News from Valhalla February 2014 - Volume 36
Valhalla Partners

Portfolio News

PlaceIQ Closes $15 Million Series C Funding Round

piq logo

"Having expanded our business significantly over the past year by delivering on the promise of location intelligence for agencies and brands, this new investment is a vote of confidence in our vision," said Duncan McCall, CEO of PlaceIQ. "We plan to build upon this foundation and truly demonstrate that mobile is a key to understanding consumer behavior, and our new partnership with VivaKi is a testament to this approach."

Read more here

Valhallans in the News

Dan Gordon: Solution Pitching to Investors


The number one obstacle to a successful presentation is a failure to understand how your audience thinks. In this class, you'll learn how investors think and how to craft a pitch that uses that knowledge to your advantage. You'll discover the seven common problems with the "non-solution" pitch, as well as useful tests for presentations such as the "Person at a Party" test. For any entrepreneur looking to raise money from venture capitalists, this class is a can't miss.

Join Dan's class! Click here for more details

February News Stories

Sepaton, The 451 Group and Thales e-Security Webinar on Strategies to Demystify Encryption of Data at Rest

Live webinar will provide expert advice on demystifying encryption of data at rest

SafeNet Authentication Service Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

SafeNet receives the highest attainable credibility ranking & internationally recognized standard for information security management

The Staples + Zonoff story

Smart home market needs partnerships to manage niche gadgets

SafeNet's Laurie Usewicz Named Channel Chief by CRN

Strong dedication to the channel is recognized with prestigious award

Adaptly Selected by Sizmek for "Social Connect" Program

Open Ad Company Sizmek Becomes Hub In Social Media Partner Program

SafeNet to Launch Data Breach Level Index Website at RSA Conference 2014

More than 575 million data records lost or stolen in 2013

Klarna Turns to Sepaton to Protect Hundreds of Terabytes of Critical Data for Millions of Consumers

Online payment specialist selects Sepaton S2100 Data Protection

iCrossing Selects Adaptly; Launches "Collaboratory" to Cultivate Industry Innovation

Adaptly executing new programs that are driving exceptional brand engagement

EnterpriseDB Announces Record 70% Increase in Software Subscription Revenue

Record sales growth driven by expanding deployments of Postgres among global enterprises and ISVs

SolidFire Extends VDI Market Reach With Citrix Ready Verification

SolidFire's All-Flash Storage System Is Verified to Enhance Citrix XenDesktop

Sepaton Announces the Results of the Fifth Annual Sepaton Data Protection Index

Accelerating Backup Performance & Efficiency Still Top Priorities for Large Enterprise Data Centers

Vubiquity Revs Up Viewnow With Enhanced Marketing Support And New Programming Stunts For 2014

With New Affiliates on Board, SVOD Service Now Reaches More Than 13 Million Households

Valhalla company Zonoff in the News

Smart home startup advice: User interface design trends

PlaceIQ Announces Partnership with Rentrak

Creating the Industry's First-of-a-Kind Partnership to Extend TV Targeting to Mobile for National Brands

BlueStripe FactFinder Transaction Monitoring Solution Chosen by PPL

BlueStripe's FactFinder software will manage PPL's Application & Transaction Performance

Two Valhalla companies among "20 Most Promising Storage Companies" by CIO

Both Qumulo and SolidFire make the list!

The Valhalla Team

Investment Staff

Harry D'Andrea, Managing General Partner
Dan Gordon, Technology 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

Q & A

We want, as much as possible, to open up our newsletter to questions, opinions, and suggestions from our readers. The great magic of our newest medium for communication is its interactivity.

Please click here to submit feedback. We will try to respond to every submission, and to print those of general interest in this section. The partnership is happy to address topics such as hot technologies, exit strategies, or due diligence. We look forward to hearing from you.

You can follow us online at: Twitter Facebook
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1050, Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 448-1400

Copyright (C) 2013 Valhalla Partners, All rights reserved.

Click here to unsubscribe from all Valhalla Partners newsletters