty VP, Media Sales

Hegarty will help Fortune 500 advertisers and agencies utilize Legolas' Intelligent Media Buying service

2.6.13 Three Leading European Enterprises Standardize Backup and Recovery on Sepaton

Large, data-intensive enterprises turn to Sepaton for massively scalable backup & recovery solutions

2.5.13 Videology Partners with Korrelate to Bring Sought-After ROI Sales Data to Mobile Advertising

New Capability Fills Important Gap as Almost a Third of Auto Consumers Use Mobile to Shop

2.5.13 SoliFire and OnApp selected to help Crucial Cloud Hosting launch Blaze

Blaze is a new high-performance cloud service that offers guaranteed performance for storage-intensive applications

2.5.13 EnterpriseDB Closes 2012 With Record 62% Sales Growth

Rising recognition among global brands of Postgres as Oracle alternative drives demand for EnterpriseDB products, training and support

2.4.13 Parature Named as Finalist in 2013 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Parature selected as finalist in two key customer service categories

2.4.13 Valhalla Partners Invests in Ashburn, Virginia Audio Conferencing Software Company Speek

Seed investment part of Valhalla's push to fund D.C.-area enterprise software disruptors

The Valhalla Team

Investment Staff

Charles Curran, General Partner
Harry D'Andrea, Administrative General Partner
Dan Gordon, Director of Research
Kevin Greene, Partner
Kiran Hebbar, General Partner
Randy Jacops, Venture Partner
Hooks Johnston, General Partner
Art Marks, Managing General Partner

Administrative Staff

Claudia Bartz, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Sara Endicott, Executive Assistant
Bibiana Speroni, Executive Assistant, Finance and Research

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